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Welcome to our new feature, the Betting Preview, where each week we will be giving you five betting tips from each Bundesliga matchday. These five tips will be in-game tips that you can add to your accumulator in order to bump it up or which could win you a small ‘fortune’ on their own. Also, every week there will be an extra tip which will be a Matchday special.
PLAYING IT SAFE
Lewandowski has been in fine form of late, scoring in his last 11 Bundesliga matches. The record stands with the legendary Gerd Müller at 16 games and the Pole will definitely want to at least equal it from now until the end of the season and perhaps carry it on next season. Despite the possibility of him being rested from the starting lineup for the upcoming Champions League match against Real Madrid, he will definitely be coming on at some point, as he has done in previous games when being rested, and, as you can see, the odds are in his favour to score.
Odds: 1/2 – 1.50
BUMP UP YOUR ACCUMULATOR
Here we have one team that cannot defend against another team that has conceded 8 goals in the last 5 Bundesliga games without counting the 6 they received this week in the DFB Pokal. There has been an average of just over 3 goals per game in Werder’s 14 home games this season and Wolfsburg will fancy having a pop at their poor defence. However, Wolfsburg are also prone to conceding goals, as we can see, so a high-scoring game is on the cards here.
Odds: 13/8 – 2.63
WORTH A FLUTTER
This team is unstoppable. It doesn’t matter who plays, whether it’s their first, second or third-string team, they score goals and more goals. With 19 goals in their last 5 Bundesliga games and 6 this week in the DFB Pokal, watching Bayern is a guarantee of watching goals. Hannover’s defence has been decent at home but they did lose 5-0 to Bayern in the Hinrunde and this Bayern team are on a roll. As we saw last week against Nürnberg, the game could be over after 25 minutes.
Odds: 7/2 – 4.50
If we look at the league table, Borussia Mönchengladbach sit in 7th place 1 point away from European places whilst Augsburg are fighting for their lives to stay in the Bundesliga, currently sitting in 16th place, 1 point from relegation. However, if we look at a Half-time league table, the standings would be a lot different for these teams. If games lasted only 45 minutes, Augsburg would be comfortably in 10th whilst Gladbach would be in 13th place. With there being obvious differences in terms of quality between both teams, Gladbach are expected to win this one but what is certain is that it will be tough for them, at least in the first 45 minutes.
Odds: 9/2 – 5.50
IT COULD HAPPEN…
The young Finnish striker scored one and created the penalty for the second goal in last week’s comeback against Bayer Leverkusen from 0-2 down. It’s been a good few weeks for the Finn as he also scored the goal for Finland in the surprise draw against Spain. His small size and speed could unsettle the sluggish and clumsy Eintracht defence, especially at the end of the match, as he is most likely to come on as a substitute. With Eintracht quickly slipping down the table and not scoring many goals, as well as being on the back of a 2-0 defeat at lowly Augsburg (a scoreline which doesn’t tell the story of Augsburg’s dominance), Schalke will be looking to capitalise on that in order not to slip out of the Champions League final spot. A victory seems on the cards for Jens Keller’s men and Pukki must be rubbing his hands at the prospect of spoiling Zambrano and Anderson’s afternoon.
Odds: 16/1 – 17.00
SPECIAL MATCHDAY TIP:
There have been 840 different Bundesliga pairings in history and only one of them has had only 0-0 in all of its results, which was VfB Leipzig against Stuttgart in the 93/94 season. Greuther Fürth and Nürnberg squared up for the first time in Bundesliga history this season and the result was also 0-0. Will the result be 0-0 again and enter the record books?
Odds: 9/1 – 10.00