Table-toppers to take pleasure in capital journey
Union Berlin v Bayern Munich
Saturday 12 December, 17:30
Live on BT Sport and Betfair Live Video
Such has been Bayern Munich’s excellence within the Champions League, they’ve been capable of cruise by way of Matchdays Five and Six with few issues, resting a clutch of key gamers. With such a packed schedule, such collective breathers are important. On Wednesday, Bayern received 2-0 in opposition to Lokomotiv Moscow in Munich, with Robert Lewandowski, Leon Goretzka, Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry, Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard not noted of the beginning XI. There was additional excellent news, as Alphonso Davies rubberstamped his return from damage by beginning the match.
A refreshed Bayern face an Union aspect that has misplaced inventive inspiration Max Kruse to damage and midfield workhorse Robert Andrich to suspension.
Andrich was despatched off for a ridiculously reckless problem within the Berlin derby, a recreation that Union misplaced 3-1. Although they’ve began this season beautifully, the following few video games might be tough, particularly with out Kruse, who has utterly remodeled the way in which Union play in assault.
Bayern have received 22 of their final 24 video games away from the Allianz Arena, together with a 2-0 success at Union final season. In 18 of these 22 victories, Bayern have led at half-time, and that is the guess that appeals right here. In each of their victories over Union final time period, Bayern had the benefit on the break.
I’ll again Bayern/Bayern within the HT/FT market at 1.910/11, and I’ll additionally again them -1.5 and -2.0 on the Asian Handicap at 1.8810/11. If Bayern win by two objectives it is a half-win and in the event that they win by extra it is a full win.
Crunch conflict to supply objectives
Mainz v Köln
Saturday 12 December, 14:30
Live on Betfair Live Video
Mainz had been on a little bit of a roll till final weekend’s 2-1 defeat at Arminia Bielefeld, however then the outdated demons resurfaced. Mainz had been too usually second to the ball in a dismal first-half show on the Schuco Arena, they usually gave up two preventable objectives, though the second from Ritsu Doan did contain some sensational ability. Mainz have now leaked a whopping 24 objectives in ten league matches – solely rock-bottom Schalke have a worse report.
Fellow strugglers Köln ended their 18-match winless run with a shock success at Borussia Dortmund, and final week they adopted that up with a battling 2-2 draw in opposition to unbeaten Wolfsburg. Incredibly, each groups have discovered the online in 20 of the Billy Goats’ final 21 Bundesliga matches.
I do not belief both defence right here, so I’ll again an Over 2.5 Goals/BTTS double at 1.84/5.
Bayer to spice up title push
Bayer Leverkusen v Hoffenheim
Sunday 12 December, 17:00
Live on BT Sport and Betfair Live Video
With all of the discuss of Germany having 4 golf equipment within the final 16 of the Champions League, the efforts of Bayer Leverkusen and Hoffenheim in qualifying for the knockout rounds of the Europa League with time to spare have been considerably overshadowed. While Bayer have been ready to deal with the calls for of preventing on two fronts, Hoffenheim have discovered it quite a bit harder.
Hoffenheim’s 3-1 win over Augsburg on Monday night time was their first league success since they beat Bayern on Matchday Two, they usually have not received a Bundesliga match on the highway since Matchday One. They have not saved a clear sheet in any of their away video games within the prime flight this time period.
Bayer are but to lose within the league, and though no-one actually imagines they’re going to bother Bayern in the long run, they’re at the very least within the title race at this stage. Stretching again into final season, they’ve received 4 of their final six Bundesliga video games on the BayArena, and after beginning the league season with three attracts, they’ve received six of their final seven.
Both groups have scored in six of Leverkusen’s final eight BL residence matches, whereas BTTS has landed in all however one in all Hoffenheim’s league video games this time period. I’ll again Bayer to win a full of life recreation, and double up the win guess with Over 2.5 Goals on the Same Game Multi at 2.55.