11 points separate league leaders FC Bayern München and their Matchday 18 opponents VfL Wolfsburg
11 points separate league leaders FC Bayern München and their Matchday 18 opponents VfL Wolfsburg
Bundesliga

The most exciting Bundesliga restart of all time?

Cologne - 27 games in ten days and a handful of mouth-watering encounters in one of the most hotly contested Bundesliga seasons in recent memory. What more could you want as the 52nd campaign in Germany’s top flight gets set to kick off the Rückrunde at break-neck speed?

With the fate of all 18 clubs still to be decided and the current standings at either end of the table tighter than ever before, there’s no doubting that there will be some edge-of-your-seat twists and turns to savour before the season reaches its conclusion, not least on Matchday 18.

As a result, bundesliga.com has delved into the archives to outline the expectations for the opening rounds of Bundesliga action in 2015…