26th round of Bundesliga. In this post tips and match reviews of Koln-Werder Bremen, Hannover-Borussia Dortmund, Stuttgart-Eintracht and Schalke 04-Bayer Leverkusen.
KOLN - WERDER BREMEN
Both team have started this season with the goal to end this league in a good position.
They are both in the middle of Premier League standings.
Koln is quite an athypical german team: they mainly think about defending: 25 goals scored and 31 conceded(6th defense in Bundesliga).
Werder instead has an opposite tendency with loads of goals scored and conceded.
Koln has won only 2 home matches in 12 appearances.
We suggest to bet on X2 and UNDER 2.5.
KOLN: Horn, Olkowski, Maroh, Wimmer, Hector, Risse,
Vogt, M. Lehmann, Peszko, Deyverson, Ujah.
WERDER BREMEN: Wolf, Gebre Selassie, Prödl, Vestergaard, Garcia, Bargfrede, Fritz, Junuzovic, Bartels, Selke, di Santo.
POSSIBLE SCORE: 1-1
HANNOVER - BORUSSIA DORTMUND
After being defeated in Champions League by Juventus, Borussia Dortmund has one mission for the rest of the season: the 4th place 12 points far.
Klopp's team has collected 6 matches in a row without losing in Bundesliga and has showed a good defensive solidity.
Considering Hannover hasn't won a match in the last 9 appearances, we suggest to bet on the away team to win.
HANNOVER: Zieler, Joao Pereira, Marcelo, C. Schulz,
Albornoz, Schmiedebach, S. Sané, Briand, Stindl, Kiyotake, Joselu.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND: Weidenfeller, Sokratis, Subotic, Hummels, Kirch, S. Bender, Gündogan, H. Mkhitaryan, Kampl, Reus, Aubameyang.
2 (1.65, PaddyPower)
POSSIBLE SCORE: 1-2
STUTTGART - EINTRACHT FRANKFURT
Stuttgart has been without wins for the last 9 matches and, hard to believe, has scored only 1 goal in the last 8 home matches.
New coach Stevens should adopt a more offensive lineup since being on the defensive against a team like Einthracht which only knows how to attack but is very weak in the defensive phase, would be counter-productive.
It is hard to predict a result but in our opinion this is clearly a match with lots of goals expected considering that Eintracht has conceded at least 2 goals in the last 4 away matches.
STUTTGART: Ulreich, Klein, Schwaab, Niedermeier, Hlousek,
Serey Dié, Gentner, Harnik, Maxim, Ti. Werner, Ginczek.
EINTRACHT FRANKFURT: Trapp, Chandler, Zambrano, Madlung, Oczipka, Stendera, Hasebe, Aigner, Piazon, Seferovic, Meier.
POSSIBLE SCORE: 2-2
SCHALKE 04 - BAYER LEVERKUSEN
Very important match in Gelsenkirchen, Schalke and Bayer will face for a place in the next Champions League.
Bayer Leverkusen is 4th on standings 3 points above Schalke.
Schalke has conceded 2 goals only in the last 4 home appearances. Considering Bayer Leverkusen has a similar trend lately (11 UNDER 2.5 in the last 16 games), we think this match will be poor of goals.
04: Wellenreuther, Ayhan, Matip,
Nastasic, Uchida, Fuchs, Neustädter, Höger, M. Meyer, L. Sané, Huntelaar.
BAYER LEVERKUSEN: Leno, Hilbert, Spahic, Toprak, Wendell, L. Bender, Rolfes, Bellarabi, Castro, Son, Kießling.
POSSIBLE SCORE: 1-1