Dortmund v Schalke - Bundesliga
The Bundesliga is back with the Ruhr Derby! Dortmund’s last game was a defeat to PSG that eliminated them from the Champions League. However, prior to that they had won five games in a row. They’ve also won their last five games at the Signal Iduna Park. Neighbours Schalke have only won one of their last nine games, and that was in extra time. They haven’t even managed to score in their last four away games and, even though Dortmund have a poor recent record in the derby, I see a Home Win.
My prediction: Dortmund 2 v 0 Schalke - Dortmund Win (1.55)
RB Leipzig v Freiburg - Bundesliga
RB Leipzig are third, five points behind Bayern. They have won seven of their last ten home games, but it’s the number of goals that impresses me. Nine of those ten games have featured Over 2.5 Goals. It’s been the same in their last eight games against Freiburg. The visitors have only won one of their last ten away games and I think they will lose here.
My prediction: RB Leipzig 3 v 0 Freiburg - Over 2.5 Goals (1.55)
Augsburg v Wolfsburg - Bundesliga
It’s not been a good start to the year for Augsburg. They have lost six of their eight games in 2020. They have scored in all four of their home games though; in fact they have only failed to score in one home game all season. Wolfsburg have lost just three of their 11 games this year, while Both Teams to Score was a winning bet in eight of those. I’m going to back it this time, too.
My prediction: Augsburg 1 v 2 Wolfsburg - BTTS and Double Chance Wolfsburg (2.30)
Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia Monchengladbach - Bundesliga
Considering how strong they have been in recent seasons, it’s disappointing to see Frankfurt in 12th position. Prior to the break they had only won one of their last five games. They’ve been better at home, though, with five wins in seven games there in 2020. Monchengladbach are fourth and have only lost once in four away games this year. However, since they haven’t won at Frankfurt since 2015, I think this might be a Draw.
My prediction: Eintracht Frankfurt 1 v 1 Borussia M'Gladbach – Both Teams to Score (1.55)
Union Berlin v Bayern Munich - Bundesliga
Union Berlin are a team that relies on their vocal home support, so it will be interesting to see how they fare without them. They have lost three of their last five games, too, so it’s a terrible time to face Bayern. One of the things I’ve realised with Bundesliga betting in the last few years is that Bayern always finish the season strongly. The reigning champions are back on top and have won nine of their last ten games. Seven of those wins have been on the handicap. I expect another comfortable win here, too.
My prediction: Union Berlin 0 v 3 Bayern Munich - Bayern Win with 1:0 Handicap (1.55)