Loveys’ Bundesliga 2 Betting Preview – Matchday 24

Tom Loveys is back with some more betting prospects for the German Second Division. Follow Tom on Twitter here.

Hertha took over as leaders of the 2.Bundesliga last Monday with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Kaiserslautern. With the away side being reduced to 10 men following the sending off of Baumjohann on (33), Hertha found it difficult to break down a stubborn defence after Ronny missed an early penalty after just 3 minutes.

With an extremely attacking formation in the 2nd half, Luhukay’s side were finally able to get the much needed goal, Per Kluge with a fine finish from a Lassoga flick.

Braunschweig dropped down to 2nd as a result of Hertha’s victory and their loss to 1860 Munchen on Sunday. Despite going a goal up Kumbela’s 14th goal this season, 1860 mounted a superb comeback with goals from Friend and Lauth on (77) and (85) respectively.

St Pauli turned in an impressive and much needed performance beating Frankfurt 3-0, Daniel Ginczek with an impressive hat-trick. FC Koln kept up their unbeaten run with a 2-0 victory over Union and at the bottom, both Regensburg and Dresden picked up away points, but Sandhausen lost after taking the lead against Paderborn.

Matchday 24: Odds from Coral as of 28th February 2013

Paderborn 5/4 Draw 9/4 Cottbus 2/1
Regensburg 6/5 Draw 9/4 Sandhausen 21/10
Union 8/11 Draw 13/5 Aue 10/3
Dresden 10/3 Draw 13/5 Hertha 8/11
Kaiserslautern 1/2 Draw 11/4 Bochum 11/2
1860 Munchen 5/6 Draw 12/5 Ingolstadt 3/1
FSV Frankfurt 19/10 Draw 9/4 Fc Koln 13/10
Aalen 11/8 Draw 11/5 St.Pauli 15/8
Duisburg 9/4 Draw 23/10 Braunschweig 11/10

 

Tom’s Best Bets: (Industry Best Odds as of 28th February 2013)

Regensburg v Sandhausen (Over 2.5 Goals @ 11/10)

The clash of the bottom two and whilst both teams will probably be looking at 3.Liga action next season, I see this as an entertaining clash. The unpredictability of both defences leads me to believe that goals are expected with 90 goals being conceded between the two teams in their games so far this season. Regensburg’s recent form has been much improved and in Frank Loning, Sandhausen have someone who knows where the goal is, having notched 1o already this season.

Braunschweig to beat Duisburg @ 11/10

Braunschweig will be keen to get back on track after a few below par performances and surrendering their place at the top of the 2.Bundesliga. Their away form has been impressive throughout and Kumbela’s is a massive goal-scoring threat. Duisburg are hovering just above the relegation-play-off place and have only mustered 2 home wins all season.

Kaiserslautern to be leading at H/T @ 11/10

Again the home side here will want to prove that Monday’s below par performance against Hertha (admittedly with 10 men) was a one-off. They are a force at the Fritz-Walter Stadion and with the return of Idrissou, they should present a 1st half threat to Bochum and are taken to be leading at 45 minutes.

As ever, I have looked at every game this Matchday and have selected a bet in each of the 9 games with a price of Evens or above. Selecting some or all of these in doubles/trebles or above could result in decent returns for small stakes.

We are in desperate need of a few better results (and a bit of luck) to turn around some small losses over the last three weeks. The Draw No Bet and H/T results have been the most profitable for us so far.

Paderborn to beat Cottbus 5/4
Regensburg v Sandhausen: Over 2.5 Goals 11/10
Union to be leading at H/T 11/8
Dresden/Hertha: 2nd Half Highest Scoring Half 5/4
Kaiserslautern to be winning at HT v Bochum 11/10
1860/Ingolstadt: Both Teams to score EVS
Frankfurt/FC Koln: 2nd Half Highest Scoring Half 5/4
Aalen v St.Pauli: Only 1 team to score 11/10
Braunschweig to beat Duisburg 11/10

 

Good luck with any bets you place and enjoy the action…

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