Germany - VBL 1. Bundesliga 2018/2019

  • I don't follow German league that closely, but I've been reading that Stuttgart is the better team here for years now and I have yet to see them prevail over Schwerin (and Dresdner when they were winning trophies). If I had to bet, I'd put my money in Schwerin without a doubt.

    Gold - European Championship 2013 (M) Prediction Game
    Bronze - World Championship 2014 (W) Prediction Game

  • The second set they didn't win by luck, I even think Schweriner should have won this match in four sets. Schweriner proved they can win against Stuttgart, especially in the cup final when they were much better than Stuttgart.


    I think the teams are pretty much equal. When they meet each other in the finals, it is all going to be about service pressure. When Schweriner can't put enough service pressure on Stuttgart, it is going to be easier for Stuttgart to kill the balls because of the weaker block and defence of Schweriner. But if Schweriner can put Stuttgart under pressure with their serve, it's going to be difficult to beat Schweriner. In this way they have a big advantage with their better setters, because they can play a very fast game.

  • Erfurt - Münster 1:3 (11:25 25:20 17:25 25:27)

    http://live.volleyball-bundesliga.de/2018-19/Women/2122.pdf

    MVP: Tess Rountree / Marie Schölzel


    Aachen - Straubing 3:0 (25:21 25:20 25:18)

    http://live.volleyball-bundesliga.de/2018-19/Women/2123.pdf

    MVP: Kirsten Knip / Celin Stöhr


    Potsdam - Vilsbiburg 2:3 (20:25 25:14 21:25 25:22 13:15)

    http://live.volleyball-bundesliga.de/2018-19/Women/2121.pdf

    MVP: Nia Grant / Channon Thompson


    Suhl - Stuttgart 0:3 (21:25 16:25 18:25)

    http://live.volleyball-bundesliga.de/2018-19/Women/2126.pdf

    MVP: Claudia Steger / Madison Bugg


    VCO Berlin - Vilsbiburg 0:3 (12:25 21:25 18:25)

    http://live.volleyball-bundesliga.de/2018-19/Women/2220.pdf

    MVP: Athina Dimitriadis / Leonie Schwertmann


    Ranking:

    1 Stuttgart 20 19 59:11 55

    2 Schwerin 20 19 58:14 54

    3 Dresden 21 13 47:29 42

    4 Potsdam 21 11 44:37 37

    5 Vilsbiburg 21 12 38:31 35

    6 Münster 21 12 40:36 34

    7 Aachen 21 11 40:36 34

    8 Wiesbaden 20 10 36:39 28

    9 Suhl 20 9 32:40 26

    10 Straubing 21 5 21:52 16

    11 Erfurt 21 3 20:57 9

    12 VCO Berlin 21 0 10:63 2


    Schwerin-Wiesbaden on Thursday as TV match, then the last round of regular season next Saturday.