The Bundesliga 2, Germany’s second-tier club competition has been fascinating, the winners each season almost unpredictable. And yet, punters have continued to reap great rewards on their stakes.
Indeed, it remains the second most-watched secondary league behind the English Championship.
VFL Bochum won the division last season while Furth claimed the other automatic qualification spot having finished second. And if the former sits comfortably in 10th position in the Bundesliga this season, the latter looks certain to make a swift return, struggling in 17th position.
Koln defeated Holstein Kiel (finished third in Bundesliga 2 last season) in the relegation playoffs. It is worth mentioning that the Bundesliga side has made good progress this season.
The Bundesliga 2 has been at its most competitive this term, only five points separating FC St. Pauli in first place and Nurnberg in fifth.
With 7 matches still to go, some predictable patterns have emerged. Hence, here are four quality bet options that punters can maximise:
Hamburger Double Chance At Home
Der Dino (The Dinosaurs) continues to knock on the door of promotion for the last three seasons, finishing fourth in each of them. Except that this season they sit in sixth place, six points away from third position.
And to be clear, Bundesliga 2 is known to record lots of goals. This holds true for Hamburger who have scored 47 goals this season. However, they remain tough to beat at home.
Little wonder they have conceded the fewest goals in the division (27). Sebastian Schonlau and Mario Vuskovic have stayed solid at the back- both new signings this season.
Their problems, although, have been their inability to turn draws into wins. Tim Walter’s men have the most draw scorelines (12) this season, seven of them from winning positions.
In 15 home matches played, Hamburger has recorded 14 double chance matches this season.
Hence, this is a must-have option for smart punters invested in the Bundesliga 2.
Over 2.5 Goals In Matches Involving FC St. Pauli
FC St. Pauli leads the Bundesliga 2 with 51 points, a status they share with Werder Bremen.
It is difficult not to acknowledge the ridiculousness of their progress, ably overseen by former player, Timo Schultz.
They now find themselves close to achieving their Bundesliga dream after finishing 10th the season before. Only Schalke has scored more goals this term than them.
Daniel Kofi-Kyereh has been one of the shining lights this season, scoring 10 goals and assisting nine others. Guido Burgstaller, of course, is the team’s top scorer with 17 goals.
Plenty of credit must, in fact, go to the recruitment team, responsible for their key players since 2020.
20 of 27 matches played by the Neighborhood Kickers have recorded over 2.5 margins. This is certainly a bet option to seize as a punter for the remainder of the season.
Over 1.5 Goals In Matches Involving Schalke
After managing just 16 points in the top division which meant that they were relegated, Schalke is on the road to moving up immediately.
Florian Flick remains one of the only few standing members of last season’s team.
Dimitrios Grammozis was fired as coach earlier in the month and Mike Buskens has taken over on an interim basis. The German manager has now won his first two matches with the team now sitting in fourth place, four points behind St. Pauli.
The Royal Blues will likely score in every match. Indeed, they are the highest-scoring side in the division.
Simon Terrode has been in excellent form this season, notching up 19 goals and leading the scorers’ chart.
25 of 27 matches involving Schalke have recorded over 1.5 margins. This is a very profitable option for punters.
Over 4.5 Yellow Cards In Matches Involving Ingolstadt
After securing promotion from the Bundesliga 3, Ingolstadt looks sure to relegate this season.
The Bavarian team just cannot stop conceding. Managing just 15 points, they have conceded a whopping 52 goals this season.
Rudiger Rehm who joined the team last December has won just two matches with an 18.18% win rate.
Filip Bilbija is the team’s top scorer with just five goals. Even worse, they have gained a reputation for receiving yellow cards.
Ingolstadt has accumulated 64 yellow cards, at an average of almost three per game. Staking on at least five yellow cards involving this side.