Thursday, 5 April 2007

3 pts OVER 2.5 Goals 1.04/1 ( Betfair) Erzgebirge Aue v FC Koln Bundesliga 2

A fascinating clash. Aue have an outstanding home record and will be looking to bounce back from their now customary below par away performance. They still have a chance of being promoted. The FC are only four points adrift of Aue, and that probably puts them below the dividing line of what constitutes a realistic position to make the climb. They started poorly against Koblenz on Sunday, gifting the visitors a goal and giving them two further chances as they looked vulnerable to some good passing football. However they steadily got back into the match, and looked a different side in the second half after changes were made. Helmes created problems every time he had the ball, Mitreski was terrific when switched to the left, and the Koblenz defence were unable to handle Novakovic. They were definitely value for the three in the end. Tonights encounter is a tough one to call but looks likely to have plenty of goals and the best position to take is to back the over 2.5.

Aue 0 Koln 1 - 3pts

3pts HANSA ROSTOCK 1.19/1 ( Betfair) -1 Asian Handicap v SC Paderborn Bundesliga 2

Hansa won 2-0 when they visited Paderborn in November. After looking a little lacklustre in some of their matches since the pause, they built on their eyecatching second half performance against Cologne with a victory away at Jena. They are currently six points ahead of the fourth place team, and a victory tonight will put them in a very strong promotion position. The visitors are not far above the relegation places, despite being in reasonable form. They have won three out their last five on the road but have a difficult task tonight and the home side are worth supporting to overcome a deficit on the Asians.

Rostock 2 Paderborn 0 + 3.57 pts