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Loveys' Bundesliga 2 Betting Preview - Matchday 22

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Current Odds (12th February) with Coral.

FRI1860 Munchen4/5Draw12/5Bochum10/3
SUNFSV Frankfurt6/4Draw9/4Cottbus13/8
MONSt.Pauli11/8Draw9/4FC Koln9/5

In Matchday 21, leaders Braunschweig escaped with a point with a late equaliser at home to Aalen. Hertha battled back from two down in a pulsating Berlin derby watched by around 75,000 spectators. Ramos and Ronny’s strikes earning a draw after Union had gone clear with goals from Terrode and Nemec. Kaiserslautern made progress in 3rd place, comfortably beating Dresden. At the other end of the table, there were wins for Regensburg (beating Bochum away 2-0) and result of the week was Sandhausen’s demolition of St. Pauli......predicted here last week.

Looking at last week’s selections, two of the three best bets obliged with success in the ‘Draw No Bet’ markets. Overall from the 9 points staked, we lost 1.90 points, so a little work to do as we head towards Matchday 22.

Best Bets: (Industry Best Prices as of 12th February)

Kaiserslautern to beat Duisburg @ 11/10

Kaiserslautern have started strongly after the winter break with two wins against 1860 Munchen and Dresden, Having won 5 out of their 10 away games, I feel this impetus and desire to chase down the top two will continue against a Duisburg side who have already lost 6 at home and 2 of the last three. Idrissou and Bunjaku are the away side’s firepower with 18 goals between them.

1860 (-1) to beat Bochum @ 13/5

The home side were a ‘winner’ for me last week and I like to think they can repeat their performance last week over a Bochum side that were beaten at home to Regensburg. 1860 are a great bet at 10/11, however as we look to find value at Evens or better, we will side with the handicap market, 1860 (-1 goal) at 13/5. Maybe a small wager on the 2-0 scoreline at 8/1 for those that like the bigger odds.

Frankfurt to beat Cottbus @ 6/4

Frankfurt have been strong at home early this season, the only team to inflict a defeat on Hertha Berlin and last week turned in a strong performance in beating Aue 2-0 away. This home form has slipped of recent, although these defeats were to 1860, Kaiserslautern , Braunschweig and Ingolstadt and whilst Cottbus are challenging in the upper half of the table, their away form has been average at best with 3 losses and 2 draws in the last five games. The home side’s firepower comes from Dutch striker, John Verhoek, who’ll be looking to add to his tally of 7 this season after scoring last week and whilst I see this as a tight game. 6/4 about the home team appears of value.

As always, I’ve scoured all of the available markets to find a selection in each of the nine 2.Bundesliga games from Friday through to Monday and all selections will be at Evens or better.

Matchday 22 Bets: (Industry Best Prices as of 13th February)

1860 Munchen (-1) against Bochum13/5
Paderborn v Aue: Over 2.5 GoalsEvens
Braunschweig to be leading at H/T21/20
Union to be leading at H/T24/17
Hertha (-1) against Aalen12/5
Kaiserslautern to beat Duisburg11/10
Dresden v Sandhausen: Both teams to score in the 1st half15/4
Frankfurt to beat Cottbus6/4
FC Koln (DNB) against St.Pauli11/10

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