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German Bundesliga Week 14 Fixtures Featuring Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich

  • Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

    By  Ej Garr

    Bayer-Leverkusen-vs.-Bayern-Munich odds

    Soccer Betting: With the 5-week extended break coming for Bundesliga, who will be taking a lengthy leave of absence as the holiday approaches, there will be 4 matches left for everyone to use as momentum as we wrap up the first half of the campaign.

    With 12 points available to each club over the last month of 2014, only 5 points separate the 10th - 18th place squads at the bottom of the table. The top of the table is no different, with 5 points separating 3rd place Leverkusen from the 9th spot Frankfurt.

    We mention Leverkusen, and they are one of the clubs in our featured match of the weekend, as they have the lovely assignment of going to Munich to try and derail the leaders of the pack. Bayern still is the lone club to not have suffered a defeat this campaign.

    We get startedon Fridaywith Hoffenheim visiting Dortmund, and while Dortmund is alive and well in Champions League, they are in the bottom spot of the Bundesliga table. Ironic that a club that is playing that well in Europe cannot seem to get any results in domestic play.

    Well, it is now time to see what action can be found on the German pitch, so let's open up our DSI Bundesliga Betting Lines page, and see what we can do with it.

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    Friday, December 5- 1 Match

    Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund

    3-Way: 1: Hoffenheim +500 Away ; X: +365 Draw ; 2: Dortmund -200 Home

    Spread: Hoffenheim +1 +100 ; Dortmund -1 -120

    Total 3.5: Over +115 ; Under -135

    Analysis and Prediction:

    As mentioned, it is amazing that Dortmund sits in the top spot in Champions League Group D, but sits alone at the bottom of the Bundesliga table.

    If you notice one trend in Dortmund matches, it is certainly that we see goals being scored. The line setters have caught on to it as well, and we now see lines like 3.5 on the total, which is high and a lot to expect. To cash a ticket in any football game in Europe, four goals is not something you see time and again, but we are seeing it with Dortmund, and Hoffenheim has not exactly been the sound picture of defense. This total is high because it should be and, we are not scared to say. we can expect the 4 goals we would need to cash this ticket.

    The Over 3.5, with a lovely +115 attached to it, works for us.

    Saturday, December 6 - 6Matches

    Featured Match Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich

    3-Way 1x2 Lines:

    Leverkusen +1000

    B. Munich -400

    Draw +550

    Spread:

    Leverkusen +1.5 +115

    B. Munich -1.5 -135

    Total 3.5:

    Over +110

    Under -130

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Yes, our featured match actually has a +1000 in it. Rather outrageous to be honest, when it’s a meeting of two clubs who are 1st and 3rd in the table.

    The obvious issue is that Bayern Munich is clearly the best club in Germany, and might arguably be one of the top 4 clubs in all of Europe. Plenty of experts would say they might be the cream of the crop, so to say ‘top 4’ really is not an outrageous statement.

    Now, one of the clubs who is closest to them is not even being seen by the line setters as anything to be taken seriously. A line of +1000 sure says a lot about the discrepancy Bayern has over the league.

    Both clubs are in the top spot of their respective groups in Champions League too, so maybe we will be talking about another meeting on a different stage with these two as that competition gets to its final stages.

    Leverkusen has more work to do in Champions League than Bayern, who are a 1 seed as they head to the round of 16 after the last round of group stage approaches next week. With these two scoring the way they are, we see yet another 3.5 for a Total, and yet + money on it here also.

    It is safe to say these two could easily have a 2 - 1 scoreline at the half, and we could be needing one more to get paid. It is also safe to say I will bet it accordingly and take the Over 3.5 at +110.

    Hertha Berlin vs Moenchengladbach

    3-Way: 1: Berlin +425 Away ; X: +285 Draw ; 2: Gladbach -145 Home

    Spread: Berlin +0.5 +125 ; Gladbach -0.5 -145

    Total 2.5: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Moenchengladbach is suddenly going the wrong way. With 3 straight losses and only 1 goal scored over that span, they are walking themselves right out of a European spot next year. It is so early to be talking about the table and positioning, but this is a club that we saw in the top 2 or 3 all campaign, and now we might be seeing them in the middle of pack. If they don't get this figured out soon, the long break we are headed towards could get a lot longer.

    With a win, Berlin can pull within 3 points of Moenchengladbach, but they have been horrible away from home with one win and 13 goals allowed in 6 away matches. That tells us they need to start getting points on the road if they don't want to find themselves further out of place.

    I will take this Over 2.5 at-110, despite the fact that both teams not being high-class offenses of late, they both need points and a 1 - 1 draw does nothing for either of them. We can hope one of them can find that second goal, to cash our 2 - 1 scoreline ticket.

    Wolfsburg vs Hannover

    3-Way: 1: Wolfsburg -110 Away ; X: +280 Draw ; 2: Hannover +300 Home

    Spread: Wolfsburg -0.5 -110 ; Hannover +0.5 -110

    Total 2.5: Over -145 ; Under +125

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Wolfsburg 7 - Hannover 6! What is stopping this total from hitting within a half hour of play? NASA expert need not apply because there is no rocket science analysis needed to see what goes on when these two get on it. We see goals, they see goals, and I see goals. So move your Over 2.5, to the Over 2.5 and 3 on the handicap to get a -110 price, to not deal with the -145 juice.

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    Augsburg vs Koln

    3-Way: 1: Augsburg +170 Away ; X: +220 Draw ; 2: Koln +180 Home

    Spread: Augsburg Pk -115 ; Koln Pk -105

    Total 2.5: Over +125 ; Under -145

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Augsburg 3 - Koln 2; I will tell you how I know that will be the score next weekend in our German Week 15 preview. Play it accordingly, with the Over 2.5 at +125, and Augsburg at +170 with value on top of value.

    If you think I could be wrong and it might just be 2 - 2, than take the Augsburg Pk at -115 in place of the 3-Way line, but don't leave the total alone either way.

    Freiburg vs Paderborn

    3-Way: 1: Freiburg +190 Away ; X: +245 Draw ; 2: Paderborn +145 Home

    Spread: Freiberg Pk +110; Paderborn -130

    Total 2.5: Over -115 ; Under -105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Well, we hope it is a weekend chock full of goal scoring, because we are also turning to this total at a hysterical -115 to go Over the 2.5. If you caught even 20 minutes of last weekend's Freiburg match with Stuttgart, or the Paderborn match with Bremen, then you know why we are chasing this total to go over.

    Schalke vs Stuttgart

    3-Way: 1: Schalke +235 Away ; X: +260 Draw ; 2: Stuttgart +115 Home

    Spread: Schalke Pk +140 ; Stuttgart -165

    Total 2.5: Over -130 ; Under +110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Excuse me while I wipe the tears from my eyes as we stare at the +140 on Schalke to even hope to draw this match. Stuttgart may have had a field day with Freiburg last weekend, scoring 4 goals in an easy win, but if this match were in Schalke, the Blues would be more than simply favored to win. With an extra $40 sitting there to be had and the safety of a Draw no Bet situation, we drop the gavel down once again and say, "Schalke - Pk +140 - SOLD!"

    Sunday, December 7- 2 Matches

    Mainz vs Hamburger

    3-Way: 1:Mainz +275 Away ; X: +250 Draw ; 2: Hamburger +105 Home

    Spread: Mainz +0.5 -125 ; Hamburger -0.5 +105

    Total 2.5: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Hamburger may not be having a stellar campaign, but they have at least held their own at home for the most part. Meanwhile, Mainz away from home has struggled their last 5, and only have 1 win when they leave Coface.

    We can hope the line setters are telling us all we need to know with the +105 on Hamburger at home to get all 3 points.

    Werder Bremen vs Frankfurt

    3-Way: 1: Bremen +265 Away ; X: +275 Draw ; 2: Frankfurt +100 Home

    Spread: Bremen +0.5 -120 ; Frankfurt -0.5 +100

    Total 3: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Werder Bremen has used a nice 3W - 1L run to get back in the discussion. It is easy to get lost in the 26 goals allowed, but most of that came early in the campaign, and they are playing much better football now. Frankfurt has always seemed to have Bremen's number, and has gotten a result in 8 straight matches against them. Let's hope for one more, because I personally just don't have the confidence in Bremen away from home.

    Frankfurt +100 at even money on the 3-Way line works for me.

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