by Anton Johan
The Bundesliga title looks like it belongs to Borussia Dortmund, who have skipped eight points clear of nearest rival Bayer 04 Leverkusen. But such matters do not concern us this Saturday as we seek betting value in the Match Day 33 games. Our free tips focus on three encounters where the odds seem in our favour.
FC Schalke 04 v FSV Mainz 05:
Recommended Bet: MAINZ 05 to win
Latest odds courtesy of Bet365: Mainz 05 are 2/1
FC Schalke could well be a listless team, and certainly ripe for a home defeat. They will have only flown home from a disappointing tie at Old Trafford on Wednesday night where they were battered 4-1 by Manchester United. A meaningless tie in the Bundesliga on Saturday is not what they will feel like. Mainz are also the better team, and they have plenty to play for. They are currently 5th in the league and need to stay there to qualify for Europe next season. Bet on an away victory.
Wolfsburg v Kaiserslauten:
Recommended Bet: The Draw
Latest odds courtesy of Bet365: Draw is 17/5
The odds for the draw here are too large to ignore. Neither team has lit up the Bundesliga this season, but while Kaiserslauten are comfortably positioned in mid-table mediocrity the home team is in 15th spot, hovering in danger of relegation. Wolfsburg are the draw kings this season, and with 11 so far only Werder Bremen has as many. They look set to add to this total here in a game where the match ups don't really suit them. Home field advantage and the need to earn more points should ensure that they salvage at least one more point here though. Take the Draw.
Eintracht Frankfurt v FC Koln:
Recommended Bet: Eintracht Frankfurt to win
Latest odds courtesy of Bet365: Frankfurt are 11/10
This is a golden opportunity for Eintracht Frankfurt to pick up maximum points. They are fighting to avoid relegation and have a home tie against FC Koln, who aren't exactly world beaters. In fact it is surprising to see that Frankfurt are on offer at 11/10 when the expectation is that they would be far more heavily favoured. An easy win is predicted here, which should prove vital in the team's quest to remain in the Bundesliga. Bet on Eintracht Frankfurt for the home win.