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Premier League winner?

Liverpool 2 $200.22 22.22%
 
Manchester City 7 $3,356.75 77.78%
 
 
Totals: 9 $3,556.97  
Game closed: 05/11/2019

(courtesy of RolStoppable):

 

Bundesliga - Matchday 29

Nürnberg 1-1 Schalke
Leipzig 2-0 Wolfsburg
Stuttgart 0-1 Leverkusen
Bremen 2-1 Freiburg
Hannover 0-1 Gladbach
Dortmund 2-1 Mainz
Hoffenheim 2-0 Berlin
Düsseldorf 1-4 Bayern
Frankfurt 1-3 Augsburg

Title Race - Both Bayern and Dortmund won their games, so nothing changed. Next week Bayern hosts Bremen while Dortmund has to travel to Freiburg.

International Spots - Leipzig displayed that they deserve their safe third rank in the league. Frankfurt got a damper by an efficient Augsburg and had to play the second half with only 10 men (sidenote: Augsburg's coach Baum had been fired during the week, new coach is Martin Schmidt who had been with Mainz and Wolfsburg in previous seasons). Gladbach won a terrible game against the abysmal Hannover; Stindl suffered yet another injury (broken leg) that forces him to take a long break from football. The Europa League hopefuls Hoffenheim, Bremen and Leverkusen all won their games with few goals, but deserved.

Relegation - Schalke lucked out again (just like in Hannover) when they scored a late equalizer against Nürnberg who had the game under control, except for that one instance; Nürnberg earned 5 points in their last 3 games; on one hand that's a good pace, but on the other hand they had played well enough to earn 9 points, so they can't be really happy about what they accomplished. Augsburg's surprising win in Frankfurt puts both them and Schalke at a relatively safe distance to the relegation spots because Stuttgart lost. Looks like 30 points will be enough this season. Realistically, all that's left to decide is rank 16 and 17 between Stuttgart and Nürnberg.

Highlights of matchday 30 - Bayern vs. Bremen: Bremen has scored 1+ goals in 30 straight Bundesliga games. Augsburg vs. Stuttgart: Augsburg can make everything clear with a win. Gladbach vs. Leipzig: Leipzig can make a huge step towards securing their CL spot. Wolfsburg vs. Frankfurt: Wolfsburg can't afford to lose this one.

Played Points W D L Goals Goal difference
1 - FC Bayern München 29 67 21 4 4 78:29 +49
2 - Borussia Dortmund 29 66 20 6 3 68:36 +32
3 - RB Leipzig 29 58 17 7 5 55:22 +33
4 - Eintracht Frankfurt 29 52 15 7 7 57:34 +23
5 - Borussia Mönchengladbach 29 51 15 6 8 48:35 +13
6 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 29 47 12 11 6 60:39 +21
7 SV Werder Bremen 29 46 12 10 7 52:41 +11
8 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 29 45 14 3 12 51:48 +3
9 VfL Wolfsburg 29 45 13 6 10 47:44 +3
10 - Fortuna Düsseldorf 29 37 11 4 14 39:56 -17
11 - Hertha Berlin 29 35 9 8 12 41:48 -7
12 - 1. FSV Mainz 05 29 33 9 6 14 34:50 -16
13 - Sport-Club Freiburg 29 32 7 11 11 39:50 -11
14 FC Augsburg 29 28 7 7 15 40:55 -15
15 FC Schalke 04 29 27 7 6 16 30:47 -17
16 - VfB Stuttgart 29 21 5 6 18 27:61 -34
17 - 1. FC Nürnberg 29 18 3 9 17 24:54 -30
18 - Hannover 96 29 14 3 5 21 25:66 -41

 

 

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1   FC Red Bull Salzburg 10 10 0 0 26:8 18 30
2 SKN St. Pölten 10 6 3 1 16:7 9 21
3 LASK 10 6 2 2 13:6 7 20
4 FK Austria Wien 10 5 1 4 10:10 0 16
5 RZ Pellets WAC 10 4 2 4 19:16 3 14
6 SK Puntigamer Sturm Graz 10 3 4 3 14:15 -1 13
7 SK Rapid Wien 10 3 3 4 10:10 0 12
8 SV Mattersburg 10 3 1 6 11:22 -11 10
9 TSV Prolactal Hartberg 10 3 0 7 13:19 -6 9
10 FC Wacker Innsbruck 10 3 0 7 12:19 -7 9
11 CASHPOINT SCR Altach 10 2 2 6 15:17 -2 8
12 FC Flyeralarm Admira 10 2 2 6 9:19 -10 8

 

As you can tell from the team names, it's allowed to put sponsors in them, unlike in Germany. I watched highlights of matchday 10 because nothing else was on TV at the time, but usually I don't bother. That's because the play is so bad that there are games like Innsbruck vs. LASK that end 1-0 and have Innsbruck's coach say in the interview, "We could capitalize on a severe mistake of LASK's defense and that was basically it, because let's be honest, we didn't get anything going on our own today."

So what else to say? Serial champion Red Bull Salzburg is dominating the league yet again with a clean 30 points out of 10 games. If you wonder why Austria has already completed 10 matchdays when Germany is only at 7, it's because there's a longer winter break in Austria.

You might also wonder why the ranks in the table are displayed in blue and orange. Austria's league has a new mode this year, because there was an expansion from 10 to 12 teams. Previously all teams played each other four times in the season for a total of 36 matchdays. The new mode has all teams play each other twice and after 22 matchdays the table will get split into a top and bottom half, hence the colors. After 22 matchdays the points of each team will be halved (rounded down if necessary) and then the top 6 will play each other twice and so will the bottom 6; that adds another 10 matchdays for a total of 32. Now you might ask what's the point of the first 22 matchdays when points get halved, and you are right, it's stupid.

Funnily enough, the bottom 6 won't only play against relegation over the course of the last 10 matchdays. The team that finishes at the top of the bottom 6 will play for an international spot in a playoff at the end of the season. So you can suck hard for 22 matchdays, benefit from points getting halved, then have a good run late season, finish at the top of the bottom, luck out in the playoffs and play Europa League next season.

 

 

Last edited by Ka-pi96 - on 14 April 2019

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Last edited by Ka-pi96 - on 15 July 2018

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Previous events:
2018 World Cup Prediction League
- Winner: pattyboy60

Previous poll results:
#11 1st November 2018 Champions League Winner? Barcelona 5 votes 38.46%
#10 13th September 2018 UEFA Nations League Winner? 5 way tie 1 vote 20.00%
#9  25th August 2018 Bundesliga Winner? Bayern Munich 8 votes 80.00%
#8 19th August 2018 Serie A Winner? Juventus 5 votes 62.50%
#7 16th August 2018 La Liga Winner? Barcelona 9 votes 90.00%
#6 10th August 2018 Premier League Winner? Manchester City 6 votes 60.00%
#5 6th August 2018 Ligue 1 Winner? Paris Saint-Germain 5 votes 83.33%
#4 31st July 2018 World Cup Player of the Tournament? Luka Modric 10 votes 45.45%
#3 15th July 2018 Who will win the final?
France 17 votes 60.71%
#2 12th July 2018 Game of the Group Stage? Portugal 3-3 Spain 27 votes 50.94%
#1 30th June 2018 World Cup Winner? Brazil 31 votes 23.85%

Last edited by Ka-pi96 - on 01 November 2018

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I suppose I'd better get my own predictions in...

Tournament winner: Argentina
Golden Boot winner: Lionel Messi
Group A: Uruguay & Egypt
Group B: Spain & Portugal
Group C: France & Denmark
Group D: Argentina & Nigeria
Group E: Brazil & Switzerland
Group F: Germany & Mexico
Group G: Belgium & England
Group H: Poland & Senegal

Last edited by Ka-pi96 - on 01 June 2018

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Tournament winner: Australia. Golden Boot winner: Wayne Rooney



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Tournament winner: Argentina
Golden Boot winner: Lionel Messi
Group A: Uruguay & Egypt
Group B: Spain & Portugal
Group C: France & Australia
Group D: Argentina & Croatia 
Group E: Brazil & Switzerland
Group F: Germany & Mexico
Group G: Belgium & England
Group H: Poland & Colombia



Group A: Egypt & Uruguay
Group B: Spain & Portugal
Group C: France & Denmark
Group D: Iceland & Croatia
Group E: Brazil & Switzerland
Group F: Germany & Mexico
Group G: Belgium & England
Group H: Senegal & Poland

Tournament Winner: France
Golden Boot Winner: Neymar



Tournament winner: Argentina
Golden Boot winner: Lionel Messi
Group A: Uruguay & Egypt
Group B: Spain & Portugal
Group C: France & Denmark
Group D: Argentina & Nigeria
Group E: Brazil & Switzerland
Group F: Germany & Mexico
Group G: Belgium & England
Group H: Poland & Senegal



VGPolyglot said:
Tournament winner: Argentina
Golden Boot winner: Lionel Messi
Group A: Uruguay & Egypt
Group B: Spain & Portugal
Group C: France & Denmark
Group D: Argentina & Nigeria
Group E: Brazil & Switzerland
Group F: Germany & Mexico
Group G: Belgium & England
Group H: Poland & Senegal

hmm, those predictions seem strangely familiar



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Ka-pi96 said:
VGPolyglot said:
Tournament winner: Argentina
Golden Boot winner: Lionel Messi
Group A: Uruguay & Egypt
Group B: Spain & Portugal
Group C: France & Denmark
Group D: Argentina & Nigeria
Group E: Brazil & Switzerland
Group F: Germany & Mexico
Group G: Belgium & England
Group H: Poland & Senegal

hmm, those predictions seem strangely familiar

I read the rules, there doesn't seem to be a clause that forbids these