This weekend our German Bundesliga Pick 4 correct score pool returns, and Syndicate captain Daniel Pinder has previewed his selections below. You can join his ticket by clicking here.
Stuttgart v Bayern Munich (Sat 14.30)
For their positive start upon their return to the Bundesliga, Stuttgart have won just one game in their last six.
Something Hannes Wolf does have going for him is they’ve only lost once at the Mercedes-Benz Arena this season but against leaders Bayern Munich, they have a huge task on their hand.
Both of Bayern Munich’s defeats this season came away from home but against an out-of- form Stuttgart side, they should have the ability to get the job done. Jupp Heynckes’ previous two games have yielded two one-nil results while this could be yet another low scoring fixture, in Bayern’s favour.
Eintracht Frankfurt v Schalke (Sat 14.30)
After drawing their previous three fixtures, Schalke got back to winning ways on Thursday with a 3-2 victory over Augsburg. Domenico Tedesco has worked wonders for the Royal Blues this season with important results against RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund, which has seen Schalke climb to second.
Eintracht Frankfurt have won twice at home this season, while Schalke find themselves unbeaten in 10 matches, boasting an impressive away record.
A record that Niko Kovac would like to keep is Eintracht Frankfurt’s impressive form against their opponents. Unbeaten in their previous six home games against Schalke, Frankfurt have kept a clean sheet in five. However, Schalke seem to be a too strong of a team this time round.
Borussia Dortmund v Hoffenheim (Sat 17.30)
Following the dismissal of Peter Bosz after a run of one win in 13, Borussia Dortmund turned to Peter Stoger for answers. The Austrian – who was sacked by Cologne the previous week – guided Dortmund to their first Bundesliga win since September, against Mainz on Tuesday.
Sitting one point above them is Hoffenheim. Julian Nagelsmann’s side have won just two Bundesliga games on the road this season, while the Westfalenstadion is a tough place to visit.
There have been over 2.5 goals in six of Dortmund’s seven home games this season, while the meeting between these two teams never disappoints. Expect Stoger’s Dortmund to remain tight at the back while Hoffenheim will look to counter-attack.
Hannover v Bayer Leverkusen (Sun 14.30)
It was a slow start to the season for Heiko Herrlich who started his Bayer Leverkusen tenure with one win in five but with just one fixture remaining before the winter break, the 46-year- old has made them into a respectable side. Their 1-0 win against Werder Bremen on Thursday means they are now unbeaten in 11, while they find themselves third in the goalscoring charts, behind Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
Sunday sees them travel to Hannover, who have lost just once at home this season. Despite injuries to key players, Andre Breitenreiter has put together a team that are tough to break down and clinical going forward. Bayer Leverkusen are the favourite team here and if they get the first goal, they should go on to win quite comfortably.