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Bundesliga predictions, betting tips & live stream: Best bets from Saturday’s games

Leigh Copson 17 Apr 2018
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Bundesliga predictions for Saturday’s games in Germany’s top flight. Can RB Leipzig boost their quest for a return to the Champions League and who will win the crucial top-four battle between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen? Read on for all of our free predictions and betting tips for Saturday.

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Eintracht Frankfurt v Hertha Berlin (14:30 BST)

Eintracht Frankfurt’s dip in form could not have come at a much worse time and they now find themselves on the outside looking in in the race to seal a place in next season’s Europa League. Niko Kovac’s side have won just one of their last five games to leave themselves playing catch-up, but only goal difference is keeping them outside of the top six at this time so if they can string together a few wins between now and the end of the campaign, Frankfurt could be plying their trade in Europe next season. So will they collect three points on Saturday? I am not so sure. Hertha Berlin are not exactly great travellers, but they did hold Bayern Munich to a draw at the Allianz Arena recently and they have taken something from 10 of their 15 away matches so far. They have also been one of the draw specialists in the top flight this season – only one team has drawn more – so perhaps a stalemate is on the cards on Saturday.

Hamburg v Freiburg (14:30 BST)

This is a massive match for both clubs as they look to preserve their Bundesliga status. Hamburg are in ‘must-win’ territory right now – they are second-from-bottom in the table with eight points separating them from both the relegation play-off place and the now coveted 15th spot in the table, which would guarantee top-flight football for next season. Freiburg, meanwhile, occupy the relegation play-off spot after Monday night's defeat to Mainz, so a win for either side here could be huge. But who takes it? Freiburg have now lost five of their last six games and have won just one of the last 11, but they have taken something from almost half of their away games this season and the December meeting between these two clubs did end in a goalless draw. We may see more of the same here – Freiburg would probably take that now.

Hannover v Bayern Munich (14:30 BST)

Bayern Munich have already wrapped up the Bundesliga title, and that means their main aim between now and the end of the season will be to add more silverware to the trophy room, namely the Champions League crown. That could tempt boss Jupp Heynckes to rest some of his star names for this one, with the semi-final first-leg clash with Real Madrid taking place just days later, but Hannover’s home form has hardly been fantastic this season so you have to wonder if they could capitalise on a ‘weakened’ Bayern team here? I am not convinced, so I am backing the newly-crowned champions to leave with three more points on Saturday afternoon.

RB Leipzig v Hoffenheim (14:30 BST)

RB Leipzig gave their push for Champions League football a shot in the arm with back-to-back wins over Bayern Munich and Hannover in late March, but a 4-1 home defeat to Bayer Leverkusen and a 1-1 draw at Werder Bremen have put a serious dent in their bid for a top-four finish and with four points now separating them the Champions League qualifying spots, they simply have to get a win on Saturday. It will be a tough task though, because the visitors are a Hoffenheim side who are also pursuing European football and have now gone seven games without defeat in the top flight while winning four of the last six. Hoffenheim’s away form this season has not been great though, so I am going with RB Leipzig to get back to winning ways here.

Stuttgart v Werder Bremen (14:30 BST)

Stuttgart may have lost only one of their last 10 games in the Bundesliga, but their inability to turn draws into wins over the past month has ultimately denied them a shot at qualifying for next season’s Europa League and that means they are merely playing out their schedule. The same can be said for Saturday’s opponents Werder Bremen, who have seemingly secured top-flight football for another season thanks a strong run of form since early February that has seen them rack up six wins from 10 games while losing only twice. Bremen will want to keep that hot run going to finish the season on a high, but Stuttgart have lost only one home game since the defeat to Bayern Munich in mid-December and they do boast the best home goals against record in the top tier. For those reasons I am leaning towards the hosts claiming the spoils. 

Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen (17:30 BST)

Borussia Dortmund’s disappointing away form is threatening to derail their quest for a place in next season’s Champions League, so they are probably relieved that their latest outing in the Bundesliga will come on home turf. However, it is set to be a tough day at the office for Peter Stoger’s men because the visitors are a Bayer Leverkusen side who are currently above them in the table and go into this match on the back of 4-1 routs of RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt. Dortmund are going to have to be at the top of their game here, but they have won each of their last three home games in the Bundesliga and they are unbeaten in their last eight at Signal-Iduna-Park, so I am backing them to move a step closer to the 2018/19 Champions League with a big win on Saturday evening.

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