Loveys’ Bundesliga 2 Betting Preview – Matchday 25

Tom Loveys returns with some more betting selections for the German Second Division. Follow Tom on Twitter here.

Here are the fixtures for Match Day 25 in the 2.Bundesliga. Probably the stand-out tie will be on Monday night where second place Braunschweig entertain third place Kaiserslautern. A review of match-day 24 is here.


St.Pauli 8/13 Draw 29/10 Regensburg 9/2
Frankfurt 7/5 Draw 23/10 Aalen 21/10
Sandhausen 12/5 Draw 12/5 1860 Munchen 13/10
Cottbus 13/10 Draw 12/5 Union Berlin 12/5
FC Koln 13/20 Draw 29/10 Paderborn 9/2
Ingolstadt 23/20 Draw 12/5 Bochum 13/5
Aue 5/4 Draw 12/5 Dresden 12/5
Hertha 4/11 Draw 4/1 Duisburg 9/1
Braunschweig 13/10 Draw 23/10 Kaiserslautern 9/4


Best Bets:

Braunschweig to beat Kaiserslautern @ 13/10

Despite letting us down last week, we’re taking a chance with the early pace-setters. Admittedly recent form hasn’t been good, but arguably their opponents, Kaiserslautern are in just as poor form, having only drawn against Bochum and Duisburg and losing in a one-sided affair to Hertha. 13/10 is good value for the home team who have the strongest record on their own soil with 9 wins from the 12 games played at the Eintracht-Stadion.

Hertha (-1) to beat Duisburg @ 11/10

It’s not often I’ll put up my own team as a ‘Best Bet’, so maybe a little heart is being used here as well as my head! After putting in a disappointing effort against Dresden last week, the current league leaders will be desperate to forget last Saturday and show the Berlin public what they can really do. Odds of 4/11 for the outright 90 minute win are extremely prohibitive at the Olympic Stadium, so we’ll be hoping for at least two goals with no reply and a convincing win to get back on track with a selection on the handicap market.

Dresden (DNB) to beat Aue @ 11/8

Having watched Dresden last week, there seems a renewed fighting spirit which has seen them gain 2 wins, 2 draws and a solitary loss in their last 5 games. If they can put in anything similar to the performance which toppled Hertha last week, then the 11/8 with the ‘Draw No Bet’ security blanket could be terrific value against an Aue side which appear to be spiralling into trouble after losing 4 of their last 5 games. This is the big relegation clash of the weekend with both teams locked on 24 points each.

Following a profitable last Match-Day with 5/9 results correctly predicted, again we’ll be looking for a selection in every game, specifically looking at a variety of markets in order to offer a bet which is ’Evens or Above’


St.Pauli/Regensburg: 2nd half to have most goals 11/10
Frankfurt to beat Aalen 7/5
1860 Munchen to beat Sandhausen 13/10
Cottbus/Union: Both teams to score in the 2nd half 5/2
Paderborn (DNB) to beat FC Koln 19/5
Ingolstadt v Bochum: Draw at HT 23/20
Dresden (DNB) to beat Aue 11/8
Hertha (-1) to beat Duisburg 11/10
Braunschweig to beat Kaiserslautern 13/10


Some bigger prices selected this week, particularly the near 4/1 for a Paderborn away victory in Koln with ‘no bet’ should the game be a draw.

Thanks for reading, enjoy the games. As always comments and your own selections are welcomed.


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