Bundesliga betting picks – 23rd May 2020

Bundesliga betting picks – 23rd May 2020

Another full set of fixtures this weekend in the Bundesliga spreading from Friday through to Sunday. 9 fixtures in total that I have reviewed in some depth. Last week’s results very much sets the precedent in terms of the factor weightings for my predictions here. However other factors such as league positions, injuries, suspensions, head to heads etc have also been been taken into consideration.


Friday 22nd May

Hertha Berlin v Union Berlin 19:30

Saturday 23rd may

Borussia M’gladbach v Bayer Leverkusen 14:30

Wolfsburg v Borussia Dortmund 14:30

Freiburg v Werder Bremen 14:30

Paderborn v Hoffenheim 14:30

Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt 17:30

Sunday 24th May

Schalke v Augsburg 12:00

Mainz v Leipzig 14:30

Cologne v Fortuna Dusseldorf 17:00

How To Watch And Bet On The Matches

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My Predictions

Hertha Berlin v Union Berlin 19:30

The Berlin derby is never going to be an easy match to predict. However with the match being behind closed doors, the rivalry and atmosphere will be completely different to previous head-to heads. This may well take the passion of the spectacle away from the players a little.

Therefore, I see the home team being the more likely victors. Hertha put on an impressive performance last week against Hoffenheim, beating them away from home 0-3.

Union Berlin, on the other hand, had a very tough match against Bayern Munich. Although they started full of promise and had chances to take the lead, they seemed to tire quite early. Once the first Bayern goal had gone in, Union Berlin never looked like coming back in to the game.

Head-to-heads in the past would suggest that there’s a good chance both teams will be scoring so I see Hertha winning this match 2-1 or 3-1.

Hertha Berlin to win = 2.30

Both teams to score = 1.66

Hertha to win & BTTS = 4.50  

Saturday 23rd May

Borussia M’Gladbach v Bayer Leverkusen 14:30

A lot to play for in this matchup. Both teams are battling it out for a Champions League place, as well as still being in contention for the league title.

Both teams did a number on their opponents away from home last week to keep the pressure up on each other. Another three points from this match will be on top of the agenda for both team managers.

The home one seems the more likely, although the draw result is also nagging in the back of my head. The safe bet then to me feels like one that covers both the home win and the draw.

Goals came freely to both teams last week and both teams also conceded. Therefore I’m expecting a fair few goals here.

Home win or draw = 1.40

Over 2.5 Goals = 1.53

Wolfsburg v Borussia Dortmund 14:30

Dortmund looked red hot last week against Mainz and make for the obvious choice in this fixture.

Wolfsburg have a tendency to crumble against dortmund and as they have been struggling with form, I can’t see them posing too much of a threat despite being the home team.

It took a last minute winner to put away Augsburg last week in quite a dull affair. I don’t expect them to suddenly turn on the dazzle against a team standing second in the league, four points off the league leaders.

Borussia Dortmund to win = 1.75

Borussia Dortmund -1 = 2.00

Freiburg v Werder Bremen 14:30

Werder Bremen are fighting for their league survival and desperately need three points here to have any realistic hopes of playing elite football again next season.

Freiburg have their eye on a Europa League spot and look like they are in the mood to contend for it after a hard fought draw against Leipzig last week.

I see Freiburg’s European desires trumping Werder Bremen’s potential ability to start turning bad results around.

Freiburg to win = 2.15

Paderborn v Hoffenheim 14:30

I can see this match being a lot tougher than what it may appear on paper. Paderborn are bottom of the table and are 10 points away from the safety zone.

However they are a team that rarely get thrashed. Most losses have been by just one goal. A draw in their last game against Fortuna Dusseldorf will also give them a little sense of pride that they may now wish to display again in this match.

Hoffenheim are pretty much stuck in the middle of the table and at this stage look like they have very little to play for. This also looked the case in their 0-3 loss to Hoffenheim last weekend. A draw seems like the logical outcome here, in my opinion.

Match to end in a draw = 3.80

Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt 17:30

I’m expecting Bayern Munich to win here and win big! The last two head to heads have finished 5-1 the home team. Bayern hosted a 5-1 win back in May 2019. However, more recently Eintracht Frankfurt walloped the German giants 5-1 in November.

With Eintracht Frankfurt expereincing some terrible form in the back half go the season I can see a dish of revenge being served up.

Bayern Munich to win = 1.16

Over 3.5 goals = 1.72

Bayern Munich -2 = 1.65

Sunday 24th May

Schalke v Augsburg 12:30

Schalke will be looking to get back on to winning ways after being handed a lesson to by Borussia Dortmund. I see them doing just that!

Both teams are stricken with injury worries, but it is Schalke who have the more depth in their squad. I can see this being a significant factor towards the later stages of the game, which is where I see Schalke winning it.

Schalke to win = 2.00

Mainz v Leipzig 14:30

Leipzig have some catching up to do after dropping two vital points last week to Freiburg. The team will certainly be hoping to get a confidence booster by beating a very uninspiring Mainz.

Mainz have only won one game at home from their last eight and that was against bottom of the league, Paderborn. Five of those home games they lost.

That leaves me with no doubt that Leipzig will cause Mainz some serious damage here.  I would not be at all surprised to see a 0-4 scoreline come the final whistle.

Leipzig to win = 1.40

Over 3.5 goals = 2.10

Cologne v Fortuna Dusseldorf 17:00

Cologne have been somewhat of a surprise package this season and find themselves nicely nestled in the middle of the table.

Fortuna Dusseldorf have been quite predictable and fins themselves fighting to stay up. They are currently in the relegation play-off position, third from bottom.

I see it likely that Cologne will find the back of the net, whereas I’m struggling to see Fortuna Dusseldorf doing so. Therefore the home win is my prediction here. Dusseldorf have been very low scoring in the majority of their matches and Cologne tend to keep a tight defensive line.

Cologne to win = 1.72

Cologne to win to nil = 3.25

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