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The Bundesliga is off to a sizzling start, and it can't get any better than this as the big teams and title contender provided top-notch action and scoring as if sending us, live betting fans, the message that this kind of football is what is in store for us over the next nine months!
Bayern and their new signings impressed in the opener, while the likes of Dortmund, Hoffenheim and Hertha Berlin all showed their quality to command the betting odds in their favour.
Bayern Munich 3-1 Bayer Leverkusen
Two first-half goals from Bayern Munich new signings doomed Heiko Herrlich's Leverkusen, who struggled to finish despite several opportunities to score. Niklas Sule and Corentin Tolisso can't wish for better debuts as the former scored in nine minutes with his third touch, while the latter headed home off an Arturo Vidal assist 10 minutes later.
Robert Lewandowski bagged their third with a spot-kick in the second half – thanks to the decision-changing use of VAR – and the Bavarians left Bayer with nothing but a 65th-minute consolation from Admir Mehmedi.
Hoffenheim 1-0 Werder Bremen
Despite being the better team throughout, the Sinsheimers left it late at Rhein-Neckar-Arena to beat the visiting Bremen outfit. Kerem Demirbay had a couple of chances to break the deadlock for Hoffenheim, but it was super-sub Andrej Kramaric who sent them to victory via a deflected effort in the 84th minute.
Hertha BSC 2-0 VfB Stuttgart
It was a dream start for former Ingolstadt winger Mathew Leckie as he bagged a second-half brace in his debut for the capital club. The Australia international, who became a father a few days ago, took only a little over 30 seconds after the restart to put Hertha ahead before sealing the deal at the hour with a close-range finish – after new boys Stuttgart failed to clear a corner – to cap his memorable week.
Hamburger SV 1-0 Augsburg
After losing a number of key players this summer, Augsburg never really threatened against Hamburg in the opener. Hamburg, of course, also struggled to find their rhythm on the attack, but Nicolai Muller's eighth-minute volley from near post was enough to give them all the points. The home team won't be happy though that the 29-year-old twisted his knee while celebrating.
Mainz 05 0-1 Hannover 96
Martin Harnik and Hannover 96 are back with a bang as they silenced Opel Arena with a close win over the O-Fives. The hosts enjoyed the better of the first half and even capped the game with a 62 percent ball possession; however, the returning 96 side upped their game in the second and was rightfully rewarded when Harnik scored from close range from a Matthias Ostrzolek assist.
VfL Wolfsburg 0-3 Borussia Dortmund
Dortmund are once again set to contend – their three-goal win over the Wolves is proof of that. It helped BVB that Wolfsburg lacked the tools to turn the tide, though their quality can't be denied with Christian Pulisic, Marc Bartra and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all finding the back of the net and playing better than ever.
BVB will face a tougher test next week against Hertha, but they are more than capable of beating the Asian Handicap odds -1.50 @ 2.11, especially if the trio can click again the way they did in this match.
Schalke 04 2-0 RB Leipzig
It's still too early to predict if this is a symptom of a second-season syndrome for Leipzig, but it's safe to say that New Schalke boss Domenico Tedesco prepared his side well for this encounter. The home team's tactics of denying space and playing long balls to stop the Bulls' relentless pressing paid dividends as they dominated in both intervals, with Nabil Bentaleb converting a spot-kick in the first half and Yevhen Konoplyanka scoring off the counter with 17 minutes left in the second.
Leipzig will have a chance to bounce back from this defeat in next week's match with Freiburg where they are at 1X2 odds of 1.44. However, they need to attack better if they are to poke a hole on Freiburg's defence.
SC Freiburg 0-0 Eintracht Frankfurt
Despite dominating for the most part, Frankfurt had to settle for a point in the first and only goalless draw of the opening weekend. The Eagles had several opportunities to score—particularly a header that went wide from new signing Simon Falette—but to no avail. Meanwhile, Freiburg thought they broke the deadlock when Tim Kleindienst found the back of the net, though the VAR ruled it out for a Florian Niederlechner offside. The stalemate went on and even super-subs Nils Petersen and Kevin-Prince Boateng weren't able to change the course of the game for their respective teams.
Borussia Monchengladbach 1-0 FC Koln
Gladbach won the Rhine Derby against local rivals Cologne, all thanks to a second-half strike from Nico Elvedi. The Billy Goats rarely threatened and the deficit could have been bigger for them if not for keeper Timo Horn, who made life hard for the Foals.
The hosts would be happy with the result though after an excellent performance from Raffael and Lars Stindl despite failing to convert their scoring chances.
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This message was edited by SBOBET on 22-Aug-2017 @ 7:23 PM