Home Pitch Advantage Rendered Meaningless in Sunday Bundesliga GamesPublished June 7, 2020 by Florin P
Wolfsburg, Schalke and Koln try to pick up valuable points on the road against teams struggling to perform well on empty stadiums.
There’s no shortage of quality football action in the German first flight on Sunday afternoon. Three matches are scheduled for this day and in all of them the visitors are narrow favorites to prevail against inconsistent opponents. For some of the football squads involved, this is the last chance to remain in the race for the Champions League and Europa League. This makes the outcome of the game particularly important for them, while their opponents are hard-pressed to pick up points to avoid relegation.
Bremen Try to Bounce Back against Wolfsburg
Werder Bremen played sound defensive football since the Bundesliga returned, but were hammered by Frankfurt on Wednesday. Their poor performance in the second half continued and now they will try to recuperate the points at home against Wolfsburg. There are no injuried or suspended players on either side and Werder has dominated the series in recent years. They are still credited with the second chance and odds of 5/2 by bet365 Sports, whereas those who bet on Wolfsburg to win get odds of 11/10.
Schalke Tests Union Berlin’s Home Form
Schalke are this season’s biggest disappointment and they are currently mired in a 13 game winless streak. Even so, this out of form team can still secure a place in the Europa League if it turns the ship around quickly. They need to begin by defeating Union Berlin on the road, for the first victory in more than four months. Schalke get odds of 2/1 to accomplish this, whereas the hosts are priced at 7/5, in spite of failing to win since the Bundesliga action resumed. Both teams have recorded few draws recently and splitting points doesn’t benefit any of the contenders.
Koln and Augsburg Likely to Split Points
At the beginning of the season, Koln and Augsburg were expected to fight to avoid relegation and that’s precisely what they are doing. Both are well-positioned to avoid this fate, as they have a decent advantage over the teams struggling in the dangerous area. If Augsburg wins, they will tie Koln with 34 points and they will be the more aggressive team. In the match scheduled for 7 PM UK time, 888 Sport offers identical odds of 8/5 on each team to prevail. A draw wouldn’t be a terrible outcome for either team and the odds of 5/2 are particularly tempting under these circumstances.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, June 4 at 10 am UK time.