Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: Stuttgart & Hamburg To Show Their Sunday Best

VfB Stuttgart - SV Darmstadt 98

Stuttgart coach Alexander Zorniger remains a man under pressure. His side did beat fourth tier Carl Zeiss Jena in the DFB-Cup during the week but last Saturday's defeat to Leverkusen after squandering a two goal lead means a result is needed against Darmstadt.

Dirk Schuster's side arrive at Stuttgart having also advanced to the last 16 of the DFB-Cup. With the speedy Marcel Heller, they have a weapon to exploit Stuttgart's vulnerability to the counter attack. However, Stuttgart eventually dealt with Ingolstadt in their last home game and given how much they create, the hosts should squeeze through here at 1.67.


Hamburg SV - Hannover 96

Hamburg haven't scored in any of their last three at home but their northern derby against Hannover still represents a very good chance for them to end that run and move into the top half.

Striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga says he's expecting Hannover to be at eye level with them on Sunday but recent form would suggest otherwise. Michael Frontzeck's side have been defeated twice in the last week and with Hamburg in reasonable enough shape, a home win should follow at 2.00.