The 2.Bundesliga 2021/22 season resumes after the international-break with Matchday 6 promising some exciting clashes to look forward to.
Jahn Regensburg remains the surprise leaders with a 1-point advantage over Paderborn while Schalke, Hamburg and Werder Bremen are still locked in mid-table.
We take a glimpse at the best matches of Round 6 while we provide you with our 2.Bundesliga predictions for the coming weekend.
Hannover 96 v St. Pauli Betting Odds
St. Pauli: 2.87
Hannover is currently second from bottom with 4 points while St. Pauli occupies 4th spot after picking 3 wins from the first 5 games.
The home-team is the slight favourite with a 2.40 price but Hannover has netted just 2 goals so far. They needed a late strike in the last home-game for their first win of the season and it will be hard for them to repeat that result.
St. Pauli presents a good option at 2.87 odds although they have only collected a point from the opening two matches on the road. However, they seem to be quite solid defensively so this may not be a high-scoring encounter.
Hannover 96 v St. Pauli Betting Tips
Total Goals: Under 2.5
Half Time/Full Time: Draw/Draw
Prediction: Hannover 96 1-1 St. Pauli
Ingolstadt v Werder Bremen Betting Odds
Werder Bremen: 2.20
Ingolstadt has not managed to get out of the bottom-3 as they take on one of the expected title-contenders in Werder Bremen.
A 3.10 offer suggests Ingolstadt is unlikely to get much from this encounter. After starting the league-campaign with 3 consecutive defeats, Ingolstadt has only taken a point out of their 2 home-games till now scoring just 1 goal.
Werder Bremen is one of the favourites among the bookmakers for the 2.Bundesliga crown but they are currently outside the top-6 positions. But with a 2.20 price, they should win this contest having remained unbeaten in their away games on the road so far.
Ingolstadt v Werder Bremen Betting Tips
Away Team Highest Scoring Half: 2nd Half
Winning Margin: Werder Bremen 2 Goals
Prediction: Ingolstadt 1-3 Werder Bremen
Hamburger SV v Sandhausen Betting Odds
Hamburg is expected to finish in the top-end of the table but is presently stuck in 10th spot with Sandhausen a couple of points behind in 14th place.
On paper, the home-side appears to be the clear favourite to win this match but they have not picked up a victory since the opening-week. Besides the 1.55 odds on Hamburg are quite flattering considering they are yet to win at home this season.
Sandhausen has suffered 3 defeats in their first 5 matches of the season and with a 5.75 price, it will be quite a surprise if they nick all 3 points. But a 4.00 offer for a draw looks quite enticing as neither team has showed any reliability over their form.
Hamburger SV v Sandhausen Betting Tips
1st Half Result: Draw
Away Team Clean Sheet: Yes
Prediction: Hamburg 0-0 Sandhausen
Jahn Regensburg v Nürnberg Betting Odds
Jahn Regensburg: 2.37
With 12 points from 5 games, Jahn Regensburg is sitting at the top of the 2.Bundesliga standings while Nürnberg is 3 points adrift in 5th position.
Jahn Regensburg fell to its first defeat of the season after beginning with a 4-match winning-streak. The league-leaders will need a win to stay atop the table and they head into this fixture as the marginal favourite at 2.37 having won their most recent meeting.
Meanwhile, Nürnberg has a healthy 2.80 odds to win this clash after staying undefeated through their opening 5 games. But with 4 of the past 5 matches between the two sides ending in a stalemate, the 3.40 price for a draw seems a rather attractive option.
Jahn Regensburg v Nürnberg Betting Tips
Last Team to Score: Nürnberg
Result & Both Teams to Score: Draw
Prediction: Jahn Regensburg 2-2 Nürnberg
Paderborn v Schalke 04 Betting Odds
Paderborn is just point adrift of the top in 2nd spot as they prepare to host Schalke 04, the favourite among the bookmakers to clinch the title.
Currently having a 3-match winning-run, Paderborn has stayed unbeaten in the 2.Bundesliga up to this point. Yet despite having home-advantage, they only have a slender lead in the betting-odds at 2.50 as they have never come out on top in this clash previously.
Schalke 04 is anticipated to make an immediate return to the top-flight but they have not made a particularly exciting start. Despite a 2.62 price, they have only bagged 2 wins this season, with a leaky defence that has earned only 1 clean-sheet so far.
Paderborn v Schalke 04 Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score in 2nd Half: Yes
Half Time Score: Paderborn 1-0 Schalke 04
Prediction: Paderborn 2-1 Schalke 04
Karlsruher SC v Holstein Kiel Betting Odds
Holstein Kiel: 3.00
Prediction: Karlsruher SC 2-0 Holstein Kiel
FC Heidenheim v Dynamo Dresden Betting Odds
Dynamo Dresden: 3.10
Prediction: FC Heidenheim 1-0 Dynamo Dresden
Erzgebirge Aue v Fortuna Düsseldorf Betting Odds
Prediction: Erzgebirge Aue 0-2 Düsseldorf
Hansa Rostock v Darmstadt Betting Odds
Prediction: Rostock 1-2 Darmstadt
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