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Wolves hungry to complete league double

April 23, 2014

wolfsburgWolfsburg thrashed Freiburg on the road in the 15th round of the German Bundesliga and it is the 32nd round’s best bet at odds of 1.53 with Totesport to complete the double.

Always worthy of consideration at home because it boasts the German Bundesliga’s third best record in front of its own fans, Wolfsburg welcomes a Freiburg side to the Volkswagen Arena that has considerably less for which to play than itself. Wolfsburg is one place and one point below the German Bundesliga’s cut-off point for the UEFA Champions League, whereas Freiburg is almost safe from relegation.

Wolfsburg’s German Bundesliga home record in terms of points per game is third only to Bayern Munchen and Schalke. Yes, Wolfsburg has proven stronger at home than second-placed Dortmund thanks to its 10 wins, two draws and three losses. And Freiburg’s German Bundesliga away record of three wins, four draws and eight losses is one of the division’s worst.

Combine the head-to-head record – Wolfsburg beat Freiburg 3-0 in December, scoring twice in the first 11 minutes and completing the rout in stoppage time – the respective home and away records and the respective motivation levels and one fancies the Volkswagen-backed team to win the match.

Nurnberg‘s German Bundesliga membership card could be about to expire and it is worth opposing when it travels to Mainz, with Youwin offering odds of 1.70 about a home victory.

Eight losses in nine games have propelled Nurnberg towards the foot of the German Bundesliga ladder and a lot of those defeats have been heavy reverses. Now it has to face Mainz, which has an excellent home league record against all bar the division’s big guns. Mainz has won eight, drawn three and lost four of its 15 German Bundesliga home matches but it is worth noting that its four losses have been versus Bayern Munchen, Dortmund, Schalke and Leverkusen – the top four after 31 rounds. No German Bundesliga side ranked 11th to 18th has avoided defeat at Mainz – Nurnberg is 17th.

Mainz held Nurnberg to a 1-1 draw in the reverse German Bundesliga fixture four months ago but that was when the relegation-threatened team was in slightly better form.

Finally, one is keen on the chance of both sides scoring in the German Bundesliga game between Hannover and Stuttgart that will kick off the 32nd round. It is an option that is available at odds of 1.57 with BetVictor and Ladbrokes.

The first thing that is attractive about the suggested bet is the result of the reverse German Bundesliga fixture in December. Stuttgart defeated Hannover 4-2 and both teams scored inside the first half hour.. It was 2-2 at half time before Stuttgart bossed the match in the second period.

Hannover is a relatively strong home performer – it has won more German Bundesliga games on its own patch than any other side ranked lower than eighth – that can play with a bit of freedom now that it is eight points ahead of 16th-placed Hamburg but just three rounds of matches remaining.

Stuttgart is in more German Bundesliga relegation danger than Hannover as it is only four points in front of Hamburg. Therefore, Stuttgart could do with something tangible out of its German Bundesliga away date with Hannover and that means that it should play positively. Stuttgart is yet to feature in a German Bundesliga goalless game and its 31 matches have had an average of 3.45 goals – the league’s third highest.

Hannover’s 31 German Bundesliga games have had an average of 3.16 goals but, while that ranks it only equal seventh on that particular metric, it is worth highlighting that just two of its matches have featured fewer than two goals.

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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.