Return of Bundesliga: Week 26 preview and predictions
The 2019-20 Bundesliga returns this Saturday, there’s a feeling of excitement that has dominated the world of football in the last few days, especially among fans who have been deprived of football in the recent months.
Borrusia Dortmund’s tie vs Schalke is the headline fixture for this weekend, the RevierDerby is one of the most followed derbies in the world.
Fans and viewers will be treated to premium Bundesliga entertainment when the teams return to action this weekend.
The 3-day German football feast is scheduled to hold between 16-18 of May.
I’ve made efforts to carefully select the best possible result of all Bundesliga week 26 matches, hopefully it helps you make the right betting predictions.
Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke
This game promises to produce goals from both sides, the safest market is certainly the goals market.
Over 2.5 or both teams to score is most likely to happen but the stats and quality of the teams strongly suggest that Dortmund will win this tie.
Prediction: Dortmund 3-1 Schalke.
RB Leipzig vs Freiburg
Seem like the safest home win this weekend on paper.
Leipzig were on fire before the suspension of the Bundesliga, they [Leipzig] are unbeaten at home since the 2nd of November 2019, drawing 4 matches and winning 8.
Leipzig have scored at least two goals in 10 of their last 12 matches on home turf.
Timo Werner is Leipzig top goal scorer in all competition this season.
The German lead the attack with 21 Bundesliga goals, that’s 13 goals ahead of Marcel Sabitzer who’s Leipzig’s second highest goal scorer in the league with 8 goals.
Werner is reportedly wanted by Liverpool and Barcelona after the player ruled out a move to Bayern Munich.
Freiburg have one just 1 of their last 11 away in all competition.
The home team are unbeaten against Freiburg when the play at home winning 3 times, drawing once, and scoring four goals in two of those games.
Freiburg won the first leg of this tie 2-1, i expect Leipzig to get their revenge in Saturday.
Prediction: Leipzig 2-0 Freiburg
Hoffenheim vs Hertha BSC
It promises to be a goal fest when both sides lock horn, both teams have scored in 3 of Hoffenheim’s last 5 matches, each of Hertha Berlin’s last 5 matches have produced at least 3 goals, both teams have scored in 4 of those games.
Hoffenheim are better when we consider the head to head record but the home side are winless in their last 5 games.
Hertha have won 3 of their last 5 away matches, losing only once.
Prediction: Hoffenheim 3-1 Hertha BSC
Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Paderborn
This is a battle at the wrong end of the table, the final outcome of this game will go a long way to determine which of the two teams will remain in the Bundesliga next season.
Fortuna Düsseldorf are six points above Paderborn but a loss in this game could drag them further down the table.
Düsseldorf have lost 2 of their last 5 games, Paderborn have lost 4 times in their last 5 matches.
Paderborn seem to perform better away though, they [Paderborn] have won twice in 5 away games [2W, 1D, 2L].
Paderborn have the edge on head-to-head basis, especially when they’re away, Dusseldorf have only managed 2 wins against Saturday’s opponent in 19 games [2W, 9D, 8L].
Prediction: Fortuna Dusseldorf 0-2 Paderborn
Augsburg vs Wolfsburg
This should be a game of goals at the WWK Arena this Saturday, Augsburg are struggling to get points on board.
Wolfsburg are showing signs of improvements after a series of poor results early this year.
Augsburg have won none of their last 5 matches in all competitions [1D, 4L], and have only managed 2 wins in 5 home games [2W, 1D, 2L].
Wolfsburg are unbeaten in 5 Bundesliga games [2W, 3D], their away form is even better, they [Wolfsburg have won 4 times in 5 away matches.
The head-to-head stat is close but one thing is sure we’ll see goals in this game.
Augsburg has scored in all of their last five home games, Wolfsburg have scored at least twice in all of their last five away games.
Both teams will almost certainly score and we should see a minimum of three goals between the two teams.
Prediction: Augsburg 1-2 Wolfsburg.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borrusia Monchegladbach
The away team have form on their side ahead of this game but Eintracht Frankfurt are very hard to beat when they play at home.
Monchegladbach have found the back of the net in all of their last 5 games, winning 3 times.
Frankfurt have scored in 3 of their last 5 games but could only manage to win once [1W, 1D, 3L].
Borussia M’gladbach have 3 wins in 5 away matches [3W, 1D, 1L], they drew at Leipzig who are 3rd on the log and lost only to Schalke.
Frankfurt have won three times in 5 home games [they’ve scored at least twice on those three occasions] keeping 2 clean sheets in the process.
Prediction: Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 Borrusia M’gladbach.
Köln vs Mainz 05
The home side have had a decent time in the league this season, they sit 10th on the Bundesliga log and have a very good record against Mainz when they play at home.
Köln have won 7 out of 12 home games against Mainz, they’ve drawn 4 times and lost just once when they play on home turf.
It’s safe to say Köln always take full advantage of playing at home whenever they welcome Mainz.
Stats and form are in favor of the home side but i advice you approach this match with caution.
Prediction: Köln 2-1 Mainz 05
Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich
This game should be just another step for Bayern towards the title.
The Bavarians have won six of their last 6 games in all competitions, Union Berlin have lost 3 in 6 [2W, 1D, 3L].
Bayern Munich have a 100% record against Union Berlin in all competition. When it comes to head-to-head and the gap in quality cannot be overlooked too, the away side should win this easily.
Prediction: Union Berlin 1-3 Bayern Munich
Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen
Maximum points in this game will boost Leverkusen’s charge for Champions League football.
Werder Bremen’s form is terrible but trend show us that they almost never lose to Bayer Leverkusen at home.
Werder Bremen have won just 1 of their last 6 games, Leverkusen have drawn 1 of their last 6 games, they’ve won the remaining 5 games by a minimum of 2 goals.
Both teams will score but the away side have enough attacking threat to run away with all 3 points in this game.
Prediction: Werder Bremen 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen