Despite Bayern Munich’s domination, the Bundesliga still have plenty of football games and matchups that are expected to heat up online betting.
At the top five, Bayer, Schalke, Leipzig and Gladbach are tied at 31 points and will all eye to get the upper hand against each other this Week 20. Meanwhile, at the bottom, FC Koln, Hamburg and Werder Bremen are clinging on their slim hopes of survival and will continue to fight as they look to pull themselves closer to safety and surprise their football betting detractors.
WEEK 20 SATURDAY:
Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim
In what could be the matchup of the week, Bayern host a team that they haven’t beaten in their past three meetings. However, the difference for the Bavarians this time is that they are a new team under Jupp Heynckes, who has led them to an 11-1 league record since taking over.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Frankfurt are hoping to crack into the top five, and they have a good shot at doing so when they play Dieter Hecking’s struggling Gladbach. It should give the Eagles an extra boost that Die Fohlen haven’t won against them since 2016.
Borussia Dortmund vs SC Freiburg
Freiburg have always had a hard time stopping Dortmund because of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. But with the wantaway Gabon international doubtful to play again, the visitors could well be able to win. Freiburg’s poor away form is something Christian Streich has to consider (and solve) though.
RB Leipzig vs Hamburger SV
While both teams need the win here, the odds of Hamburg reigning supreme are low. Leipzig are in contention for a runners-up place for a reason; and with ten-goal man Timo Werner ready to help the Bulls bounce back from last week’s defeat, it’s hard to see Hamburg putting up a real challenge…especially on the road.
FC Koln vs Augsburg
There’s an aura of optimism surrounding Cologne as they won three straight games. Two of those are against fellow strugglers, but the fact that they beat Gladbach a fortnight ago should give them the confidence that they can take on any team—even Augsburg who pummeled them with three unanswered goals last September. Koln Draw No Bet @ 2.03 seems the best bet to make.
VfB Stuttgart vs Schalke 04
Schalke are still without a win this 2018, though that will likely change when they visit the slumping Stuttgart. Offence continues to be the issue for the home team as they failed to score in four of their last six outings. In contrast, the Royal Blues have scored 10 in the same stretch.
WEEK 20 SUNDAY:
Werder Bremen vs Hertha BSC
The previous meeting between the River Islanders and the Berliners ended in a draw and all signs point that it won’t be different this time. Both clubs are in a winless skid, losing one and drawing the other in their last two games each.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Mainz 05
Who would have thought that Bayer will sit second after their struggles at the start of the season? Die Werkself have lost just once since October—against Bayern Munich—so it’s unlikely they will fall again to the O-Fives who are conceding goals at a surprisingly higher rate than they did earlier in the campaign. Go for Bayer -1.50 @ 2.20.
WEEK 20 MONDAY:
Hannover 96 vs VfL Wolfsburg
Hannover are in a good run lately and look poised to contend in the top-five. The hosts, however, need Niclas Fullkrug to maintain his scoring form if they are to pull out a win against the Wolves that have already drawn 11 games, the most in the Bundesliga so far this season.
I expect this one to end up tight, but I don’t doubt Hannover’s attacking quality. With that said, choosing Hannover -0.50 @ 2.33 is a reasonable move.
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Disclaimer: Odds are correct at time of publish.