The end of the season’s EFL fixtures means that we’re heading to Germany for this weekend’s Saturday afternoon accumulator, and we’re backing three teams to win their matches in a £10 treble that offers a potential return of just under £100!
Just remember that the action gets started at 2:30PM. Here are our selections.
Freiburg v Ingolstadt
Freiburg may be hit with a number of minor injuries right now, but Christian Streich’s men have been brilliant since gaining promotion from the 2.Bundesliga last term and are still on course for Europa League qualification. A win over Ingolstadt would signal another huge step towards that goal.
The hosts haven’t scored as frequently as many of Germany’s other top sides. However, they do boast 10 wins from 16 matches at the the Schwarzwald Stadion. Moreover, the fact that they’ve won their last three here should provide huge confidence, especially against a team that is currently fighting relegation.
Ingolstadt have managed four wins on the road, which isn’t terrible. Sadly, the fact that they rarely draw means that they’ve also suffered defeat 10 times. Meanwhile, the fact that they’ve scored less than one goal per game on their travels is a worrying statistic for the travelling fans – especially as the hosts have been solid in recent home games.
Freiburg have already registered a 2-1 win in the reverse clash. In truth, they should pick up another routine victory in this one.
RB Leipzig v Bayern Munich
Rasen Ballsport Leipzig have enjoyed an incredible first year in the Bundesliga and temporarily threatened to seriously challenge Bayern for the title. However, Carlo Ancelotti’s men flexed their muscles in the reverse game to take charge of the title race just before Christmas, and we’re backing them to underline their superiority at the Red Bull Arena.
Bayern have already retained their crown but continue to dominate, winning each of their last two without conceding. Their last away trip was a 6-0 win at Wolfsburg, and they’ll be looking for another big result here. In particular, star man Robert Lewandowski will be itching for goals as he enters the weekend joint with Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on 28. That motivation could spell disaster for the hosts.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men are in great form too, having not lost in seven. Nonetheless, their depth of quality is far less than Bayern’s and that could show. Besides, this is a massive occasion for the club, and that could play a role too.
Leipzig certainly have the quality to cause a minor upset. Still, odds of almost evens cannot be ignored in any Bayern league game.
Schalke v Hamburg
Neither Schalke or Hamburg will be overly impressed with how their seasons have turned out, but it’s the Gelsenkirchen club that have still performed to a far higher standard than the visitors. And we expect that to show as they meet on Saturday.
Schalke have won exactly half of their home games this term, but can be confident about finishing with a positive result in their last game at the Veltins for 2016-17. After all, they’re unbeaten here in all competitions since January 27th while they still boast a number of quality players too.
Guido Burgstaller, Nabil Bentaleb, and Alessandro Schopf are all capable of putting in big performances. Frankly, it should be too much for a side that has lost 11 of 16 on the road, including a 4-0 loss at Augsburg in their most recent away match.
Hamburg have been terrible all season and look destined for the relegation play-off. This should be another step towards that outcome. Home win.