Having looked at feedback on the site over the last few weeks I've noticed that people are wanting clearer and fewer tips, so I'm going to do "5 to watch" in the Bundesliga for the coming weekend. Hopefully it makes my life easier and your lives more profitable!
Lewandowski to score vs. Werder Bremen
The Polish striker has been in unstoppable form and if you are looking for a defence that is going to stop him, the Werder Bremen defence is not it. Werder have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their 8 games so trying to keep Lewandowski off the score sheet will be one of many worries for them defensively going into their clash with table-topping (and already champions-elect) Bayern Munich
Augsburg vs. Darmstadt: BTTS No
Augsburg's home form has been shocking so far this season, whilst Darmstadt have been inconsistent both at home and away. Darmstadt's main strength has been their fighting spirit, which saw them steal a 2-2 draw at Borussia Dortmund the last time they were on their travels, but their defensive resilience has seen them take points off Dortmund, Schalke and Leverkusen so far. Augsburg have failed to score in 3 of their 5 home games and other than a 2-0 victory over woeful Hannover they are yet to score more than 1 in a game at home. They may struggle to find the net again on Saturday.
FC Cologne to beat Hannover 96
Cologne have been getting better and better as the season has progressed, with new signings Leonardo Bittencourt and Anthony Modeste lighting up the RheinEnergie Stadion on a regular basis. Hannover, on the other hand, only just dragged themselves off the bottom of the table last match day and look lacklustre without their star players from last season: the aforementioned Bittencourt and Lars Stindl, who is settling in well at Borussia Mönchengladbach. Hannover may just be showing signs of life but I expect Cologne to be too good for them
Lukas Castaignos to score anytime vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach
Gladbach have finally got their season going after a woeful start and an early change of manager, but they come up against a Frankfurt side who have hit the rails slightly in recent weeks. Gladbach should win this one but have got into the habit of conceding goals in the process. Castaignos will be feeling more pressure with the injury to Haris Seferovic leaving him as the only back up to Alex Meier, but if those 3 are all firing then Frankfurt look like they can beat anyone. Castaignos has 6 so far this campaign and he could be good value to add to it on Saturday
ACCA: Bayern, Gladbach and Cologne to win
Bayern doesn't need explaining; Gladbach have won the last 3 on the bounce and are hitting their stride; Cologne are defensively strong, Hannover are offensively awful and the forward combination for Cologne will hurt a sloppy Hannover defence.
Enjoy the Bundesliga this weekend; there are some interesting matches on offer, with teams just losing form coming up against teams who just seem to be finding it. Keep an eye on the games and get my opinion on it by following me @AliHaggis on twitter. Happy hunting!
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