Picks and Predictions for Bundesliga Round 29 (April 8-10, 2022)
The Berlin Derby takes center stage in the Bundesliga this weekend. On Saturday, April 9, arch-rivals Hertha and Union will face off in what is destined to be a fiery encounter.
Elsewhere, Bayern Munich hosts Augsburg. Can the defending champions take another step towards securing a tenth straight Bundesliga title? Keep reading to discover my Bayern Munich vs. Augsburg prediction.
You can find all of my Round 29 Bundesliga predictions and betting picks in this post. First, let’s check out the fixtures and evaluate the odds.
Bundesliga Odds and Fixtures for Round 29
- Stuttgart (3.60) vs. Borussia Dortmund (1.90)
- Bayern Munich (1.10) vs. Augsburg (21.00)
- FC Koln (2.40) vs. Mainz (3.00)
- Greuther Furth (4.33) vs. Borussia Monchengladbach (1.75)
- Wolfsburg (1.70) vs. Arminia Bielefeld (5.00)
- Hertha Berlin (2.80) vs. Union Berlin (2.62)
- Bochum (4.00) vs. Bayer Leverkusen (1.77)
- Eintracht Frankfurt (2.37) vs. Freiburg (2.90)
- RB Leipzig (1.53) vs. Hoffenheim (5.25)
Four teams are favored to win away from home in Round 29 – Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Monchengladbach, Union Berlin, and Bayer Leverkusen.
Naturally, Bayern is expected to cruise past Augsburg without any problems. FC Koln, Wolfsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt, and RB Leipzig are also favored to win on home soil this weekend.
It’s time to dive into my Bundesliga Round 29 predictions.
Bayern Munich to Beat Augsburg
Last weekend, the reigning champs extend their unbeaten streak in the Bundesliga to six games – scoring four goals for the second game running. Following a 4-0 thrashing of Union, Bayern beat Freiburg 4-1 last time out.
At the opposite end of the Bundesliga standings, Augsburg sits a couple of places outside the relegation zone. Although Markus Weinzierl’s men beat Wolfsburg 3-0 last weekend, they should be no match for Bayern.
Ultimately, there is a reason why Bayern is priced at 1.10 to beat Augsburg. If you’re betting on this game, I recommend exploring the handicap markets.
Borussia Monchengladbach to Beat Greuther Furth
It is no secret that Gladbach is enduring a below-par campaign. However, the Foals head into Round 29 on a three-game unbeaten streak after taking seven points from a possible nine.
The Cloverleaves are rock bottom of the Bundesliga table. Not only are they ten points adrift of second-bottom Hertha, but they are also 18 points behind twelfth-place Gladbach.
Given that Furth has a record of three wins, seven draws, and 18 losses this season, I’m confident that Gladbach will claim all three points this weekend.
RB Leipzig to Beat Hoffenheim
No team has picked up more points than RB Leipzig across the past ten rounds. Thanks to a run of seven wins, two draws, and one loss, Leipzig is the Bundesliga’s in-form team.
Better still, the Red Bulls have lost just two of their previous 14 league games – picking up nine wins and three draws along the way. They are now in pole position to clinch the fourth and final Champions League berth.
Sebastian Hoeneß’s boys have lost each of their last two matches, falling to relegation-threatened Hertha and Bochum. For that reason – and many other reasons – Leipzig should cruise to victory on Sunday.
Remaining Round 29 Bundesliga Predictions
- Borussia Dortmund to Beat Stuttgart
- FC Koln and Mainz to Draw
- Wolfsburg to Beat Arminia Bielefeld
- Hertha Berlin and Union Berlin to Draw
- Bayer Leverkusen to Beat Bochum
- Eintracht Frankfurt to Beat Freiburg
Second-place Dortmund leads fifteenth-place Stuttgart by 30 points. Although Marco Rose’s men were thrashed 4-1 by Leipzig last weekend, they should bounce back against Stuttgart without any major issues.
Elsewhere, I’m backing Wolfsburg, Leverkusen, and Frankfurt to win. Frankfurt comes into Round 29 on a four-game unbeaten streak, while Freiburg has picked up only one victory across the past four rounds.
I can see both FC Koln vs. Mainz and Hertha Berlin vs. Union Berlin ending in a draw. To be perfectly honest, predicting the outcome of the Berlin Derby is as difficult as nailing jelly to a wall.
Top Bundesliga Betting Picks for Round 29
- Stuttgart vs. Borussia Dortmund – Both Teams to Score (1.60)
- Bayern Munich vs. Augsburg – Bayern Munich (-2) Handicap (1.80)
- Eintracht Frankfurth vs. Freiburg – Eintracht Frankfurt to Win (2.37)
In my eyes, the BTTS wager is the best bet for Stuttgart vs. Borussia Dortmund. This season, both teams have scored in 21 of Dortmund’s 28 games (75%). Stuttgart’s BTTS record stands at 68%, so the chances of both teams scoring are high.
There is no real point in backing Bayern to beat Augsburg at 1.10. Instead, I suggest adding the –2 handicap onto the home win to boost the odds to 1.80.
While Frankfurt has avoided defeat across the past four rounds, Freiburg has managed to pick up just one victory in that time. That’s why I’m backing Frankfurt to claim all three points this weekend.