None of the games in the 20th German Bundesliga rounds appeals from a match betting perspective but, thankfully, there are fixtures that throw up goals-related wagers.
The best of the bunch is under two and a half goals in the German Bundesliga game between Ingolstadt and Augsburg on Saturday, an option that Marathonbet is offering at odds of 61/1001.61-1640.61-1.640.61. A feature of Ingolstadt’s maiden German Bundesliga campaign has been low-scoring matches, with 16 of its 19 games going under two and a half goals, including seven of its nine assignments. The German Bundesliga is a generally high-scoring competition but Augsburg is another team that skews under two and a half goals. Eleven of Augsburg’s 19 German Bundesliga matches have gone under two and a half goals – only Ingolstadt boasts a less exciting record – including five of its nine away games. Augsburg has taken part in three six-goal German Bundesliga matches otherwise its goals-per-game average would be much closer to two.
Ingolstadt won 1-0 at Augsburg in August’s reverse German Bundesliga fixture, Matthew Leckie converting one of the match’s few clear-cut chances. Ingolstadt is 10th on the German Bundesliga ladder because its defence has conceded fewer goals than every side except Bayern Munchen and it does not matter whether it is at home or away – it adopts the same strategy of absorbing pressure and breaking fast.
One thinks that Ingolstadt versus Augsburg will not be a German Bundesliga game for neutrals to enjoy but one does believe that a couple of matches are likely to feature a high number of goals – Monchengladbach against Bremen on Friday and Frankfurt versus Stuttgart on Saturday.
One could have made a decent case for Monchengladbach to beat Bremen using one’s German Bundesliga collateral form analysis but the Foals have gone off the boil since the winter break and their propensity to concede goals in not for what one looks in an odds-on favourite, hence why one thinks that backing their game to go over two and a half goals at odds of 11/201.55-1820.55-1.820.55 with 888Sport and Unibet is an attractive way to approach the opening match of Round 20.
Fifteen of Monchengladbach’s 19 German Bundesliga games have gone over two and a half goals, including eight of its 10 away matches. Thirteen of Bremen’s 19 German Bundesliga games have gone over two and a half goals, including seven of its 10 away matches. It took just 53 minutes for August’s reverse German Bundesliga fixture to go over two and a half goals, Bremen holding on to run out the 2-1 winner.
Frankfurt and Stuttgart are two of the German Bundesliga’s most unpredictable teams in terms of results but they are reliable in terms of over two and a half goals, with the latter being one of the option’s favourites. Fourteen of Stuttgart’s 19 German Bundesliga games have gone over two and a half goals, including eight of its nine away matches in what is a division-leading statistic. Ten of Stuttgart’s 19 German Bundesliga games have gone over two and a half goals, including five of its nine home matches. Frankfurt stunned Stuttgart in August’s reverse German Bundesliga fixture, capitalising on Przemyslaw Tyton’s red card to stretch what was a 2-1 advantage to a 4-1 final score.
Finally, here are one’s German Bundesliga collateral form figures for every one of Round 20’s games. An asterisk signifies that the side enjoys a head-to-head advantage.
Monchengladbach 11-2-4* versus Bremen
Schalke 7-2-8* versus Wolfsburg
Frankfurt 6*-4-7 versus Stuttgart
Hannover 4-1-12* versus Mainz
Hertha 4-2-11* versus Dortmund
Ingolstadt 8*-2-7 versus Augsburg
Leverkusen 4-1-12* versus Bayern Munchen
Hamburg 9-3-5* versus Koln
Hoffenheim 5*-5-7 versus Darmstadt
Ingolstadt v Augsburg Under 2.5 goals
6th February 14:30 GMT
Monchengladbach v Bremen Over 2.5 goals
5th February 19:30 GMT
Frankfurt v Stuttgart Over 2.5 goals
6th February 14:30 GMT
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.
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