Bundesliga and Serie A Weekend Best Bets

30 December 2020
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Patrick Schick from Bayer Leverkusen

German Bundesliga

Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Bayer Leverkusen

Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 - 02:30 PM Kick-Off at Commerzbank-Arena

Resume Position

Bayer Leverkusen's party was crashed for the first time this season last week, reigning champions Bayern Munich claimed the top spot and handed Leverkusen their first loss all season. Frankfurt claimed their first win in five games on the flip side, seeing them sit in 9th place.

The morale might be on opposite ends, but Leverkusen's confidence should not be knocked with one loss to the European & German titleholders. There is a clear difference in star quality, and we should expect Leverkusen to fight to remind critics why they're battling Munich for the domestic trophy.

Form, Mentality, Bundesliga Odds & Trends

  • Leverkusen is conceded less than one goal per game this season.
  • Frankfurt games are averaging 3.3 goals per game this term.
  • Leverkusen has avoided defeat in 23 of their previous 27 games.
  • Leverkusen has won 10 of their previous 12 matches in all competitions.

Final Thoughts| Bundesliga Betting Tips

The home side is undefeated on their territory this season but has only managed to claim one win with the other six fixtures ending in a draw. These results will not continue all season, and Leverkusen is the perfect outfit to break this streak.

Both sides have seen decent runs, but with Leverkusen coming off their first loss of the season, we should anticipate fighting form to kick off the new year.

The available odds for a Leverkusen win are fair, given that Frankfurt is undefeated at home. I can understand why the value is available.

Score Prediction: Frankfurt 1 – Leverkusen 2

Best Bet: Leverkusen at win 2.10 [+210] with Bet365 (Bet365 Review)

German Bundesliga

Cologne vs. Augsburg

Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 - 02:30 PM Kick-Off at RheinEnergieStadion

Lacking Excitement

If you search for a thrilling encounter this weekend, the next fixture might not be the game to deliver. Both sides enter this weekend's clash with low morale and an even lower goal tally.

Cologne has managed a mere two wins all season, with their defensive issues and lack of goals leaving them sat one point above the relegation zone.

Final Thoughts| Bundesliga Betting Tips

The away side have suffered less embarrassment this term but are on level terms in front of goal. The lack of goal scoring chances and attacking play leaves many Augsburg fixtures with few numbers on the scoreboard.

Neither side gives us a reason to believe they can provide goals, the scoring averages for each squad have been drastically low, making the under market a viable choice.

Score Prediction: Cologne 1 – Augsburg 1

Best Bet: Under 2.5 goals at 1.80 [-125] with Unibet

Italian Serie A

Atalanta vs. Sassuolo

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021 - 02:00 PM Kick-Off at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia

Goals on the Card

Two top ten sides will clash in the Serie A, and if history repeats itself, we should expect both squads to deliver some goals.

Atalanta's form across the previous twelve months has been some of the club's best. From 27 of their last 31 Serie A fixtures, they have avoided defeat. They average 2.2 goals per game and have drawn four of their previous seven domestic fixtures.

Form, Mentality, Serie A Odds & Trends

  • Both teams scored in 10 of Atalanta's previous 13 games.
  • Atalanta average 2.33 goals per game in Serie A.
  • Sassuolo is undefeated in 12 of their previous 14 Serie A fixtures.

Final Thoughts| Serie A Betting Tips

Fixtures between these two squads have failed to see less than three goals since 2017, and with both current teams meeting the quota this term, should we expect anything other than a high-scoring clash on Sunday?

Score Prediction: Atalanta 2 – Sassuolo 2

Best Bet: Both teams to score & over at 2.5 1.75 [+218] with William Hill (visit our William Hill Review)