Leverkusen to concede and win at Wolfsburg

One refuses to jump off the Leverkusen bandwagon even though it lost its UEFA Champions League Group C opener at Monaco, particularly as bookmakers are offering some juicy prices about certain eventualities occurring in its next game.

Leverkusen travels to Wolfsburg on Sunday for what promises to be one of the most attractive matches in the fourth round of the German Bundesliga program since both sides like to attack. The bet is which one is interested is Leverkusen to win and both teams to score at odds of +333  with Sky Bet.

Monaco had one attempt on target in the entirety of its UEFA Champions League Group C home game against Leverkusen and it made the German Bundesliga leader pay for its wastefulness. A glut of first-half opportunities that Leverkusen created by cutting the Monaco defence to ribbons went begging and, once the French Ligue 1 side got its head in front, it held on as its opponent slowly ran out of energy and ideas.

Salzburg had occasional off days during Roger Schmidt’s time at the helm of the Austrian Bundesliga team but, when it was on, no side in the land could trade blows with it. One feels that Leverkusen will perform similarly under Schmidt and one is willing to follow it when decent betting odds pop up, as is the case with its German Bundesliga match at Wolfsburg.

First, one fancies Leverkusen to beat Wolfsburg, which will have two days fewer to prepare than its guest because of its participation in the UEFA Europa League. And second, one is keen to snap up the odds available on the exotic market in light of the both-sides-to-score numbers of Wolfsburg. Both teams have scored in each of Wolfsburg’s last 17 German Bundesliga games, a run that dates back to February. And Wolfsburg has scored in each of its last 29 German Bundesliga matches, a run that dates back to October.

Backing both Wolfsburg and Leverkusen to find the back of the net in their German Bundesliga clash at odds of -200  with Ladbrokes seems like a no-brainer for punters who do not mind taking short prices. But one likes to live on the edge and odds of +333  about the favourite winning and the aforementioned trends continuing are too good to pass up.

One was happy to oppose Hamburg in its German Bundesliga away game versus Hannover and one is going to repeat the play when the former European champion entertains Bayern Munchen, with the pick being the favourite to cover a one-goal line at odds of -130  with 888sport and Unibet.

Hamburg sacked Mirko Slomka the day after its 0-2 German Bundesliga loss at Hannover and it has appointed Under 23 coach Josef Zinnbauer until further notice. Zinnbauer is Hamburg’s fifth manager in three and a half years and the side’s problems require more action than changing its boss.

Zinnbauer will not sleep in the lead up to Hamburg’s German Bundesliga home game against Bayern Munchen if he sees the recent head-to-head record between the teams. Bayern beat Hamburg 3-1 (home), 4-1 (away) and 5-0 (away) in their three meetings across various competitions last term and the total score in the last eight clashes favours Bayern 36-5.

Finally, a plain both-sides-to-score punt appeals in the German Bundesliga match between Augsburg and Bremen, an option that Boylesports is listing at odds of -133 .

Augsburg has scored in 15 of its last 17 German Bundesliga home games and Bremen is a lot like Wolfsburg, with both teams scoring in 11 of its last 13 top-flight matches, including in each of its last four road fixtures.

Tips Summary

Leverkusen to beat Wolfsburg and BTTS
21st September 14:30 GMT
Odds:  +333
Where to Bet: Sky Bet

Bayern -1 to beat Hamburg
20th September 14:30 GMT
Odds:  -130
Where to Bet: 888sport, Unibet

Augsburg v Bremen BTTS
20th September 14:30 GMT
Odds:  -133
Where to Bet: Boylesports

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