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Loveys’ Bundesliga 2 Betting Preview – Matchday 26

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

Below are the fixtures ahead of MatchDay 26 in the 2.Bundesliga with Coral Odds.

FriUnion Berlin11/10Draw12/5St.Pauli11/5
Sat1860 Munchen11/5Draw12/5Hertha11/10
MonDresden12/5Draw12/5FC KolnEvens

In MatchDay 25, Hertha surged 4 points clear at the top of the table with a 4-2 home victory against Duisburg. Braunschweig were reliant on a late Domi Kumbela equaliser to earn a point at home to Kaiserslautern. FC Koeln continue to surge upwards with a comfortable 3-0 victory against Paderborn and Cottbus delivered another win, 2-1 at home to Union.

St.Pauli produced another dramatic 90th minute winner against Regensburg and FSV Frankfurt demolished Aalen 6-1

1860 Munchen v Hertha is probably the pick of the matches this week, however Union v St.Pauli looks interesting and Monday's night's clash between Dresden and Fc Koeln will have implications at either end of the table.

Best Bets:

Paderborn/FSV Frankfurt: Over 2.5 Goals: 11/10:

Both these teams play with attack on their minds. 50% of Paderborn's home games and 66.7% of Frankfurt's away games have gone over 2.5 goals and the 11/10 on offer for this makes some appeal, especially off the back of Frankfurt's 6-1 thrashing of Aalen.

Braunschweig (-0.25-Asian Handicap): 41/40

I'm tempted not to touch Braunschweig again after being let down by them twice in two weeks, however on Saturday they travel to 15th place Bochum, who have a home record of W3-D4-L5 from their 12 games. Braunschweig battled back to gain a point against Kaiserslautern on Monday and whilst recent form is extremely poor, you don't become a bad side overnight and they'll be keen to get back to winning ways.

The Asian Handicap is a new venture for me, and the above bet gives us the security net of half of our stake back should the game end in a Draw. Bochum haven't won in the last 4 games and Braunschweig should really have the quality......otherwise I won't be including them again!

1860 Munchen v Hertha: Hertha to score more goals in the 2nd half: 16/11

An attractive looking clash with both teams in good form. I'd imagine this game to be quite tight and cagey early on and I was tempted with a Draw or even 0-0 at Half Time. However, looking at the stats and a 'different market', it’s interesting to note that Hertha have scored 28 goals away from home, 20 of these being in the second half. The 16/11 price on offer would appear to be great value around the league leaders who seem to 'kick into gear' from 45 minutes.

As always, I've attempted to find a 'bet' in each of the nine 2.Bundesliga games which offer Evens or above. We went 5/9 last week and hope to improve on that further.

All the selections for Matchday 26:

Duisburg/Cottbus: Draw at HT11/10
Union to beat St.Pauli11/10
Paderborn/Frankfurt: Over 2.5 Goals11/10
Braunschweig (-0.25) Asian Handicap41/40
Hertha to score more goals in the 2nd half16/11
Kaiserslautern/Ingolstadt: Draw11/4
Aalen (-1) Asian Handicap6/4
Regensburg to score 1st vs AueEvens
FC Koeln to keep a Clean Sheet7/4

Thanks, as ever for reading, enjoy all the games and good luck with any bets. Comments and your own selections are welcomed.


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