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German Bundesliga: Gameweek 2 Preview

German Bundesliga: Gameweek 2 Preview

Round two of the German Bundesliga offers plenty of value on the betting front. Let’s try and make a bit of money before the international break strikes again.


Friday 31 August

Hannover 9/2  
Draw 7/2 
Borussia Dortmund 5/10 

Hannover are coming off a hard-fought 1-1 draw away to Werder Bremen and will look to build on that when they welcome Borussia Dortmund to the HDI-Arena on Friday evening. The Black and Yellow Army raced to the top of the table after hammering Leipzig 4-1 at home. The sides have scored a combined 17 goals in three meetings at Hannover’s home ground, at an average of 5.6 per game. The Over 2.5 Goals market should be backed at 5/10. 

Saturday 1 September

Augsburg 33/20  
Draw 47/20 
Monchengladbach 16/10 

Augsburg made a winning start to the 2018/19 season after edging newly-promoted Fortuna Dusseldorf 2-1 away from home. Monchengladbach also got the campaign off to a positive start after ousting Bayer Leverkusen 2-0. The hosts are unbeaten in their last seven matches at home against the Borussians. With that in mind, the Home Win/Draw Double Chance looks worth a punt at 9/20. 

Hoffenheim 6/10  
Draw 32/10 
Freiburg 17/4 

Hoffenheim suffered a 3-1 drubbing at the hands of defending champions Bayern Munich in the opening match of the season. It wasn’t all doom and gloom though, as the Kraichgauer showed a lot of guts and determination throughout the clash. Freiburg were disappointing as they were ousted 2-0 on home soil against Eintracht Frankfurt. Let’s keep this one straightforward and take Hoffenheim to utilize home advantage. 

Eintracht Frankfurt 27/20  
Draw 24/10 
Werder Bremen 39/20 

Eintracht Frankfurt, as I just pointed out above, made a great start to the new campaign with a 2-0 victory away to Freiburg. This week’s opponents, Werder Bremen, settled for a 1-1 draw against Hannover last time out and will be looking to improve on that result and performance. The hosts have won three of the last four meetings on home soil and are good value to build on that. Take Eintracht Frankfurt to get the win. 

Nuremburg 14/10  
Draw 21/10 
Mainz 21/10 

Nuremberg fought hard at Hertha Berlin last weekend, but in the end it wasn’t enough as the Old Lady ground out a 1-0 victory. The objective this week will be to get some points on the board, preferably three points but Mainz will have other ideas in mind. The Carnival Club scraped a 1-0 win over Stuttgart and will be eager to maintain that momentum. Neither team look like they have much goals in them with the Under 2.5 Goals market looking well worth a punt at 13/20.

Bayer Leverkusen 6/10  
Draw 32/10 
Wolfsburg 39/10 

Bayer Leverkusen looked flat going forward in their 2-0 defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach last weekend. They would’ve worked that out in training this week with maximum points the objective against a dangerous looking Wolfsburg side. The latter got off to a dream start with a 2-1 home victory over last season’s runner-up, Schalke. Looking at past head-to-heads, this contest usually results with plenty of goals. With 14 of the last 15 meetings seeing both sides find the back of the net, the Both Teams to Score – Yes – market looks ripe of the picking at 6/10. 

Stuttgart 8/1  
Draw 9/2 
Bayern Munich 3/10 

Stuttgart will be disappointed with not getting the season off to a better start after going down 1-0 to Mainz. Bayern Munich, as expected, began their title-defence with a victory after beating Hoffenheim 3-1 on home soil. The Swabians’ only choice is to defend and catch the Bavarians on the counter and after last season’s heroics on home soil, it might just be impossible. Nonetheless, Bayern should bag the win, I’m just not convinced that it will be convincing. 

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Sunday 2 September

Leipzig 4/10  
Draw 38/10 
Dusseldorf 13/2 

It’s back to the drawing board for title-challengers Leipzig after Borussia Dortmund wiped the floor with them with BVB cruising to a 4-1 victory at the Westfalenstadion. I do feel the Red Bulls will turn it around this weekend, they have the players to do so as well as the home support. Dusseldorf were extremely disappointing last weekend. I thought I had found a rough gem after scoping out their excellent pre-season form but that form was nowhere to be seen after Augsburg snatched a 2-1 away win. Leipzig are a tough team to break down on their ground so get on the Home to Win to Nil market at 13/10. 

Schalke 15/20  
Draw 49/20 
Hertha Berlin 39/10 

Schalke fell to a 2-1 defeat at Wolfsburg last time out but I’m confident the Royal Blues will return to winning ways. Hertha Berlin would have been happy with their winning start to the Bundesliga after grinding out a hard-fought 1-0 home win over Nuremburg. Schalke have won the last 10 meetings at home against the Old Lady and are more than likely to add to that tally. Back Schalke to get the victory.

TREBLE @ 11/2
Hoffenheim Win 6/10
Eintracht Frankfurt Win 27/20
Schalke Win 15/20 

Written by Aaron Crowie

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