Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: Gladbach & Wolfsburg To Share The Spoils


SV Darmstadt - FSV Mainz 05

Darmstadt coach Dirk Schüster has talked up how Mainz are something of a model club for the Lilies. Schüster though has made the promoted outsiders stars in their own right so far this season, as confirmed by their unlikely point at Borussia Dortmund last Sunday. 

Mainz had the misfortune of facing Bayern Munich and Robert Lewandowski last Saturday. This Rheinhessen derby will be much closer but such is the way Darmstadt are playing at the moment, another surprise result could be on the cards, with the hosts to win at 3.05.



Ingolstadt - Eintracht Frankfurt


Ingolstadt coach Ralph Hasenhüttl exuberantly celebrated their draw with Cologne at the full time whistle last Friday night. It kept their unbeaten away record so far this season but back at home, they're yet to score a goal. Eintracht have also gone through something of a dry patch scoring just once in their last three games. Even with Alex Meier on the prowl, this is perhaps one to pick as a low scoring affair with under 2.5 goals at 1.81.


Borussia Mönchengladbach - VfL Wolfsburg

Both Gladbach and Wolfsburg went ahead against English opposition before losing on Wednesday night. What's worse for Gladbach is that goalkeeper Yann Sommer broke his nose in their defeat to Manchester City. The surgery required means he will miss out on Saturday, but Wolfsburg have had some good news with the return of Luiz Gustavo.

Gladbach still don't look the same force as last season but Wolfsburg are nothing special on the road - so in this case, back a draw at 3.40.


Hannover 96 - SV Werder Bremen

Neither Hannover nor Bremen come into this game in great form. The home side grabbed an unexpected point at Wolfsburg last week but they still remain bottom. Werder on the other hand are heading in that direction after three defeats in a row. 

They'll still be without defensive midfielder Philipp Bargfrede as he serves the final game of a three match suspension. Hannover though should be buoyed by their point at Wolfsburg last week. Whilst this may turn out to be an error strewn encounter, the home side might well come out on top such is Werder's predicament at 2.60.


Hertha BSC - Hamburg SV


Hertha showed their resilience by claiming a point in Frankfurt last weekend. They will still be missing their first choice goalkeeper Thomas Kraft for the visit of Hamburg. The away side are also likely to continue with their no. 2 in the form of Jaroslav Drobny. Hamburg were perhaps unfortunate to not pick up a point against Schalke last week but the way Hertha have been playing at home just about outweighs what Hamburg have to offer. A home win is good value then at 2.15.


TSG Hoffenheim - VfB Stuttgart

There was relief for Hoffenheim last week as Kevin Volland helped them clinch their first win of the season away at Augsburg. Stuttgart meanwhile lost their sixth game in seven against Gladbach to heap more pressure on coach Alexander Zorniger. Once again, the Swabians created plenty of chances and, once again, they were wasteful. What's even more worrying for Zorniger is that Hoffenheim's improvement in their last two games, particularly their performance against Dortmund, suggests a win for Markus Gisdol's side here at 2.45.


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