Sunday, 21 January 2007

2 pts win S C PADERBORN ( 4/5 generally available) v Eintracht Braunschwieg Bundesliga 2

Both teams have been struggling. Braunschwieg are starting to become detatched at the bottom of the table, Paderborn are not far clear of the relegation zone themselves. Paderborn have made yet another manager change, and the latest appointment, Holger Fach is very bullish on the team website about his teams chances of securing victory, and it will be a surprise if they cannot triumph over their very poor opponents.

SCP 0 EB 0 -2pts

2pts FC KOLN ( - 1 Asian Handicap 2.15 Betfair ) v Augsburg Bundesliga 2

Christoph Daum's return to Cologne was a popular one with the Kolsche fans. However, the resettling in period is over and results are now expected. Promotion back to Bundesliga 1 was considered a formality at the beginning of the season, but they find themselves struggling in 10th place, with a team full of hotheads, and morale cannot have been lifted by the attempt of Bayer Leverkusen ,their Rhein neighbours, to poach their presently sidelined star, Patrick Helmes, in the winter pause. There will not be many Augsburg making the long trip up from Bavaria. Cologne won 2 -0 when they met at the start of the season and are worth support at - 1 on the Asians' as they strive to climb up the table.

Koln 1 Augsburg 1 - 2pts