Defending champions Wolfsburg will be looking to extend their winning streak to 10 matches when they host Meppen on Sunday afternoon.
Effervescent following their 5-0 demolition of Frankfurt in the league last weekend and their dominant 4-2 win over Italian side AS Roma in the UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) on Thursday, Tommy Stroot’s side will be looking to make a definitive title statement in the last Frauen-Bundesliga match before the festive break.
Meppen will have to be on the guard against Wolfsburg’s free-scoring forwards Ewa Pajor and Alexandra Popp who have registered eight and six goals respectively. Pajor is joint-top scorer on the current Frauen-Bundesliga goal charts alongside Freiburg’s Janina Minge whilst Popp is joint-third top scorer alongside Bayern Munich’s Lea Schüller.
Wolfsburg sit at the summit of the Bundesliga standings on 27 points from nine wins in nine encounters whilst Meppen are seventh on 12 points from four wins in the same number of clashes.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich will be looking for their sixth straight win when they host Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday afternoon.
Buoyed by their 4-0 demolition of Hoffenheim last weekend and their 3-1 win over Spanish champions Barcelona in the UWCL on Wednesday, the capital city side will look to keep pressure on log leaders Wolfsburg with a win over the North Rhine-Westphalia side. Leverkusen, on the other hand, will be looking to make it two wins in a row following their dominant 3-0 win over Potsdam last weekend.
Schüller will be looking to add to her tally of six goals and keep pressure in the golden boot race whilst fellow forward Linda Dallmann, on five goals, will present another headache for the visitors’ defence.
The hosts are second on the standings on 22 points, five away from Wolfsburg, from seven wins and a draw in nine outings whilst the visitors are sixth on 12 points from four wins in the same number of contests.
Beleaguered Potsdam have the uphill task of looking for a first win of the term against powerhouse Frankfurt on Friday evening.
Potsdam, who are one of the most successful Frauen-Bundesliga sides with six league titles, two UWCL titles and missed third place last season by just three points, have recorded eight defeats in nine matches this season, the latest of which was a 3-0 thumping by Leverkusen last weekend. Frankfurt, on the other hand, were on the receiving end of a 5-0 thrashing by Wolfsburg last weekend and will be looking to rebound with a win over Sebastian Middeke’s side.
Potsdam will have to be on the watch-out for marauding forward Laura Freigang who has bagged five goals in seven appearances for Frankfurt this term.
The visitors will be without midfielder Jennifer Cramer who was shown red after receiving two yellow cards in four minutes in their 3-0 defeat to Leverkusen last weekend.
Frankfurt are third on the standings on 18 points from six wins and two draws in nine outgoings whilst Potsdam are at the bottom of the log on a single point from one draw in the same number of encounters.
Freiburg will be looking to make it three wins on the trot when they play FC Köln away on Sunday.
The visitors will be looking to build on their comfortable 4-1 win over Duisburg last weekend as they look to keep pressure in the race for champions league spots whilst the hosts will be looking to bounce back from a narrow 1-0 defeat to Meppen last weekend.
Freiburg forward Janina Minge, who is joint-top scorer in the current Frauen-Bundesliga campaign alongside Wolfsburg’s Ewa Pajor with eight goals, will be looking to add to her tally as the visitors look to maintain pressure in the race for champions league spots. Köln, on the other hand, will be banking on forward Mandy Islacker who is club top scorer with four goals.
Köln will be without midfielder Weronika Zawistowska who was shown red after receiving her second yellow in their 1-0 defeat to Meppen last weekend.
Freiburg are fourth on the standings on 18 points from six wins in nine encounters whilst Köln are ninth on three wins in the same number of contests.
Hoffenheim will be looking to bounce back from a 4-0 demolition by Bayern Munich when they travel to Werder Bremen on Sunday.
The defeat was Hoffenheim’s third of the term in the middle of an indifferent season whilst Werder Bremen, who drew nil-all with SGS Essen last weekend, will be looking to record their first win of the season.
Hoffenheim forward Katharina Naschenweng and midfielder Erëleta Memeti will be relishing the prospects of adding to their goal tallies of five and four respectively as the visitors look to press for champions league football next term. The duo are the team’s top scorers.
The visitors are fifth on the standings on 16 points from five wins and a draw in nine clashes whilst the hosts are 11thon three points from three draws in the same number of contests.
Duisburg host Essen on Sunday afternoon.
The hosts will be looking to bounce back from a 4-1 defeat to Freiburg last weekend whilst the visitors will be looking to rebound from a disappointing nil-all draw with Werder Bremen last weekend.
Duisburg are eighth on the standings on 10 points from three wins and a draw in nine outings whilst Essen are 10thon seven points from two wins and a draw in the same number of ties.
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FIXTURES: Friday 09 December, 2022 (20:15) Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Turbine Potsdam
FIXTURES: Saturday 10 December, 2022 (15:00) Bayern München vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen
FIXTURES: Sunday 11 December, 2022 (14:00) FC Köln vs SC Freiburg
FIXTURES: Sunday 11 December, 2022 (14:00) VfL Wolfsburg vs SV Meppen
FIXTURES: Sunday 11 December, 2022 (17:00) SV Werder Bremen vs. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
FIXTURES: Sunday 11 December, 2022 (17:00) MSV 02 Duisburg vs. SGS Essen
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