Friday, February 17th
Borussia Monchengladbach v Hamburg (7.30pm)
Home win: 7/10 Draw: 13/5 Away win: 39/10
Key stat: Marco Reus has scored eight goals in his last seven Bundesliga games at Borussia Park
Betting tip: Marco Reus continues to be the man to back for goals at Gladbach. The striker has opened the scoring in Gladbach’s previous two games at home and is available at 5/1 to score the first goal here.
Saturday, February 18th
Cologne v Bayer Leverkusen (2.30pm)
Home win: 27/10 Draw: 5/2 Away win: 19/20
Key stat: Lukas Podolski has scored nine goals in his last eight home games for Cologne.
Betting tip: Lukas Podolski has enjoyed a rich vein of goalscoring form at the RheinEnergieStadion of late and has scored exactly two goals in each of Cologne’s last three home wins. The 26-year-old grabbed a brace against Leverkusen earlier this season and is available at 15/2 for a repeat performance.
Augsburg v Hertha Berlin (2.30pm)
Home win: 7/4 Draw: 9/4 Away win: 3/2
Key stat: Hertha Berlin have failed to score in four of their last five Bundesliga games.
Betting tip: Hertha Berlin are on a rotten run of form in the Bundesliga at the moment having lost their last five consecutive league games in the league. The Berliners have scored just once in their last five games and are available at odds of 11/5 to draw a blank against Augsburg.
Mainz 05 v Kaiserslautern (2.30pm)
Home win: 3/4 Draw: 5/2 Away win: 15/4
Key stat: Mainz have drawn each of their last three Bundesliga games by a score of 1-1.
Betting tip: Mainz 05 have become the draw specialists of late, with three consecutive draws in the Bundesliga. With each match seeing a final score of 1-1 you can get odds of 11/2 on a similar result here.
VfB Stuttgart v Freiburg (2.30pm)
Home win: 18/25 Draw: 11/4 Away win: 7/2
Key stat: Martin Harnik has scored five goals in his last three Bundesliga games.
Betting tip: Stuttgart striker Martin Harnik has scored in each of the visitors’ last three league games and comes into this game having scored a brace in Stuttgart’s last game against Freiburg. With Harnik scoring the last goal in two of Stuttgart’s last three Bundesliga matches, backing the striker to score the last goal at 5/1 could leave you quids in.
Wolfsburg v Hoffenheim (2.30pm)
Home win: 6/5 Draw: 23/10 Away win: 11/5
Key stat: There have been exactly four goals scored in four of the last five encounters between the clubs.
Betting tip: The goals have been in rich supply between Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim in recent years with 4-0, 3-1 and 2-2 scorelines seeing exactly four goals scored in four of the last five games between the clubs. You can get odds of 19/4 on a repeat of exactly four goals here.
Werder Bremen v Nurnberg (5.30pm)
Home win: 18/25 Draw: 11/4 Away win: 7/2
Key stat: Werder Bremen have scored exactly one second half goal in three of their last four league games.
Betting tip: Werder Bremen have made a recent habit of scoring in the second half of Bundesliga matches this season and with exactly one goal scored in three of their last four league matches, odds of 7/5 could make this one bet to back.
Sunday, February 19th
Bayern Munich v Schalke 04 (2.30pm)
Home win: 12/25 Draw: 17/5 Away win: 5/1
Key stat: Thomas Muller has scored five goals in his last six games against Schalke 04.
Betting tip: Thomas Muller has a fine recent record against Schalke 04 with five goals in his last six games against the Royal Blues. With three goals in the last two games against the Gelsenkirchen side, backing Muller to score at anytime at odds of 9/4 is one bet to watch.
Borussia Dortmund v Hannover 96 (4.30pm)
Home win: 33/100 Draw: 15/4 Away win: 8/1
Key stat: Borussia Dortmund have scored exactly four goals in three of their last four games against Hannover 96.
Betting tip: Borussia Dortmund have enjoyed a rich goalscoring history against Hannover 96 in recent years, with exactly four goals scored in three of their last four games against Die Roten. You can back Dortmund to score three or more goals at odds of 5/4.
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