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German Bundesliga: Gameweek 26 Preview


RB Leipzig dropped points again and lost ground on leaders Bayern Munich who are on track for their eighth consecutive Bundesliga title. Dortmund’s promising youth keep delivering the goods and are within four points of the reigning champions. Make sure you don’t miss out on our 67/1 Quad.

Standings provided by Sofascore LiveScore

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Friday 13 March

Fortuna Dusseldorf 21/20
Draw 26/10

Paderborn 24/10
(21:30)

Coach Uwe Rosler has steadied the ship at the Merkur Spiel-Arena in the last six league matches, beating Freiburg 2-0, drawing four times and losing just once to strong opposition Monchengladbach. These seven points have helped distance the Flingeraner from the drop zone as they continue their fight to stay in the top division. Paderborn are unsurprisingly rooted to the foot of the table following four consecutive league defeats. The Royal Blues have only picked up maximum points four times this season, notably beating the hosts 2-0 in the reverse fixture. They have become too reliant on striker Dennis Srbeny to keep scoring goals in recent weeks. The 25-year old German has scored three of the visitors last four goals. Back the away team on the Win/Draw Double Chance for good value at 15/20.

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Saturday 14 March

Cologne 17/20
Draw 29/10
Mainz 28/10
(16:30)

Cologne are in fine form. The Billy Goats have won five of their last seven matches and lost the other two games to Dortmund and Bayern Munich. Columbian forward Jhon Cordoba has scored six goals in his last seven appearances. Mainz are precariously hovering above the relegation zone with a four-point cushion. Midfielder duo Danny Latza and Ridle Baku will face suspension if they pick up their fifth yellow card of the season at the RheinEnergieStadion. Put your money on the home win.

Dortmund 7/20
Draw 17/4
Schalke 6/1
(16:30)

Dortmund are on track for their quest to break Bayern Munich’s seven-season reign as Bundesliga champions. The hosts left Jadon Sancho on the bench to rotate the squad and rest the winger for midweek UEFA Champions League action against PSG. The potent English winger made an impact and was the difference against Monchengladbach, assisting the 2019 African Youth Player of the Year, Achraf Hakimi for the winner five minutes after coming off the bench. Former Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner’s Schalke are enduring their worst form of the season. The Miners are winless in five games across all competition, shipping 10 goals. The home win is tipped but if you are looking for more value, take the Yellow and Black on the (-1) Handicap at 17/20.

Leipzig 2/9
Draw 52/10
Freiburg 10/1
(16:30) 

Leipzig have one eye on their Champions League campaign. Julian Nagelsmann’s troops have dropped eight points in six matches by drawing four times. Victories in these clashes would have seen Die Roten Bullen sit comfortably at the Bundesliga summit. Christian Streich’s Freiburg won 3-1 last time out, snapping a three-match winless streak and shocked the hosts earlier this season with a 2-1 win. Streich has been at the helm for nine years now and is trying to replicate the seventh place finish his team earned two seasons ago, rather than 35 points of last season that saw them stay in the top flight by the skin of their teeth. Take Leipzig and Yes in the Matchbet and Both Teams to Score market at 29/20.

Hoffenheim 9/10
Draw 11/4
Hertha Berlin 28/10
(16:30)

Hoffenheim fans are fed up with owner Dietmar Hopp. Protests and acts of defiance have escalated in recent weeks. In two seasons the club went from a Champions League team to a mediocre midtable side that are winless in five games, faced with an outside chance of achieving Europa League football if they finish strong. Julian Nagelsmann continues to be a great loss after three years steering the Die Kraichgauer ship. Krzysztof Piatek has recovered from a hamstring injury that cost him a potential move to Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur in January and will look to regain his best form to again be on the most wanted strikers list. Both Teams to Score looks a banker in this matchup at 6/10.  

Union Berlin 10/1
Draw 11/2
Bayern Munich 2/9
(19:30)

Union Berlin have been poor on their travels. However, in Berlin they have picked up six of their nine league victories, including wins against Dortmund and high-flying Monchengladbach. Bayern Munich are unbeaten in 15 matches across all competitions, winning 14 games and scoring 49 times in this streak. Banker the Bavarians on the (-1) Handicap at 11/20.

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Sunday 15 March

Eintracht Frankfurt 37/20
Draw 26/10
Monchengladbach 13/10
(16:30) 

Adolf Hutter’s Eintracht Frankfurt are struggling to balance Europa League football and Bundesliga fixtures. The Eagles host Basel on Thursday night prior to this clash. Midfielder Lars Stindl is enjoying an uncharacteristically rich vein of goalscoring form for Monchengladbach, contributing five goals in four games. The Foals were knocked out in the group stages of the Europa League and will bag all three points in this clash at 13/10. 

Augsburg 39/20
Draw 47/20
Wolfsburg 27/20
(19:00)

Augsburg have been facing the best teams that the league has to offer in recent games and are winless in five matches. Wolfsburg massacred the Fuggerstadter 8-1 last season but played to a goalless draw last October in the most recent meeting. The Wolves are expected to have a Europa League hangover after hosting Shakhtar Donetsk. The value bet of the weekend is the draw at 47/20.  

Monday 16 March

Werder Bremen 28/10
Draw 29/10
Bayer Leverkusen 17/20
(21:30)

Werder Bremen are heading for relegation with little sight of any improvement. The Green-Whites inability to score (league’s lowest 27 goals) and leaky defence (league’s highest goals) does offer much hope. Bremen were leading 2-0 after six minutes, but succumbed to the pressure and left Hertha Berlin with only a single point. Bayer Leverkusen were exceptional against Frankfurt handing out a 4-0 hiding while playing very beautiful attacking football. Die Werkself travel to Scotland to face Rangers before trying to consolidate their fourth position in Bundesliga. Jump on the Winning Margins market and take Leverkusen to win by 3 or More Goals at 47/10, or you can play it safer with the away win. 

QUAD @ 67/1
Bayern Munich (-1) Handicap 11/20
Monchengladbach Win 13/10
Augsburg vs Wolfsburg Draw 47/20
Leverkusen Win By 3 or More Goals 47/10

Written by Thomas Becker