Meanwhile, Bayern Munich face tough test at Borussia Monchengladbach, while Wolfsburg host Werder Bremen
It is certainly becoming a tense title race over in Germany’s Bundesliga, and right now ever point counts as we approach the 24th round of the tournament. This coming Friday night (1 March) current league leaders Borussia Dortmund head to Augsburg looking to extend their lead at the top of the table, while the following day defending champions Bayern Munich are also on the road at Borussia Monchengladbach. On Sunday, Wolfsburg host Werder Bremen looking to move closer to the top four.
First things first
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First up, the clash between Augsburg and Borussia Dortmund on Friday night. Augsburg have lost their last three league games in a row and sit just two points above the drop zone – they are priced at 3.25 to be relegated come the end of the season.
Dortmund, meanwhile, got back to winning ways this past weekend with a 3-2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen. They sit three points clear at the top of the table and are priced at 2.25 to wrest the Bundesliga crown away from Bayern Munich’s grasp.
It is therefore of little surprise to see that it is Borussia Dortmund who come into this match as the clear favourites to take the points. You can back the visitors to win at just 1.57 while Augsburg, despite home advantage, are out at 5.00 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.33, according to Oddsshark.
This should be a comfortable evening for Borussia Dortmund. A 3-1 win for the league leaders is priced competitively at 12.00, thereby offering more than a ten-fold return on any investment, while you can more than triple your money by backing a combo bet of a Borussia Dortmund win, coupled with both teams to score, at 3.10.
Munich face tough test at Monchengladbach
The following day, defending champions face a tricky test away to Borussia Monchengladbach. Borussia sit third in the table but have lost two of their last three league outings and have seemingly dropped out of the title race.
Bayern, in stark contrast, are on the rise, having won their last three league encounters on the bounce, and they now sit just three points behind Borussia Dortmund. Bayern remain the favourites to retain their domestic crown and are priced at just 1.57 to do so.
Back to this match and it is the champions who are the red hot favourites to win. You can back the champions to make it four league wins in a row at just 1.50, while Borussia are out at 5.00 to get back to winning ways – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.33.
And once again we are expecting it to be a comfortable afternoon for the title challengers. A 2-0 win for Bayern is priced at 9.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$47.50 pay out, while you can almost triple your money by backing under 2.5 goals in the game at 2.75.
Wolfsburg look to close gap on top four with win over Werder Bremen
And finally, Wolfsburg host Werder Bremen on Sunday afternoon where a win could move them to within a point of the top four, depending on how other results go. Wolfsburg are unbeaten in their last four league games and are priced at 11.00 to finish the season in the top four.
Werder Bremen, meanwhile, are in pretty good form themselves. They are unbeaten in their last six league matches and are looking to climb the table over the final third of the campaign.
And while the betting is close, it is Wolfsburg who come in as the favourites to take all three points. You can more than double your money by backing the home side to win at 2.25, while Werder Bremen are slightly higher at 3.00 – a draw would appear to be the least likely outcome and is priced accordingly at 3.50.
And home advantage could well be a key factor in this clash. A narrow, 2-1 win for Wolfsburg comes in at 9.00, while you can quadruple your money by backing a combo bet of a Wolfsburg win, coupled with both teams to score, at 4.00.
Bundesliga round 24 fixtures:
Friday, 1 March
(5.00) Augsburg x Borussia Dortmund (1.57); draw (4.33)
Saturday, 2 March
(1.40) Bayer Leverkusen x Freiburg (7.00); draw (4.75)
(2.45) Eintracht Frankfurt x Hoffenheim (2.70); draw (3.50)
(1.72) Hertha Berlin x Mainz (4.20); draw (4.00)
(5.50) Nurnberg x RB Leipzig (1.53); draw (4.33)
(1.75) Schalke x Fortuna Dusseldorf (4.33); draw (3.80)
(6.00) Borussia Monchengladbach x Bayern Munich (1.50); draw (4.33)
Sunday, 3 March
(1.66) Stuttgart x Hannover 96 (4.33); draw (4.20)
(2.25) Wolfsburg x Werder Bremen (3.00); draw (3.50)