THERE’S a full round of midweek Bundesliga matches to enjoy and Mark O’Haire (@MarkOHaire) highlights the best value bets for Tuesday’s games.
Bayern Munich v Freiburg | Tuesday 19.00 | BT Sport 2
My first midweek bet on the Bundesliga couldn’t be easier. Seeing Bayern Munich available to back at 17/20 with Sportingbet to win ‘to nil’ is simply too good to turn down and must be gobbled up.
I’m sure you don’t need too much convincing but here goes… Since Pep Guardiola took charge at Bayern they’ve won 23/25 home league games. In 14 of those 23 victories they kept clean sheets – that’s 56% of Bundesliga matches at the Allianz Arena ending in home wins with the opposition failing to score.
And this season the defending champions have looked incredibly ruthless. FC Hollywood have kept clean sheets in 12/15 league outings including in 12 of their last 13 – only Dortmund have scored against Bayern in that spell.
After failing to win in their first nine games, Freiburg have now suffered just one loss in six. However, Christian Streich’s men have already failed to net in two of their three away trips to top-half sides and recorded defeats without scoring four of their last five trips to Bayern and Dortmund.
Koln v Mainz | Tuesday 19.00
Koln produced one of the shocks of the round on Saturday when upsetting the odds to beat Schalke at the Veltins Arena. It was a result that saw the Billy Goats climb into mid-table and ended a run of four defeats in five.
Meanwhile, Mainz were held at home to struggling Stuttgart and now sit just three points above the relegation zone following a run of seven matches without a win.
With Koln boasting just one home victory to their name, taking a bet on Both Teams To Score at 20/23 (BetVictor) holds much more appeal than choosing to take either side in the Match Odds market.
The hosts have seen both teams net in their last five Bundesliga matches as well as seven of their previous nine. And Both Teams To Score has already proved a winning selection in 10/15 Mainz matches including their previous four.
Bayern Munich v Freiburg – Bayern Munich win ‘to nil’ (17/20 Sportingbet)
Koln v Mainz – Both Teams To Score (20/23 BetVictor)