We’re continuing our weekly Bundesliga predictions with a 31/2 Saturday treble from the seventh round of fixtures in Germany’s top division.
Matches in this competition are always well supported and invariably produce lots of thrilling goalmouth action for fans to cheer on.
Schalke to beat Cologne @ 31/50
Former Huddersfield boss David Wagner has worked wonders at Schalke and last weekend’s 3-1 away win over then Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig made it four consecutive victories for his new club. Getting Morocco midfielder Amine Harit back to the kind of form which saw him crowned rookie of the year in Germany a couple of seasons ago has been one of the keys to success, with the 22-year-old grabbing four goals in the last three fixtures.
RB Leipzig to win at Bayer Leverkusen @ 37/20
Leipzig face a test of character after suffering a surprise defeat against Schalke and then losing to Lyon in the Champions League, but we’re keeping the faith with Julian Nagelsmann’s men. They had previously rattled off six wins and a draw with Bayern Munich, so the quality is there. Leverkusen can be impressive when allowed to control proceedings but they have faltered when facing top teams this term, being thrashed 4-0 by Borussia Dortmund and losing 3-0 at Juventus in midweek.
Paderborn and Mainz to draw @ 13/5
Both of these teams have been struggling to pick up points this season, registering just one and three respectively, but recent performances have been more encouraging. Paderborn pushed Bayern Munich hard at Benteler-Arena last weekend before ultimately going down 3-2, while Mainz have only lost by the odd goal to Schalke and Wolfsburg since edging out Hertha Berlin 2-1, so we’re looking for this to be a tight tussle in our Bundesliga predictions.
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