It is time that Germany and Joachim Low realised that Lars Stindl could be the answer to their striker problem

A muscular injury would have precluded his involvement for Germany against England this week had he been selected, but at 28, Lars Stindl should not be made to wait much longer for his international debut. The Borussia Mönchengladbach captain has been at the heart of the...

Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: Leipzig to fall further behind Bayern as Bremen keep up great form

Friday Borussia Dortmund v FC Ingolstadt Ingolstadt’s stint in the Bundesliga looks to be coming to an end. With ten games to play, they’re seven points adrift of Hamburg who occupy the relegation playoff place. They fought well against Cologne but only a string of miraculous...

Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: Leaky Bayern defence means Hamburg have a chance at the Allianz

Friday VfL Wolfsburg v SV Werder Bremen “We have to forget this game quickly,” said Wolfsburg coach Valerien Ismael after his side went down 3-0 at Dortmund in tepid fashion. It belied the promise shown in the victory against Hoffenheim the previous weekend as the Wolves...

Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: Leipzig's slide to continue as Dortmund cope without Yellow Wall

Friday FC Augsburg v Bayer Leverkusen The tally for all-time Bundesliga goals stands at 49,999 after last weekend’s action. It’s quite probable then that goal number 50,000 will arrive at the WWK-Arena on Friday night. Leverkusen look the most likely team to get it if their...

Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: Lahm's retirement bombshell could unsettle out of sorts Bayern Munich even more this weekend

Friday 1. FSV Mainz 05 – FC Augsburg After sacking Dirk Schuster in December, Augsburg wanted a style of play that was easier on the eye and got results. So far so good then for new coach Manuel Baum, who has 10 points from his first...

Raphael Honigstein’s Bundesliga Betting: Home comforts for Bayern and full-strength Dortmund can down Leipzig

Hamburg v Bayer Leverkusen, Friday 7.30 Former Hamburg midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu won’t play again this season after being punished by the Court of Arbitration for Sport for a breach of contract in 2011. His absence is a boost to Hamburg tonight, given how poorly they’ve started...

Raphael Honigstein’s Bundesliga Betting: Bayern are beatable at home but Hoffenheim should stay undefeated

WEDNESDAY Bayern Munich v RB Leipzig, 19:00 Bayern and Leipzig are tied on points at the top of the Bundesliga, with Bayern ahead only on goal difference. The champions were poor away at Darmstadt but Douglas Costa’s screamer saved them. Leipzig meanwhile were back in the...

Raphael Honigstein’s Bundesliga Betting: Dortmund’s home run to continue while Wolfsburg should avoid defeat at Mönchengladbach

TUESDAY Borussia Dortmund v FC Augsburg, 19.00 Dortmund’s dodgy away form continued on Friday night as they drew 2-2 with Hoffenheim. That was actually a good result given the circumstances with Marco Reus sent off at the end of the first half after picking up a...

Raphael Honigstein’s Bundesliga Betting: Wolfsburg woes will continue while Bayern Munich are set to fire on all cylinders

FRIDAY TSG Hoffenheim v Borussia Dortmund It was only back in 2008 that Julian Nagelsmann was playing under Thomas Tuchel for Augsburg’s second team. Wind forward to the present day and Nagelsmann’s Hoffenheim are perched a point above Tuchel’s Dortmund in the Bundesliga table. What’s more,...

Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: Schalke Will Bounce Back From Leipzig Loss And Ignore Lewandowski At Your Peril

Friday Eintracht Frankfurt v TSG Hoffenheim Frankfurt and Hoffenheim are the two most improved sides in the Bundesliga this season. Back when they faced each other in April, they were battling relegation but now they both occupy European places. This should be a very evenly matched...