The three best bets over in Germany this weekend
Bayern Munich v Wolfsburg - Friday 19.30 BT Sport 3
Bayern have bounced back from a 2-0 defeat at Hoffenheim by winning their last two by an aggregate of 7-0 and we think they can make it a third consecutive win to nil here. They host a Wolfsburg side that have managed just three goals in their five games so far and having sold the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Ivan Perisic, Julian Draxler, Andre Schurrle and Max Kruse in the past few years, it’s unsurprising they’re struggling for goals, particularly with Mario Gomez currently injured.
Bayern have kept a clean sheet in nine of their 15 home games against sides outside the top five since the start of last season, whilst Wolfsburg failed to score in five of their trips to top-six opponents last term, including a 5-0 loss at Bayern themselves.
Stuttgart v Augsburg - Saturday 14.30
Stuttgart have continued their impressive home form from last season in the 2.Bundesliga where they won 13 of their 17 matches as they’ve won both their games at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena so far. However, they understandably haven’t been as free-scoring against stronger opposition as both their victories have been by 1-0 scores. Indeed, four of their five games have seen fewer than three goals and they come up against an Augsburg side that scored just 35 times last term but whose defence was relatively solid at the same time, as just two teams’ matches averaged fewer goals per game. Indeed, nine of their last 15 away games have seen fewer than three goals and so Under 2.5 Goals looks a great bet at around evens.
Dortmund v Monchengladbach - Saturday 17.30 BT Sport 3
Dortmund have won both their home games so far by an aggregate of 7-0 and so their record at the Westfalenstadion now reads W15-D4-L0 since the start of last season. Gladbach have drawn both their away games 2-2, the last of those at Leipzig, meaning four of their last six on their travels have seen more than three goals. Indeed, they managed to score in four of their trips to top-five sides last term (with the exception at Bayern) and so whilst Dortmund have been excellent at the back so far, Gladbach should provide the toughest test of their defence to date. Dortmund kept just one clean sheet from the six visits of top-half sides that finished below them last term but nonetheless won four of these games, so the home win and both teams to score looks to hold the value.