We are just 13 games into the season but already the 2016/17 Bundesliga is shaping to be one of the most fascinating seasons in recent memory. The old hierarchy has been turned upside down by.
<p>We are just 13 games into the season but already the 2016/17 Bundesliga is shaping to be one of the most fascinating seasons in recent memory. The old hierarchy has been turned upside down by the likes of RB Leipzig, Hertha Berlin, and Hoffenheim and perennial champions Bayern Munich look like they have a real fight on their hands for a change. The next chapter of a thrilling race for the title takes place this weekend, and we have analyzed the key matches taking place.</p><p>[embed]https://www.youtube.com/embed/TWw9u_Gnqdc[/embed]</p><p><strong>Ingolstadt v RB Leipzig</strong></p><p>We have to get this one out the way first. Every week we have tipped RB Leipzig to win or on a win-draw double chance and they have not let us down yet. They are top of the league, unbeaten, with 10 wins and three draws from 13 games. If you followed our advice you will have made a lot of money as the odds have consistently been highly attractive on them. Perhaps they have been underrated because they are newly promoted, but they are heavily bankrolled by Red Bull and they are ambitious and full of talented players, and the bookmakers keep making the mistake of seriously underestimating them. It happened last weekend when RB Leipzig took on in-form Schalke and Leipzig were 2.05. We tipped them to win and they duly delivered to stay three points clear of Bayern at the top of the table. This time they have a far easier game away at bottom club Ingolstadt, who are at the bottom of the table with just six points from 13 games, but despite this RB Leipzig are 1.75 with William Hill. They are on a seven-match winning streak and this is the league’s top club versus its bottom club, so it is a fantastic price. Can you imagine getting such good odds on Chelsea playing Swansea, Juventus playing Palermo or Real Madrid playing Osasuna?</p><p> </p><p><strong>Bayern Munich v Wolfsburg</strong></p><p>Bayern are just 1.18 to beat Wolfsburg and that is a bit more like it when you consider the gulf in class here. It’s only a couple of years ago that an ambitious Wolfsburg finished second in the table behind Bayern and won the German cup, but they have since been on a massive downward spiral and – despite playing in the Champions League last year – they are currently just above the relegation zone in 15<sup>th </sup>(of 18), with just 10 points from 13 matches this campaign. Bayern have recovered from a blip and won their last two games against Bayer Leverkusen and Mainz, and will be confident of making it three in a row in front of their home fans. They won at half-time and full-time last time out and they are 1.60 to repeat the feat here. Bayern beat Wolfsburg 5-1 at home last season and you might consider a handicap to get more value and Bayern -2 is 2.38.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Hertha Berlin v Werder Bremen</strong><strong> </strong></p><p>Hertha Berlin have won their last two on the bounce to leave them in third place. They have been steadily improving in recent years: after being promoted back to the top division they finished 15<sup>th</sup> two years back and seventh last year, and are challenging the top four this time around, just three points behind Bayern. Club legend Pal Dardai has been instrumental in spurring them on to new heights and they will fancy their chances of beating relegation-threatened Werder Bremen, who have taken just 11 points from 13 games and are already 16 points behind the home side. The 1.83 available on Hertha winning this at William Hill looks a fantastic price.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Eintracht Frankfurt v Hoffenheim</strong></p><p>On paper, this looks a tough game for Hoffenheim as they face an Eintracht Frankfurt side on a seven-game unbeaten run. But Hoffenheim are another of the season’s surprise packages and they are the only other team apart from RB Leipzig yet to be beaten this campaign. Their six wins and seven draws from 13 games have left them in fourth place, ahead of Eintracht on goal difference. And while Eintracht were drawing away at mid-table Augsburg in the last round of fixtures, Hoffenheim beat seventh-placed Koln 4-0, the latest in a long list of superb Hoffenheim performances this season. Hoffenheim look attractive at 3.00 with Betfred and Sportingbet, but the Hoffenheim-draw double chance looks great at <a href="http://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4810&book=Bet365">1.60 with Bet365</a>.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Koln v Borussia Dortmund</strong></p><p>Koln started the season very well indeed but have dropped to seventh after winning just one of their last four matches, and that defeat at the hands of Hoffenheim will have hurt their confidence. Dortmund, last season’s second-placed team and third favourites for the title, desperately need points to haul in the likes of Hoffenheim and Hertha, and they recorded a thumping 4-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach last time out. Most of the action is going on Koln at 5.50, but the 1.66 on <a href="http://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4829&book=William Hill">Dortmund looks good at William Hill</a> as the wind is in their sails. For more value, Dortmund half-time/full-time is <a href="http://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4835&book=Betvictor">2.60 with Bet Victor</a> and Bet Stars.</p>