Sunday, 18 March 2007

3 pts ERZGEBIRGE AUE 0.85/1 ( Befair) v Kickers Offenbach Bundesliga 2

Aue are only four points off the promotion places and the Erzgebirgsstadion is something of a fortress. They are nine from twelve at home; only the leaders KSC having a better record. They are however vulnerable on their travels, successful on only three occassions from thirteen, and beaten by bottom club Braunschweig last weekend. They are confidently expected to resume winning ways today against opponents who are hovering above the relegation places and look there for the taking today.

Aue 2 Offenbach 1 + 2.55 pts

3pts FSV MAINZ +1 & +1.5 1.01/1 ( Betfair) v Werder Bremen Bundesliga 1

Bremen journeyed to Mainz in the first half of the season and hammered them 6-1. They need a win here to keep the S04 in their sights, but the situation is not that clear cut. They went into that encounter in October playing at the top of their form, while their rivals were struggling, and looking prime relegation canditates. Alot of water has passed under the bridge since them. Though performing OK in Europe, Bremen have been far from impressive since returning from the winter pause. Reports from the game in Munich last weekend suggest that they were flattered to come away with a point.Mainz, on the other hand, are on a roll at the moment,winning six of their last eight. They are worth support on the Asians to limit the deficit to no more than one this time against a Bremen side who will not have Hunt available, and are relying on Klose to pass a late fitness test.

Bremen 2 Mainz 0 - 3pts