Bundesliga Betting Tips: Capital club to extend impressive streak


BUNDESLIGA fanatic Jonny O'Sullivan (@libero_the) oversees the best bets from Saturday's 2.30pm kick-offs.

The Bundesliga title race may be over with Bayern grabbing all three points in Der Klassiker along; RB Leipzig, Leverkusen and Gladbach also failed to turn up last week and that’s resulted in the Bavarians taking an 11-point advantage over fifth and seven over second.

Bayern are looking unstoppable right now and a collapse appears impossible. However, stranger things have happened in football and the relegation scrap along with the race for Champions League should still provide more than enough entertainment for the neutral.

Dusseldorf's resurgence has resulted in Mainz, Frankfurt,  Union Berlin and Augsburg looking over their shoulders towards the relegation play-off place, while the massive Werder Bremen and Paderborn are starting to look hopeless at the foot of the table.

Hertha Berlin v Augsburg | Saturday 30th May 2020, 14:30 | BT Sport

Hertha Berlin under the stewardship of Bruno Labbadia have looked superb. Matheus Cunha has been sensational along with other talented players who have massively underperformed this season such as Marko Gruijic, Vlad Darida and Dodi Lukebakio. When a talented manager comes into a new club with a good squad, a minor miracle occurs which shows the true ability of so many individuals.

A 2-2 draw against Leipzig was actually a harsh result on the side from the capital in hindsight. A mistake like no other from keeper Rene Jarstein allowed Leipzig to take the lead but Hertha showed character to win a penalty and get a draw. On another day, three points would have been a formality.

If you add this performance, along with their comfortable win against city rivals Union and Hoffenheim, Hertha are one of the form sides in the division.

With Hertha just seven points off Europa League places and sides struggling to find consistency with the strange environments they are now playing in, Die Alte Dame may have plans of heading on a European tour (once you are allowed to travel again safely).

Augsburg have been frustrating of late and have not managed to take advantage of favourable fixtures. A poor performance against bottom side Paderborn will lead to low confidence facing a buoyed Hertha side.

After watching Augsburg’s midweek match, the 3-0 victory against Schalke a few days appeared to be more of a representation on the defensive qualities of Schalke, rather than the attacking prowess of Augsburg. In fact, in their last four away matches, Augsburg have lost all four matches with an aggregate of 0-11.

Hertha have scored an average of three goals per-game since the restart and are facing a side struggle to make an impact in the final third. If Hertha can partially match their performance levels in their last few matches, a comfortable win should be on the horizon.

Hertha Berlin -1 Asian Handicap (17/10 Bet365)

Wolfsburg v Eintracht Frankfurt | Saturday 30th May 2020, 14:30 | BT Sport

After getting trounced against Dortmund last weekend, many would have expected a similar outcome for Wolfsburg against the all-conquering Bayer Leverkusen in the midweek fixture list. However, Die Wolfe completely nullified Leverkusen and won impressively 4-1. This resulted in them having a three-point cushion in sixth to place themselves in the best position possible for a Europa League spot.

This should come as no surprise, in truth. Wolfsburg are in superb form, leaving the Dortmund result aside. With only one loss in nine matches, including five victories, a win at home to the free-falling Frankfurt should appear a formality.

Frankfurt showed a lot of character midweek, but at the end of the day only managed to achieve a draw against Freiburg, despite being behind twice throughout the match and dominating throughout. Yet again, defensive frailties was the main theme of the match, just like it was against Bayern Munich.

Without a win in six and just five points clear of the relegation playo-ff places, Frankfurt are in a desperate position. Throughout this winless run, Die Adler have conceded 20 goals and in their last three away matches, they have managed to concede 13 goals.

Frankfurt have lost 10 out of their 13 away matches this season and recent history between the two teams suggests that Wolfsburg should find this game an opportunity to grab all three points to cement their European hopes. Wolfsburg have won five out of their last seven matches between the two sides and Frankfurt are clearly weaker than previous campaigns.

However, Wolfsburg are leaky at the back themselves. The home side have conceded in 14 of their last 16 league matches. Andre Silva and co to possess decent firepower for the guests but their vulnerabilities at the back far outweigh a nothing better than decent attack.

Wolfsburg to win and Both Teams To Score (5/2 Bet365).

Best Bets

Hertha Berlin v Augsburg – Hertha Berlin -1 Asian Handicap (17/10 Bet365)

Wolfsburg v Eintracht Frankfurt – Wolfsburg to win and Both Teams To Score (5/2 Bet365)

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