23rd of January, Bet 2 of the £10 to £250 Bad Man Builder
Bet 1 was a brilliant 93rd minute winner last night. Let’s crack on with Bet 2 then, you can load it straight into your slip by clicking here.
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Eintract Braunschweig v Hamburg
· After a successful Friday night it is probably about time we move on to bet 2 of the challenge isn’t it? We will start in Germany and Bundesliga 2 as Eintract Braunschweig host the German giants of Hamburg in the lunchtime KO. Hamburg will be looking to return to the top flight this campaign after a few seasons now in the 2nd tier which is unacceptable for a club of their stature. It is a case of so far so good with them sitting pretty at the top of the table after 16 games played. They travel to a struggling Braunschweig who sit 16th and are without a win in 6 league games.
· Hamburg are looking pretty unstoppable at the moment, not only are they unbeaten in 6 but they have accumulated a massive 16 points across those games having won 5 and drawn once. In Simon Terodde they have without doubt the best striker in the league and a player who has consistently showed he can score a hatful of goals at this level. He joined from FC Koln on a free transfer in the summer and has absolutely lit up the league this season having notched 16 times, 6 more than any other player in the division. He is averaging a goal every 84 minutes and throughout his time playing in this division has scored 134 goals in 236 appearances- a very impressive strike rate.
· German sources expect Hamburg boss Daniel Thioune to name the same starting 11 that won so convincingly on Monday night as they registered a 5-0 victory over Osnabruck. They are quite simply breezing past whoever it is they play at the moment and across their last 5 games alone have scored an impressive 15 goals. Expect they will cause an awful lot of problems to an Eintract side which have conceded 2 or more goals in 10 of their last 13 matches. No surprise then to see over 1.5 goals has featured in over 80% of both these sides league fixtures this season!
· The hosts cause won’t be helped by the fact they are missing a number of important players this afternoon. Manuel Schwenk and Dominik Wydra are suspended while Felix Burmester, Benjamin Kessel, Niko Kijewski and Danilo Wiebe are all struggling with injury. Hamburg could quite easily breeze past them here as they have done to so many teams already this campaign and I don’t think we should have too many issues seeing a couple of goals in this one.
Verl v Wehen
· We will be staying in Germany this afternoon but heading to the 3 Liga this time around and once more we will be hoping for goals as Verl host Wehen in the German 3rd tier. Verl are having a truly magnificent campaign having only been promoted to the division last season when they were promoted from the Regionalliga West. They currently sit 5th having accumulated an impressive 30 points from their 19 games played. Wehen, in quite opposite circumstances were relegated from Bundesliga 2 having placed 17th. They are doing ok so far and sit 8th but importantly remain within touching the distance of the all-important top 3 places which offers the chance of promotion.
· The hosts have not been overawed by the increase in standard since promotion and continue to play with the pressing & possession style of football which served them so well last campaign. Manager Guerino Capretti has instilled a winning mentality within his players and wants them to ‘continue to play the way they know’ in the second half of the season. As a direct consequence their games have been supremely reliable for goals this season. Their high risk/high reward style of play allows them to score but also concede at quite an alarming rate making them one of the best teams to watch in the division and a shoe-in for a BTTS selection.
· No real surprise then to see that BTTS has occured in 15 of Verl’s last 19 league matches, a 79% success rate which is unsurprisingly the highest in the division. Capretti is happy to concede goals if the team play to the style he wants and he has said he will continue to stay true to his clear philosophy and way of playing. They will likely trouble a Wehen side which has the worst defensive record amongst the top 8 in 3 Liga having conceded 28 goals in just 18 games played.
· In-fact, no team averages more goals per game then Wehen do this season. The 3.28 GPG average is the league’s highest due to their prolific attack and almost equally vulnerable defence- a similar scenario to the hosts Verl. This match-up should really make for a cracking game with both sides more comfortable and capable going forwards than they are defensively. Wehen have the 3rd highest success rate in the league when it comes to BTTS with 67% of their fixtures having seen both teams notch. Couldn’t pick much of a better fixture than this for BTTS so let’s hope it can deliver and see us through to bet 3!
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