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 second yellow card. It means he’ll miss Augsburg’s visit as interim coach Manuel Baum faces the Bundesliga’s other Borussia. He beat the Mönchengladbach variety on Saturday in his first game in charge. However, Augsburg are missing a lot of their attacking talent through injury. Dortmund are unbeaten in their last 28 Bundesliga home games and that should become 29. Back BVB to be winning at half time and full time at 1.82.
Borussia Mönchengladbach v VfL Wolfsburg, 19:00
This could well be the last game in charge for both Gladbach coach André Schubert and Wolfsburg’s Valerien Ismael. Schubert is on the brink after his side lost again away from home on Saturday. Wolfsburg though did surprise Eintracht Frankfurt but they still remain within touching distance of the relegation zone. Ismael should be credited for bringing Julian Draxler back into the fold on Saturday evening, with Draxler coming up with the assist for Jeffrey Bruma’s winner. Neither side will still be particularly high on confidence but Wolfsburg might have the edge. Play it safer by going for an away win or a draw at 1.95.
Hamburg SV v FC Schalke 04, 19:00
After four games unbeaten, Hamburg slipped to a 3-1 reverse at Mainz and with that, they went back into the automatic relegation places too. Midfielder Lewis Holtby missed that game against his former club through suspension and he won’t face another one of his exes on Tuesday either.
Schalke drew 1-1 with Freiburg as they continue to find their feet under coach Markus Weinzierl. He is beset by injury problems meaning that young players such as Donis Avdijaj and Thilo Kehrer are likely to be given chances once again at Hamburg. There should be a few goals in this one, enough to make over 2.5 worth backing at 1.94.
Eintracht Frankfurt v 1. FSV Mainz 05, 19:00
Mainz ended up cruising past Hamburg thanks to a hat-trick from midfielder Danny Latza – not bad considering he’d never scored in the Bundesliga before. Martin Schmidt’s side should be buoyed then heading into the Rhein-Main derby. Eintracht put in an uncharacteristically poor showing at Wolfsburg. Under Niko Kovac, they’ve been known for their immense discipline but they were punished for a lapse in concentration. Alex Meier missing a penalty didn’t help either. Defender Timothy Chandler will return for Chelsea loanne Michael Hector and you’d expect with Mainz having lost their last four away games that Eintracht will return to winning ways at 2.15.