Jurgen Klopp's men have won four games out of four to claim top spot in the Bundesliga, but Al Hain-Cole thinks they will need patience in order to overcome the Rothosen
Jurgen Klopp’s men are the only Bundesliga side boasting a 100 per cent record after four matches and are overwhelming 1/4 (1.25) favourites with Paddy Power to extend that winning streak in this game.
Die Rothosen completed an impressive double over the German and Champions League runners-up last season, including a 4-1 away win, but are outsiders at 8/1 (9.00) to pull off another victory this time out.
Only one of the last 15 encounters between these sides has resulted in a draw, and you can get odds of 5/1 (6.00) on them cancelling each other out here.
Although Die Schwarzgelben have undoubtedly got off to a flying start as they seek to improve on the previous, silver medal-laden campaign, it has certainly not been all plain sailing.
Apart from the 4-0 opening win over Augsburg aside, Klopp’s team have been made to work hard for each of their victories, and have not gone in ahead at half-time in any of the last three.
After securing their first league victory of the campaign with a resounding 4-0 win over Eintracht Braunschweig last time out, Thorsten Fink’s visitors will go into this match reasonably confident of maintaining their fine record against the hosts, who they have beaten on six of the last 12 meetings.
Considering nine of the last 12 league goals Hamburg have conceded have gone in after the break, it would be no surprise to see them holding firm until half-time, meaning odds of 10/11 (1.91) are not to be missed on the majority of the goals being scored in the second period.
However, in current form it is difficult to look past Dortmund for the win, and odds of 16/5 (4.20) are certainly worth backing on this game going the same way as their previous three and them coming out on top after going in level at half-time.
|Highest scoring second half for a 2pt stake at 10/11 (1.91) with Paddy Power
||Draw/Dortmund at HT/FT for a 1pt stake at 16/5 (4.20) with Paddy Power
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