Friday 9th November 2018
Hannover v Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg have won on the last three visits to Hannover conceding just two goals, but they are in poor form at present losing three of their last four. Their hopes here rest mainly on the poor form of Hannover who have lost their last two and six of their last eight. I can see goals here with seven of Hannover’s last eight and seven of Wolfsburg’s ten games this season, going Over 2.5 goals. At 1.91 the Over 2.5 goals market looks the best option here.
Saturday 10th November 2018
Hoffenheim v Augsburg
Augsburg have not won on the last five visits to Hoffenheim but did draw the last two games. Both sides are in form, Hoffenheim have won their last three and Augsburg have not lost in three, losing just one of their last six. Hoffenheim have scored in all ten games and nine of those ten games were Over 2.5 goals with seven of Augsburg’s ten games the same. Hoffenheim are scoring for fun and I can see them winning here but the prices of 1.60 for a home win and 1.40 for Over goals does not appeal. Try Hoffenheim -1 on the handicap at 2.62.
Werder Bremen v Borussia M’gladbach
Gladbach sit in second place and have lost just once in six and have scored in every game this season. They will be tough to beat but Bremen is not an easy place to go for most teams although Gladbach do have a great record there with three wins from the last four visits. Bremen themselves, have scored in every game but they have lost their last two and are not in the same form as the visitors. Despite both sides scoring in all games, four of the last five head to head in Bremen have been Under so it is difficult to go with Overs although Unders at 2.40 is half tempting. I think I would rather take a chance on Gladbach at 2.80 with a view to trading if they go ahead.
Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich
The big game in Germany and a full ground could be treated to a classic here. Dortmund sit top with Bayern third and both are now playing at their best. Dortmund are unbeaten and have scored in their last eight whilst Bayern have recovered from a poor run, but their away form has been strong with four wins and one defeat on the road. Seven of the last ten head to head have been Over 2.5 goals with seven of Dortmund’s ten games and six of Bayern’s ten games the same. I think the 1.57 for Over 2.5 goals is a little short but I wouldn’t want to be playing Unders here. With Dortmund losing in Madrid in midweek and Bayern having a home game, I think Bayern can win as they have done on three of their last five visits here. The downside is the price of 2.10 so I would prefer a small Lay of Dortmund as a trading option.
Sunday 11th November 2018
RB Leipzig v Leverkusen
Leipzig are unbeaten in nine following an opening day defeat at Dortmund and have kept a clean sheet in their last four games. They are clearly on a roll and should beat Leverkusen but a note of caution, Leverkusen have won only three all season, but two of those were away. Although I can see Leipzig winning, a safer option is goals, with three of the last four head to head going Over 2.5 goals. The prices on this game are tight but at 3.10 Leipzig to win and both teams to score offers us a little bit of value.
Frankfurt v Schalke
Games between these two are usually quite tight with six of the last seven head to head finishing Under 2.5 goals including three of the last four in Frankfurt. Frankfurt are unbeaten in five and after a horrific start to the season, Schalke have won three and drawn one of their last five. Two of the last three meetings in Frankfurt ended level and that is a real player here, but I prefer both teams to score at 1.75.
Note: Odds are subject to change