In our Bundesliga Predictor picks for matchday 13, we look at how RB Leipzig and Borussia could be targeted for joker picks in a week where many teams placed high on the table go up against each other such as Bayern Vs Leverkusen, Wolfsburg Vs Stuttgart and Dortmund Vs Union. These are our picks for the week:


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


FC Union Berlin Vs Borussia Dortmund (Friday 18th December/8:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 1-2

H2H: BVB 5-0 FCU | FCU 3-1 BVB

Home team last 3: VFB 2-2 FCU | FCU 1-1 FCB | BSC 1-1 FCU

Away team last 3: SVW 1-2 BVB | BVB 1-5 VFB | SGE 1-1 BVB

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

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

Insights:

  • Union’s 5-0 away loss against Dortmund is their biggest loss ever in the Bundesliga.
  • Union Berlin have given up a lead to draw or loss for the fourth consecutive game in a row. Their longest record for Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2.
  • The absence of star player Max Kruse means that Union Berlin have failed to win a single game without him.
My prediction: 1-2

Borussia M’gladbach Vs TSG Hoffenheim (Saturday 19th December/3:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 2-1

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

Home team last 3:  SGE 3-3 BMG | BMG 1-1 BSC | SCF 2-2 BMG

Away team last 3: TSG 0-1 RBL | B04 4-1 TSG | TSG 3-1 FCA

Borussia M’gladbach form guide: D-D-D-W-D (8th)

Hoffenheim form guide: L-L-W-D-D (12th)

Insights:

  • Borussia have scored in all 12 Bundesliga home games against Hoffenheim and are unbeaten in their last six games against them (W2, D4).

My prediction: 3-1


Schalke Vs Arminia Bielefeld (Saturday 19th December/3:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 2-1

H2H: These teams haven’t played each other in the Bundesliga since 2009

Home team last 3:  S04 0-2 SCF | FCA 2-2 S04 | S04 0-3 B04

Away team last 3: DSC 0-1 FCA | SCF 2-0 DSC | DSC 2-1 M05

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

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

Insights:

  • Schalke are on a 28-game winless run in the Bundesliga (D10, L18) and are just three games away from breaking Tasmania Berlin’s all-time winless record of 31 games. Schalke’s last win was 2-0 at home to Borussia in January 2020.

My prediction: 1-1


FSV Mainz Vs Werder Bremen (Saturday 19th December/3:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 1-2

H2H: M05 3-1 SVW | SVW 0-5 M05 | SVW 3-1 M05 | M05 2-1 SVW

Home team last 3: BSC 0-0 M05 | M05 0-1 KOE | DSC 2-1 M05

Away team last 3: SVW 1-2 BVB | RBL 2-0 SVW | SVW 1-2 VFB

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

Werder Bremen form guide: L-L-L-L-D (14th)

Insights:

  • Mainz did the double over Werder Bremen last season and have won their last two home games against them.
  • Bremen have won 57% of their away games against Mainz – Their highest against any other Bundesliga side (Same as Freiburg).
  • Werder Bremen have failed to win in their last nine consecutive games (L4, D5).

My prediction: 1-2


RB Leipzig Vs FC Koln (Saturday 19th December/3:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 3-0

H2H: KOE 2-4 RBL | RBL 4-1 KOE | RBL 1-2 KOE | KOE 1-2 RBL

Home team last 3: TSG 0-1 RBL | RBL 2-0 SVW | FCB 3-3 RBL

Away team last 3: KOE 0-4 B04 | M05 0-1 KOE | KOE 2-2 WOB

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

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

Insights:

  • Koln have won just one of their six Bundesliga games against Leipzig (D1, L4). Both teams have scored in those six games.
  • Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann have never lost to Koln in the Bundesliga. He has played five games against them with Hoffenheim and two with Leipzig.
  • RB Leipzig have conceded the least goals so far this season with 9 goals.
  • Koln haven’t conceded more than one goal away this season. They have played away against Arminia, Stuttgart, Bremen, Dortmund and Mainz.

My prediction: 2-1


Augsburg Vs Eintracht Frankfurt (Saturday 19th December/3:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 1-2

H2H: SGE 5-0 FCA | FCA 2-1 SGE | SGE 1-3 FCA | FCA 1-3 SGE

Home team last 3: DSC 0-1 FCA | FCA 2-2 S04 | TSG 3-1 FCA

Away team last 3: SGE 3-3 BMG | WOB 2-1 SGE | SGE 1-1 BVB

Augsburg form guide: W-D-L-D-D (9th)

Eintracht Frankfurt form guide: D-L-D-D-D (10th)

Insights:

  • Augsburg only have a lower loss percentage against Koln (8%) than Frankfurt (25%).
  • Frankfurt have only won one of their eight Bundesliga away games against Augsburg (D3, L4): 3-1 in November 2018.
  • Eintracht Frankfurt are on a nine-game winless streak (D7, L2).

My prediction: 1-2


Bayer Leverkusen Vs Bayern Munich (Saturday 19th December/6:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 1-2

H2H: B04 2-4 FCB | FCB 1-2 B04 | B04 3-1 FCB | FCB 3-1 B04

Home team last 3: KOE 0-4 B04 | B04 4-1 TSG | S04 0-3 B04

Away team last 3: FCB 2-1 WOB | FCU 1-1 FCB | FCB 3-3 RBL

Bayer Leverkusen form guide: W-W-W-D-W (1st)

Bayern Munich form guide: W-D-D-W-D (2nd)

Insights:

  • Leverkusen have lost just three of their last 11 Bundesliga home games against Bayern Munich.
  • Bayer Leverkusen are top of the table ahead of playing against second-placed Bayern Munich. Since Bayern lost 3-0 to Dortmund, the team at the top of the table have never lost to the team on second (W4, D3).
  • Leverkusen is the only unbeaten team left in the Bundesliga (W8, D4).

My prediction: 2-2


SC Freiburg Vs Hertha BSC (Sunday 20th December/3:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 1-1

H2H: SCF 2-1 BSC | BSC 1-0 SCF | SCF 2-1 BSC | BSC 1-1 SCF

Home team last 3: S04 0-2 SCF | SCF 2-0 DSC | SCF 2-2 BMG

Away team last 3: BSC 0-0 M05 | BMG 1-1 BSC | BSC 3-1 FCU

SC Freiburg form guide: W-W-D-D-L (11th)

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

Insights:

  • Freiburg have only lost two of their last 14 Bundesliga games against Hertha (W5, D7, L2).
  • SC Freiburg are unbeaten in their last seven Bundesliga home games against Hertha (W3, D4).

My prediction: 1-2


Wolfsburg Vs VfB Stuttgart (Sunday 20th December/6:00 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 2-1

H2H: VFB 3-0 WOB | WOB 2-0 VFB | WOB 1-1 VFB | VFB 1-0 WOB

Home team last 3: FCB 2-1 WOB | WOB 2-1 SGE | KOE 2-2 WOB

Away team last 3: VFB 2-2 FCU | BVB 1-5 VFB | SVW 1-2 VFB

Wolfsburg form guide: L-W-D-W-W (5th)

VfB Stuttgart form guide: D-W-W-L-D (7th)

Insights:

  • Wolfsburg’s last home loss against Stuttgart was almost 13 years ago – Stuttgart won 1-0 in the DFB-Pokal semi-final back in April 2007.
  • Stuttgart only have a worse away loss percentage against Bayern Munich (69%) than Wolfsburg (62%).
  • Wolfsburg are unbeaten in their last 12 Bundesliga home games against Stuttgart (W10, D2).

My prediction: 2-1


Joker 

 

It is a bit difficult to get the joker right in Bundesliga predictor this week as the Bayern and Dortmund games could go either way so RB Leipzig 2-1 Koln is my pick for the week. Another honourable mention will be Borussia 3-1 Hoffenheim.


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By Trevor Baretto

The creator of the website, he is proud of the fact that he was 35th at his peak in Bundesliga Fantasy last season despite tumbling to 119th in the last 4 weeks.