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: Expect comfortable wins for Dortmund and Leipzig but Bayern may struggle at Wolfsburg

FRIDAY Bayer Leverkusen v FC Schalke 04, 19.30 “We aren’t looking up right now. That’s totally forbidden.” That was sporting director Rudi Völler’s analysis of Leverkusen’s current predicament after defeat to Freiburg. Only six points have been collected from seven games since Tayfun Korkut came in...

Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: Dortmund will bounce back from their Champions League exit with plenty of goals

Friday 1. FC Köln v TSG Hoffenheim Coach Peter Stöger said too many first half errors cost Cologne at Augsburg last weekend. Their 2-1 defeat was a big opportunity missed too given that all their rivals for a European spot failed to pick up points. Facing...

Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: Resurgent Schalke can cause Dortmund trouble in the Revierderby

Friday Hertha BSC v TSG Hoffenheim The Bundesliga weekend starts with an important clash in the race for the final Champions League place. Hertha, five points behind fourth place Hoffenheim, will be without full back and free kick specialist Marvin Plattenhardt through injury. Mitchell Weiser is...

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...