Mohammed Zidan and Mame Biram Diouf are among the picks for goalscorer bets, while Bayern and Dortmund could also provide strong returns with correct score picks at half time and full time as Jack Beresford assesses the best betting options ahead of the latest round of Bundesliga fixtures.
Friday, March 9th
VfB Stuttgart v Kaiserslautern (7.30pm)
Home win: 57/100 Draw: 29/10 Away win: 19/4
|Bayern Munich win||£34.00||(7/10)|
Key stat: Stuttgart have scored exactly two second half goals in each of their last three Bundesliga games.
Betting tip: The goals have been flying in for Stuttgart of late, with 15 strikes in their last four league games. The Reds have proven strong in the second half and face a Kaiserslautern side without a win in 14 and with one goal in five. Backing Bruno Labbadia’s side to score two in the second half looks a good tip at odds of 17/5.
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Saturday, March 10th
FC Cologne v Hertha Berlin (2.30pm)
Home win: 27/20 Draw: 11/5 Away win: 2/1
Key stat: Hertha have won four of the last five games between the sides, with three goals scored each time.
Betting tip: These teams have endured a torrid time in the Bundesliga of late but with Cologne winless in five games at home and Hertha enjoying a rare victory over Bremen last week, backing the visitors to win with over 2.5 goals could pay off at 17/4.
Borussia Monchengladbach v SC Freiburg (2.30pm)
Home win: 57/100 Draw: 3/1 Away win: 9/2
Key stat: SC Freiburg have conceded at least three goals in each of their last four away games
Betting tip: Freiburg may have snatched a priceless win at home to Schalke last week but their away form remains dreadful. Gladbach meanwhile come into this game having scored three goals in four of their last five games at Borussia Park and you can get odds of 19/10 on them scoring three or more here.
Bayern Munich v Hoffenheim (2.30pm)
Home win: 1/4 Draw: 19/4 Away win: 19/2
Key stat: Bayern Munich have won their last three home games in the Bundesliga by a 2-0 scoreline.
Betting tip: Jupp Heynckes’ side should feel confident of success against a Hoffenheim team with just one goal in their last four meetings with Bayern. With the hosts scoring exactly two goals in four of their last seven meetings with Hoffenheim, backing Bayern to win 2-0 at odds of 21/4 is too good to resist.
Mainz 05 v Nuremberg (2.30pm)
Home win: Evens Draw: 12/5 Away win: 13/5
Key stat: Mohammed Zidan has scored in each of Mainz’s last five Bundesliga matches.
Betting tip: Mohammed Zidan continues to be the man to back for Mainz. The Egyptian striker has been on fire since his January move from Dortmund and with five in his last five, backing him to score at anytime during this game looks a steal at 7/5.
Wolfsburg v Bayer Leverkusen (2.30pm)
Home win: 37/20 Draw: 12/5 Away win: 27/20
Key stat: Bayer Leverkusen have scored three goals in four of the last five matches between the teams.
Betting tip: Leverkusen will be eager to move on from their Champions League defeat to Barca and an away trip to Wolfsburg could prove ideal. The visitors have scored eight in their last three league games and face a Wolfsburg side who have conceded four goals in their last two home games. All signs point to Leverkusen scoring three or more at odds of 15/4.
Augsburg v Borussia Dortmund (5.30pm)
Home win: 27/4 Draw: 17/5 Away win: 2/5
Key stat: Borussia Dortmund have been leading 1-0 at half time in three of their last four league games.
Betting tip: Borussia Dortmund continue to go from strength to strength with eight consecutive wins and counting in the Bundesliga, while Augsburg have won just one of their last eight games. Jurgen Klopp’s side have made a habit of starting out the blocks quickly and backing the visitors to be 1-0 up at half-time is a worthy punt at 23/10.
Sunday, March 11th
Werder Bremen v Hannover 96 (2.30pm)
Home win: Evens Draw: 5/2 Away win: 5/2
Key stat: Mame Biram Diouf has scored in three of Hannover’s last four Bundesliga games.
Betting tip: Mame Biram Diouf continues to show Manchester United what they have been missing with a fine run of goals since moving to Hannover. That could well continue against a Bremen team without a clean sheet in six league games. Backing Diouf to take advantage of Werder’s defensive woes with an anytime goalscorer bet is available at 17/10.
Schalke 04 v Hamburg (4.30pm)
Home win: 39/50 Draw: 27/10 Away win: 16/5
Key stat: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has scored ten goals in Schalke’s last nine home games.
Betting tip: Huntelaar has enjoyed a fine run of form in Gelsenkirchen this year and comes into this game confident of adding to his impressive goal tally. Last time these sides met, the Dutchman grabbed a brace in Hamburg and with the visitors conceding eight goals in their last three, Huntelaar – if fit – could be one to back for two or more goals at 4/1.
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