German Bundesliga: Week 24 Preview

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Our soccer pundit previews the German Bundesliga week 24 action which kicks off on Friday 23 February 2018. 

Reigning champions and runaway leaders, Bayern Munich need just four wins to wrap up the league. The Bavarians are 19 points clear of their closest title-challengers, Borussia Dortmund, with 10 rounds of football to go. BVB have impressed in recent weeks but I’m afraid the late surge from the Black and Yellow Army is just too late. It’s all in Bayern Munich’s hands now. 

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Friday 23 February 

Mainz 27/20
Draw 23/10
Wolfsburg 2/1
 
Relegation-threatened Mainz ended a run of three consecutive defeats last time out with an impressive 2-0 win away to Hertha Berlin. Wolfsburg have been poor of late with back-to-back losses, scoring twice and conceding five times.

However, they showed great fighting spirit despite going down 2-1 at home to Bayern Munich last weekend. With that being said, the Both Teams to Score – Yes – market is tipped at 15/20. 

Saturday 24 February

Stuttgart 14/10
Draw 22/10
Eintracht Frankfurt 2/1 
Stuttgart have been excellent of late with two hard-fought 1-0 wins on the bounce. Eintracht Frankfurt have been superb with four wins from their last five matches, including back-to-back victories and will be looking to build on that.

The last nine meetings between the sides have produced 38 goals at an average of 4.2 per game. The Totals – Over 2.5 Goals – looks a top bet at 21/20. 

Bayern Munich 1/6
Draw 13/2
Hertha Berlin 15/1 
Bayern Munich are 19 points clear of their closest title-rivals and will be determined to close up shop as soon as possible. Hertha Berlin have been poor on the road with three wins from 11 matches and that doesn’t look like improving here.

The table toppers have won the last three meetings between the sides at the Allianz Arena, scoring six goals without conceding. Get on the Home to Win to Nil market – Yes – at 9/10.  

Hoffenheim 13/20
Draw 3/1
Freiburg 38/10 
Hoffenheim have been strong on their ground with three wins from their last four games. Freiburg ended a winless run of three matches with a hard-earned 1-0 home win over Werder Bremen but have managed just one win from 11 travels.

The reverse tie ended 3-2 in favour of Freiburg and another goal fest is expected. Get on the Over 2.5 Goals market at 6/10. 


Hannover 33/20
Draw 49/20
Monchengladbach 31/20 
Hannover have been fairly decent on home soil but have lacked consistency this season. Monchengladbach have been in terrible form with four consecutive losses, conceding five goals without finding the back of the net.

Nonetheless, I’m expecting the Borussians to come back strong and at least score a goal or two here. Both Teams to Score – Yes – is the way to go at 6/10. 

Werder Bremen 8/10
Draw 5/2
Hamburger 7/2
Werder Bremen went down 1-0 to Freiburg last time out and will be hoping to bounce back strongly. Hamburg are without a win in their last 10 matches, including six losses.

The River Islanders are unbeaten in their last six home games and are well worth a punt to extend that unbeaten run. The home win looks a top bet. 

Sunday 25 February 

Bayer Leverkusen 17/20
Draw 26/10
Schalke 3/1 
Bayer Leverkusen are coming off a 2-1 win away to Hamburg and will return to their home patch, where they have struggled to maintain winning form. Schalke battled to a 2-1 home win over Hoffenheim last weekend, ending a short poor spell of consecutive defeats.

An end-to-end game of football is on the cards, making this one all the more difficult to call. The Totals – Over 2.5 Goals – market should be backed at 7/10. 

Leipzig 5/10
Draw 32/10
Cologne 5/1 
Leipzig slipped up on Monday night, going down 2-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt but prior to that defeat, they had won back-to-back games. Cologne are bottom of the standings without a win in their last four games and have managed just one win from 11 travels.

The Red Bulls won the reverse tie 2-1 and look well worth a punt to complete the double over their opponents. The home win is tipped. 

Monday 26 February

Dortmund 5/10
Draw 34/10
Augsburg 52/10 
Borussia Dortmund have been impressive in recent weeks and are unbeaten in their last eight matches with three wins on the trot. Augsburg have been dismal of late with two losses on the bounce, conceding three goals without scoring.

BVB offer good value for the victory and will be confident after claiming a 2-1 win in the corresponding fixture. Back the home team to claim maximum points. 

TREBLE TIPPED @ 9/2
Stuttgart vs Ein. Frankfurt Over 2.5 Goals 21/20
Werder Bremen Win 8/10 
Dortmund Win 5/10 



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