Another La Berliga season will kick off this weekend, and once again six teams will be vying for La Berliga glory. Can anyone dethrone back-to-back regular-season champion Birrareal?
Week 1 Preview
To start the season, defending champions Birrareal will face Atletico Madrink. It is a matchup of the best and worst teams of last regular season, so Atletico Madrink faces an uphill battle in their first game. Stars Kado Damball, Babacar Diouf, and Lisan Skenderi return for Birrareal as the team looks to build on their two trophies last season. Atletico Madrink may not have the same star power, but they will need to rely on strong team play. Fubles is predicting Birrareal to continue their winning ways as heavy favorites in this match.
Next, Pathetic Bilbao will play the Real Social Dads. The Dads were runners-up last season, and they had several chances to dethrone Birrareal, but they fell just short. Bilbao will be looking to build on their third-place finish last season. In this first match, the Dads will have some strong players including Gulam Zeynalli, Timo Krijkamp, and Alexander Lazarev. But will the balanced Dads team be able to match up against Marcus Vieira, Bilbao’s winner of the top player in the league last season? Fubles predicts it will be too close to call between these two evenly matched teams.
In Sunday’s game, Werder Beermen will challenge Shaktar Donuts. The Beermen have a strong and balanced team, and they will be looking to improve on their fourth-place finish. Claudio Chiacchia will lead the line for the Beermen in this first game. Last season, the Donuts struggled last season, finishing fifth place and getting knocked out of the playoffs early. Luckily for the Donuts, one of the top performers Fabio Pescante is returning to play this season. Fubles is giving the Beermen a slight edge in this match based on last season’s performance.
Join the tipping competition here if you would like to partake in this year’s tipping. Once again 2 VIP tickets to Union Berlin are on the line.
As always a variety of prizes will be awarded throughout the season to top performers, tippers, and teams. Every week every Man of the Match winner will receive a Wildcorn Popcorn “Wildpack” and a two week trial to Blinkist, and the overall top player at the end of the season will win a 50 euro credit for Macron and a 50% discount at Buckle and Seam. The best player in each position will win a Luudoo 30 euro voucher and a 33% discount at Buckle and Seam. The six most active players throughout the season will win a free six-month subscription to Babbel.
Various awards and prizes will be made available to teams based on their league and playoff standing. These awards are from Clever Shuttle, Marley Spoon, Macron, Caseable, Johnny Fresh, Blinkist, Bookbeat, The Temple, and Mobike.