Football tips: Our five best bets for this weekend’s Bundesliga action

Der besten tips for your weekend footy

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Sat 2.30pm: Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen – Over 0.5 FH goals for away team @ 8/11

What should be the clash of the weekend here, with both teams looking to cut the gap between themselves and league leaders Bayern Munich.

The home side have only lost once in their last 10 home Bundesliga matches while Leverkusen’s road form is very good too, losing just three of their last 10. Leverkusen love an early goal and that’s what we’re looking to exploit here; they’ve scored at least one First Half Goal in five out of five previous away league matches.

Both teams don’t sit on their laurels so we’re expecting goals and the value is with the away side chalking up one in the first half at 1.73.

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Sat 2.30pm: Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund: 2nd Half Over 1.5 Goals @ 8/11

Like the above fixture, both teams began their restart with a win. Wolfsburg left it until the 90th minute to win 2-1 at Augsburg, while Dortmund romped home as 4-0 winners over fierce rivals Schalke.

Both teams here see most of their goals in the second half of matches – 63.9% and 66.7% of their goals come after the break. Both teams don’t concede much in the first half of matches either; 0.54 and 0.62 goals on average, both under the league average, so we’re expecting to see most of the goalmouth action to come in the second half.

Sat 5.30pm: Bayern Munich vs Frankfurt: Anytime Correct Score 2-0 @ 8/13

Bayern’s four-point lead at the top of the table isn’t as assured as it looks, they meet three of the current top five within the next few weeks but against Frankfurt here they’ve got a good opportunity to put more daylight between themselves and the chasing pack.

Frankfurt’s record at Bayern is terrible, just three wins from their last 48 league matches, with six draws and 39 losses.

To make matters even worse, Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski loves playing them, scoring 10 in 18 appearances against the away side. Short odds here, yes, but we’re expecting this scoreline to come in and it’s a decent addition to boost if you’re playing the acca.


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Sun 12.30pm: Schalke vs Augsburg – Schalke to Win @ Evens

Probably the riskiest of the five matches here, with both teams struggling to find form. They’ve won just one of their previous five home and away matches respectively.

Schalke, though, have a good record against Augsburg in their Bundesliga meetings – of 17 matches they’ve won nine, drawn seven and lost that one. At home, they’ve won six and drawn two of their eight matches played.

Schalke took a hammering last weekend and will be eager to put that right against an Augsburg side who have only scored a single goal in their last five away league matches. They should do the business here, so we’re backing Schalke to Win here at Evens.

Sun 2.30pm: Mainz vs RB Leipzig – Both Teams to Score @ 4/7

Last weekend Mainz claimed a draw with Koln having been 2-0 down. Leipzig just couldn’t get enough goals past Freiburg at home and were lucky not to lose 1-2 thanks to a VAR intervention at the end.

Mainz’s home scoring record of 1.15 per match isn’t great but they’ve got something against Leipzig, like much of the league really, and have scored eight goals against them in their last three matches. Leipzig’s average of 2.31 should see them scoring here. Their away form isn’t great but they have to go for the win to keep up with Bayern Munich.

Tipping Summary:

All of these picks into an Acca will give you odds of just over 14/1.

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