- It’s Matchday 23 in the German Bundesliga this weekend with games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
- The table has a familiar look with Bayern leading the pack, but RB Leipzig are only two points adrift
- We list the odds for all nine games and preview three, offering our best picks
The Bundesliga table has a familiar look at the top ahead of Bundesliga Matchday 23, with Bayern Munich unsurprisingly leading the way but they are being pushed hard by RB Leipzig who is only two points behind them. At the other end of the table, Schalke is adrift at the bottom but above them, it remains very tight.
We list all nine games, show the odds, preview three, and offer a pick for each below.
Bundesliga Matchday 23 Odds
|Werder Bremen vs Eintracht Frankfurt||+330||+290||-129|
|Bayern Münich vs 1. FC Köln||-560||+650||+1300|
|Borussia Dortmund vs Arminia Bielefeld||-560||+600||+1500|
|VfL Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin||-143||+295||+375|
|VfB Stuttgart vs FC Schalke 04||-210||+360||+540|
|RB Leipzig vs Borussia Mönchengladbach||-157||+320||+390|
|1. FC Union Berlin vs TSG Hoffenheim||-130||+245||+205|
|Mainz 05 vs FC Augsburg||+106||+265||+240|
|Bayer Leverkusen vs SC Freiburg||-137||+275||+390|
All odds taken Feb 25 at DraftKings
RB Leipzig vs Borussia Mönchengladbach Prediction
Leipzig’s progress in the Bundesliga has been excellent and they are pushing the perennial champions Bayern all the way this season. They come into Bundealiga Matchday 23 off the back of last weekend’s emphatic 3-0 win over Hertha Berlin and have had a free week to prepare for the visit of Mönchengladbach. This extra freshness may well be key to the outcome.
We're not finished yet 💪
— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) February 21, 2021
By contrast, Borussia suffered a bruising 2-0 home defeat by Manchester City in the Champions League, which followed on from a disappointing 2-1 defeat by relegation-threatened Mainz last weekend; a result that left them in eighth place – three points adrift of the European places. For Leipzig, Emil Forsberg, Konrad Laimer, and Dominik Szoboszlai all look likely to miss this one through injury, while for Mönchengladbach, Mamadou Di Doucoure is still out but Marcus Thuram should be fit.
— Borussia (@borussia) February 24, 2021
The midweek defeat for Borussia will have drained them both mentally and physically, so it will take a monumental effort for them to go to Leipzig and get anything from the game. Even with the home team at odds-on for the win, that, for me, is still where the value lies. Maybe also consider the over 3.5 goals at +175.
Pick: Leipzig to win (-157) / over 3.5 goals (+175)
Werder Bremen vs Eintracht Frankfurt Prediction
Werder’s disastrous 4-0 home defeat by Hoffenheim last weekend saw them drop to 12th in the Bundesliga and they are now only five points clear of the relegation zone. Defeat by high-flying Eintracht on Bundesliga Matchday 23 would leave them in a precarious position as the season enters its final straight, and with goals proving problematic – they have scored just 24 goals in their 21 games – wins are proving very hard to come by.
⏱️ 90+1' Full time
It's all over.
— SV Werder Bremen EN (@werderbremen_en) February 21, 2021
Eintracht Frankfurt, by comparison, has been in outstanding form of late with nine wins and a draw in their last ten games. They are even ahead of Bayern in the form table – that is how good they have been – and are up to fourth in the table and in prime position to earn a Champions League place. At the weekend, they even managed to beat Bayern 2-1 at home; inflicting on the Bavarians only their third defeat of the season.
WHAT. A. GOAL. 🤯📐
— Eintracht Frankfurt (@eintracht_eng) February 25, 2021
It is hard to see past an away win given Eintracht’s outstanding form, especially with Werder having a major wobble, and so the value here is in trying to predict the scoreline. For me, the +800 on offer for 0-2 is well worth a look.
Pick: Eintracht to win 2-0 (+800)
VfL Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin Prediction
Wolfsburg is in the heady heights of third place and is having a brilliant season. Like Eintracht, they too have the smell of Champions League soccer in their nostrils and look well on course for a top-four finish, especially after an emphatic 3-0 win over Arminia Bielefeld last weekend; a match they dominated from minute one.
Long Range Arnold! #VfLWolfsburg
After his stunning strike over the weekend Maximilian Arnold has scored nine of his last 12 Bundesliga goals from outside the 18-yard box! 💥⚽️ pic.twitter.com/L5RHDrWVue
— VfL Wolfsburg EN/US 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 (@VfLWolfsburg_EN) February 21, 2021
Hertha, on the other hand, is hovering just above the drop zone going into Bundesliga Matchday 23, albeit only on goal difference, after a terrible run of form that has seen them win just once in their last ten. A 3-0 home thumping by RB Leipzig last weekend was the latest defeat in a miserable run that has seen them slide alarmingly down the table.
A harsh defeat to a top team 😞
— Hertha Berlin (@HerthaBSC_EN) February 21, 2021
The Wolves are odds-on for the home win – as you would expect of a team that has won six of their last seven – and with Hertha struggling, the -143 for the home win looks easy money. Also worth considering is over 3.5 goals in the game at +195.
Pick: Wolfsburg to win (-143)
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