Betting Tip: Kaiserslautern vs Eintracht Braunschweig

This weekend sees the fourth round of matches in the Bundesliga II as clubs in Germany’s second tier aim to win promotion to the top-flight. The last time Kaiserslautern played in the Bundesliga was back in 2011/12 and following relegation they have found it tough to regain their place at the top of German football.  Early on they made three good attempts, coming close by finishing 3rd and 4th twice but the past two seasons has seen them struggle in mid-table.

Their opponents in this match, Eintracht Braunschweig, have tasted Bundesliga football more recently than Kaiserslautern but only managed one season in 2013/14 before being relegated straight back to Bundesliga II.

They finished 3rd last season and will be aiming to push for promotion again during this campaign.

Kaiserslautern Form

Kaiserslautern have had a difficult start to the 2017/18 Bundesliga II season and have failed to win any of their 3 matches.

They have 1 point from a possible 9 thanks to a 1-1 draw at home with Darmstadt.  The season started poorly with a 3-0 defeat at Nurnberg and it appears Kaiserslautern have struggled to come back from that early defeat.

Kaiserslautern also lost at home 2-0 to Fortuna Dusseldorf last week and it appears they have lost confidence following their opening day loss.

At home, Kaiserslautern have kept 11 clean sheets in their last 15 Bundesliga II games but they scored only 1 goal in each of their last 4 at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion.

Eintracht Braunschweig Form

Eintracht Braunschweig start the weekend in 7th place in Bundesliga II having enjoyed an unbeaten start to their season.

They have picked up 1 win and 2 draws from their 3 matches with the victory coming at home courtesy of a 2-0 win over Heidenheim.  They have also drawn one match at home and one match away from home this season.

Eintracht Braunschweig have won 1 of their previous 5 Bundesliga II games away from home but have proven to be tough to beat on their travels.  They have lost only 2 of their last 11 away Bundesliga II games and will be expecting to take something from this match.

Team News

Defender Giuliano Modica and forward Kacper Przybylko are struggling for Kaiserslautern and may be forced to miss this match due to injury.

Eintracht Braunschweig could be without striker Domi Kumbela, who was last season’s top goal scorer at the club plus winger Salim Khelifi and midfielder Patrick Schonfeld are also struggling for fitness.

Top Betting Tips

Interestingly, Kaiserslautern come into this match as the slight favourites with the bookmakers but their form this season plus Eintracht Braunschweig’s good start and away record means they should get something from this match.  Eintracht Braunschweig draw not bet is on offer at Evens with Ladbrokes.

If Kaiserslautern are to take something from this match it is likely to be a point.  Given their tendency not to score more than 1 goal per match in recent home games this makes the draw and under 2.5 goals at 13/5 with Ladbrokes a tempting bet.

You can also get 11/2 at William Hill for the match to end in a 1-1 draw.