Another huge weekend ahead in the German Bundesliga – we take a look at the best of the action from a trading angle.
Saturday 13th January 2018
Frankfurt v Freiburg
This is a bit of a hunch on December form where both sides were involved in games with goals. The head to head in Frankfurt backs his up with three of the last four meetings going Over 2.5 goals. Provided not much has changed after the winter break 10/11 seems a fair price for Over 2.5 goals.
Werder Bremen v Hoffenheim
Two sides at opposite ends of the table but both suffer the same inconsistencies. It would take a leap of faith for anyone to bet Bremen until they see a form revival whilst betting Hoffenheim on the road at present as they have lost their last three. One stat that did jump out was that in the fifteen meetings at this level, both teams have scored in fourteen of them. For those of you who like short odds, the 4/7 for that outcome does seem to offer a little bit of value.
Stuttgart v Hertha Berlin
This looks a classic Lay The Draw opportunity as only one of the last nine meetings have ended level. Add to that the recent results, Stuttgart one draw in eight and Hertha two draws in eight and we should get the opportunity to Lay and trade out.
Augsburg v Hamburg
The last four head to head in Augsburg have all produced four goals so this might be another game to chance Overs. Six of Augsburg’s last eight games and five of Hamburg’s last eight were Over 2.5 goals and we have two sides that at least try to play football. The price of 11/10 seems reasonable for Over 2.5 goals and you could even chance a small extra stake on Over 3.5 goals at 11/4.
Sunday 14th January 2018
Borussia Dortmund v Wolfsburg
The last fourteen head to head have gone Over 2.5 goals which is why it is priced at 1/2 and seven of those games saw Over 3.5 goals which is available at 5/4. Dortmund will need to continue where they left off just before the break where they were in decent form having had a poor early season. They still sit joint third in the table and need to kick on. As the prices for goals are fairly short I will leave the markets alone but I fully expect them to win.
(Note: Odds are subject to change)