Our soccer pundit previews the German Bundesliga week 29 action which kicks off on Friday 6 April 2018.
After last weekend’s 6-0 demolition of arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich will be looking to wrap up a sixth consecutive Bundesliga title when they travel to Augsburg on Saturday. It’s all in the Old Lady’s hands now! Let’s get to this weekend’s action!
Friday 6 April
Werder Bremen 27/20
Hannover are without a win in their last six matches with five defeats on the spin and that doesn’t look like improving here. Werder Bremen are unbeaten in their last five games, including three consecutive victories.
The River Islanders won the reverse tie 4-0 and will be looking to complete the double over their opponents. The away win is tipped.
Saturday 7 April
Hertha Berlin 26/10
Monchengladbach are winless in their last four matches but play host to a poor travelling Hertha Berlin side. Neither team are looking worthy of taking this game by the scruff of the neck but both sides will be going all out for the win with just six rounds of football remaining.
Nine of the last 10 meetings have seen Over 2.5 Goals and I’m expecting another high-scoring affair here. Follow the trend at 19/20.
Freiburg have been terrible in recent weeks, winless in their last five matches, including back-to-back defeats, scoring once and conceding four times. Wolfsburg are without a win in their last eight matches with five losses.
Both teams are struggling for form and goals at the minute, which makes for a dull encounter. The Totals market – Under 2.5 Goals – is tipped at 11/20.
Cologne are second from bottom of the log with three losses from their last four matches, while Mainz are placed just one spot above them but six points clear. However, the latter are winless in their last five games, finding the back of the net just once in the process.
Looking back at past meetings between the sides, just one of the last 11 meetings has seen both clubs find the back of the net. Take Both Teams to Score – No – at 21/20.
Bayern Munich 11/20
Augsburg are coming off a hard-fought goalless draw against Bayer Leverkusen and will be looking to build on that. However, Bayern Munich come to town hungry and eager to wrap up the Bundesliga with just one victory needed to lay claim to their sixth consecutive league title.
The Bavarians were absolutely savage last time out, hammering rivals Borussia Dortmund 6-0, following a 2-1 defeat at Leipzig. Back Bayern to claim maximum points.
Hamburg find themselves rooted to the foot of the table with just four wins from 28 matches, scoring only 20 goals and conceding 44 times. Schalke have been in top form with six straight wins and look well worth a punt to add to that tally.
The hosts are winless in their last seven matches and should go down. The Royal Blues are tipped to come away with a narrow victory.
Sunday 8 April
Borussia Dortmund 6/10
Borussia Dortmund were humbled last time out, as Bayern Munich ran riot at the Allianz Arena with a 6-0 victory. Stuttgart are unbeaten in their last eight games and will be determined to maintain that form on Sunday.
Nonetheless, BVB are strong at home and will be desperate to return to winning ways in front of their faithful supporters. With that being said, I still feel Stuttgart will be up for the challenge, so take Both Teams to Score – Yes – at 7/10.
Eintracht Frankfurt 15/10
Eintracht Frankfurt have lacked consistency in recent weeks but their home ground form has been impressive with five wins in a row, scoring 12 goals and conceding just three times. Hoffenheim are undefeated in their last five games, including a 6-0 win on home soil against Cologne last time out.
A cagey contest is on the cards with the sides likely to cancel each other out. Get on the Totals market – Under 2.5 Goals – at even money.
Monday 9 April
Bayer Leverkusen 2/1
Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen will wrap up round 29 with what promises to be a cracking contest. The Red Bulls have won two matches on the bounce, including a 2-1 home win over Bayern Munich, while Bayer Leverkusen have struggled to maintain winning form in recent weeks.
This is one of those games that could go either way, but home advantage should be a major factor here. Take Leipzig to claim all three points.
TREBLE TIPPED @ 72/10
Werder Bremen Win 27/20
Bayern Munich Win 11/20
Leipzig Win 5/4