Bundesliga Matchweek 27 Preview
Check out our preview of selected Bundesliga Matchweek 27 games.
Monchengladbach vs Leverkusen
Borussia Monchengladbach look to keep the pressure on the top two in the Bundesliga but they face a stern test against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.
Die Fohlen beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 away last Saturday in an impressive performance. Gladbach have won four, drawn one and lost one of their last six league fixtures. While at home they’ve won eight of their last ten, only losing to Dortmund.
Leverkusen cruised past struggling Werder Bremen on Monday evening, winning 4-1 away from home.
They have won ten and drawn one of their last 11 matches in all competitions, while their last eight away outings has seen six wins, one draw and one defeat.
Bear in mind that they won at Bayern Munich and drew at RB Leipzig earlier this season, so they have nothing to fear here.
Backing either side is a tough call and the draw at 26/10 looks great value, but Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 Total Goals well worth a punt at 6/10.
Freiburg vs Werder Bremen
Freiburg were unlucky to have had a goal disallowed in injury-time when drawing 1-1 at highly-fancied RB Leipzig last Saturday.
They have won two and lost one of their last three home league appearances and a similar performance to last week should be enough to secure the three points.
Werder Bremen were beaten 4-1 at home by fifth-placed Leverkusen on Monday, which sees them second from bottom and five points behind the relegation playoff place.
They have taken just a point from their last seven league fixtures and four points from their last 11 league games, while they have conceded at least two goals in their last seven league encounters.
Backing Freiburg to win at 5/4 looks the right call and Freiburg to Score in Both Halves at 2/1 looks worth a look. My value bet is Freiburg to Win and Both Teams to Score at 27/10.
Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund
Wolfsburg scored in injury-time when beating Augsburg 2-1 away last Saturday.
They have won four and drawn three of their last seven league matches, but worryingly, they have lost their last four home meetings against Dortmund.
Since the signing of striker Erling Haaland, BVB have won eight and lost one of their last nine league outings, scoring an impressive 31 goals.
They have kept five clean sheets in their last seven league appearances and won eight and drawn one of their last nine encounters with Wolfsburg.
Dortmund to win at 15/20 looks a good thing but with Wolfsburg being touted as the Best Team outside the Top 5, I am going for BVB to Win and Over 3.5 Total Goals at 2/1.
Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Bayern have won 11 and drawn 1 of their last 12 league fixtures and to me, look absolute certainties, especially ahead of Tuesday’s league decider at Borussia Dortmund.
Eintracht were beaten 3-1 at home by Monchengladbach on Saturday, making it four league defeats in a row and having conceding 13 goals in those games. Another hiding looms large.
Looking for bets at a decent price is tricky, but Bayern to Win and Both Teams to Score (No) at even money looks about right. Bayern to score Over 2.5 Goals at 6/10 looks a gift and Bayern to Score 4 + goals at 14/10 looks worth an interest as well.
Schalke vs Augsburg
Schalke were thrashed 4-0 away to local rivals Borussia Dortmund last Saturday.
They have drawn four and lost four of their last eight league matches but at home, they have won five, drawn six and lost one of their last 12 league outings, losing to RB Leipzig.
Augsburg have lost their last four consecutive league outings, conceding two goals in each of those games, while their last ten league fixtures has seen one win, one draw and eight defeats. They have lost their last five away league encounters – conceding 14 goals in the process.
David Wagner’s Schalke team will not have a better opportunity to get back to winning ways, so while even money isn’t the greatest of prices, they are only 2 points outside the E/L places.
Schalke to Win by More than one goal at 5/2 looks value for me.
Mainz vs RB Leipzig
Mainz fought back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Koln last Sunday to make it two wins, three draws and one defeat from their last six league matches.
Worryingly, they have won only one of their last seven at home and were beaten 8-0 at RB Leipzig in November.
RB Leipzig were fortunate when drawing 1-1 at home with Freiburg last Saturday, which has ruined their title hopes.
They have won two and drawn five of their last seven league outings, but they have kept clean sheets in their last 3 away league appearances.
Mainz are only four points above the relegation zone and will no doubt be cautious early on.
So, with little value, like most of the markets for this clash, I fancy RB Leipzig to keep a Clean Sheet at 15/10.
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