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Augsburg vulnerable against high-scoring Wolfsburg

March 3, 2015

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Any opportunity to back Wolfsburg at odds against to win a German Bundesliga game at the moment should interest punters and the Wolves merit top billing at odds of 2.15Bet €100 to win €21523/20Bet £100 to win £215+115Bet $100 to win $2151.15Bet HK$100 to win HK$2151.15Bet Rp100 to win Rp215-0.8696Bet RM100 to win RM215 with WilliamHill to triumph at Augsburg.

Wolfsburg’s players must feel that they could walk on water right now. Wolfsburg extended its unbeaten run across all competitions to 14 matches by blowing away Bremen 5-3 on Sunday, Bas Dost scoring another two goals for the Wolves. It is not just the effect that Wolfsburg’s form is having on the Wolves; imagine what it must be like to line up against Dieter Hecking’s high-scoring team – some sides are being beaten before its players step out on to the pitch.

Augsburg boasts one of the German Bundesliga’s finest home records with seven wins, two draws and two losses from its 11 games. But Augsburg’s four German Bundesliga home flops have occurred in its matches versus first-placed Bayern Munchen (0-4), fourth-placed Leverkusen (2-2) and two teams that are in false ladder positions, eight-placed Frankfurt (2-2) and 10th-placed Dortmund (2-3). What those results suggest is that Augsburg cannot cope when it hosts the German Bundesliga’s high-powered offences and Wolfsburg, which has scored 53 goals in its 23 league games, ranks second only to Bayern Munchen in the goal-scoring list.

Wolfsburg defeated Augsburg 1-0 at home in the seventh round of the German Bundesliga and the Wolves were in nowhere near as good form in October as they are heading into Saturday’s match. Wolfsburg is the best bet on the German Bundesliga coupon at odds against – one cannot those odds lasting.

At odds on is Bayern Munchen, which is trading at odds of 1.25Bet €100 to win €1251/4Bet £100 to win £125-400Bet $100 to win $1250.25Bet HK$100 to win HK$125-4.00Bet Rp100 to win Rp1250.2500Bet RM100 to win RM125 with WilliamHill, to continue its relentless march to the German Bundesliga championship by beating dreadfully out of form Hannover in Lower Saxony.

One will not labour the point about the quality of Bayern Munchen because what makes this odds-on bet attractive are the limitations of Hannover, which is in danger of being sucked into the relegation scrap. Hannover has failed to win any of its seven German Bundesliga games, matches in which it has faced only one side ranked above it on the ladder.

Bayern Munchen has handed out six consecutive two-plus-goal beatings to Hannover across various competitions since this time three years ago and another emphatic victory for FC Hollywood is likely to occur on Saturday. PaddyPower is offering odds of 1.73Bet €100 to win €17373/100Bet £100 to win £173-137Bet $100 to win $1730.73Bet HK$100 to win HK$173-1.37Bet Rp100 to win Rp1730.7300Bet RM100 to win RM173 about Bayern Munchen covering a one-goal handicap, a punt that recent history supports.

One tipped Monchengladbach’s last German Bundesliga road game to end level and one is keen to back the Foals to accrue one point from its away match against Mainz on Saturday, a play that is available at odds of 3.40Bet €100 to win €34012/5Bet £100 to win £340+240Bet $100 to win $3402.40Bet HK$100 to win HK$3402.40Bet Rp100 to win Rp340-0.4167Bet RM100 to win RM340 with BetVictor. Mainz’s German Bundesliga home numbers of four wins, four draws and three losses are not a million miles away from Monchengladbach’s away numbers of three wins, four draws and four losses, plus the reverse fixture five months ago resulted in a 1-1 draw.

With regards to German Bundesliga exotics, one is keen to bet on the game between Augsburg and Wolfsburg going over two and a half goals at odds of 1.70Bet €100 to win €1707/10Bet £100 to win £170-143Bet $100 to win $1700.70Bet HK$100 to win HK$170-1.43Bet Rp100 to win Rp1700.7000Bet RM100 to win RM170 with Boylesports and Ladbrokes.

Nine of Augsburg’s 11 German Bundesliga home matches have gone over two and a half goals – that is the best strike rate in the division – and eight of Wolfsburg’s 11 league away games have gone over that mark. One was expecting to see much shorter odds than 1.70Bet €100 to win €1707/10Bet £100 to win £170-143Bet $100 to win $1700.70Bet HK$100 to win HK$170-1.43Bet Rp100 to win Rp1700.7000Bet RM100 to win RM170 about this exotic option.

Tips Summary

Wolfsburg to beat Augsburg
7th March 14:30 GMT
Odds: 2.15Bet €100 to win €21523/20Bet £100 to win £215+115Bet $100 to win $2151.15Bet HK$100 to win HK$2151.15Bet Rp100 to win Rp215-0.8696Bet RM100 to win RM215
Where to Bet: WilliamHill

Bayern -1 to beat Hannover
7th March 14:30 GMT
Odds: 1.73Bet €100 to win €17373/100Bet £100 to win £173-137Bet $100 to win $1730.73Bet HK$100 to win HK$173-1.37Bet Rp100 to win Rp1730.7300Bet RM100 to win RM173
Where to Bet: PaddyPower

Mainz to draw with Monchengladbach
7th March 17:30 GMT
Odds: 3.40Bet €100 to win €34012/5Bet £100 to win £340+240Bet $100 to win $3402.40Bet HK$100 to win HK$3402.40Bet Rp100 to win Rp340-0.4167Bet RM100 to win RM340
Where to Bet: BetVictor

Wolfsburg v Augsburg Over 2.5 goals
7th March 14:30 GMT
Odds: 1.70Bet €100 to win €1707/10Bet £100 to win £170-143Bet $100 to win $1700.70Bet HK$100 to win HK$170-1.43Bet Rp100 to win Rp1700.7000Bet RM100 to win RM170
Where to Bet: Boylesports, Ladbrokes

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    Eric Roberts
    Eric Roberts

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    Eric has been a sports journalist for over 20 years and has travelled the world covering top sporting events for a number of publications. He also has a passion for betting and uses his in-depth knowledge of the sports world to pinpoint outstanding odds and value betting opportunities.