BUNDESLIGA: 19th ROUND

In this post betting tips and previews of the 19th round of german Bundesliga matches scheduled on 30/31 January. Bayer Leverkusen - Hannover, Borussia Dortmund - Ingolstadt, Darmstadt - Schalke 04 and Stuttgart-Hamburger.

In this post betting tips and previews of the 19th round of german Bundesliga matches scheduled on 30/31 January. Bayer Leverkusen - Hannover, Borussia Dortmund - Ingolstadt, Darmstadt - Schalke 04 and Stuttgart-Hamburger.


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BORUSSIA DORTMUND - INGOLSTADT

 

 

TEAM NEWS

 

Borussia Dortmund
  • Lukasz Piszczek and Matthias Ginter compete for the spot at right-back.
  • Marcel Schmelzer should return to start at left-back, with Joo-Ho Park dropping to the bench.
  • Gonzalo Castro and Shinji Kagawa compete for a spot in midfield.
Ingolstadt
  • Robert Bauer will most likely replace Markus Suttner at left-back again.
  • Max Christiansen could replace the suspended Pascal Groß in central midfield.
  • Dario Lezcano could make his full debut up front, with Elias Kachunga switching to the left wing..

 

 

PREDICTION

 

  • Dortmund are eight points ahead of the third spot after a win against Gladbach last weekend. They have no real injury problems and continue to be in top form.
  • After four matches without a victory, Ingolstadt won against Mainz last weekend. Their defence is very solid and well-organised, but they have to create more chances.
  • Expect Dortmund to try to put pressure on their opponents from the outset and Ingolstadt to defend deep.

 

 

HOME WIN HANDICAP (-1.0) (1.55, Matchbook)

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BAYER LEVERKUSEN - HANNOVER 96

 

 

TEAM NEWS

 

Bayer Leverkusen
  • Tin Jedvaj should keep his spot at right-back.
  • Julian Brandt and Admir Mehmedi are the first options on the flanks.
  • Stefan Kießling and Javier Hernández could both start in a 4-4-2 formation again.
Hannover 96
  • Ceyhun Gülselam could replace the suspended Christian Schulz at centre-back.
  • Salif Sané also serves a one-match ban and should be replaced by new signing Hotaru Yamaguchi.
  • Otherwise, manager Thomas Schaaf most likely won't make any changes.

 

 

PREDICTION

 

  • Leverkusen need to pick up points at home now and control matches against lesser opposition. They have to improve on the attack against teams that defend deep.
  • Hannover are at the bottom of the table after a disappointing defeat against Darmstadt in manager Thomas Schaaf's first game in charge. The new system has to work out quickly.
  • Expect Leverkusen to put pressure on Hannover from the outset.

 

 

HOME WIN + OVER 2.5 (1.75, Sporting Bet)

 

 

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DARMSTADT - SCHALKE 04

 

 

TEAM NEWS

 

Darmstadt
  • Luca Caldirola and Junior Díaz compete for the spot at left-back.
  • Tobias Kempe is an option to start on either flank or behind the striker.
  • All in all, manager Dirk Schuster has little reason to make any changes though.
Schalke 04
  • Roman Neustädter will replace the injured Benedikt Höwedes at centre-back once again.
  • Junior Caicara and the more defensive-minded Sascha Riether both have a chance of starting at right-back.
  • Franco Di Santo up front or Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg in central midfield could replace Max Meyer in the starting XI.

 

 

PREDICTION

 

  • Darmstadt picked up important points in relegation battle at Hannover last weekend. They continue to be a dangerous opponent on the break.
  • Schalke have lost two of their last three games and manager André Breitenreiter is under slight pressure already. His team desperately needs to improve in possession.
  • Expect this to be an intense game, with Schalke having to dominate possession.

 

 

SCHALKE 04 DOUBLE CHANCE (1.34, Betfair)

 

 

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STUTTGART - HAMBURGER

 

 

TEAM NEWS

 

VfB Stuttgart
  • Toni Sunjic could return from suspension to start at centre-back.
  • Kevin Großkreutz should keep his spot at right-back for now.
  • Other than Sunjic, manager Jürgen Kramny most likely won't make any changes.
Hamburger SV
  • Cléber will replace the injured Emir Spahic at centre-back again.
  • If Lewis Holtby does not recover from a knee injury in time, Gideon Jung will start in central midfield.
  • Otherwise, manager Bruno Labbadia is not expected to change anything.

 

 

PREDICTION

 

  • Stuttgart are full of confidence after back-to-back wins. They are dangerous going forward and more stable at the back, since new manager Jürgen Kramny took over.
  • Hamburg did well in a 2-1 defeat against Bayern last weekend, but need results now. They only picked up one point from their last four matches.
  • Expect this to be a competitive and hard-fought game.

 

 

 

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