After landing 13 of 18 bets in the first two rounds of fixtures since the Bundesliga returned to action, I’m going for nine out of nine in this weekend’s fixtures.
Freiburg v Bayer Leverkusen
Freiburg are without a win in their last three while Leverkusen are looking to bounce back from their 4-1 home defeat to Wolfsburg. It was the third successive game in which Leverkusen scored and conceded in the same game. If both teams score in this game, it will be the seventh consecutive game in which BTTS will have paid out. The first meeting this season saw at least one goal for Freiburg and one for Leverkusen as the game ended 1-1. Three of the last four meetings at Freiburg have ended goalless.
Suggested bet: Under 3.5 goals
Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich
These two giants of German football meet with both sides winning their last six games. Bayern have dropped just two points in their 13 while the home side have taken 27 points from a possible 30 in their last 10 games.
What can we expect from this fixture? Goals, if both strike forces are in the mood. In their last 11 league games, Bayern has bagged 34 goals, while Dortmund have netted 33 times. Both teams should score in this fixture but their respective defences have been pretty good. Dortmund has registered five clean sheets in their last six while the defending champions have nilled their opponents three times in their last four.
Over 2.5 total goals is another bet worth looking at. In Dortmund’s last nine home league games, a minimum of three total goals have been scored while over 2.5 goals has paid out in 12 of Bayern’s last 13 away league games.
A look at previous meetings suggests there should be goals in this match-up. Nine of the last 10 have seen at least three goals scored.
Over 1.5 goals
Bayer Leverkusen v Wolfsburg
Leverkusen host Wolfsburg in a clash between two top-six sides. Leverkusen have an incredible record of not trailing at half-time in their last 19 league games. That feeling of going into the changing room not behind on the scoreboard is not a feeling Wolfsburg are familiar with.
Wolfsburg has led at the break in three of their last 10. In those 10 games, their record at the interval has been – losing, drawing, ahead, losing, drawing, ahead, losing, drawing, ahead and losing in the weekend’s home game against Dortmund. If that sequence is to be continued, then this game should be level at half-time.
Leverkusen have been in good scoring form in their last seven games – scoring in both halves in six of them. That includes their last three in which they also won both the first half and second half.
Of the last 32 meetings, over 2.5 goals has paid out in 29 of them while 28 encounters have seen BTTS land.
Leverkusen to lead at half-time
Eintracht Frankfurt v Freiburg
This could be a slow-burner of a game. Neither side have a tendency to score early goals. Frankfurt have failed to find their opponents’ net before the 37th minute in their last eight games.
Freiburg, who suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Werder Bremen on Saturday, have not scored a goal before the 28th minute in their last 14 matches. The last time they did so was in their 4-2 defeat at Borussia Munchengladbach on December 1.
Frankfurt has conceded four goals in the five minutes after half-time in their last five matches and this could be an area for Freiburg to exploit.
The fixture computer has not been kind to Frankfurt with their last three games against top five sides which is one of the reasons why over 2.5 goals has paid out in those games.
Freiburg don’t have the strike force of those sides with six goals scored in their last nine so under 3.5 goals might be the best bet in this game.
Under 3.5 goals
Werder Bremen v Borussia Munchengladbach
If Munchengladbach’s last nine matches are any indication as to what we could expect from this game, then we could expect both sides to score and combine for over 2.5 goals.
BTTS has landed in the visitors’ last nine league games while over 2.5 total goals has paid out in eight of those.
Two of Bremen’s last three have seen goals for both teams and over 2.5 goals scored. Of the last 18 goals Bremen has conceded, 13 have come after half-time.
If Bremen score in the 81st minute, it will be the fourth successive game in which Munchengladbach have conceded a goal in that particular minute.
Bremen have not scored first in their last seven home league games so I’d go for Munchengladbach to open the scoring which they have done in their last four games on the road.
Munchengladbach to score first
RB Leipzig v Hertha Berlin
Wednesday’s action gets under way with Hertha Berlin’s trip to RB Leipzig.
Between them, these two sides scored nine goals in the last round of fixtures. Leipzig scored five without reply at Mainz to take the aggregate score for the season to 13-0. Hertha scored all their goals in their 4-0 derby win over Union in the second half to ensure their fans had the bragging rights.
Defensively, these two sides have been difficult to penetrate. Leipzig has registered five clean sheets in their last seven games while Hertha’ derby win ensure back-to-back clean sheets.
Hertha have played the patience game in recent matches. Of the last 20 goals they have scored, 18 have been scored in the second half. They might find it a struggle against Leipzig who have only conceded two second half goals in their last 11 games and they both came in the same game – a 2-0 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Over 1.5 goals
Augsburg v Paderborn
Augsburg and Paderborn have found wins hard to come by in recent times. Between them, they have combined for one win in a total of 15 games and that came courtesy of Augsburg’s 3-0 win at Schalke on Sunday.
Both sides were quick out of the blocks last weekend registering goals in the first nine minutes. In Paderborn’s case, the basement side had already conceded when they found the net. The last five goals Paderborn have conceded have all come in the first half.
Neither side are used to scoring the first goal. Paderborn has failed to open the scoring in their last seven while Augsburg’s opener at Schalke was the first time they scored first in their last five.
Augsburg to score first
Dusseldorf v Schalke
The last time these two sides met, they drew 3-3 with Schalke coming from a goal down three times to claim a point thanks to Rouwen Hennings’ hat-trick.
And there is a good chance this could end all square also given Dusseldorf’s recent run of results. All four of their points from their last four matches have come from draws.
Six of their last eight games have been draws while four of Schalke’s last eight have been stalemates.
Scoring remains an issue for Davis Wagner’s side with just one goal scored in Schalke’s last six matches. They have failed to score in seven of their last nine and they might have to be patient against Dusseldorf. Of the last 19 goals conceded by the home side, 17 have come in the second half.
Under 3.5 goals.
Hoffenheim v Cologne
With three minutes to play on Sunday, Cologne’s run of successive games with three or more total goals looked to be coming to an end. They trailed Dusseldorf 2-0 with time running out.
What followed was the most dramatic finish in the Bundesliga since the resumption of the season with two goals to snatch a point in a 2-2 draw. The comeback came a week after they themselves let a 2-0 lead slip at home to Mainz.
Sunday’s draw was Cologne’s tenth game in a row in which over 2.5 goals paid out. Can it pay out for an 11th time in Hoffenheim? I’m going for over 1.5 goals.
Recent history suggests it could. Hoffenheim’s last seven games in the PreZero Arena have seen a minimum of three match goals scored.
In Hoffenheim’s last 10 matches, early goals have been common with 10 goals scored before the stadium clocks reaches 20 minutes. The home side has not conceded a goal after the 74th minute in their last 13.
Cologne have picked the ball out of their net in the 61st minute in their last two matches. Will lightning strike a third time just after the hour mark?
Over 1.5 goals
Union Berlin v Mainz
Both these sides suffered heavy defeats last time out although Union have had longer to dwell on their loss. Their 4-0 loss in the Berlin derby occurred on Friday while Mainz’s 5-0 hammering by RB Leipzig came on Sunday.
Neither side are safe from relegation but a win for Union will ease their concerns considerably and move them six points clear of Mainz who ended the last round of fixtures just three points above Dusseldorf who occupy the play-off place.
The fifth goal Mainz conceded on Sunday came in the final 15 minutes which was the second time in their last three games in which they conceded a goal in that period of time. Union have conceded 11 goals in the 75th minute or later in their last 12 league games. I’m expecting that sequence to continue.
Over 1.5 goals
Hertha Berlin v Union Berlin
The second round of fixtures, following the Bundesliga restart, gets under way with a Berlin derby. It will be just the second ever in the top flight and the first played at the Olympiastadion. Hertha have the better form with an unbeaten run of three games compared to Union who are without a win in their last three. Over 2.5 total goals has paid out in Hertha’s last six league games and in four of Union’s last five matches. There may not be too many goals before half-time given the fact Hertha have scored two first half goals in their last 12 while Union have managed one more in their last 11. In the last nine games, Hertha have score 10 more goals in the second half than in the first while Union have netted 15 more goals after the interval than before it. Union will go above their hosts if they win.
Suggested bet: Second half to be the higher scoring half
B Munchengladbach v Bayer Leverkusen
Borussia Munchengladbach climbed above RB Leipzig into third in the table last week after 3-1 win at Eintracht Frankfurt and they will start as slight favourites against Bayer Leverkusen who also won on the road last time out when they secured a 4-1 win at Werder Bremen on Monday night. It was the second successive league game in which over 2.5 total goals were scored in a game involving Leverkusen while Munchengladbach’s win was the eighth game in a row in which over 2.5 goals paid out. Both these teams have a tendency to score the first goal, but which side will get their noses in front this time. If it’s Munchengladbach, it will be the seventh time in their last eight games in which they have opened the scoring while Leverkusen are looking to score first for the tenth time in 11 games. Munchengladbach have not trailed at half-time in 13 of their last 14 games while Leverkusen’s run of not trailing at the interval now stands at 18 consecutive games. The away team has won the last three meetings.
Suggested bet: Over 2.5 total goals
Freiburg v Werder Bremen
The form book suggests this should be a comfortable home win for Freiburg who have taken four points from their last two games. The enforced break because of the COVID-19 pandemic did nothing to bring a change in fortunes for Werder who remain in the bottom two following their 4-1 loss at home to Bayer Leverkusen. It was the second successive game in which BTTS had paid out in games involving Werder while Freiburg’s 1-1 draw at RB Leipzig was their second game in a row where there was at least one goal for them and the team they were playing. Bremen conceded the first goal on Monday night for the fourth time in their last five games and it they fall behind at the Schwarzwald Stadion, then they will have to buck a trend that has plagued them all season. Werder have taken just one point from a possible 33 when conceding the opening goal. Freiburg have scored in the 34th minute in their last two games while Werder conceded in the 33rd minute. Will there be a goal between the 31st and 40th minute?
Suggested bet: Freiburg to score first
Paderborn v Hoffenheim
The stat that jumps out ahead of Hoffenheim’s trip to Paderborn is the inability of both sides to score the opening goal. Paderborn, who remain bottom of the Bundesliga following their 0-0 draw at Dusseldorf, have failed to score the opening goal in their last six league games. Hoffenheim, who were soundly beaten 3-0 at home by Hertha Berlin, have conceded the first goal in their last five matches. Half-time team talks have often been rallying calls from the respective managers as both sides have struggled in the opening 45 minutes. Paderborn have not led at half-time in their last nine games while Hoffenheim have been in front just once at the interval in their last 13 fixtures. A bet worth considering is for both teams to score. BTTS has paid out in Paderborn’s last seven league games at home while Hoffenheim’s last two away games have seen goals for both them and their opponents. Hoffenheim are unbeaten in their last five on the road and they should extend that sequence to six at the Benteler Arena.
Suggested bet: Both Paderborn and Hoffenheim to score
Wolfsburg v Dortmund
Wolfsburg’s seven-game unbeaten run will be put to the test when they welcome red-hot Dortmund who won their fifth successive game when they beat Schalke 4-0 in the Revierderby last Saturday. Wolfsburg left it late to win 2-1 at Augsburg when Daniel Ginczek popped up with the winner in injury time. The score at half-time could be a telling factor. If Wolfsburg are in front, the chances are they will go on to win the game. The home side has won all seven games this season in which they have led at the break. Dortmund led 2-0 last week and went on to win to make it six games running they have won while leading at the interval. Dortmund’s clean sheet at home to their neighbours was their fourth in five games and Wolfsburg will have their work cut out to find the net against the side with their sights set on finishing the season as champions.
Suggested bet: Dortmund to lead at half-time
Bayern Munich v E Frankfurt
Bayern say their lead at the top of the table cut to one point when Dortmund eased to victory 24 hours before the gap was restored to four following the champions’ 2-0 win at Union Berlin. A 30th title is Bayern’s to lose with eight games left to play. And if they need any extra motivation to win this game, then there is the small matter of Frankfurt’s 5-1 win in the reverse fixture which was the last as Bayern manager for Niko Kovac who left Frankfurt to take the Munich job. Since losing their last league game, Bayern, who have outscored their opponents 40-6 in those 12 games, have conceded goals in just three of their last 10 league matches. Don’t be surprised if Bayern score in both halves as they have managed to do so in four of their last five including last week’s win in Berlin. Frankfurt have been slow out of the blocks in matches before and after the suspension. They have failed to score before the 37th minute in their last seven games. If Bayern get their noses in front, it could be a frustrating fixture for Frankfurt. Bayern, who have taken 34 of 36 points in their last 12 games, have won all 14 games this season in which they have led at half-time.
Suggested bet: Bayern to lead at half-time
Schalke v Augsburg
A lot is made of the first goal scored in matches. Obviously, it gives the team that scores it the advantage and allows them to dictate the tempo of the game. The first goal in this fixture could go a long way to determine which team ends up with the three points on offer. Schalke have lost the last five games in which they have conceded the opening goal. Augsburg have lost the last five games in which they have conceded the opening goal. Schalke, who have no wins in their last eight, have struggled in front of goal in their last nine games scoring a total of just four goals. Neither side is used to leading at half-time with Schalke turning around ahead once in their last nine while Augsburg have been in front at the interval in one of their last eight. In Augsburg’s last 10 league games, they have conceded 18 goals in the 50th minute or later while Schalke have conceded 13 goals in the 50th minute or later in their last 10. Schalke have won two of their last three games to nil.
Suggested bet: Both teams not to score and under 2.5 goals
Mainz v RB Leipzig
The return fixture on November 2 remains the highest-scoring game of the Bundesliga season so far. A total of eight goals were scored and all eight were scored by Leipzig with Timo Werner helping himself to a hat-trick. Leipzig led 5-0 at half-time and they will be expected to record another comfortable against the 15th place side battling to stay in the league. Leipzig have drawn their last three games and the six points dropped has seen them slip to fourth in the standings. Leipzig had to come from a goal down to rescue a point at home against Freiburg. Leipzig can be described as a second half team after Yussef Poulsen found the back of the net 13 minutes from time. In their last 11 games, Leipzig have been outscored 8-4 in the first half. In the second half of those games, they have outscored their opponents 17-3. If Leipzig are to challenge for the Meisterschale, then the margin for error is zero. They have to start winning and this should be an away win. Leipzig have only scored the opening goal in two of their last 11 games which should give Mainz hope. If the home side can score first, then Leipzig’s title hopes could end at the Opel Arena.
Suggested bet: Timo Werner to be anytime scorer
Cologne v Dusseldorf
Cologne were denied a winning return to action last Sunday when they squandered a 2-0 lead at home to Mainz. With half an hour left to play, the points looked like being theirs, but they were pegged back by the away side who refused to give up. Sunday’s win was the 12th successive game in which Cologne scored and that run should be extended to 13 against a Dusseldorf that drew 0-0 at home to Paderborn in a game they would have targeted for a much-needed win to help ease them away from the relegation zone. Dusseldorf have conceded the first goal in 12 matches this season and they have not win any of them. Cologne have scored first in six of their last seven home league games and will expect to trouble the scoreboard operators first. Cologne’s win last weekend saw at least one goal in each half which was the fifth time in nine games in which they have done so and that includes their last two at home. Dusseldorf won the first meeting 2-0 but revenge should be Cologne’s.
Suggested bet: Cologne to score in both halves
Dortmund v Schalke
Dortmund resume the season four points behind current leaders Bayern Munich and they face a Schalke side harbouring hopes of playing European football next season. Dortmund outscored their opponents 27-9 in the eight matches before the lockdown and have scored the first goal in six of their last seven including their last four. Dortmund will be looking to score in their 15th successive league game. Schalke will hope the break will have helped them find a way of scoring a goal on their travels. They have failed to find the net in their last four away games and they have been nilled in five of their last seven. The away side have only managed one goal before half-time in their last eight.
Suggested bet: Over 2.5 goals
Augsburg v Wolfsburg
One of the trends that jumps out ahead of this game is the frequency in which BTTS has paid out in matches involving Augsburg and Wolfsburg. In the last three home games played by Augsburg, who are two places above the relegation play-off berth, there have been goals for both them and their opponents. BTTS has landed in the last four away games played by Wolfsburg, who have scored 12 of their last 16 goals in the second half. Of the last 21 goals conceded by the home side, 18 have come after the half-time interval. Augsburg are without a win in their last five while Wolfsburg are unbeaten in their last six.
Suggested bet: Both teams to score
Dusseldorf v Paderborn
Dusseldorf host basement side Paderborn hoping they can pick up where they left off before the suspension of games in March. Dusseldorf lost just one of their last six, although four of them were draws. Paderborn have their work cut out to stay in the Bundesliga and a win this weekend will certainly lift spirits and give them hope for the remainder of the campaign. Paderborn have not let at half-time in their last eight and go into this encounter with just one point to show from their last six games. Dusseldorf have scored first in four of their last six while the visitors have conceded the first goal in their last five. Neither side has been involved in a goalless draw so far this season. Could that change this weekend in a cagey affair?
Suggested bet: Dusseldorf to score the first goal
RB Leipzig v Freiburg
RB Leipzip have ‘on paper’ the most favourable run-in of the sides battling it out for the German title. Leipzig have five points to make up on leaders Bayern Munich and they will be expected to pick up all three points against Freiburg who are eighth in the table. Leipzig have won all 12 games this season when they have led at half-time and have taken 34 points from a possible 36 when scoring first, although they have not scored first in eight of their last 10 games. If the home side keep Freiburg to nil, it will be their fifth clean sheet in their last six games. A fast start would help the visitors but without a goal in the first 28 minutes of their last 12 games, the odds are against Freiburg from catching their hosts cold.
Suggested bet: RB Leipzig to lead at half-time
Hoffenheim v Hertha Berlin
The suspension of football came at a good time for Hertha Berlin who had been guilty of starting games slowly before the break. In the three games prior to the decision to put the season on hold, Hertha conceded five goals in the first 10 minutes of their last three matches. The question is whether Hoffenheim can add to that. If their last games are any indication, then the answer is no. Hoffenheim have not scored before the 23rd minute in their last 10 matches. Despite that, this game could well see goals based on the fact over 2.5 goals paid out in Hoffenheim’s last six home games and Hertha’s last three away games.
Suggested bet: Over 2.5 goals
Eintracht Frankfurt v B Munchengladbach
Eintracht Frankfurt will do well to score in the first half. Munchengladbach have conceded just three first half goals in their last 10 matches while Frankfurt have only managed to scored twice before the interval in their last nine games. Nine of the last 12 goals Frankfurt have conceded have come in the second half and three of them have come in the 49th minute of their last three matches. Munchengladbach have scored first in five of their last six games while Frankfurt have conceded first in four of their last five. BTTS has paid out in the last seven games the visiting team have played while Frankfurt’s last home game saw goals for both teams.
Suggested bet: Both Frankfurt and Munchengladbach to score
Cologne v Mainz
Mainz are in danger of being involved in the relegation play-off and a trip to Cologne could be a tricky return to action for them. If both sides pick up from where they left off before the suspension of the league, then goals should be guaranteed. In Cologne’s last eight games, the total match goals have been – 4, 6, 4, 5, 5, 3, 3 and 3. The total goal in Mainz’s last seven away games have been – 8. 6. 3. 5, 4, 4 and 4. Mainz have conceded six goals in the opening 30 minutes of their last eight games.
Suggested bet: Over 2.5 goals
Union Berlin v Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich’s destiny is in their own hands over the last nine games they have to play. Win them all and they are champions again. Bayern are unbeaten in their last 11 league games and have registered clean sheets in six of their last nine. They have not conceded the first goal in their last 10 league games and have won the last nine games when they have scored first while Union Berlin have taken just one point from a possible 36 when conceding the opening goal. Bayern have not allowed their opponents to score within the first 20 minutes of their 12 matches. Union Berlin’s last four matches have seen over 2.5 total goals scored while Bayern’s last 10 away games have produced at least three goals.
Suggested bet: Over 2.5 goals
Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen
The final game of this round of games comes on Monday night with Bayer Leverkusen visiting Werder Bremen. Fifth-placed Leverkusen should take care of business against Bremen who sit second from bottom. Expect a fast start from the visitors who have opened the scoring in eight of their last nine games. Leverkusen have not trailed at half-time in their last 17 league games while scoring goals has been a problem for the home side. Bremen have failed to score in their last five home games. Bremen have managed just five goals in their last 11 matches. Of the last 14 goals conceded by Bremen, 11 have come in the second half.
Suggested bet: Leverkusen to score first
Torpedo Zhodino v Belshina
Torpedo got their league campaign off to the perfect start last week when they won 1-0 at Shaktyor thanks to Gabriel Ramos’ 90th minute goal. The victory came five days after they were beaten by the same side in the Belarus Cup. Belshina’s season began promisingly scoring after just seven minutes in their curtain-raiser at home to FC Minsk. But a penalty five minutes into the second half started the visitors’ comeback that saw two further goals scored in a comfortable 3-1 win. BTTS and over 2.5 goals paid out in the two meetings last season which saw Torpedo win 3-1 at Belshina while the first fixture finished 2-2 with Torpedo twice coming from a goal down to rescue a point.
Suggested bet: Torpedo Zhodino to win and over 2.5 goals
Rukh Brest v Energetyk-BDU
Energetyk-BDU sit top of the Belarus top division after they too got their season up and running with a 3-1 win. at home to BATE Borisov. Energetyk-BDU effectively had the points in the bag when they turned around leading 2-0 thanks to Jasurbek Yakhshiboev’s goals in the 26th and 34th minutes. Rukh Brest picked up their first win at the first time of asking when they beat Dinamo Minsk 1-0 in the Traktor Stadium. This will be the first ever meeting between these two sides following Brest’s promotion to the top flight at the end of last season.
Suggested bet: Draw
FC Slutsk v Dinamo Brest
There was only one draw in the opening round of games in the Belarus Vysshaya Liga and that involved the defending champions Dinamo Brest who had to rally from a goal down at home to earn a point against Smolevichi-STI. Cameroon midfielder Gaby Junior Kiki goal ensured Dinamo Brest drew their third successive game of the season after their previous two fixtures in the domestic cup competition ended goalless in 90 minutes. FC Slutsk go into this game full of confidence after beating Slavia Mozyr 3-1 in the Slutsk City Stadium in a game that saw three of the four goals scored from the penalty spot. Andrei Chukhlei opened the scoring for the visitors with the first penalty before Soslan Takulov converted his own penalty on the stroke of half-time. Artem Serdyuk wrapped up the win for the home side with his second coming from the spot. Three of the last four meetings have seen goals for both teams while the last three encounters have seen a minimum of three total goals scored.
Suggested bet: Both teams to score
Slavia Mozyr v BATE Borisov
BATE Borisov remain the only team from Belarus to have reached the group stage of the Champions League but after finishing second last season, they had to go through qualification for the Europa League. They failed at the first round and will hope to be back at the top of their domestic league come the end of the season. However, they began their season with a 3-1 loss at Energetyk-BDU while Slavia Mozyr suffered defeat by the same score when they travelled to FC Slutsk. In three of the last four meetings, three or more goals have been scored as BATE came out on top in all four.
Suggested bet: BATE to win and over 2.5 goals
FC Minsk v Dinamo Minsk
Two of the three clubs based in Minsk meet when Dinamo travel to FC Minsk. Fifteen times, these two sides have met and 15 times FC Minsk have failed to win. Five draws is all the home side in this fixture have to show as their rivals have certainly had the better of previous battles. But will the tide turn this week? FC Minsk are second in the table following their 3-1 win at Belshina while Dinamo followed up back-to-back defeats in the Belarus Cup to BATE Borisov with a 1-0 loss at home to Rukh Brest. There have been goals for both teams in two of the last three meetings and over 2.5 has paid out in two of the last three meetings.
Suggested bet: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals
Central Coast Mariners v Melbourne City
Sitting 10 points behind A-League leaders Sydney FC, Melbourne City need the three points at basement side Central Coast Mariners. The Mariners are bottom of the standings seven points adrift of Melbourne Victory after losing their last nine matches. City go into this fixture having won three of their last five games.
- BTTS paid out in 2 of the Mariners’ last 3 games
- BTTS paid out in the Mariners’ last home game
- BTTS paid out in City’s last 2 games
- BTTS paid out in 4 of City’s last 5 games
- BTTS paid out in 3 of the last 4 meetings
- 2.5+ goals landed in Mariners’ last 3 home games
- 2.5+ goals landed in 8 of City’s last 9 away games
- 2.5+ goals landed in the last 3 meetings
Brisbane Roar v Newcastle Jets
Newcastle Jets can boost their chances of securing a place in the play-offs by going to Brisbane and beating the Roar who occupy fourth place in the A-League. Newcastle are eighth six points off the top six and their form ahead of this game has improved in recent weeks with three wins and three draws from their last six games. Brisbane have won their last two games.
- BTTS occurred in 3 of Brisbane’s last 4 home games
- BTTS occurred in Newcastle’s last 2 away games
- BTTS occurred in the last 3 meetings
- Over 2.5 goals landed in 1 of Brisbane’s last 2 home matches
- Over 2.5 goals landed in Newcastle’s last 2 matches
- Over 2.5 goals landed in 2 of the last 3 meetings
- The last meeting finished 1-1
Western Sydney v Sydney FC
The A-League title is Sydney FC’s to lose sitting at the top of the standing with a 10-point gap between them and Melbourne City. But their city rivals are in danger of missing the play-offs and with home advantage, this will be a tough fixture for the leaders who have lost both meetings with Western Sydney this season. Both meetings ended 1-0.
- BTTS landed in 5 of Western Sydney’s last 6 games
- BTTS landed in Western Sydney’s last 2 home games
- BTTS landed in Sydney FC’s last away game
- 2.5+ goals paid out in Western Sydney’s last home game
- 2.5+ goals paid out in Sydney FC’s last 5 away games
Perth Glory v Western United
Perth Glory sit one place ahead of their opponents Western United in the standings, but a win for the visitors will see United close the gap on the Glory to just one point. Perth are without a win in their last four while Western United are looking to win three in a row for the first time this season.
- BTTS paid out in Perth’s last 3 home games
- BTTS paid out in Western United’s last 2 games
- The first meeting this season ended 1-1
- Over 2.5 goals occurred in Perth’s last 5 home games
- Over 2.5 goals occurred in Western United’s last 2 games
Fenerbahce v Kayserispor
It would be a major shock if Kayserispor went to Fenerbahce and won. Kayserispor are bottom of the Turkish Super Lig and in danger of being relegated. But a win would give them hope and having won three of their last five games, confidence will be high against Fenerbahce who are without a win in their last eight league and cup games.
- BTTS has occurred in Fenerbahce’s last 3 home games
- BTTS has occurred in Kayserispor’s last 2 games
- Over 2.5 goals paid out in Fenerbahce’s last 2 home games
- Over 2.5 goals paid out in 11 of Kayserispor’s last 12 away games
Besiktas v Antalyaspor
With their championship hopes ended, Besiktas are playing for Champions League qualification next season and beating Antalyaspor will help them in that quest. Besiktas are fifth in the standings five points behind Sivasspor and just one point ahead of Alanyaspor. Antalyaspor look set to finish in mid table but with just five points between them and the relegation zone, they can not take anything for granted.
- BTTS paid out in Besiktas’s last 2 home matches
- BTTS paid out in 6 of Antalyaspor’s last 8 matches
- 2.5+ goals landed in Besiktas’ last 5 matches
- 2.5+ goals landed in 4 of Antalyaspor’s last 6 matches
- The last meeting finished 2-1 to Besiktas
Rizespor v Galatasaray
Third-placed Galatasaray travel to Rizespor knowing they cannot afford to lose ground on Trabzonspor and Basaksehir who three points clear of Galatasaray at the top of the Super Lig. Rizespor’s relegation fears could be compounded further if they don’t find a way of ending their eight-game run without a win. The smart money would be on Galatasaray winning this one.
- BTTS has occurred in Rizespor’s last 3 home games
- BTTS has occurred in Galatasaray’s last 2 away games
- Over 2.5 goals paid out in 2 of Rizespor’s last 3 home games
- Over 2.5 goals paid out in Galatasaray’s last 6 league and cup games
Goztepe v Trabzonspor
Trabzonspor travel to Goztepe without the services of midfielder John Obi Mikel who left the club earlier this week after expressing fears over playing amid the global Coronavirus pandemic. Mikel’s departure may affect Trabzonspor’s hopes of winning the title which looks set to go to the wire with Basaksehir who share top spot with 53 points from 26 games. Trabzonspor are unbeaten in their last 12 league and cup games while Goztepe have won just one of their last five.
- BTTS landed in 6 of Goztepe’s last 8 home games
- BTTS landed in Trabzonspor’s last 7 games
- 2.5+ goals landed in 4 of Goztepe’s last 6 matches
- 2.5+ goals landed in 2 of Trabzonspor’s last 3 matches
If you are putting your accumulator together for this weekend’s soccer action in Europe, let us help you. We have done the homework for you to give you all you need to know about which matches are likely to see goals for both teams or over 2.5 goals scored based on recent trends and historical data.
Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund (Over 2.5 goals)
Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 defeat at Werder Bremen in the German Cup on Tuesday night was Dortmund’s 16th successive league and cup game in which a minimum of three total goals were scored. The last time Dortmund were involved in a match with under 2.5 match goals was on October 26 when they were held to a goalless draw at Schalke. In the January transfer window, Dortmund won the race to sign Europe’s hottest young talent, Erling Braut Haaland. The Norwegian striker had already scored eight goals in this season’s Champions League group stage for RB Salsburg and has hit the ground running in Germany with seven goals in his first three games for Dortmund who have scored five goals in each of their last three Bundesliga matches. The last three Bundesliga matches Bayer Leverkusen have played have seen over 2.5 goals scored and includes their 2-1 defeat at Hoffenheim on Saturday. In the last six meetings between Leverkusen and Dortmund, a total of 29 goals have been scored at an average 4.8 per game. Over 2.5 goals has landed in five of those six meetings and with goals galore in recent matches involving both sides, there could well be three or more goals netted at the BayArena this weekend.
Verona v Juventus (Over 2.5 goals)
When Juventus beat Verona 2-1 on September 21, they had to come from behind to claim all three points at the Juventus Stadium. Miguel Veloso gave Verona the lead before Aaron Ramsey scored his first goal since joining the Old Lady from Arsenal in the summer. A Cristiano Ronaldo penalty four minutes into the second half secured victory for Juventus, who opened a three-point lead at the top of Serie A after they beat Fiorentina 3-0 in Turin on Sunday. Ronaldo scored twice from the spot with Matthijs de Ligt scoring their third goal in the last minute. The significance of that third goal should not be underestimated. It was the tenth successive league game involving Juventus that saw over 2,5 total goals scored. Five of Verona’s last eight Serie A matches have seen three or more goals scored and if they score against Juventus, they will extend their run of games in which they have at least one goal to 13. Verona’s chances of beating Milan at the San Siro on Sunday were dealt a blow when they had midfielder Sofyan Amrabat sent off in the 68th minute. Verona held an early lead when Marco Davide Faraoni scored in the 13th minute, but Hakan Calhanoglu levelled for the home side on the half hour mark.
Freiberg v Hoffenheim (BTTS)
Hoffenheim are always good value to be included in BTTS accumulators. Last season, 28 of their 34 Bundesliga matches (82%) ended with goals for both them and their opponents. That trend has continued into this season with 12 of their 20 games (60%) seeing BTTS land. So, it should not have been a surprise to many to see their last league game at home to Bayer Leverkusen finish with both teams finding each other’s net in a 2-1 win for Hoffenheim. Three of the last five league league games Freiberg have featured in have seen goals for both them and the team they have been playing. This is a match-up that could well see goals for both the home side and Hoffenheim especially as 12 of the last 13 meetings have seen it happen including the last six encounters played at Schwarzwald-Stadion. Hoffenheim won the corresponding fixture 4-2 with Andrej Kramaric scoring twice for the visitors. Freiburg can move to within a point of their opponents if they can win their first game in three.
Heerenveen v VVV Venlo (BTTS)
In the Dutch Eredivisie, Heerenveen possess the longest run of games in which there have been goals for them and the team they have been playing. Heerenveen’s 2-1 loss at Fortuna Sittard on Sunday was their 12th consecutive game in which both teams to score (BTTS) has landed. October 5 was the last time it did not land when Heerenveen beat PEC Zwolle 1-0 thanks to Mitchell van Bergen’s goal on the stroke of half-time. Four of VVV Venlo’s last five league games have seen goals for both them and their opposition and includes their 1-1 draw at home to FC Utrecht on Sunday. Both goals in the game came from the penalty spot with Oussama Darfalou opening the scoring for VVV Venlo in the 51st minute only for Simon Gustafsson to score for the visitors to the Seacon Stadion – De Koel to level nine minutes from time. Both Heerenveen and VVV Venlo have scored in six of the last eight meetings between the two sides. Don’t be surprised if this fixture ends in a 2-2 draw given that has been the result the last three times VVV Venlo has played Heerenveen at the Abe Lenstra Stadion in the last three seasons.
Atalanta v Lazio (BTTS or over 2.5 goals)
Lazio moved to the top of Serie A last weekend when they beat Bologna 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico when the other title challengers had their matches postponed because of the threat of Coronavirus in Italy. Atalanta’s trip to Lecce also went ahead and they made the most of the trip by scoring seven goals in the match for the third time this season. Currently sitting fourth, Atalanta are on course to qualify for the Champions League next season.
- BTTS has landed in 6 of the last 8 meetings
- BTTS has landed in 5 of the last 6 meetings in Atalanta
- BTTS has landed in Atalanta’s last 4 league games
- BTTS has landed in 2 of Lazio’s last 3 league games
- Over 2.5 goals has paid out in Atalanta’s last 8 league and cup games
- Over 2.5 goals has landed in 2 of Lazio’s last 3 league games
- Over 2.5 has landed in 3 of the last 4 meetings in Atalanta
RB Salzburg v Sturm Graz (BTTS)
RB Salzburg’s title hopes took another major blow last weekend when they were beaten 3-2 at Altach while league leaders LASK strolled to a 5-1 win at home to Hartberg. Salzburg are now six points behind LASK and six points clear of third-placed Rapid Vienna. Sturm Graz, who drew 1-1 with home to Austria Vienna last weekend are battling to stay in the mix for a place in Europe next season sitting fifth, five points behind Wolfsberger.
- BTTS has occurred in RB Salzburg’s last 7 league games
- BTTS has occurred in 6 of Sturm Graz’s last 7 league games
- BTTS has occurred in 6 of the last 7 meetings
- The first meeting this season finished 1-1
Vitesse v Twente (BTTS)
Vitesse Arnhem host FC Twente this weekend looking to get back to winning ways after losing three of their last four in the Dutch Eredivisie and their last two at home to PSV Eindhoven and at PEC Zwolle. FC Twente have also lost their last two after losing 3-2 at home to Heerenveen last weekend. A win for Twente could see them climb two places in the league to 12th while Vitesse could move past Utrecht.
- BTTS has paid out in Vitesse’s last 3 league games
- BTTS has paid out in Twente’s last 2 league games
- BTTS has paid out in 3 of the last 4 meetings at Vitesse
Feyernoord v Willem (BTTS)
Feyernoord extended their unbeaten league run to eight during which they have taken 22 points from a possible 24. They will need to continue that form for the remainder of the season if the third-placed team are to wipe out the six-point gap between them and Ajax and AZ Alkmaar who are locked at the top of the table with 53 points from their 24 games. Willem, fifth in the table, have European hopes of their own and victory in this game will edge them closer to those dreams.
- BTTS has landed in 8 of Feyernoord’s last 9 league and cup games and their last 3 league matches
- BTTS has landed in Willem’s last 3 league games
- BTTS has landed in 3 of the last 4 meetings
Mattersburg v LASK (BTTS)
Barring a disaster, LASK should claim their first Austrian Bundesliga title in 55 years this season. They travel to Mattersburg with a six-point lead over nearest rivals RB Salzburg and with a Europa League clash with Manchester United next after this fixture, LASK will want to welcome the Premier League side to the Linzer Stadion with a win behind them. Squad rotation could come into play as manager Valerien Ismael could rest some of his star players. Mattersburg need the win to climb away from a congested bottom of the table where St Polten, Swarovski Wattens and Admira Wacker are all just two points behind Mattersburg.
- BTTS has paid out in 3 of Mattersburg’s last 4 league games
- BTTS has paid out in LASK’s last 5 league games
- BTTS has paid out in the last 5 meetings and 7 of the last 8 meetings
- BTTS has paid out in 8 of the last 9 meetings at Mattersburg
Borussia M’gladbach v Borussia Dortmund (Over 2.5 goals)
It’s a battle of the Borussias this weekend as Munchengladbach take on Dortmund. The home side are enjoying one of their best seasons in recent times and they welcome third-placed Dortmund knowing a win will see climb above their opponents. If Munchengladbach win their game in hand, they could also go above RB Leipzig into second place in the Bundesliga. Dortmund may have one eye on the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie at Paris St-Germain which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday night.
- Over 2.5 goals has landed in 19 of Dortmund’s last 21 league and cup games
- Over 2.5 goals has landed in 8 of Dortmund’s last 9 league and cup games
- Over 2.5 goals has landed in 4 of M’gladbach’s last 5 league games
- Over 2.5 goals landed in the last meeting in the German Cup which Dortmund won 2-1
Mechelen v Eupen (Over 2.5 goals)
Mechelen have moved into the European places thanks to three straight wins over Anderlecht, W Beveren and St Truiden. Mechelen are currently two points clear of Genk who have eyes on a top six finish themselves. Eupen ended their run of three successive defeats in the Belgian Jupiler League when they beat Mouscron 2-1 at the Kehrweg Stadion on Saturday.
- 7 of Mechelen’s last 8 league games have seen over 2.5 goals pay out
- 3 of Mechelen’s last 4 home league games have seen over 2.5 goals pay out
- Eupen’s last 4 league games have seen over 2.5 goals pay out
- Eupen’s last 2 league games away from home have seen over 2.5 goals pay out
Bologna v Juventus (Over 2.5 goals)
Juventus lost their place at the top of Serie A after their league game with Inter was postponed because of threats over the Coronavirus. The defending champions, who fell to second in the table after Lazio’s 2-0 win over Bologna, should be fresh ahead of their trip to Bologna. Bologna, who are without a win in their last three matches, look set to finish in the mid-table.
- 12 of Juventus’ last 13 league games have produced 3 or more goals
- 5 of Juventus’ last 6 league games have produced 3 or more goals
- 4 of Bologna’s last 6 league games have produced 3 or more goals
- Juventus won the first meeting 2-1 in October
Bayern Munich v Augsburg (Over 2.5 goals)
There is a look of familiarity about the top of the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich holding pole position and a three-point gap over RB Leipzig who were top for a spell until recently. Bayern have taken 28 points from a possible 30 in the last 10 league games and they will be expected to extend their unbeaten run in the league to 11 games. Augsburg, who are six points clear of Dusseldorf in 16th place, could still be dragged into a relegation battle if they don’t find a way to win matches. Augsburg are winless in their last four league games.
- 3 of Bayern’s last 4 home games have seen 3 or more goals scored
- 4 of Bayern’s last 5 games have seen 3 or more goals scored
- 3 of Augsburg’s last 5 league games have seen 3 or more goals scored
- 9 of the last 10 meetings have seen 3 or more goals scored
- The first meeting this season finished 2-2
Barcelona v R Sociedad (Over 2.5 goals)
A 2-0 defeat in last weekend’s El Clasico saw Barcelona replaced at the top of La Liga by Real Madrid. It brought an end to their four-game winning streak. Lionel Messi and co face an in-form Real Sociedad side who are going to the Nou Camp looking for their fourth successive win in La Liga. Sociedad face a battle from Valencia to stay in the top six and guarantee European football next season. Sociedad have lost on their last 23 visits to the Nou Camp.
- Over 2.5 goals has paid out in 4 of Barcelona’s last 5 league games
- Over 2.5 goals has paid out in Barcelona’s last 4 home games in all competitions
- Over 2.5 goals has paid out in Sociedad’s last 6 away games
- Over 2.5 goals has paid out in 6 of the last 7 meetings
Bordeaux v Nice – BTTS
Both Bordeaux and Nice will have wanted the season to have panned out better than it has so far. Relegation is not an issue for either club and qualification for European football seems to be beyond both sides. Bordeaux can go above Nice with a win in this game between two mid-table teams. Bordeaux’s last four games have seen goals for both teams while Nice’s 2-2 draw at home to Stade Brest was the eighth time in their last nine games there have been goals for Nice and their opponents.
- BTTS has landed in Bordeaux’s last 4 league matches
- BTTS has landed in 8 of Nice’s last 9 league and cup games
- 6 of Nice’s last 7 league matches have seen BTTS land
- The first meeting this season in November ended in a 1-1 draw
PSG v Dijon – Over 2.5 goals
If ever a fixture promised goals, then it has to be this one. The last three league games Paris St-Germain have played and Dijon’s last three Ligue 1 games have produced a total of 34 goals. That works out to be a goal every 16 minutes. The three games featuring PSG have produced 22 goals with the Ligue 1 leaders scoring 14 of them while their opponents have scored eight times. Dijon’s last three league games have produced a total of 12 goals and all three have ended all square.
- PSG’s last 7 league and cup games have seen totals of 7, 3, 8, 7, 6, 3 and 5 goals (39 goals)
- PSG’s last 7 home games have seen a total of 41 goals
- 5 of Dijon’s last 6 away games have seen three or more goals scored
- Dijon’s last 4 league and cup games have produced a total of 19 goals
- 3 of Dijon’s last 4 games in all competitions have seen 3 or more goals scored
Sociedad v Valladolid – 2.5 goals
Real Sociedad are still in the mix to finish third in La Liga 13 games left to play. Sociedad are sixth with 40 points which has them just three points behind third-placed Atletico Madrid. Valladolid are nervously looking over their shoulders and hoping they don’t get dragged into a relegation battle. They are seven points clear of the bottom three and a win this weekend would go some way to easing their relegation fears.
- Sociedad’s last 8 La Liga games have seen over 2.5 goals scored
- Valladolid’s last 2 La Liga matches have seen three or more goals scored
- 8 of the last 11 meeting at Sociedad have seen over 2.5 total goals scored
Twente v Heerenveen – BTTS
Heerenveen’s run of matches where both they and their opponents score was extended to 15 last weekend when they drew 2-2 at home to Den Haag. The last time Heerenveen failed to score was on August 24 while the last clean sheet they kept was on October 5 when they beat Zwolle 1-0. Twente are unbeaten in their last three home games winning their last two while Heerenveen have lost their last three away games.
- BTTS landed in Heerenveen’s last 15 Eredivisie games
- BTTS landed in Twente’s last league game- BTTS has landed in 3 of their last 5 meetings at Twente
- Twente have scored in 4 of their last 5 games- Heerenveen have scored in their last 20 matches
Dortmund v Freiburg – Over 2.5 goals
Dortmund’s 2-0 win at Werder Bremen was their third in a row and keeps them in the within touching distance of the top two sides in the German Bundesliga – Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig. Bortmund are four points behind the defending champions and three behind Leipzig. Freiberg look set to finish the season in mid table but will hope to claim a major scalp with victory at the Westfalenstadion.
- Over 2.5 goals has landed in 19 of their last 20 league and cup matches
- Over 2.5 goals has landed in Dortmund’s last 9 home games
- 3 of Freiburg’s last 4 away games have seen over 2.5 total goals land
- The first meeting of the season finished 2-2
Juventus v Inter – Over 2.5 goals
Until recently, Serie A looked like being a straight battle between Juventus and Inter Milan, but Lazio have come from nowhere to mount a title challenge. Inter have dropped to third after Lazio extended their unbeaten run in Serie A to 20 with a 3-2 win at Genoa. Leaders Juventus remain the team to beat, but with just a one-point lead over Lazio and a six-point gap between them and Inter, there is no margin for error for the Old Lady of Turin. Inter do have a game in hand on the top two.
- Over 2.5 total goals has landed in 12 of their last 13 Serie A games
- Over 2.5 goals has landed in 5 of Juventus’ last 6 matche
- Juventus beat Inter 2-1 in the reverse fixture earlier this seaso
- Inter’s last 2 Serie A games have seen three or more goals score
- Inter have failed to score a single goal on their last 5 visits to Juventus
LASK v Hartberg – Over 2.5 goals
LASK remain in control of their own destiny at the top of the Austrian Bundesliga. They are currently three points clear of their nearest rivals RB Salzburg who they recently beat 3-2 away from home. Hartberg have little to play for but that won’t stop them from trying to a rare defeat on the league leaders who have lost just one of their 18 games. Hartberg have lost their last three away games in the league.
- 7 of LASK’s last nine games have seen 3 or more goals scored
- LASK’s last 5 league games have seen over 2.5 total goals score
- LASK beat Hartberg 2-1 in the first meeting earlier this seaso
- Hartberg’s last 7 games have produced 3 or more goals
- Hartberg’s last 3 away games have seen over 2.5 total goals scored
Altach v RB Salzburg – Over 2.5 goals
Altach are far from comfortable in the Austrian Bundesliga sitting eighth with 21 points from their 20 games just six points clear of basement side Swarovski Wattens. RB Salzburg lost ground in their quest for the title when they were beaten 3-2 at home to LASK on Valentine’s Day. Salzburg, who were involved in the Europa League on Thursday night, have failed to win their last three league games while Altach are unbeaten in their last five.
- 8 of Altach’s last 9 league and cup matches have produced a minimum of three goals.
- Altach’s last 3 home games have seen over 2.5 total goals land
- RB Salzburg won the reverse fixture 6-0 in October
- RB Salzburg’s last 5 league and cup games have produced 3 or more total goals
- 3 of the last 4 meetings have produced 3 or more goals
PSV v Feyernoord – Over 2.5 goals
It’s third against fourth in the Dutch Eredivisie with Feyernoord (third) and PSV (fourth) hoping to catch Ajax at the top of the table. Feyernoord are seven points behind the leaders while PSV are a point behind their opponents this weekend having played a game more. Both sides are in good form with Feyernoord having won their last seven league games while PSV have won their last three.
- Feyernoord’s last 8 league and cup games have seen 3 or more goals scored
- Over 2.5 goals has landed in Feyernoord’s last 4 matches in all competitions
- PSV’s last 3 games have seen 3 or more goals scored
- 3 of the last 5 meetings have seen over 2.5 total goals
- Feyernoord won the first meeting 3-1 in December