It’s the big one on Tuesday, between Dortmund and Bayern (5.30pm). Four points separate the sides at the top of the Bundesliga and a win here for Bayern will all but seal the title.
Dortmund are unbeaten at home all season but the big thing for me is the Yellow Wall won’t be there to intimidate the Bayern players. That is a massive factor for me. They are also likely to be missing Mats Hummels which is a huge blow for the home side. Bayern (5/6) will take advantage of the high pressing wingbacks in the Dortmund side, so Munich to win is a really good bet.
This should get you up and running in the midweek fixtures, and we are money-back-as-cash on all markets if Bayern beat Dortmund.
If you are watching the later games on Tuesday I have two anytime goalscorers for you. Firstly, Marcus Thuram. He scored at the weekend for Borussia Monchengladbach, in what was his second in as many games. The son of former French international Lilian Thuram has eight goals in the league so far this season.
Last time out his teammate Breel Embolo got injured against Bayer Leverkusen and Thuram was pushed further forward. I expect him to play in a similar role against Werder Bremen and think he has a great chance of scoring again at 17/10.
My second anytime goalscorer bet is the impressive Kai Havertz. He scored two goals last weekend for Leverkusen against Monchengladbach. He’s 20 years of age and has already been capped by Germany. They reckon he’s a generational talent. He has scored six goals in his last four games and has managed to score 34 goals in the Bundesliga in his short career to date.
He has moved up into the striker role since Kevin Volland got injured. He has taken to it brilliantly by all accounts. He can drop into the false nine role and allow the runners to get beyond him, but when he gets his chances he takes them.
And he takes penalties too. I think he is great bet on Tuesday at Evens.
On Wednesday, I think there is value in backing Hertha Berlin +1 (9/4) against Leipzig.
I know Leipzig were in great form at the weekend beating Mainz 5-0 but for me Hertha Berlin are in very good form themselves. They’ve won their two games back since the lockdown period. They won 3-0 away to Hoffenhaim and beat Union 4-0 in the Berlin derby last Friday night.
Their manager Bruno Labbadia has done a great job getting his players back looking very fit.
Leipzig are a bit short for me here. They are sure to dominate possession and will try to pull Hertha about the place but I think Hertha will be well able to keep up with them, so I fancy them +1 here.
Finally, I am actually sweet on Fortuna Dusseldorf +1 against Schalke.
Schalke have been atrocious since the restart and were well beaten again last weekend against Augsburg. Whatever David Wagner is trying to do with Schalke, it just doesn’t seem to be working.
Fortuna Dusseldorf under former Man City striker Uwe Rosler have been going very well. They had been struggling to get goals but under Rosler they’ve managed to score in nine of their last 10 games.
They were 2-0 up against FC Koln at the weekend but threw it away and drew 2-2. They will need to get points on the board if they are to avoid being relegated and I just think they will have more fight than Schalke. So I’m going with Fortuna Dusseldorf +1 here.
Our Trader’s Best Bundesliga Bets for the week
- Bayern to Win @ 5/6 (Tues 5.30)
- Marcus Thuram Anytime @ 17/10 v Werder Bremen (Tues 7.30)
- Kai Havertz Anytime @ Evens v Wolfsburg (Tues 7.30)
- Hertha Berlin +1 @ 9/4 v Leipzig (Wed 5.30)
- Fortuna Dusseldorf +1 @ 4/9 v Schalke (Wed 7.30)
*All odds correct at time of publication