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Loveys' Bundesliga 2 Betting Preview - Matchday 23

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

Outright Odds from Coral (As of 20th February)

SATFC KolnEvsDraw11/5Union Berlin11/5
SUNBraunschweig4/5Draw9/41860 Munchen11/4


Braunschweig and Hertha maintained their march towards the top flight last week with hard fought victories over Regensburg and Aalen respectively. The gap from Hertha to third place Kaiserslautern is now 10 points, after the Red Devils failed to beat Duisburg last Sunday. Bochum pulled off a great result away at 1860 Munchen, after spending much of the match with only 10 men, following the sending off of Eyjolfsson on 17 minutes.

Dynamo Dresden chalked up an important victory, winning 3-1 at home to Sandhausen in a relegation scrap and FC Koln made it 10 games unbeaten with a 1-0 victory away to struggling St.Pauli.

Work to do for followers of these selections, as a small loss was delivered last week. Although Frankfurt beating Cottbus at 6/4 was one of the ‘Best Bets’ of the week and other profits were gained with Braunschweig at H/T 21/20 and FC Koln (DNB) at 11/10

On to Matchday 23, my pick of the ties is Hertha at home to Kaiserslautern and having attended this match last year (as a top flight clash where Hertha lost 2-1), I’m keen for ‘Die Alte Dame’ to gain revenge and increase the points gap between the teams. Braunschweig v 1860 Munchen is also another interesting tie and probably the pick of the other games.

‘BEST Bets’

 Aalen (DNB) to beat Aue @ 23/20

Aalen have played both Braunschweig and Hertha over the last two weeks and have been more than a match for both these teams, despite only coming away with a point. Aue on the other hand have lost the last three in the league, so surely Aalen are the value, especially with my frequently used (DNB) market at 23/20. The away side’s goals have been spread throughout the team, but their striker lynchpin is Robert Lechleiter, who’s hoping to improve on his tally of 5 so far this season.

Cottbus to keep a clean sheet vs Regensburg @ Evens

Cottbus are on a terrible run of form, having not won in 7 matches, and neither scoring at all in the last four. However, they are a solid outfit at home, but to prevail over the 90 minutes is a restricting 4/6. Regensburg are struggling at the foot of the table and we’re hoping that Cottbus can turn in a much improved performance with a solid defence as this could re-ignite their season and improve confidence.

Paderborn to score 1st vs Sandhausen@ Evs

This market was a winning bet for us a fortnight ago and we plan to use this again, benefitting from Paderborn’s strong away form. I wouldn’t put people off Paderborn in 90 minutes at 6/4, although Sandhausen’s home form and their recent demolition of St.Pauli, needs to be taken into account. Paderborn have scored first in eight of their eleven away games and have won their last two 2BL games against Ingolstadt and Aue. We’ll hope that this improved run continues and they can strike first against the relegation-threatened home outfit.

As always, below are a variety of different markets where I’ve given a selection in all 9 games for your enjoyment at prices of Evens or above.

Matchday 23 Selections: (Industry Best Prices as of the 20th February)

Aalen (DNB) to beat Aue23/20
Duisburg to score first against Bochum11/8
Frankfurt (DNB) to beat St.Pauli15/8
FC Koln v Union Berlin : DRAW18/7
Ingolstadt to beat DresdenEVS
Braunschweig v 1860 Munchen: Draw at H/T15/13
Cottbus to keep a clean sheet vs Regensburg6/5
Paderborn to score 1st against SandhausenEvs
Hertha v Kaiserslautern: Draw at H/T15/13

Good luck with any bets you place!

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