Sitting six points behind a top-four spot, Eintracht Frankfurt will be eager to return to winning ways as they travel to play Stuttgart, while mid-table Mainz hosts Hoffenheim on Saturday for their Bundesliga clash. You can live-bet on the German top-flight league by using our sportsbook.
Stuttgart vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Value on Visitors
Despite dropping eight points in the previous three rounds, Eintracht is still battling for European qualification. They enter this contest in ninth place with 28 points earned in 20 fixtures and this is the perfect opportunity for them to return to winning ways as they travel to play a struggling Stuttgart side. They are favorites to win this clash, being priced at +145 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds.
Oliver Glasner has been the coach of Eintracht Frankfurt since the summer of 2021. After a slow start, Eintracht has recovered and is knocking on the door of the international ranks. There’s a huge change under Glasner with the team physically among the top clubs in the league because he integrates the endurance runs comprehensively into football. Frankfurt was always going to need a period of transition following the departure of Adi Hutter to Gladbach and the arrival of Glasner from Wolfsburg.
Glasner has the Eagles play fun, dynamic football. He plays with three at the back, having a flexible attack, giving freedom to his players. Filip Kostic is probably their most important player, with the Serbian international offering great assists to his attacking teammates. The winter break arguably did not come at the best of times for the visitors, who had built up quite a head of steam through the last two months of 2021. They earned just one point in three games in 2022, losing to Dortmund and Arminia and being kept to a 1-1 draw by Augsburg.
During the international break, Eintracht confirmed the dissolution of Amin Younes’ contract with German football magazine Kicker, reporting that Younes’ next destination is Al Ettifaq in the Saudi league. On the other side, Stuttgart enters this clash on the back of five winless Bundesliga games, losing four in the process. On top of that, they failed to find the back of the net in all five, conceding 10 goals.
They managed to keep Eintracht to a 1-1 draw in the reverse match, but given their form and lack of results, we don’t expect that result to repeat. If you’re betting online, don’t go too big after the international break because we might have some upset and we don’t want to lose too much of our bankroll. Normally, we would go with a straight Eintracht win, but we will play it conservative.
Pick: Eintracht PK (-125)
Mainz vs. Hoffenheim: Goal-fest
Dortmund is a mojo destroyer. They did it with Eintracht and they did it with Hoffenheim. The visitors were one of the most in-form teams in the league, but they dropped to seventh place in the standings after a 3-2 defeat to Dortmund just before the international break. It’s true, their home form remains one of the best in the league but lately they are playing well also on the road. They scored 18 goals in 10 road games, and we expect them to deliver once again. During the international break, they added more value to their squad by signing FC Dallas defender Justin Che on an 18-month loan. Che joins fellow FCD academy product Chris Richards at Hoffenheim and he can play right back or center back.
Hoffenheim is one of the most entertaining teams in the German top-flight league, with 41 goals and 32 allowed in 20 games. We love including them in our soccer picks and parlays when we are playing the goals market. They are priced at +165 on the moneyline, but we can’t trust them on the road. If you’re brave enough, take Hoffenheim PK at -115, but for this parlay we are going with the goals’ market.
Mainz enters this clash on the back of three defeats in their previous four Bundesliga games. They are one of the best home teams in the league with six wins and just one defeat in 10 home games, but given their current form, we can’t back them to win this clash.