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Hamburg vs Bayern – Petric return could inspire home win

| 21.10.2010

Hamburg brought to an end the 100 per cent start of Mainz in their last Bundesliga game and will be keen to carry on this winning mentality when they host Bayern Munich next.

After a poor start, Hamburg have embarked on a good run of form to climb to fifth in the table, which has included victories in their last two outings.

Hamburg are 9/5 to beat Bayern and will also benefit from being able to call upon the services of Mladen Petric, who has missed their last few games with injury.

He has scored in Hamburg’s last two home games with Bayern and on both occasions this has been the only goal.

Another 1-0 Hamburg win is priced at 7/1.

Munich are 6/4 to beat Hamburg and they will be reliant on either Mario Gomez to continue the scoring streak that has seen him strike four times in two games or Ivica Olic to find the target against his former club.

Mainz won their first seven games of the season before their Hamburg defeat and will be keen to return to winning ways in a challenging away game at Leverkusen.

Leverkusen have won three of their last four games and are 4/5 to improve their winning ratio by beating Mainz, which would see them move to within three points of their opposition in the Bundesliga table.

Leverkusen have also scored four goals in their last two home meetings with Mainz, including in the league last season when they secured a 4-2 success.

A repeat of this result is priced at 50/1, but Mainz have only conceded eight goals in as many games this season.

Mainz are 10/3 to beat Leverkusen and they have already beaten Bayern Munich, Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg in their three away games this season. See the complete Leverkusen vs Mainz match betting odds market.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.