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German Bundesliga GW31 Preview


The German Bundesliga returns to action this weekend, and as usual our tipster Budgie Byrne covers all the matches, providing plenty of value.


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Friday 12 June

Hoffenheim 52/10
Draw 4/1
RB Leipzig 4/10
(20:30)

Hoffenheim, who fired their coach Alfred Schreuder in midweek, have won one and lost three of their last four home league appearances. RB Leipzig have won four and drawn seven of their last 11 league fixtures, while winning three and drawing two of their last five away from home, keeping four clean sheets. RB Leipzig to win at 4/10 is too short, so Under 3.5 Goals at 9/10 looks the right play. RB Leipzig to keep a clean sheet at 7/4 is also worth an interest. Hoffenheim have had players sent off in two of their last three league games, so 4/1 on a red card is my value call.

Saturday 13 June

Fortuna Dusseldorf 6/1
Draw 17/4
Borussia Dortmund 7/20
(15:30)

Fortuna have won two, drawn five and lost one of their last eight league encounters, while drawing one and losing three of their last four at home. Borussia Dortmund have won eight and lost to Bayern Munich in their last nine league matches, winning the last four away from home. Dortmund to Score Over 2.5 Goals at even money looks the right call. Dortmund to Win and Both Teams to Score (No) at 14/10 is worth a bet as well. My value bet is Julian Brandt to Score Anytime at 17/10.

Hertha Berlin 21/20
Draw 26/10
Eintracht Frankfurt 24/10
(15:30)

Hertha lost 1-0 at Borussia Dortmund last Saturday, which was their first defeat in seven outings, while they have won their last two at home. Eintracht lost 2-1 at Bayern Munich in the semi-final of the German Cup on Wednesday, which was their seventh appearance in 25 days, so expect several changes here. Hertha Berlin to Win at 21/20 is my play, while I fancy the (-1) Handicap at 24/10 as well. Hertha to Win Both Halves at 9/2 is my value call.

Cologne 21/20
Draw 5/2
Union Berlin 26/10
(15:30)

Cologne have drawn three and lost three of their last six league fixtures, while winning one, drawing two and losing two of their last five at home. Union Berlin have drawn three and lost four of their last seven league games, losing their last three away from home. I fancy Cologne to win at 21/20 but it looks a bit short for a team, who haven’t won in their last six. My bet is Both Teams to Score in the 2nd Half at 2/1.

Paderborn 21/20
Draw 51/20
Werder Bremen 12/10
(15:30)

Paderborn have drawn five and lost six of their last 11 league encounters, losing five of their last six at home but they have scored in 15 of their last 16 home league matches. Werder Bremen have lost their last two league outings, while in their last five league appearances, they have only scored two goals. Both sides are relegation bound, so Both Teams to Score + Over 2.5 Goals at 17/20 looks the right call. Both Teams to Score in the 2nd Half at 19/10 is worth an interest. Paderborn to Score in Both Halves at 28/10 is the value bet.

Wolfsburg 7/10
Draw 29/10
Freiburg 37/10
(15:30)

Wolfsburg have won three and lost two of their last five league fixtures, while winning one, drawing three and losing three of their last seven at home. Freiburg upset Borussia Monchengladbach at home last Friday, winning 1-0 at home but away from home, they have drawn three and lost two of their last five. Wolfsburg should win, even with their dodgy home record, so 7/10 looks about right and so does Wolfsburg to Score Over 1.5 Goals at 7/10. Wolfsburg to keep a Clean Sheet at 15/10 is my value play.

Bayern Munich 4/10
Draw 7/4
Monchengladbach 6/1
(18:30)

Bayern have won 15 and drawn 1 of their last 16 league games, keeping clean sheets in five of their last seven league encounters but they will be without strikers Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller. Borussia Monchengladbach have won three, drawn two and lost one of their last six away league matches but they will be without their main striker Alassane Plea. Bayern Munich to Score Over 2.5 Goals at 9/10 is my play, even without their two strikers. Bayern to keep a clean sheet at 31/20 is also worth an interest. The correct scores of 3-0 at 87/10 and 4-0 at 14/1 will have my money as well.

Sunday 14 June

Mainz 13/10
Draw 24/10
Augsburg 2/1
(15:30)

Mainz beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 away last Saturday, which ended a run of five games without a victory. Augsburg have won one, drawn three and lost six of their last 10 league outings, while losing five of their last six away from home. Mainz to win at 13/10 is the right play and so is Mainz to Score Over 1.5 Goals at 11/10. My value bet is Both Teams to Score in the 2nd Half at 2/1.

Schalke 47/10
Draw 32/10
Bayer Leverkusen 11/20
(18:00)

Schalke have drawn five and lost seven of their last 12 league appearances, while drawing two and losing three of their last five at home. Bayer Leverkusen have won four and lost two of their last six league fixtures but away from home, they have won six, drawn one and lost one of their last eight. Bayer Leverkusen to win at 11/20 looks short, so the (-1) Handicap at 13/10 is my call. Bayer to Win and Both Teams to Score (No) at 15/10 is worth an interest. The value play is Bayer Leverkusen to Score Over 2.5 Goals at 17/10.

Tips by Budgie Byrne