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Soccer Lines - German Bundesliga Week 24 Fixtures Featuring Wolfsburg vs Augsburg

  • Friday, March 6th, 2015

    By  Ej Garr

    Wolfsburg vs Augsburg Budesliga Betting Odds

    Soccer Betting:The race for the top two spots in Bundesliga might be close to impossible to catch, but the clubs chasing the other European spots for next year are just getting started.With Bayern and Wolfsburg starting to separate themselves from the rest of the pack, only 10 points separate 3rd from 10th in the table, for the remaining 4 spots left available for Europe.

    The round beginsFriday, with two struggling clubs looking to avoid being sent down to league 2. Berlin and Stuttgart have had issues keeping the ball out of their net all campaign, and it is now getting to the point where it could cost either, or both, the ability to stay in top flight.

    On Saturday, March 7, our featured match of the week will be played at SGL Arena, with Augsburg hosting Wolfsburg. This match pits two clubs currently holding on to places in the top 6 of the table. Both clubs are headed in different directions of late, with Wolfsburg having not tasted defeat since November, 2014.

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    Borussia Dortmund might be the club no one wants to face right now, getting back to being the club that earned them an automatic berth in the Champions League Group Stage, after securing second place in last year's campaign.

    There are five other matches to discuss forSaturday, and we end the roundon Sundaywith two more matches.

    It is time to break it down, so let's get to the pitch!

    Friday, March 6- 1 Match

    Hertha Berlin vs Stuttgart

    3-Way: 1: Berlin +295 Away ; X: +245 Draw ; 2: Stuttgart +100 Home

    Spread: Berlin +0.5 -120 ; Stuttgart -0.5 +100

    Total 2.5: Over +125 ; Under -145

    Analysis and Prediction:

    This is an ugly match with two of the worst defensive clubs in Germany. They both average over 2 goals allowed per match, and have had issues scoring as well, so where is the happy medium?

    Obviously things got heated in the Stuttgart match, with Hamik and Stindl being sent off for the fight at the end of the match and, to be honest, it was good to see that from Stuttgar. They have put up lackluster performances for weeks on end, and although they will have to go at it without Hamik this weekend, let's see if that instills any desperation in them that they may have left to give.

    These two played to a 3 - 2 match the first time they met this year, and yes, we got caught playing too many overs in Germany last weekend. Noted. We see a replay of that match happening here, and will once again turn to this Over 2.5 at a lovely +125. If not now, when? These two need results for the rest of the campaign and only have 11 matches left to play. Neither can afford to sit back and rely on their defense, since we know they don't have much defense to offer.

    Saturday, March 7- 6 Matches Featured Match Wolfsburg vs Augsburg

    3-Way 1x2 Lines:

    Wolfsburg +110

    Augsburg +250

    Draw +260

    Spread:

    Wolfsburg -0.5 +110

    Augsburg +0.5 -130

    Total 3:

    Over +115

    Under -135

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Ironically, with the mention of getting caught playing too many overs last weekend, we did indeed cash the Wolfsburg Over ticket that we played. We know that Wolfsburg can score on anyone, and have a suspect defense themselves, getting into a 5 - 4 match week in and week out.

    Augsburg has been no better defensively lately, going 4 straight matches without a win, and giving up 8 goals in that stretch. This easily feels like a 2 - 1 match at worst, and to see that total at 3 with a price of +115 really makes it hard to avoid.

    Augsburg comes off the 1 - 0 loss over the weekend, and has rarely been shut out back-to-back outings in the last calendar year. It has happened once this year and once last year. Luckily, they get to play at home, and they have only been held scoreless 3 times at home in the last year, spanning 25 matches in all competitions and friendlies.

    Let's hope for, at worst, 2 - 1 to push the play, and suggest yet another Over 3 in Bundesliga.

    Hoffenheim vs Schalke

    3-Way: 1: Hoffenheim +210 Away ; X: +250 Draw ; 2: Schalke +130 Home

    Spread: Hoffenheim Pk +120 ; Schalke Pk -140

    Total 2.5: Over -135 ; Under +115

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Schalke was a victim of the run Dortmund is making to get back in the race, and the club comes off arguably their worst performance of the campaign. We know this because they did not put a single shot on goal, and if you look at the stats from that match, it is amazing they did not lose 5 - 0, or worse.

    They have picked a bad time to start playing poorly, as they are now barely hanging on to hopes of European competition next year. Hoffenheim is one of the clubs right behind them in the table, a mere 2 points behind Schalke, and playing well of late, albeit against clubs not playing particularly well either. You can't argue with the schedule, and results are results, no matter who is across the pitch. What’s amazing is that Schalke gives both Bayern and Gladbach big games, and then follow it up with poor results since, so did that really take that much out of them?

    We are going to expect Schalke to get back on track this weekend, and take that lovely +130 to test the water on the 3-Way line on the home side.

    Borussia Dortmund vs Hamburger

    3-Way: 1: Dortmund -180 Away ; X: +325 Draw ; 2: Hamburg +515 Home

    Spread: Dortmund -1 -110 ; Hamburg +1 -110

    Total 2.5: Over -135 ; Under +115

    Analysis and Prediction:

    The good news for Dortmund is the injury to Marco Reus will not cause him to be out for a long spell. The bad news is they will still be without him for a couple of weeks from a bruised knee. It was first thought that a ligament or something more serious was happening, but he should be back in due time. Luckily they brought over Ciro Immobile to relieve the pressure up front, and Dortmund is not the same club they were early in the campaign.Essentially, they had been at the bottom of the table all season up until this recent run of victories that now only see them 7 points out of Europe spots for next year.

    It is still hard to erase that 8 - 0 result against Bayern from memory and, if Dortmund is showing us now that they have figured it out, than the -1 on Dortmund at -110 is worth a play. As long as they win with any score line, that is fine with us.

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    Bayern Munich vs Hannover

    3-Way: 1: Bayern -450 Away ; X: +575 Draw ; 2: Hannover +1250 Home

    Spread: Bayern -2 +115 ; Hannover +2 -135

    Total 3: Over -120 ; Under +100

    Analysis and Prediction:

    How else do you break down 18 - 1? It is tough to beat a club who has scored 18 goals, and barely gave up that one to Koln in the last seconds of the first half last weekend. These lines are fun to read, because we see a -2 on Bayern, but yet a simple 3 on the total.This will not be a 2 - 0 win for Bayern, and Hannover should actually be able to crack the Bayern defense for at least one goal.

    We will simply suggest yet another Over with Bayern, until they stop pouring it on everyone like they have been doing lately.

    Werder Bremen vs Freiburg

    3-Way: 1: Bremen +165 Away ; X: +250 Draw ; 2: Freiburg +165 Home

    Spread: Bremen Pk -110 ; Freiburg Pk -110

    Total 2.5: Over -135 ; Under +115

    Analysis and Prediction:

    So Werder Bremen finally gets knocked back to reality after the great run they went on, and now the line setters see Freiburg as a realistic threat? Is this a joke or a dare? If it is a joke, it is time to laugh, and if it is a dare, then so be it.

    Bremen is coming out of here with some type of result, so the Pk Draw no Bet scenario on Bremen at -110 works just fine for us!

    Moenchengladbach vs Mainz

    3-Way: 1: Gladbach +175 Away ; X: +230 Draw ; 2: Mainz +165 Home

    Spread: Gladbach Pk -105 ; Mainz Pk -115

    Total 2.5: Over +100 ; Under -120

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Mainz cannot slow down anyone in the league, despite the fact that Gladbach has re-invented the boring, low-scoring, minimal action matches we keep seeing from them.All of a sudden Mainz is about to find themselves in a relegation battle, and if they don't start getting some results soon, they will not be around to talk about next season.

    Taking on a top 3 club like Gladbach probably will not work out so well for Mainz, so we are hoping Gladbach can walk out of Coface Arena with some type of result. The Pk Draw no Bet price on Gladbach at -105 is more than worthy of a play with our hard earned money. Expect them to manage a 1 - 0 win, but still using the safety net in case we see 1 - 1.

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    Sunday, March 9- 2 Matches

    Frankfurt vs Koln

    3-Way: 1: Frankfurt +200 Away ; X: +240 Draw ; 2: Koln +140 Home

    Spread: Frankfurt Pk +115 ; Koln Pk -135

    Total 2.5: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Koln fell as the latest victim of the Bayern madness, but did at least find the net somehow, which is more than most clubs can say. Frankfurt has been doing a splendid job of keeping pace with the clubs in European contention, and yet somehow the line setters have thrown Koln in as the favorite.That makes no sense, and we love catching the line setters sleeping. Let's wake them up with a play on Frankfurt, and put the Draw no Bet action at +115 on the Eagles away from home.

    Bayer Leverkusen vs Paderborn

    3-Way: 1: Leverkusen -150 Away ; X: +300 Draw ; 2: Paderborn +425 Home

    Spread: Leverkusen -0.5 -150 ; Paderborn +0.5 +130

    Total 2.5: Over -130 ; Under +110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Paderborn trying to score is like trying to ask supermodel Lena Gercke if she would like to go to lunch and then head back to her place for a night cap. Not going to happen!

    Leverkusen damn well better take advantage of this situation, whether they are home or not, and come out of here with 3 points.The price is not worth much on the 3-Way towards Leverkusen, so buy it up to -0.5 and -1 with the handicap line, to get much closer to even money.

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