Bundesliga Previews: Everybody’s Playing For Second Place

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The good news? There’s more Bundesliga to come. The bad news? Looks like everybody’s playing for second place.

Bayern Munich disposed of Borussia Dortmund this morning to move seven points clear at the top. Red Bull Leipzig can draw level on points with Dortmund if they beat Hertha Berlin overnight but it will take a miracle to catch Bayern.

There are four other matches, including Paderborn in dire need of a win against Augsburg, and Schalke trying to stop a nine-game winless streak on the road against Fortuna Düsseldorf.

 

Red Bull Leipzig v Hertha Berlin

Thursday, 2:30am AEST

FACTS
-The two teams have only ever met 7 times, with Leipzig winning 6 of them.
-The aggregate score in those games is 26-8 in favour of Leipzig.
-Leipzig’s Timo Werner has 24 goals in 27 league appearances.

WIN-DRAW-WIN
$1.28 RB Leipzig
$5.50 Draw
$9.00 Hertha Berlin (out from $8.50)

Markets here.

 

Hoffenheim v Köln

Thursday, 4:30am AEST

FACTS
-Hoffenheim have failed to win in their last 7 Bundesliga matches.
-8 of the last 16 games between these two teams have been draws.
-Köln have scored at least 1 goal in their last 9 games.

WIN-DRAW-WIN
$2.40 Hoffenheim
$3.60 Draw
$2.63 Köln (in from $2.80

Markets here.

 

Fortuna Düsseldorf v Schalke

Thursday, 4:30am AEST

FACTS
-Düsseldorf have scored only 29 goals in 27 games (tied for last with Werder Bremen).
-Schalke have 5 losses and 4 draws in their last nine league games.
-Schalke have scored just 2 goals and conceded 22 in those nine games.

WIN-DRAW-WIN
$2.60 Düsseldorf
$3.25 Draw
$2.70 Schalke

Markets here.

 

Union Berlin v Mainz

Thursday, 4:30am AEST

FACTS
-This is only the second meeting between the two clubs since 2004 (Union won 3-2 earlier this season).
-Union Berlin have lost four games in a row.
-Mainz have allowed a Bundesliga-worst 60 goals.

WIN-DRAW-WIN
$2.25 Union Berlin
$3.40 Draw
$3.10 Mainz (in from $3.20)

Markets here.

 

Augsburg v Paderborn

Thursday, 4:30am AEST

FACTS
-Augsburg have seen over 2.5 goals in 21 of their last 23 home matches.
-Augsburg have won to nil in their last 3 home matches against Paderborn.
-Paderborn have failed to score in 4 of their last 6 matches against Augsburg.

WIN-DRAW-WIN
$1.83 Augsburg
$3.60 Draw
$3.75 Paderborn

Markets here.

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