Friday, February 17th
Hoffenheim v Mainz 05 (7.30pm)
Home win: 23/20 Draw: 9/4 Away win: 12/5
Betting tip: Mohamed Zidan has made an electric start to his career with Mainz following a January move from Borussia Dortmund. Goals against Schalke 04 and Hannover 96 make the Egyptian one to back for an anytime goal at odds of 7/5, which could see you collect a cool £60 using bwin’s £25 free bet.
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Saturday, February 18th
Kaiserslautern v Borussia Monchengladbach (2.30pm)
Home win: 23/10 Draw: 11/5 Away win: 6/5
Betting tip: Kaiserslautern have failed to score in three of their last four Bundesliga games. Meanwhile, Gladbach come into this match full of confidence following a 3-0 win over Schalke that saw the club keep a fourth clean sheet in its last five league games. Backing Kaiserslautern to draw a blank again is available at odds of 33/20.
Gladbach meanwhile have scored exactly three goals in three of their last four league games and could be on for a repeat with odds of 9/2 available for the visitors to score three or more goals.
Nuremberg v Cologne (2.30pm)
Home win: 3/4 Draw: 13/5 Away win: 7/2
Betting tip: Goals have been few and far between for both of these clubs in recent weeks. Nuremberg’s last three league games have seen an average of exactly one goal scored. Cologne meanwhile have seen a 1-0 final score in three of their last four Bundesliga matches.
Backing exactly one goal to be scored at odds of 4/1 could be the easiest way to earn some tidy rewards from an otherwise indifferent league fixture.
Bayer Leverkusen v Augsburg (2.30pm)
Home win: 12/25 Draw: 16/5 Away win: 11/2
Betting tip: Bayer Leverkusen will be low on confidence coming into this game following defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga and a comprehensive home loss at the hands of Barcelona in the Champions League.
They face an Augsburg team proving difficult to beat in recent weeks, with draws proving the order of the day with four of their last five Bundesliga matches ending in a stalemate.
Interestingly, on each occasion Augsburg have gone in level at half time, despite scoring five times across the four league draws. Backing the teams to be level at half time and full time is available at 11/2 and is surely worth a small punt.
Hamburg v Werder Bremen (2.30pm)
Home win: 11/10 Draw: 12/5 Away win: 23/10
Betting tip: Werder Bremen have drawn each of their last four Bundesliga games, with four goals scored and four conceded during the four league encounters. On two of these occasions Bremen have drawn 1-1 and you can get odds of 11/2 on a 1-1 final score in this game.
The tip is given more weight by the form of the home side, with Hamburg scoring exactly one goal in four of their last five league games while failing to keep a clean sheet in four of their last five Bundesliga fixtures.
Hertha Berlin v Borussia Dortmund (2.30pm)
Home win: 11/2 Draw: 3/1 Away win: 1/2
Betting tip: Borussia Dortmund’s good run continued last week with a priceless 1-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen that came courtesy of a goal from Shinji Kagawa. The Japanese midfielder is in fine form in the Bundesliga at the moment, with three goals in his last three league games for the Bundesliga leaders.
Backing Kagawa to score at anytime could prove the ideal £25 free bet with odds of 7/4 bringing a tidy £68.75 for anyone confident in more Dortmund dominance against relegation strugglers Hertha Berlin.
Freiburg v Bayern Munich (5.30pm)
Home win: 17/2 Draw: 4/1 Away win: 31/100
Betting tip: Freiburg’s defence has endured a woeful time in recent weeks in the Bundesliga, with eight goals conceded during their last three league encounters and the visit of Bayern is unlikely to bring much relief.
Bayern Munich have scored an impressive 15 goals against Freiburg over their last four encounters, with Mario Gomez striking six times in this sequence. While the German is available at odds of 9/4 to score two or more against Freiburg, backing Franck Ribery to score a brace or more could provide better returns.
The Frenchman is available at odds of 5/1 to score two or more and has a decent record against Freiburg having scored three in the previous two league games against the home side.
Sunday, February 19th
Schalke 04 v Wolfsburg (2.30pm)
Home win: 13/20 Draw: 14/5 Away win: 4/1
Betting tip: Schalke will no doubt be eager to get their season back on track following a heavy defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach in last week’s Bundesliga encounter and the visit of Wolfsburg could provide the perfect tonic.
The Wolves have conceded 13 goals in their last four league matches on the road, while the Royal Blues have notched up 16 goals in their last five Bundesliga games at home. All signs point to Schalke scoring three goals or more with odds of 11/10 available.
Hannover 96 v VfB Stuttgart (5.30pm)
Home win: 27/20 Draw: 11/5 Away win: 2/1
Betting tip: Stuttgart’s comprehensive 5-0 win over Hertha last weekend continued the club’s recent habit of enjoying high scoring encounters in the Bundesliga. Their last four league fixtures have seen an average of four goals a game, which make odds of 11/5 on over 3.5 goals scored an easy tip to trust this Sunday.
Those seeking a goalscorer bet could also look to Shinji Okazaki to provide the finishing touch. The Japanese star has scored in both of the last two encounters between the clubs and was on the scoresheet during last week’s 5-0 win. You can get odds of 11/4 on the midfielder adding to his account at anytime during the game.
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