Here are the fixtures for Match Day 25 in the 2.Bundesliga. Probably the stand-out tie will be on Monday night where 2nd place Braunschweig entertain third place Kaiserslautern. A review of match-day 24 is here
|25.Match day – details|
|FC St. Pauli 8/13||-:-||SSV Jahn Regensburg 9/2||Draw29/10|
|FSV Frankfurt 7/5
||-:-||VfR Aalen 21/10||Draw23/10|
|SV Sandhausen 12/5||-:-||TSV 1860 Munich 13/10
|FC Energie Cottbus 13/10||-:-||1.FC Union Berlin 12/5||Draw 12/5|
|1.FC Cologne 13/20||-:-||SC Paderborn 07 9/2||Draw29/10|
|FC Ingolstadt 04 23/20||-:-||VfL Bochum 13/5||Draw 12/5|
|FC Erzgebirge Aue 5/4||-:-||Dynamo Dresden 12/5||Draw 12/5|
|Hertha BSC 4/11||-:-||MSV Duisburg 9/1||Draw 4/1|
|Eintracht Braunschweig 13/10||-:-||1.FC Kaiserslautern 9/4||Draw23/10|
Braunschweig to beat Kaiserslautern @ 13/10
Despite letting us down last week, we’re taking a chance with the early pace-setters. Admittedly recent form hasn’t been good, but arguably their opponents, Kaiserslautern are in just as poor form, having only drawn against Bochum and Duisburg and losing in a one-sided affair to Hertha. 13/10 is good value for the home team who have the strongest record on their own soil with 9 wins from the 12 games played at the Eintracht-Stadion.
Hertha (-1) to beat Duisburg @ 11/10
It’s not often I’ll put up my own team as a ‘Best Bet’, so maybe a little heart is being used here as well as my head! After putting in a disappointing effort against Dresden last week, the current league leaders will be desperate to forget last Saturday and show the Berlin public what they can really do. Odds of 4/11 for the outright 90 minute win are extremely prohibitive at the Olympic Stadium, so we’ll be hoping for at least two goals with no reply and a convincing win to get back on track with a selection on the handicap market.
Dresden (DNB) to beat Aue @ 11/8
Having watched Dresden last week, there seems a renewed fighting spirit which has seen them gain 2 wins, 2 draws and a solitary loss in their last 5 games. If they can put in anything similar to the performance which toppled Hertha last week, then the 11/8 with the ‘Draw No Bet’ security blanket could be terrific against an Aue side which appear to be spiraling into trouble after losing 4 of their last 5 games. This is the big relegation clash of the weekend with both teams locked on 24 points each.
Following a profitable last Match-Day with 5/9 results correctly predicted, again we’ll be looking for a selection in every game, specifically looking at a variety of markets in order to offer a bet which is ‘Evens or Above’
|St.Pauli/Regensburg: 2nd half to have most goals||11/10|
|Frankfurt to beat Aalen||7/5|
|1860 Munchen to beat Sandhausen||13/10|
|Cottbus/Union: Both teams to score in the 2nd half||5/2|
|Paderborn (DNB) to beat FC Koln||19/5|
|Ingolstadt v Bochum: Draw at HT||23/20|
|Dresden (DNB) to beat Aue||11/8|
|Hertha (-1) to beat Duisburg||11/10|
|Braunschweig to beat Kaiserslautern||13/10|
Some bigger prices selected this week, particularly the near 4/1 for a Paderborn away victory in Koln with ‘no bet’ should the game be a draw.
Thanks for reading, enjoy the games. As always comments and your own selections are welcomed.