Monday, December 16, 2019 at 8:42 PM (Germany)
There is midweek action in the German top-flight this week, and it’s also the penultimate round of fixtures before the short winter break. Let’s take a look at the best bets for Round 16 of the 2019/20 Bundesliga campaign.
Augsburg vs. Fortuna Dusseldorf – 12/17/19
These two teams are heading in opposite directions. Augsburg have won five of their last six games and have climbed up to eleventh in the table. On the other hand, Fortuna have lost three of their last five games and are without a win in that time. After conceding 16 goals in their last five outings, Fortuna have dropped to sixteenth and now sit just one point clear of the automatic relegation places. Considering the contrasting form of the two sides, it’s difficult to imagine anything other than a home win here.
Pick: Augsburg to Win – 1.83
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. FC Koln – 12/18/19
Eintracht have been on a poor run of late. Following their 5-1 thrashing of Bayern Munich, Frankfurt have failed to win any of their last five league games. Still, thanks to their promising start to the campaign, Eintracht are only seven points off the top six. Koln are down in seventeenth having won just three of their 15 league games this term. Despite securing a shock win over Bayer Leverkusen in the previous round, I can’t see Koln making it back-to-back victories. This is the perfect opportunity for Frankfurt to return to winning ways.
Pick: Eintracht Frankfurt to Win – 1.67
Freiburg vs. Bayern Munich – 12/18/19
Freiburg currently sit sixth after a fantastic start the season. The surprise package are just one place and two points behind Bayern Munich in the table, so it’s difficult to pick a winner for this fixture. Both sides have been pretty inconsistent so far, so I think we could see plenty of goals. Bayern are the league’s second-highest scoring team, but they have also been conceding more than they would’ve liked. Following a 6-1 hammering over Werder Bremen in the previous round, we are likely to see another high-scoring encounter here.
Pick: Over 4.5 Goals – 2.75