Munich-born Raphael Honigstein writes about football for Germany’s biggest broadsheet, Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Guardian, ESPNFC and others. He’s a regular pundit on BT Sport’s European Football Show and the author of “Englischer Fussball: A German View of Our Beautiful Game”. His favourite food is Schnitzel, predictably.

Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: Leipzig to fall further behind Bayern as Bremen keep up great form

Friday Borussia Dortmund v FC Ingolstadt Ingolstadt’s stint in the Bundesliga looks to be coming to an end. With ten games to play, they’re seven points adrift of Hamburg who occupy the relegation playoff place. They fought well against Cologne but only a string of miraculous...

Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: Dortmund to be held by frugal Hertha as Bayern run riot at the Allianz

Friday Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen Don't look now but 14th-placed Bremen are one of the form sides of the Bundesliga with three wins on the spin, even if the last one was quite flattering at home against Darmstadt. They face a Leverkusen side that fired...

Raphael Honigstein’s Bundesliga Betting: Expect goals galore in Dortmund v Leverkusen and Lewandowski to deliver for Bayern

FC Augsburg v RB Leipzig, Friday 7.30pm Augsburg managed to put some important distance between themselves and the relegation zone last weekend with a win at Darmstadt. It takes the pressure off them somewhat ahead of facing Leipzig. The visitors arrive down south with the chance...

Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: Leaky Bayern defence means Hamburg have a chance at the Allianz

Friday VfL Wolfsburg v SV Werder Bremen “We have to forget this game quickly,” said Wolfsburg coach Valerien Ismael after his side went down 3-0 at Dortmund in tepid fashion. It belied the promise shown in the victory against Hoffenheim the previous weekend as the Wolves...

Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: Leipzig's slide to continue as Dortmund cope without Yellow Wall

Friday FC Augsburg v Bayer Leverkusen The tally for all-time Bundesliga goals stands at 49,999 after last weekend’s action. It’s quite probable then that goal number 50,000 will arrive at the WWK-Arena on Friday night. Leverkusen look the most likely team to get it if their...

Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: Lahm's retirement bombshell could unsettle out of sorts Bayern Munich even more this weekend

Friday 1. FSV Mainz 05 – FC Augsburg After sacking Dirk Schuster in December, Augsburg wanted a style of play that was easier on the eye and got results. So far so good then for new coach Manuel Baum, who has 10 points from his first...

Raphael Honigstein’s Bundesliga Betting: Hoffenheim can win at Leipzig while Mainz could upset Dortmund

Schalke 04 v Eintracht Frankfurt, Friday 7.30pm Any hope that Eintracht Frankfurt had of becoming the first team to win at Leipzig this season were foiled quite spectacularly by their own goalkeeper last Saturday. Lukas Hradecky’s bizarre decision to handle outside the box saw him sent...

Raphael Honigstein’s Bundesliga Betting: Bayern are beatable at home but Hoffenheim should stay undefeated

WEDNESDAY Bayern Munich v RB Leipzig, 19:00 Bayern and Leipzig are tied on points at the top of the Bundesliga, with Bayern ahead only on goal difference. The champions were poor away at Darmstadt but Douglas Costa’s screamer saved them. Leipzig meanwhile were back in the...