Frankfurt vs Hoffenheim – BTTS @ 1.50
Both sides were phenomenal for goals last season and I’m expecting this to continue in the same vein this year. Starting with Frankfurt, their average of 3.18 really did set the league alight and even though their front line has been depleted, you’d still expect the likes of Rebic to do a job.
Hoffenheim were even more impressive on the goals front with a 3.59 average over last season and their attacking brand of football opens them up for a leaky defence.
Leverkusen & Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.57
Leverkusen start their season against newly promoted Paderborn and I can’t see past a convincing Leverkusen win especially on home soil. After finishing in a top four spot last season, Leverkusen will be starting on the front foot. I did look at the basic win, but the odds were too low, so I’ve added in over 2.5 goals as I expect them to really dominate.
Monchengladbach Win @ 2.00
Last season’s fifth placed finishers Monchengladbach will be looking to get off to a flyer against Schalke who really struggled last season getting caught up in a relegation battle.
The price on this one just seems ridiculous given last season’s performances and the current pre-season form would suggest that Monchengladbach are continuing in the same vein.
Leipzig Win @ 1.70
Another top four side in Leipzig come up against newly promoted Union Berlin. Union only came up through the playoffs after beating Stuttgart over two legs. However, I believe they’re not in the same class as their opponents this weekend Leipzig.
With the likes of Upamecano & Werner confirming they’ll be at Leipzig this season, they really do look like top four contenders yet again and I expect them @ 1.70 to really get off on the right foot.
Bremen vs Dusseldorf – Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.66
This fixture just screams goals. With their fixtures last season averaging 4.5 goals, you’ve got to be looking for a similar scoreline and Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.66. Both teams have been in good form in pre-season with plenty of goals coming at both ends. I’ll be hoping for more of the same and @ 1.66, I really did like the price of it.