Matchday 14 brings us the biggest fixture in German football. Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich face each other in Der Klassiker at Signal Iduna Park in Saturday’s late game. These sides are separated by one point, and a win for BVB will send them top of the Bundesliga for the first time this season.
At the other end of the table VfB Stuttgart host Hertha Berlin in Sunday’s early game. Both sides came into this season with aspirations of finishing in the top half and possibly qualifying for Europe. They have underperformed and find themselves just above the relegation zone.
Let’s take a look at the 2021-22 Bundesliga Matchday 14 Betting Lines, Analysis, and Tips.
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BUNDESLIGA 2021/22 SEASON GUIDES
BUNDESLIGA MATCHDAY 13 ROUNDUP
HERTHA BERLIN REPLACE PÁL DÁRDAI WITH TAYFUN KORKUT
Pál Dárdai’s time as Hertha Berlin coach has come to an end. Their former player took over in January when they were deep in the relegation battle on 11 points. He led the club to safety, picking up 24 points in their next 18 games. That form hasn’t carried into this season with Hertha on 14 points after 13 games, and the Board has decided to go in a different direction.
Tayfun Korkut is also a former player who represented the Old Lady 25 times in the 1999/00 season. He started his managerial career in youth football managing Real Sociedad U19, TSG Hoffenheim U17, and VfB Stuttgart U19 before serving as an assistant to the Turkish national team 2012-13.
He has experience managing clubs in trouble after taking over Hannover 96, Bayer Leverkusen, and VfB Stuttgart in similar positions, although he has been out of the game since 2018.
“We hope that Tayfun Korkut will now give the team a boost and bring in some fresh ideas,” said Sporting Director Fredi Bobic on the club’s website. “Tayfun has already proven in the past that he can not only stabilize a team but also work in great detail and with great passion to further his own vision of football.”
His first job is to shore up the defense. Hertha’s backline has leaked 27 goals this season, the second-highest in the Bundesliga. Dardai has been switching between a back four and three this season, and it will be interesting to see what formation Korkut chooses.
They have also struggled in attack, managing 13 goals despite having quality players like Krzysztof Piatek, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Stevan Jovetić, Vladimír Darida, and Lucas Tousart in the squad. If Korkut can get, these lot firing Hertha will preserve their Bundesliga status with ease.
BUNDESLIGA BETTING: MATCHDAY 14 LINES
BUNDESLIGA BETTING ANALYSIS AND TIPS
- FC Union Berlin to beat or draw with RB Leipzig is excellent value at -105 in the Double Chance market. I think Jesse Marsch’s days at Leipzig are numbered, and the Board will make a change during the winter break. Max Kruse and Taiwo Awoniyi have been excellent for Union this season and will cause problems on Friday night.
- Last week I said Greuther Fürth is looking like this season’s FC Schalke, and you’ll probably finish in profit if you back every one of their opponents from now till the end of the season at -1.5 Goals. Hoffenheim cashed last week at +185, and I’m confident Bayer Leverkusen will cash this week at -140.
- I like VfL Bochum‘s Moneyline at +195. The newly-promoted side have turned things around, winning four of their last six Bundesliga games and have a good chance of beating FC Augsburg.
WHERE TO BET BUNDESLIGA IN THE US
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