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Bundesliga betting preview – Everything you need to know

As the Bundesliga returns from a 2 month hiatus, brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic, Ed Acteson previews the first weekend of action with a view to tackling the Rollover Win 8 pool. We’ve got the stat tables and game previews you need to inform your weekend betting. Our quick links menu below will allow you to navigate straight to the table or preview you want. Alternatively, if you’d like to jump straight into Ed’s Syndicate then click here. If not then read on for our Bundesliga betting preview.

 

League table

 

Position Team Played Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points
1  Bayern Munich 25 17 4 4 73 26 47 55
2  Dortmund 25 15 6 4 68 33 35 51
3  RB Leipzig 25 14 8 3 62 26 36 50
4  Monchengladbach 25 15 4 6 49 30 19 49
5  Leverkusen 25 14 5 6 45 30 15 47
6  Schalke 04 25 9 10 6 33 36 -3 37
7  Wolfsburg 25 9 9 7 34 30 4 36
8  Freiburg 25 10 6 9 34 35 -1 36
9  Hoffenheim 25 10 5 10 35 43 -8 35
10  FC Koln 25 10 2 13 39 45 -6 32
11  Union Berlin 25 9 3 13 32 41 -9 30
12  E. Frankfurt 24 8 4 12 38 41 -3 28
13  Hertha Berlin 25 7 7 11 32 48 -16 28
14  FC Augsburg 25 7 6 12 36 52 -16 27
15  FSV Mainz 25 8 2 15 34 53 -19 26
16  Dusseldorf 25 5 7 13 27 50 -23 22
17  Werder Bremen 24 4 6 14 27 55 -28 18
18  Paderborn 25 4 4 17 30 54 -24 16

 

Form table (last 8)

 

Position Team Played Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points
1 Bayern Munich 8 7 1 0 27 4 23 22
2 Dortmund 8 7 0 1 27 9 18 21
3 Leverkusen 8 6 1 1 22 9 13 19
4 FC Koln 8 5 0 3 20 13 7 15
5 Monchengladbach 8 4 2 2 16 12 4 14
6 RB Leipzig 8 3 4 1 14 6 8 13
7 Wolfsburg 8 3 3 2 16 12 4 12
8 E. Frankfurt 8 3 1 4 12 14 -2 10
9 Union Berlin 8 3 1 4 12 17 -5 10
10 Freiburg 8 3 1 4 7 12 -5 10
11 Hertha Berlin 8 2 3 3 10 19 -9 9
12 Hoffenheim 8 2 2 4 10 15 -5 8
13 FSV Mainz 8 2 2 4 9 14 -5 8
14 Dusseldorf 8 1 4 3 9 14 -5 7
15 Schalke 04 8 1 4 3 4 15 -11 7
16 Paderborn 8 1 1 6 10 18 -8 4
17 Werder Bremen 8 1 1 6 4 15 -11 4
18 FC Augsburg 8 1 1 6 8 21 -13 4

 

Home table

 

Position Team Played Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points Points Per Game
1 Dortmund 12 9 3 0 41 10 31 30 2.50
2 Bayern Munich 13 9 2 2 38 11 27 29 2.23
3 Monchengladbach 13 9 2 2 30 16 14 29 2.23
4 RB Leipzig 12 7 4 1 32 13 19 25 2.08
5 Leverkusen 13 7 4 2 25 13 12 25 1.92
6 E. Frankfurt 12 6 3 3 27 16 11 21 1.75
7 Schalke 04 13 5 6 2 18 18 0 21 1.62
8 Freiburg 12 6 2 4 16 14 2 20 1.67
9 FC Koln 12 6 1 5 20 16 4 19 1.58
10 Union Berlin 12 6 1 5 18 16 2 19 1.58
11 FC Augsburg 12 5 3 4 24 21 3 18 1.50
12 Wolfsburg 13 4 6 3 16 13 3 18 1.38
13 Hoffenheim 13 5 1 7 19 31 -12 16 1.23
14 FSV Mainz 13 4 2 7 15 21 -6 14 1.08
15 Dusseldorf 12 3 3 6 13 23 -10 12 1.00
16 Hertha Berlin 13 3 3 7 14 28 -14 12 0.92
17 Paderborn 13 2 1 10 17 31 -14 7 0.54
18 Werder Bremen 11 1 2 8 8 26 -18 5 0.45

 

Away table

 

Position Team Played Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points Points Per Game
1 Bayern Munich 12 8 2 2 35 15 20 26 2.17
2 RB Leipzig 13 7 4 2 30 13 17 25 1.92
3 Leverkusen 12 7 1 4 20 17 3 22 1.83
4 Dortmund 13 6 3 4 27 23 4 21 1.62
5 Monchengladbach 12 6 2 4 19 14 5 20 1.67
6 Hoffenheim 12 5 4 3 16 12 4 19 1.58
7 Wolfsburg 12 5 3 4 18 17 1 18 1.50
8 Hertha Berlin 12 4 4 4 18 20 -2 16 1.33
9 Freiburg 13 4 4 5 18 21 -3 16 1.23
10 Schalke 04 12 4 4 4 15 18 -3 16 1.33
11 FC Koln 13 4 1 8 19 29 -10 13 1.00
12 Werder Bremen 13 3 4 6 19 29 -10 13 1.00
13 FSV Mainz 12 4 0 8 19 32 -13 12 1.00
14 Union Berlin 13 3 2 8 14 25 -11 11 0.85
15 Dusseldorf 13 2 4 7 14 27 -13 10 0.77
16 Paderborn 12 2 3 7 13 23 -10 9 0.75
17 FC Augsburg 13 2 3 8 12 31 -19 9 0.69
18 E. Frankfurt 12 2 1 9 11 25 -14 7 0.58

 

Both teams to score table

 

Team Both Teams Scored Games Played %
 Monchengladbach 17 25 68%
 Paderborn 17 25 68%
 FC Augsburg 16 25 64%
 RB Leipzig 16 25 64%
 E. Frankfurt 15 24 62%
 Hoffenheim 15 25 60%
 Werder Bremen 15 24 62%
 Bayern Munich 15 25 60%
 Dusseldorf 15 25 60%
 FSV Mainz 15 25 60%
 Freiburg 14 25 56%
 Wolfsburg 14 25 56%
 Dortmund 14 25 56%
 FC Koln 14 25 56%
 Union Berlin 14 25 56%
 Hertha Berlin 14 25 56%
 Leverkusen 13 25 52%
 Schalke 04 13 25 52%

 

Winning margins table

 

Overall Winning margins (goals difference) Wins Draws Defeats Losing margins (goals difference)
1 2 3 4+ 1 2 3 4+
 Bayern Munich 3 4 2 8 17 4 4 3 1
 Dortmund 4 3 1 7 15 6 4 2 1 1
 Dusseldorf 2 3 5 7 13 4 3 4 2
 E. Frankfurt 4 1 1 2 8 4 12 7 3 2
 FC Augsburg 4 1 1 1 7 6 12 3 5 1 3
 FC Koln 3 3 2 2 10 2 13 4 4 2 3
 Freiburg 6 2 2 10 6 9 3 5 1
 FSV Mainz 3 3 2 8 2 15 7 3 1 4
 Hertha Berlin 5 1 1 7 7 11 4 2 2 3
 Hoffenheim 6 2 2 10 5 10 4 2 2 2
 Leverkusen 6 4 3 1 14 5 6 3 1 1 1
 Monchengladbach 6 6 2 1 15 4 6 3 3
 Paderborn 2 2 4 4 17 9 4 3 1
 RB Leipzig 2 5 4 3 14 8 3 1 2
 Schalke 04 5 2 1 1 9 10 6 1 1 2 2
 Union Berlin 3 6 9 3 13 7 4 2
 Werder Bremen 4 4 6 14 5 4 3 2
 Wolfsburg 5 2 1 1 9 9 7 3 3 1

 

Match previews

 

Augsburg vs. Wolfsburg

Saturday, 14:30

Europe-chasing Wolfsburg travel to the Augsburg Arena to take on relegation-threatened Augsburg. Prior to the break, Augsburg were in dire straits and sat bottom of the form table after picking up just four points in their previous eight.

They sit 11th in the division’s home table. While it’s difficult to predict how the absence of fans will factor into home form, the familiarity of their stadium and pitch must still count for something so I don’t want to totally write them off. I’ll hedge this one by backing the draw and the away win.

Verdict: Draw / Wolfsburg

 

Dortmund vs. Schalke

Saturday, 14:30 (BT Sport 1)

On paper this one should be an open and shut case. Lucien Favre’s Dortmund side have been imperious in the comfort of their Signal Iduna Stadium, with the best home record in the league. Schalke, on the other hand, have been distinctly average away and sit near the foot of the form table with a solitary win and four draws from their previous eight.

Again, with the mitigating factors in play it’s impossible to know to what extent form and home advantages might carry over but I’m confident enough that Dortmind have the tools to get the job done.

Verdict: Dortmund

 

Dusseldorf vs. Paderborn

Saturday, 14:30

A real relegation six-pointer in the first week back as 16th-placed Dusseldorf take on Paderborn, who are bottom of the league in 18th. Paderborn are already ten points behind safety but, should they lose this, they will be nine points behind Dusseldorf and it would be very tough to see them getting out of trouble.

Unfortunately for Paderborn, there is little to find from the form tables to offer them much hope here. They sit 16th out of 18 in each of the form, home and away tables, losing their last four games. Likely to be very nervy, Dusseldorf have drawn a lot this season so I’ll perm the home win and the stalemate.

Verdict: Dusseldorf / Draw

 

Hoffenheim vs. Hertha Berlin

Saturday, 14:30 (BT Sport 3)

Two mid-table sides lock horns at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena, with neither outfit in danger of relegation or European qualification. There isn’t a great deal between them in either the league table or form table, though Hoffenheim are seven points clear if only a couple of places.

Something that struck me is that Hoffenheim have been fairly average at home so far and are 13th in the home table with just 16 points from 13 games. Hertha, on the other hand, are eighth in the away table after picking up 57% (16/28) of their total points on their travels. I’m going to take the draw and the away win here and hope for a slight upset that will take a lot of units out of the pool.

Verdict: Draw / Hertha Berlin

 

Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Borussia Monchengladbach

Saturday, 17:30 (BT Sport 1)

Monchengladbach have been the surprise Bundesliga package so far this season and sit in fourth place after 25 games, just two points behind Borussia Dortmund in second. They will have realistic Champions League ambitions while Frankfurt are languishing in mid trable mediocrity.

This is actually a very tough game to call. There is a real danger that sides like Borussia Monchengladbach, who had outperformed pre-season expectation, will have had their rhythm interrupted by the break. They travel to the sixth best home side in the league who were in pretty decent nick before the league was suspended. I don’t feel confident about any result here so I’m going to perm all three and hope it’s enough to get through to Sunday’s games with a decent Cash Out offer.

Verdict: Eintracht Frankfurt / Draw / Borussia Monchengladbach

 

FC Koln vs. Mainz

Sunday, 14:30 (BT Sport 1)

Mainz will vist FC Koln’s RheinEnergieStadion in Sunday’s first match, the stadium in which Joe Cole scored a wonder goal against Sweden in the 2006 World Cup. Mainz are sitting precariously above the trapdoor in 15th and are just four points clear of Dusseldorf who, as previously discussed, have a very winnable game against bottom of the table Paderborn.

It is vital that Mainz are quick out of the blocks to maintain that gap but in FC Koln they face the side who had the fourth best form before the break. The trick in this one is to weigh up quality vs. motivation. Will a superior Koln side make their talent show on their first match back against a highly-motivated Mainz? The two factors could cancel each other out so I’ll take the draw.

Verdict: Draw

 

Union Berlin vs. Bayern Munich

Sunday, 17:00 (BT Sport 1)

If you can find an angle to oppose Bayern Munich in this one, do so in the knowledge that 99% of units will surely be on the German giants. So, if you’re correct, a hell of a Cash Out offer will await on the other side.

Unfortunately, it’s an angle I can’t find. Bayern are the best team in the league and one of the best in Europe. They sit atop the league table, the form table and the away table, having already notched up eight league victories by four or more goals this season. I’m not saying they’ll win by that many but they will surely win.

Verdict: Bayern Munich

 

Werder Bremen vs. Bayer Leverkusen

Monday, 19:30 (BT Sport 1)

It’s been shocking to see the woes of Werder Bremen this season who sit in 17th, and firmly ensconced in the relegation zone, after failing to finish lower than 13th in the Bundesliga since 1979. They’re eight points from safety, albeit with a game in hand, and the 2003/04 champions look in real danger of dropping.

Leverkusen are enjoying a much happier season in fifth, where they remain in the Champions League chase. Bremen have the home advantage but seem unlikely to make it count, they have been the worst home side in the league with just five point from 11 matches so far. Leverkusen, on the other hand, have been the third best away side. Unfortunately the gap between the pair is too substantial for me to back anything other than an away win.

Verdict: Bayer Leverkusen

 

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