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1.Bundesliga 2023 - 24 – Matchday 1 Betting Tips

The growing anticipation of German football fans will soon come to an end as the 2023/24 Bundesliga season is set to get underway this weekend. As always, here are the best weekly Bundesliga betting tips from the opening round of fixtures.

Looking back, the 2023/24 Bundesliga was undoubtedly the most exciting campaign in recent memory and it also provided one of the best endings to a season in the history of the competition. Record winners FC Bayern München were eventually crowned as the champions for its 11th straight title, but only after it scored a last-gasp winner on the final day to snatch the championship on goal-difference.

Borussia Dortmund came agonisingly close to ending its 10-year title-drought after heading into the final week on pole position of the league table. Dortmund even had one hand on the title after moving into a comfortable lead in its final game, but it all imploded during the latter period as it conceded a couple of goals which meant it could not secure the win that would have guaranteed the Bundesliga title.

RB Leipzig finished in 3rd spot of the Bundesliga for the 3rd time in its 5 campaigns at the top-flight, before successfully defending its DFB-Pokal title to cap off another successful season for the young club. Leipzig had to endure a rocky start to the season however, but it improved considerably in the latter half of the campaign by winning 10 of its last 14 league matches.

At the same time, Union Berlin added a new chapter to its remarkable tale of progress by taking 4th position in the Bundesliga and thereby earning qualification to the hallowed UEFA Champions League after just 4 seasons in the top-flight. Union was even heralded as an outside contender for the Bundesliga title after spending some weeks on pole position and it never dropped out from the top-5 for the entire season which is testament to its remarkable consistency.

SC Freiburg secured 5th position at the end of the 2022/23 Bundesliga campaign to equal its highest ever top-flight finish which came exactly a decade ago. Yet, there will be some disappointment after missing out on an elusive Champions League berth and crashing out in the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal that may have handed the club its first major trophy.

Bayer Leverkusen took 6th position in the table, which is a superb achievement considering it was languishing in the relegation-zone during the first half of the season. A managerial change was the inspiration behind the upsurge in form, but failing to win any of its last 5 fixtures ended any slim chance of breaking into the top-4.

Meanwhile, Hertha Berlin and Schalke 04 were the 2 teams to get dropped out from the top division at the end of the season. Hertha Berlin finished on 18th spot largely due to its woeful form following the winter-break and it was relegated before the final weekend.

Schalke 04 returned to the top-flight after a 2-year absence but it has gone straight down after finishing the season in 17th position. Schalke completely overhauled its squad after earning promotion and in hindsight it was not a smart decision as the team barely found its balance before it was involved in a relegation scrap. Their berths will be taken over by FC Heidenheim and SV Darmstadt for the upcoming season.

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1.Bundesliga Table 2022/23 Final Standings

Bundesliga 22/23 Top Goal Scorers

#PlayerTeamTotal Goals1Niclas FüllkrugSV Werder Bremen162Christopher NkunkuRB Leipzig163Vincenzo GrifoSC Freiburg154Randal Kolo MuaniEintracht Frankfurt155Serge GnabryFC Bayern München14

Bundesliga 22/23 Top Player Assists

#PlayerTeamTotal Assists1Raphaël GuerreiroBorussia Dortmund122Randal Kolo MuaniEintracht Frankfurt113Jamal MusialaFC Bayern München104Florian Kainz1.FC Köln105Alassane PleaBorussia VfL M’gladbach9

SV Werder Bremen v FC Bayern München

Date: August 18th 2023
Venue: Weserstadion, Bremen
Time: 19:30 UTC

Sportaza Football Betting Odds

Bremen: 8.50
Draw: 6.33
München: 1.30

Werder Bremen was one of the two promoted teams in the Bundesliga last season and it retained its top-flight status by ending the campaign on 13th spot. Bremen made a good start to the season and was never really in any serious danger of relegation, but its miserable form during the final third of the season was quite alarming.

Bayern München secured its 11th straight Bundesliga crown but it was not the usual tale of dominance as the Bavarians huffed and puffed past the finish-line. By the extremely high standards that Bayern set for itself, it was a mediocre campaign and it was not at all surprising to see the club being so proactive during this summer transfer window.

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Which Team to Score: Both Teams at 1.55

Werder Bremen had the 4th worst defence in the Bundesliga last season so it is hard to see them preventing the champions from scoring in this match. However, Bremen failed to score in just 4 home games despite averaging less than 1.5 goals at the Weserstadion, so it is rather likely to get on the score-sheet here.

Bayern München averaged over 2 goals per game on the road even though it did not have a traditional centre-forward in its ranks. The addition of Harry Kane has filled this void but Bayern only took 4 clean sheets away from home last season and it remains to be seen if the new signings in defence can improve upon it this season.

To Score in Both Halves: Bayern at 1.55

Defence is clearly the area where Werder Bremen will have to make a considerable improvement this season in order to preserve its top-flight status having kept just 2 clean sheets at home in the previous campaign. Bremen has also conceded at least 2 goals in 10 of its past 12 league games at Weserstadion with only 1 clean sheet.

Bayern München recorded the most goals on the road by a large margin and managed to score in both halves in almost half its away-games in the Bundesliga. The acquisition of a serial goal-scorer in Harry Kane and Raphaël Guerreiro, who led the league in assists last season, should definitely make the team even more prolific this season.

Eagle Bet Extra Betting Tips

Goal Range: 3-4 Goals at 2.12 on Sportaza

Both Halves Over 1.5: Yes at 2.90 on Sportaza

Betting Prediction

Werder Bremen 1-3 Bayern München at 9.50 on Sportaza

Bayer 04 Leverkusen v RB Leipzig

Date: August 19th 2023
Venue: BayArena, Leverkusen
Time: 14:30 UTC

Sportaza Football Betting Odds

Leverkusen: 2.45
Draw: 3.50
Leipzig: 2.80

Bayer Leverkusen ended the previous campaign in 6th place with the arrival of Xabi Alonso as the new manager in November being the turning point. The fans will now be expecting the team to improve further with a top-4 finish probably being the minimum requirement, even though Leverkusen has lost some key players during the offseason.

Leipzig finished the 2022/23 Bundesliga campaign in 3rd spot once again although it had to endure some rocky periods, particularly during the early parts of the season. The club sold off a number of its crucial assets this summer but, at the same time, it has also replenished the squad with a host of promising young talents from all across Europe.

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Total Goals: Over 2.5 at 1.71

Bayer Leverkusen had the 4th best scoring record on home turf in the Bundesliga last season with an average of over 2 goals per match at BayArena. In fact, Leverkusen has scored at least 2 goals in 10 of the 13 home games under Xabi Alonso, although the club has only collected 1 clean-sheet from its last previous 8 fixtures on home soil.

Leipzig had some dry periods on the road last season but it still finished with the 3rd best scoring record away from home with an average of 1.5 goals per game. Christopher Nkunku and Dominik Szoboszalai were two key players of the Leipzig attack, but Loïs Openda, Xavi Simons and Benjamin Sesko seem to be more than capable replacements.

First Goal: Leipzig at 1.96

Leverkusen had scored the opening goal in 10 of the last 15 league games at BayArena, but the departure of Moussa Diaby will be a big loss for the team, especially during the early parts of the season. The new signings, such as striker Victor Boniface, might need some to adjust to the new environment before displaying their best form.

While Leipzig has also lost some significant attacking players in Christopher Nkunku and Dominik Szoboszalai, they have also recruited some of the best young prospects in Europe today. The 3-0 demolition of Bayern München in the DFB Super Cup last week is perhaps just a small sample of what this team may produce regularly in the near future.

Eagle Bet Extra Betting Tips

Leipzig Total Goals: Over 1.5 at 2.20 on Sportaza

Anytime Goal Scorer: Loïs Openda at 3.00 on Sportaza

Betting Prediction

Bayer Leverkusen 1-2 Leipzig at 10.0 on Sportaza

VfL Wolfsburg v 1.FC Heidenheim 1846

Date: August 19th 2023
Venue: Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg
Time: 14:30 UTC

Sportaza Football Betting Odds

Wolfsburg: 2.45
Draw: 3.50
Heidenheim: 2.80

VfL Wolfsburg finished the previous Bundesliga campaign in 8th position and thereby missed out on European qualification after losing 3 of its last 4 fixtures of the season. On top of that, a number of its key players have departed the club during the transfer window even though Wolfsburg has made some shrewd acquisitions this summer.

1.FC Heidenheim became the newest entrant into the Bundesliga and will make its top-flight debut this Saturday after a slow but steady progress through the lower divisions over the past 25 years. Heidenheim scored two stoppage-time goals on the final day of the season to snatch the 2.Bundesliga title on goal-difference and secure its promotion.

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Which Teams to Score: Both Teams at 1.66

Wolfsburg was the joint 5th highest scoring side in the Bundesliga last season but it struggled defensively, especially at Volkswagen Arena where it conceded at an average of 2 goals per game. The loss of Micky van de Ven and Paolo Otávio further compounds this problem even though the club has recruited several players to replace them.

Heidenheim finished as the 3rd highest scorers in 2.Bundesliga and it has scored 18 times in its last 9 away games, so it certainly has the credentials to score a goal or two in this fixture. Besides, Heidenheim doesn’t really have a lot to lose in this match and the historic occasion for the club might even inspire a special performance from its players.

1st Half Double Chance: Draw or Heidenheim at 1.62

Home form was a glaring issue for Wolfsburg last season and the chief reason why the club could not finish higher up the table to earn a spot in the European competitions. Wolfsburg only managed to pick up 6 league wins at the Volkswagen Arena and, in fact, collected more victories on the road last season.

Even though Heidenheim primarily relies on its home-form, it showed the ability to perform under pressure by bagging 3 wins from its final 4 away-games last season to secure its maiden promotion. Momentum seems to be on its side, and Heidenheim seems to be a spirited team that relishes to battle against the odds.

Eagle Bet Extra Betting Tips

Double Chance: Draw or Heidenheim at 2.20 on Sportaza

Total Goals: Over 3.5 at 2.60 on Sportaza

Betting Prediction

Wolfsburg 2-2 Heidenheim at 15.0 on Sportaza

TSG Hoffenheim 1899 v SC Freiburg

Date: August 19th 2023
Venue: PreZero Arena, Sinsheim
Time: 14:30 UTC

Sportaza Football Betting Odds

Hoffenheim: 2.45
Draw: 3.50
Freiburg: 2.80

The 2022/23 Bundesliga campaign was probably the most difficult one that Hoffenheim has endured in its 15 years at the top flight where it lost more than half the fixtures. Indeed, Hoffenheim seemed destined for relegation until it resurrected its form at the nick of time to finish just 3 points above the drop-zone in 12th position.

In contrast, Freiburg enjoyed one of its best seasons in the Bundesliga to build further upon its success in the previous 3 years. Nevertheless, it all ended on a somewhat sad note as Freiburg failed to break into the top-4 by a mere 3 points while a heartbreaking penalty-shootout defeat in the DFB-Pokal final rubbed more salt onto its wounds.

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Hoffenheim to Win Either Half: Yes at 1.60

Hoffenheim began the previous campaign with 3 successive victories at PreZero Arena before it embarked upon a miserable 10-game winless run at home. However, it also finished the campaign by picking up 4 wins from its last 5 home games of the season and it will be looking to carry this momentum on to the new season.

Freiburg ended the 2022/23 campaign with the 4th best away-record in the Bundesliga which does not really paint a fair picture as it usually is a very tentative side on the road. Freiburg began last season with 3 straight away wins but then it has also managed the same number of victories from its final 10 league matches on the road.

Highest Scoring Half: 2nd Half at 1.96

Hoffenheim had some major problems in defence last season with the club conceding more than 1.5 goals per game as it finished with the 3rd worst defensive record in the division. Of the 29 goals that Hoffenheim conceded at PreZero Arena, almost half of them were conceded during the latter half.

While it usually starts quite conservatively away from home, Freiburg had the 4th best scoring rate on the road in the Bundesliga despite averaging just a shade below 1.5 goals per match. In all, Freiburg netted 29 away goals on its travels last season, out of which 20 goals were registered during the 2nd half.

Eagle Bet Extra Betting Tips

Freiburg Highest Scoring Half: 2nd Half at 2.45 on Sportaza

Match Result: Draw at 3.50 on Sportaza

Betting Prediction

Hoffenheim 1-1 Freiburg at 6.50 on Sportaza

FC Augsburg v Borussia VfL Mönchengladbach

Date: August 19th 2023
Venue: Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach
Time: 14:30 UTC

Sportaza Football Betting Odds

Augsburg: 2.71
Draw: 3.60
M’gladbach: 2.45

Augsburg had a poor start to last season and things did not really improve a great deal from then on as the club eventually ended just 1 point above relegation in 15th spot even though it never really occupied the drop-zone. Manager Enrico Maaßen remains at the helm for now but he has to provide a better start to the new campaign to stay in the job.

Borussia M’gladbach had fairly high expectations from the 2022/23 Bundesliga season but it could only manage a 10th place finish after failing to build any sort of consistency throughout the campaign. As a result, Daniel Farke was sacked after just one year in charge with Gerardo Seoane later being unveiled as the new manager of M’gladbach.

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Total Goals: Under 3.5 at 1.52

Augsburg has always been a conservative side that focuses primarily on having a composed, organised defence rather than scoring a ton of goals. Nevertheless, the 2022/23 campaign was a particularly barren one as Augsburg scored the fewest goals on home turf with an average of less than a goal per game at Mewa Arena.

Borussia M’gladbach, on the other hand, is a much more attack-minded team with some high quality players in its forward line but its form on the road was a long way below par last season. M’gladbach had the 4th worst scoring rate away from home last season and managed to score more than 1 goal in just 5 away-games.

Augsburg to Win Either Half: Yes at 1.80

Augsburg relies heavily on collecting points at the Mewa Arena therefore it is a difficult proposition for any team to go there and grab all the points on offer. Last season Augsburg had some difficult moments at home but it recovered well in the latter half of the campaign by bagging 5 wins and suffering just 2 losses in its last 9 home games.

For Borussia M’gladbach, away form was clearly its biggest problem last season and it ended with the 3rd lowest points tally away from home. Overall, M’gladbach earned only 1 league win on the road in the entirety of the previous Bundesliga campaign and it conceded 2 or more goals in 11 of its 17 away matches last season.

Eagle Bet Extra Betting Tips

Goal Range: 2-3 Goals at 2.10 on Sportaza

Match Result & Total Goals: Augsburg & Over 1.5 at 3.50 on Sportaza

Betting Prediction

Augsburg 2-1 Freiburg at 10.0 on Sportaza

VfB Stuttgart 1893 v VfL Bochum 1848

Date: August 19th 2023
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart
Time: 14:30 UTC

Sportaza Football Betting Odds

Stuttgart: 1.70
Draw: 4.20
Bochum: 4.50

Stuttgart had won just 4 games until the arrival of current manager Sebastian Hoeneß, after which it collected 13 points from the final 8 fixtures, ending the 2022/23 season in 16th place. It then made light work of SV Hamburger in the relegation playoff with a 6-1 aggregate win in the 2-legged affair to keep its berth in the top flight for another season.

It was a similar story for Bochum last season, which also had to wait for over 2 months to record its first win of the campaign. Bochum went through many ups and downs before earning 7 crucial points from the last 3 fixtures including a 3-0 win over arch rivals Bayer Leverkusen to jump out of the relegation-zone to 14th spot on the final day.

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Match Result: Stuttgart at 1.70

Stuttgart transformed from a team struggling to score into a free flowing attacking team overnight with the arrival of the new manager. Like last season, Stuttgart has the youngest squad in the division, but this time it also has the experience of surviving an uphill relegation battle and a full preseason under an attack-minded manager.

On the other hand, Bochum lies at the opposite end of this scale with the oldest squad in the Bundesliga in terms of average age and it had the 2nd worst record on the road last season with 12 defeats and only 2 wins in the 17 games. Moreover, Stuttgart has failed to get a win from its last 5 trips to the Mercedes-Benz Arena across all competitions.

Stuttgart Total Goals: Over 1.5 at 1.60

Stuttgart has turned into a fairly prolific team since Sebastian Hoeneß has come into the helm and it has scored a goal in every match under the new manager thus far. In all, Stuttgart has scored 22 times in 10 competitive matches under its new manager while scoring 2 or more goals on 6 occasions during this spell.

Meanwhile, Bochum may have staved off relegation last season but it still ended up with the worst defensive record in the Bundesliga, averaging more than 2 goals conceded per game. That rate obviously went up further away from home as Bochum allowed the opposition to score more than 2 goals 12 of its 17 league matches on the road.

Eagle Bet Extra Betting Tips

Match Result & Total Goals: Stuttgart & Over 2.5 at 2.33 on Sportaza

2nd Half Both Teams to Score: Yes at 2.90 on Sportaza

Betting Prediction

Stuttgart 2-1 Bochum at 8.00 on Sportaza

BVB 09 Borussia Dortmund v 1.FC Köln

Date: August 19th 2023
Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund
Time: 17:30 UTC

Sportaza Football Betting Odds

Dortmund: 1.41
Draw: 5.33
Köln: 6.66

Borussia Dortmund came agonisingly close to lifting the Bundesliga title last season but it could not hold its nerve in the decisive moments and had to settle for a runners-up spot yet again. Dortmund lost Jude Bellingham and Raphaël Guerreiro in the summer but it has also made some interesting signings that should plug those holes in the squad.

Köln began last season with high expectations but it all unravelled quickly when talisman striker Anthony Modeste departed the club to join Dortmund last summer. Köln did not really recover from that blow despite staying away as it could not develop any consistency and an 11th place finish was a decent job under the circumstances.

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1st Half Result: Dortmund at 1.84

Dortmund finished the 2022/23 campaign with the best home record in the Bundesliga, notching 12 wins from the 17 matches with only 1 defeat and a 10 game winning streak at the Signal Iduna sandwiched in between. In addition to this, Dortmund has won 4 of the last 5 home games against Köln by a margin of 2 or more goals.

Köln showed pretty good resilience on the road last season but it was basically toothless as an attacking force despite ending with the 10th best away record in the Bundesliga. It all came about largely because Köln managed to collect 10 points from its last 4 fixtures on the road but that form will probably not have much sway in this encounter.

Total Goals: Over 3.25 at 1.90

Borussia Dortmund managed to open its account in every home game last season and it eventually finished the campaign with an average of over 3 goals per game at Signal Iduna Park. Besides, Dortmund has scored 3 or more goals in 9 of its last 12 league matches on home soil but it has only recorded 4 clean sheets during this period.

Köln is generally a good side defensively but it conceded 2 or more goals in 8 away matches last season, including 3 games in which it let in 5 or more goals. Moreover, Köln scored 10 goals during the opening 5 fixtures as well as the closing 5 fixtures on the road, so it is quite capable of scoring a goal or two away from home.

Eagle Bet Extra Betting Tips

Anytime Goalscorer: Sebastian Haller at 2.20 on Sportaza

Dortmund to Win Both Halves: Yes at 3.00 on Sportaza

Betting Prediction

Dortmund 4-1 Bochum at 17.0 on Sportaza

1.FC Union Berlin v 1.FSV Mainz 05

Date: August 20th 2023
Venue: Stadion An der Alten Försterei, Berlin
Time: 14:30 UTC

Sportaza Football Betting Odds

Union: 1.41
Draw: 5.33
Mainz: 6.66

Union Berlin maintained its continuous progress since arriving in the Bundesliga by finishing the 2022/23 campaign in 4th position. Although Union operates on a moderate budget, the club with arguably the most vibrant fan-base in Germany has secured its maiden passage to the Champions League after just 4 seasons in the top flight.

A 9th place finish was a pretty good effort from Mainz, yet the previous campaign can be looked at from two perspectives. On one hand, Mainz was never seriously troubled by the danger of relegation, while on the other hand the team dropped off completely once safety was assured when it was actually on the brink of securing European qualification.

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Goal Range: 2-3 Goals at 1.95

Despite finishing in the top-4, Union Berlin is not a very prolific team and it averaged just 1.5 goals per game last season, having scored more than 2 goals on just 5 occasions in the entire campaign. Defensively, however, Union Berlin poses a formidable challenge on home turf to any team and it conceded 2 or more goals in only 1 home game last season.

Mainz averaged nearly 1.5 goals on the road last season but its counter attacking tactics fared much better against teams that employed an open, offensive style of play. Mainz did not do particularly well against teams like Union and it has only managed to score 3 goals in its previous 4 trips to Stadion An der Alten Försterei.

Eagle Bet Extra Betting Tips

Union Berlin Total Goals: Over 1.5 at 2.10 on Sportaza

Winning Margin: Union Berlin 1 Goal 3.50 on Sportaza

Betting Prediction

Union Berlin 1-0 Bochum at 6.50 on Sportaza

Eintracht Frankfurt v SV Darmstadt 1898

Date: August 20th 2023
Venue: Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt
Time: 16:30 UTC

Sportaza Football Betting Odds

Frankfurt: 1.40
Draw: 5.00
Darmstadt: 7.50

A year ago, Eintracht Frankfurt began the 2022/23 campaign with plenty of excitement and optimism but it all dissipated gradually as the season wore on with the team finally ending up on 7th position. Manager Oliver Glasner left his position at the club by mutual consent and Eintracht has named the inexperienced Dino Topmöller as his replacement.

SV Darmstadt finished as the runners-up of 2.Bundesliga at the end of the 2022/23 campaign to earn a direct promotion to the top-flight after coming through the playoff route on the first occasion. Darmstadt made its Bundesliga debut at the start of the 2015/16 campaign before getting relegated at the end of the following season.

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Match Result & Total Goals: Eintracht Frankfurt & Over 1.5 at 1.61

Eintracht Frankfurt struggled badly on the road last season and the team had actually collected the vast majority of its points at Deutsche Bank Park. Eintracht notched 9 wins at home and currently has a 10-game unbeaten run on its own patch while it also scored 2 or more goals in each of those victories.

Despite earning a direct promotion to the top tier, Darmstadt only finished with the 8th best goals tally in 2.Bundesliga last season as its success was built largely upon a solid defence. Meanwhile, Darmstadt encountered a few issues at the back towards the latter end of the campaign which saw the team lose 5 of its last 7 matches on the road.

Anytime Goal Scorer: Randal Kolo Muani at 1.96

Randal Kolo Muani was arguably the best signing of the previous season, not just for Eintracht Frankfurt but the entire Bundesliga in general, considering he arrived on a free transfer. During the 2022/23 campaign, the Frankfurt striker made a meteoric rise from relative obscurity to become one of the most sought after players in Europe.

Overall, Kolo Muani scored 15 goals and provided a further 11 assists in the Bundesliga which made him the most productive offensive player in the division. Frankfurt understandably had to fend off many suitors to keep him at the club which in turn has helped bring in a host of young talent as it continues to rebuild the squad for the future.

Eagle Bet Extra Betting Tips

Match Result & Total Goals: Eintracht Frankfurt & Over 1.5 at 2.10 on Sportaza

Eintracht Frankfurt Highest Scoring Half: 2nd Half at 3.00 on Sportaza

Betting Prediction

Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 Bochum at 6.66 on Sportaza

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