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The best and worst of this weekend’s Bundesliga schedule

The Bundesliga offers a full slate of matches this weekend as they head into matchday 7.

Club Brugge KV v Borussia Dortmund: Group F - UEFA Champions League Photo by Vincent Van Doornick/Isosport/MB Media/Getty Images

After an exciting slate of matches in week 6, the Bundesliga is back with another full lineup of big games to watch. Bayern Munich made the jump above Leipzig to claim first place after a 2-1 win over Koln, and Leipzig fell to 3rd place behind Borussia Dortmund. While it’s still early in the season and the table is still relatively tight, there’s lots of room for movement this week.

Best of Week 7

Borussia Dortmund v. Bayern Munich

Saturday, November 7, 10:30AM ET
Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund
Watch on ESPN+

As if there were any other match-up this weekend that would be considered the one to watch of the bunch, our top pick for this week is the #1 Bayern Munich going head-to-head with #2 Borussia Dortmund. Both teams are sitting on 15 points with a 5-1-0 record, separated only by 4 goals in the differential column. This weekend’s Der Klassiker promises to be a goalfest as Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski face off with their respective clubs for a battle at the top of the table. Dortmund cruised to a 3-0 win over Brugge in UEFA Champions League play earlier in the week as Haaland scored a brace. On the flip side, Bayern steamrolled RB Salzburg in their UCL match-up by a massive 6-2 score line as Lewandowski bagged a brace of his own. This should be a match-up for the ages as both sides are in fantastic form to start off the season, and the star-studded affair will be sure not to disappoint.

Worst of Week 7

FSV Mainz 05 v. FC Schalke 04

Saturday, November 7, 9:30AM ET
Opel Arena, Mainz
Watch on ESPN+

In a stark contrast to the best match of the week, this one is a clear frontrunner for worst match of the week as both teams sit at the bottom of the table, with Schalke in 17th and Mainz in dead-last at 18th. Mainz is especially in a dire situation as they’ve failed to grab a single point through their first 6 matches, only scoring 5 goals throughout that stretch. Conversely, winless Schalke only has 2 points they earned from draws and has only managed to put 3 goals in the back of the net while letting in 20, good for the worst goal differential in the league at -17. Schalke is currently riding a 22-game winless skid, with their last win in league play coming on January 17th, 2020 when they edged out Gladbach 2-1. Don’t expect a lot of action out of this one, although Mainz will be hoping to at least earn their first point even if it means playing for a draw.

Week 7 Sleeper

FC Augsburg v. Hertha Berlin

Saturday, November 7, 9:30AM ET
WWK Arena, Augsburg
Watch on ESPN+

Don’t sleep on Augsburg, who we’ve spent much of this season focusing on as they’ve had a great start to this new campaign. Currently sitting in 6th place with 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw, they’ll play host to 14th-place Hertha Berlin in hopes of climbing higher up the table. Only 5 points separates 1st and 6th place, so a win could send them as high as 3rd place depending on other results around the league. Matheus Cunha struck early in Hertha’s 1-1 draw against Wolfsburg last week, which was a welcome change after losing 3 in a row prior to that match. They’ll look to build on that momentum and get back to the image of the team that opened the season with a 4-1 drubbing of Werder Bremen. Augsburg also just ended a three-game winless skid thanks to a 3-1 win over lowly Mainz last week. They started off the season in impressive form which included handing Borussia Dortmund their first and only loss of the campaign so far. Augsburg will look to get back to their winning ways and stay in the conversation for the top of the table, and fight for their first-ever Champions League berth next year.

This Weekend’s Full Schedule

All times listed are Eastern. All matches streaming on ESPN+ in the United States.

Friday, November 6

2:30PM - Werder Bremen v. FC Koln

Saturday, November 7

9:30AM - RB Leipzig v. SC Freiburg
9:30AM - FC Union Berlin v. Arminia Bielefeld
9:30AM - FSV Mainz 05 v. FC Schalke 04
9:30AM - FC Augsburg v. Hertha Berlin
9:30AM - VfB Stuttgart v. Eintracht Frankfurt
12:30PM - Borussia Dortmund v. Bayern Munich

Sunday, November 8

9:30AM - VfL Wolfsburg v. TSG Hoffenheim
12:00PM - Bayer Leverkusen v. Borussia Monchengladbach