In our Bundesliga Predictor picks for matchday 11, we look at why Union Berlin without their star player in Max Kruse is the perfect target for the joker pick. These are our picks:


Note: The match times in the article have been changed from GMT to CET.


Wolfsburg Vs Eintracht Frankfurt (Friday 11th December/8:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 2-1

H2H: WOB 1-2 SGE | SGE 0-2 WOB | WOB 1-1 SGE | SGE 1-2 WOB

Home team last 3: KOE 2-2 WOB | WOB 5-3 SVW | S04 0-2 WOB

Away team last 3: SGE 1-1 BVB | FCU 3-3 SGE | SGE 1-1 RBL

Wolfsburg form guide: D-W-W-W-D (13th)

Frankfurt form guide: D-D-D-D-D (9th)

Insights:

  • Frankfurt has a lower win rate against Wolfsburg (19%) than any other side in the Bundesliga.
  • Wolfsburg have only failed to score against Frankfurt once in their last 25 games (2-0 loss at home in February 2012). They have also kept four cleans sheets in the last eight games against them.
  • Frankfurt is on a seven-game winless streak and have drawn their last six games.
My prediction: 2-1

Dortmund Vs VfB Stuttgart (Saturday 12th December/3:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 3-1

H2H: BVB 3-1 VFB | VFB 0-4 BVB | BVB 3-0 VFB | VFB 2-1 BVB

Home team last 3:  SGE 1-1 BVB | BVB 1-2 KOE | BSC 2-5 BVB

Away team last 3: SVW 1-2 VFB | VFB 1-3 FCB | TSG 3-3 VFB

Dortmund form guide: D-L-W-L-W (4th)

Stuttgart form guide: W-L-D-D-D (8th)

Insights:

  • Dortmund have only lost one of their last 16 Bundesliga games against Stuttgart. Their last loss was 1-2 away in November 2017.
  • Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten in 11 home games against Stuttgart (W6, D5).

My prediction: 3-0


SC Freiburg Vs Arminia Bielefeld (Saturday 12th December/3:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 2-1

H2H: These teams haven’t played each other in the Bundesliga since 2005.

Home team last 3: SCF 2-2 BMG | FCA 1-1 SCF | SCF 1-3 M05

Away team last 3: DSC 2-1 M05 | RBL 2-1 DSC | DSC 1-2 B04

SC Freiburg form guide: D-D-D-L-L (14th)

Arminia Bielefeld form guide: W-L-L-L-L (16th)

Insights:

  • Freiburg are winless in nine Bundesliga games (D5, L4). This is their longest winless run since 2014 (12 games).
  • Arminia snapped their seven-game losing streak in a 2-1 win against Mainz last week.

My prediction: 2-2


RB Leipzig Vs Werder Bremen (Saturday 12th December/3:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 3-1

H2H: RBL 3-0 SVW | SVW 0-3 RBL | SVW 2-1 RBL

Home team last 3: FCB 3-3 RBL | RBL 2-1 DSC | SGE 1-1 RBL

Away team last 3: SVW 1-2 VFB | WOB 5-3 SVW | FCB 1-1 SVW

RB Leipzig form guide: D-W-D-W-L (3rd)

Werder Bremen form guide: L-L-D-D-D (13th)

Insights:

  • Leipzig have won all four of their Bundesliga games at home against Werder Bremen.

My prediction: 3-0


FSV Mainz Vs FC Koln (Saturday 12th December/3:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 1-1

H2H: KOE 2-2 M05 | M05 3-1 KOE | KOE 1-1 M05

Home team last 3: DSC 2-1 M05 | M05 1-1 TSG | SCF 1-3 M05

Away team last 3: KOE 2-2 WOB | BVB 1-2 KOE | KOE 1-2 FCU

FSV Mainz form guide: L-D-W-D-L (17th)

FC Koln form guide: D-W-L-D-L (15th)

Insights:

  • Mainz are unbeaten in their last four games against Koln (W2, D2).

My prediction: 1-1


Borussia M’gladbach Vs Hertha BSC (Saturday 12th December/3:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 2-1

H2H: BMG 2-1 BSC | BSC 0-0 BMG | BMG 0-3 BSC

Home team last 3: SCF 2-2 BMG | BMG 4-1 S04 | BMG 1-1 FCA

Away team last 3: BSC 3-1 FCU | B04 0-0 BSC | BSC 2-5 BVB

Borussia form guide: D-W-D-L-W (7th)

Hertha BSC form guide: W-D-L-W-D (12th)

Insights:

  • In the last 11 years, Hertha have won only once at Borussia park – 3-0 in February 2019.
  • Borussia are unbeaten in eight Bundesliga games (W5, D3).

My prediction: 2-1


Union Berlin Vs Bayern Munich (Saturday 12th December/6:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 1-3

H2H: FCU 0-2 FCB | FCB 2-1 FCU

Home team last 3: BSC 3-1 FCU | FCU 3-3 SGE | KOE 1-2 FCU

Away team last 3: FCB 3-3 RBL | VFB 1-3 FCB | FCB 1-1 SVW

Union Berlin form guide: L-D-W-W-W (6th)

Bayern Munich form guide: D-W-D-W-W (1st)

Insights:

  • Union will be without star player Max Kruse who was involved in over 50% of their goals this season due to injury.

My prediction: 0-3


FC Augsburg Vs Schalke 04 (Sunday 13th December/3:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 2-1

H2H: S04 0-3 FCA | FCA 2-3 S04 | S04 0-0 FCA

Home team last 3: TSG 3-1 FCA | FCA 1-1 SCF | BMG 1-1 FCA

Away team last 3: S04 0-3 B04 | BMG 4-1 S04 | S04 0-2 WOB

FC Augsburg form guide: L-D-D-L-W (11th)

Schalke form guide: L-L-L-D-D (18th)

Insights:

  • FC Augsburg are winless in their last four home games against Schalke. They’ve won just one of their nine Bundesliga home games against them – 2-1 in December 2015.
  • Schalke are the only team in Germany’s top three divisions yet to win a league game.

My prediction: 2-1


Bayer Leverkusen Vs TSG Hoffenheim (Sunday 12th December/6:00 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 2-1

H2H: TSG 2-1 B04 | B04 0-0 TSG | TSG 4-1 B04

Home team last 3: S04 0-3 B04 | B04 0-0 BSC | DSC 1-2 B04

Away team last 3: TSG 3-1 FCA | M05 1-1 TSG | TSG 3-3 VFB

Bayer Leverkusen form guide: W-D-W-W-W (2nd)

Hoffenheim form guide: W-D-D-L-L (10th)

Insights:

  • Hoffenheim are unbeaten in their last four games against Leverkusen (W3, D1). However, they’ve lost 14 of their 24 Bundesliga games against Leverkusen. They only have more losses against Bayern Munich.
  • Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg are the only unbeaten teams left this season.

My prediction: 2-1


Joker 

 

I think a Kruse-less Union Berlin might struggle against Bayern Munich. Especially to score goals. Hence, Union Berlin 0-3 Bayern Munich is my joker pick for the pick. Another honourable mention is RB Leipzig 3-0 Werder Bremen.


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