Bundesliga Fanatic 2023 Hinrunde report cards

The 2023-24 Bundesliga season has so far delivered everything we have come to expect. Once again it seems we have a real title race on our hands with Bayer Leverkusen setting the early pace going unbeaten and winning numerous admirers. Harry Kane has hit the goal trail in epic style, while there are countless other talking points.  Here at the Bundesliga Fanatic, we’ve looked back at each team’s season so far and compiled a report card.

Published over a few weeks, all 18 clubs can be found in one place. An overview of the first half of the season, highlights, lowlights, tale of the tape, team analysis, stand-out performer and a final grade is available for all clubs. Click the links to check out each team…

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VfB Stuttgart - Wikipedia

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayern Munich

VfB Stuttgart

RB Leipzig

Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen are the leaders going into the winter break having not lost in any competition this season. Some very shrewd summer signings have turned them into genuine title title contenders. Bayern of course will have something to say about that and with Harry Kane on course for a record-breaking season, they cannot be ruled out. Stuttgart have gone from relegation candidates last season to top four contenders, while Leipzig are keeping themselves in contention.

 

 

SC Freiburg - Wikipedia

Borussia Dortmund

Eintracht Frankfurt

TSG

Hoffenheim

Freiburg

Dortmund have been…..well, Dortmund, while Eintracht Frankfurt have continued to show two sides to them- good and bad. Hoffenheim have been ticking along nicely, while Christian Streich’s traditional ambition of securing Bundesliga survival looks secure once more.

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Borussia Mönchengladbach - Wikipedia

 

Heidenheim

VfL Wolfsburg

Augsburg

Borussia Mönchengladbach

 

Last season’s 2.Bundesliga champions Heidenheim have settled in well and will be happy with their ninth place, with both Wolfsburg and Augsburg (under new coach Jess Thorup) close behind. Gladbach are a work in progress under new trainer Gerardo Seoane.

VfL Bochum - Wikipedia

Werder Bremen

VfL Bochum

Union Berlin

Mainz

Werder and Bochum are probably where you would expect them to be, but the same cannot be said of Union Berlin. After a mesmeric qualification for the Champions League last season, die Eisernen have really hit the wall and are fighting the drop rather that mixing it at the top. Urs Fischer has gone as has Bo Svensson at Mainz proving that nobody is safe if the results don’t come. Köln are another side in dire straits, with promoted Darmstadt the current bottom side and not enjoying their return to the top flight.

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Köln

Darmstadt

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Former writer at Goal.com and JustFootball, I've been doing my thing for Bundesliga Fanatic since 2015. A long-suffering Werder Bremen fan and disciple of the Germanic holy trinity...Bier. Wurst und Fußball