Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: Dortmund To Edge Out Leverkusen In Tight Battle

Bayer Leverkusen - Borussia Dortmund

Leverkusen and Dortmund enjoyed Europa League wins over Portuguese opposition on Thursday. Predicting the winner at the BayArena is a little trickier with both sides looking strong so far in 2016. 

Leverkusen have the second best defence in the division and it'll be tested by Dortmund's attacking trio of Marco Reus, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Javier Hernandez meanwhile will still be missing for the home side. It's unlikely to be by any great margin but Dortmund's attacking prowess should nudge them through here. An away win is priced at 2.18.


Hannover 96 - FC Augsburg

So far Thomas Schaaf has lost all four of his games in charge of Hannover meaning a win here is imperative to their hopes of avoiding relegation. Augsburg are also down at the wrong end of the table but they showed the resilience required to stay up in their draw with Liverpool.

Raul Bobadilla was injured in that game however and missing him is a big blow to Augsburg. It might be best to go for a draw in this one at 3.40.


Schalke 04 - VfB Stuttgart

Stuttgart are in excellent form having won their last five league games. That's seen them climb away from relegation trouble and with a win on Sunday, they could be up and around Schalke in the hunt for a European spot. 

The Royal Blues had a goalless draw in Ukraine on Thursday night to follow up their defeat to Mainz last weekend. Their fortunes should improve against Stuttgart but the away side's recent form makes backing a draw the best option here at 3.50.