Saturday, 24 February 2007

2pts FSV MAINZ -0 Asian handicap 0.97/1 ( Betfair) v FC Nürnberg Bundesliga 1

The visitors are a fine outfit and are deservedly challenging for a place in Europe next season. Their progress may be temporarily halted here though. Mainz, after struggling in the first half of the season and looking sure to go down, have a new found inspiration at the moment, winning four of their last five. They had in the past had a reputation of being a hard team to beat at home, and should be able to take something away from this encounter.Worth support with the DNB proviso.

Mainz 2 Nurnberg 1 +1.94 pts

2 pts EINTRACHT FRANKFURT + 0.5 Asian Handicap 1.28/1( Betfair) v Hamburg SV Bundesliga 1

Huub Stevens has suddenly given HSV a chance of escaping relegation. Their victory in Bremen was probably the shock result of the Bundesliga 1 season so far. They will be hoping to make it three in a row here - but they will not be underestimating their rivals who have only lost three of their eleven matches on the road. The odds makers have overeacted to HSV's last result, and while many will be hoping that they do eventually avoid the drop, the visitors at +0.5 on the Asians' appeal as the bet here.

HSV 3 Frankfurt 1 - 2pts