Bundesliga Betting Preview – 17/12/16
Bundesliga Betting Preview – 17/12/16
In our Bundesliga betting preview we look at the best possible betting tips for the selected fixtures.
Red Bull Leipzig v Hertha BSC
On Saturday afternoon this weekend in the Bundesliga we see Pál Dárdai take his Hertha side on the trip to Red Bull Arena Leipzig to face Ralph Hasenhüttl’s Red Bull Leipzig.
The home side Red Bull Leipzig head into the visit of Hertha BSC knowing that they need a win here on Saturday if they are to keep up with defending champions Bayern Munich. Leipzig who were only founded in 2009 seven years ago, have made a rapid rise up through the German leagues in fairly controversial fashion. The huge energy drink company have pumped a ridiculous amount of money into the club in order to get them into the top flight. In their seven year existence they have achieved an impressive four promotions, and now have their eyes on the biggest prize on German football, the Bundesliga title. They currently find themselves sat level on points with Bayern Munich who are in top spot, but they play on Sunday so if Leipzig get even a point here then they will end Saturday at the summit of the table.
Their most recent match was last Saturday when they made the trip to Audi-Sportpark to face Maik Walpurgis’ Ingolstadt who were at the time bottom of the league. Nobody gave the hosts a chance in this one, but this ended up being Leipzig’s first taste of Bundesliga defeat. Ingolstadt took a surprise lead after just twelve minutes when a free kick in from the left was met at the front post by Roger who glanced his header home. That ended up being the only goal in a tight affair but the bottom of the table side held on for a huge three points.
The away side Hertha BSC go into the trip to Leipzig knowing that this is the perfect opportunity for them to close down the gap at the top of the table between them and their opponent. After a solid seventh place finish last season, they look an even stronger outfit this time round as they currently find themselves sat in an impressive third place in the table. The gap between them and Leipzig stands at six points as they head into Saturday, so a win here would be massive for them. They’ve struggled on the road so far this season though, with seven away matches they’ve managed two wins, three draws and two defeats.
Their most recent match was on Saturday when they travelled to VOLKSWAGEN ARENA to face Valerien Ismaël’s Wolfsburg who have struggled so far. It was a chaotic start the game which saw three goals inside six first half minutes. The hosts went ahead through Borja Mayoral, Hertha equalised with Plattenhardt only for Wolfsburg to go ahead again thanks to Seguin. The visitors didn’t get their equaliser until the 69th minute from Esswein and then in injury time Kalou won it for Hertha from the spot.
Over 2.5 goals (Best Priced on WilliamHill at 21/20) – BET HERE
Both teams to score (Best Priced on WilliamHill at 11/10) – BET HERE
Darmstadt 98 v Bayern Munich – 18/12/16
On Sunday afternoon this weekend in the Bundesliga we see Carlo Ancelotti take his Bayern Munich side on the trip to Jonathan-Heimes-Stadion am Böllenfalltor to face Ramon Berndroth’s Darmstadt 98.
The home side Darmstadt head into the visit of Bayern Munich knowing that it’s going to take some sort of miracle if they are to come away with anything from this one. They have more than likely already accepted that they are going to lose this game, but they will want to ensure that they put a good account of themselves across and do not get embarrassed. After narrowly avoiding relegation last year when they finished in fourteenth place, this time round it looks like they are in real danger of a return to the second tier. They are currently on a seven game losing streak and it doesn’t look likely to end here. If they were to somehow win on Sunday, then it would more than likely see them climb out of the drop zone.
Their most recent match was on Saturday when they travelled to Schwarzwald-Stadion to face Christian Streich’s SC Freiburg who have had a decent start to their season. This one looked destined to finish as goalless draw until just four minutes to play. The hosts were awarded a penalty and up stepped Nils Peterson who made no mistake and snatched all three points.
The away side Bayern Munich go into the trip to Darmstadt knowing that they need to continue picking up wins or they face the prospect of falling off the top of the table. They’ve been in unfamiliar territory for the majority of this campaign so far, in the fact that they haven’t spent it in first place. And it is a surprise opponent who are giving them a run for their money in the form of Red Bull Leipzig. Bayern currently sit at the top of the league only by goal difference, and if it wasn’t for Leipzig slipping up against bottom of the table Ingolstadt then they would be in second place. Bayern’s only defeat of the season came in their trip to Borussia Dortmund who beat them 1-0.
Their most recent game was on Saturday when they welcomed Valerien Ismaël’s Wolfsburg to the Allianz Arena. This turned out to be yet another dominant home performance from Bayern who ran away with a convincing 5-0 victory. Robert Lewandowski got himself a brace, with Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and Douglas Costa chipping in with a goal each.
Bayern Munich -2 handicap (Best Priced on PaddyPower at 6/5) – BET HERE
Second half highest scoring half (Best Priced on on skybet at EVENS) – BET HERE
See more of our Bundesliga Betting Previews HERE
Watch the highlights from Bayern’s 5-0 win over Wolfsburg here: