FREE Bundesliga Picks - Week 1 (7th -9th August)

With it being the first day of the season it seems some bookmakers don't know where they are at and the range of prices for the different markets makes me smile. Boylesports are being very generous on the anytime scorer market - do they know something the rest don't or are they just clueless? Either or, you give me 11/8 on Dzeko to score at home against VFB or Gomez @ 13/8 to strike for Bayern against one of the loosest defenses in Bundesliga, I'll bite your hand off, first day or not.

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good value-1.25 pts Wolfsburg half/fulltime vs VFB @ 12/5 (ladbrokes)yes it's the first day hence why such a cagey stake but generally Wolfsburg hit their opponents hard early on at home and they will be out to prove they are no 1 hit wonders when they start their title defense

good value-1.5pts Edin Dzeko anytime scorer vs VFB @ 11/8(boylesports) Dzeko was on fire last year and VFB are generally loose at the back Edit:false information re: Dzeko injury - he starts

good value-1.5pts Mario Gomez anytime scorer vs Hoffenheim @ 13/8 (boylesports) With the chances Bayern will create for him, 13/8 is value in any match

likely to come in-2.5pts over 2.5 goals Wolfsburg vs VFB @ 7/10(extrabet) I know I said I wouldn't but that price is too hard to exist in what would have been a 7 goal thriller last year so worth a smaller bet!

likely to come in-2.5pts over 2.5 Hoffenheim vs Bayern @ 7/10(extrabet)Ibisevic is back and that means goals. Van Gaal hasn't had enough time to fix bayern's defense yet

Big overprices outsider-0.75pts Alexander Hleb anytime scorer vs Wolfsburg @ 6/1(bluesquare,williamhill) Way too big a price for hleb who's now back where he belongs and likely to play a more advanced role with the departure of gomez

good value- 1pt Kiessling anytime scorer vs Mainz @15/8 (bet365) twice as big a price as anywhere else

Updated @ 14:18 08/08/2009

-2.5pts Sivasspor vs Trabzonspor over 2.5 goals @ 5/4 (exchanges) Sivasspor always good for goals at home but have also been shipping them lately. Trabzonspor score a lot on their travels. Sivasspor looked really loose at the back midweek

Updated @ 15:03 08/08/2009

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