The 2020/21 German Bundesliga season enters the third matchday from Friday, October 2. Champions Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are expected to return back to winning ways after a sloppy display in the previous matchday.
Bayern Munich got a shock defeat in the hands of TSG Hoffenheim last weekend thanks to an impressive showing from 29-year old Croatian attacker Andrej Kramaric who lifted his side over the Bavarians.
Elsewhere in Augsburg, Dortmund got the shock of their lives. A creative game plan from Augsburg ensured the Black Yellow left with nothing. Felix and Caliguiri provided both goals for Augsburg.
The Bundesliga matchday three fixtures in full
Friday, October 2
Union Berlin 19:30 Mainz 05
Union Berlin started the season poorly and this could serve as a curtain-raiser for the season. Visitors Mainz have failed to record a single point since the start of the new season.
Saturday, October 3
Borussia Dortmund 14:30 Freiburg
After disappointing back-to-back defeats in the hands of FC Augsburg and Bayern Munich, Dortmund has an opportunity to bring the season back to life.
Augsburg’s game plan was too overwhelming for Lucien Favre’s men, who could not break a resistive Augsburg side.
Eintracht Frankfurt 14:30 Hoffenheim
Frankfurt started on a good note. Amassing four points from a possible six. Hoffenheim have gotten six out a possible six thanks to the brilliance of Andrej Kramaric who was recently linked with a move to Bayern Munich. Although the transfer appears to have hit the hard rock.
FC Koln 14:30 Borussia Moenchengladbach
Koln is among the weeping boys of the new season. The billy goats are yet to secure a single point in the new campaign.
VfB Stuttgart 14:30 Bayer Leverkusen
Stuttgart appears to be the better team going into the game. The home side got three points thanks to a hard-fought win. Bayer Leverkusen on the other hand have failed to win a single game with all two opening games were draws.
Werder Bremen 14:30 Arminia Bielefeld
Bremen face the Bundesliga newcomers Bielefeld who appears to be enjoying a good start to life in Bundesliga. So far, Arminia is yet to lose a game this season.
RasenBallsport Leipzig 17:30 Schalke 04
The Saxony based club picked up their first win in the game against Mainz 05 in the opening matchday at the Red Bull Arena. However, a draw with Bayer 04 Leverkusen prevented the bulls from getting a perfect start to the new season.
Two draws, a win is a fair start. For Schalke, two straight losses was not a good sign for a team hoping to excel in the league. On Monday, David Wagner was sacked as head coach and been quickly replaced by Manuel Baum.
Sunday, October 4
Wolfsburg 14:30 Augsburg
Wolfsburg will be eyeing a good result after losing to AEK Athens in the UEFA Europa League clash in Greece. Augsburg had a wonderful win over Borussia Dortmund last weekend thanks to goals from Felix Uduokhai and Daniel Caliguiri.
Bayern Munich 17:00 Hertha Berlin
With over five titles won in a calendar year, Bayern Munich showed once again their readiness for football in Europe. The Bavarians, however, lost their previous Bundesliga game to TSG Hoffenheim.