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Soccer Odds - German Bundesliga Week 12 Fixtures Featuring Hoffenheim vs. Bayern Munich

  • Friday, November 21st, 2014

    By  Ej Garr

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    Soccer Betting at BetDSI: We get back to domestic play in Germany after the International break, and the 12th fixtures of the campaign kickoffNovember 22.

    We will get right to our featured match of the weekend to start our preview, being that we are matching up two teams in the top 5 of the Bundesliga table. Bayern still has not yet tasted defeat on the season, and is the only club who has not lost a match through 11 fixtures. Hoffenhiem is coming off two losses and gave up 7 goals to Koln and Moenchengladbach, hence the outlandish line of +1300.


    Overall, we have a bit of lopsidedness in the schedule this weekend, and the lines on most matches reflect the discrepancy of the clubs involved. Wolfsburg at Schalke is one of those matches where, on paper, Schalke will be outclassed by a high-powered offense with not enough capable strikers to keep up with the Wolves.

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    We have 7 matches to discuss forSaturdayand 2 moreon Sundayto wrap up the weekend, so let's get to the Diamond Sportsbook German Bundesliga Betting Odds page, and see what we can expect on the pitch for each match this weekend.

    Saturday, November 22- 7 Matches

    Featured Match Hoffernheim vs Bayern Munich

    3-Way 1x2 Lines:

    Hoffenheim +1300

    Bayern -625 Draw +800

    Spread:

    Hoffenheim +2.5 -115 Bayern -2.5 -105

    Total 4:

    Over +100

    Under -120

    Analysis and Prediction:

    It was hard to decide which match deserved being the featured match of the weekend, as this match was about as close as it gets to competition that is close in points in the table.

    At the same token, Bayern is so many heads above everyone in Bundesliga even against top 5 clubs in the table. We have been privy to seeing some outrageously high lines in Bundesliga leagues. This one being no exception, as we have a +1300 line on the 2-Way for Hoffenheim, yet this is a featured match in the league. We all know why the Total is 4, and that is because the line setters expect Bayern to be on top of their game, but they will be without team Captain Phillip Lahm. It is also being said that GK Manuel Neuer will be back in net this weekend though, so that should help the back line together.

    Hoffenheim held their own last year here in a 3 - 3 Draw, while Bayern was doing the same thing they were doing last year, winning match after match. Up until the 2 losses Hoffenheim just suffered, they were 4W -5D on the year. Now, all of a sudden, they have lost everyone's respect. They have not lost my respect. For some reason, I do not see a 5 - 0 type match here. I think Hoffenheim can deal with Ribery and Muller enough to hang around with them for 90 minutes, so I will take the +2.5 on Hoffenheim, even away from home.

    Hertha Berlin vs Koln

    3-Way: 1: Berlin +250 Away ; X: +230 Draw 2: Koln +120 Home

    Spread: Berlin +0.5 -140; Koln -0.5 +120

    Total 2.5: Over +120 ; Under -140

    Analysis and Prediction:

    I was shocked to see +120 on this Over 2.5. Berlin is not stopping anyone this campaign, and Koln is in scoring mode now. Remember, it is not about what you have done all season, it is about what you are accomplishing recently because things change all year from club to club. I can't let this price of +120 sit there unnoticed so hopefully we caught a line setter sleeping here. Take the Over 2.5.

    Frankfurt vs Moenchengladbach

    3-Way: 1: Frankfurt +550 Away ; X: +375 Draw ; 2: Moenchen -210 Home

    Spread: Frankfurt +1 +115 ; Moenchen -1 -135

    Total 3: Over -130 ; Under +110

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Moenchengladbach now has to figure out how to rebound from their first defeat of the year their last time out. No offense at all in a 1 - 0 loss to Dortmund. We all know they are capable of going right back to it, and having Frankfurt in front of them at home should surely be the cure for any type of slumping offense. There are two choices here, and both cost about $30 or so to take. The -1 and/or the Over 3 are two plays worth the fee.

    Wolfsburg vs Schalke

    3-Way: 1: Wolfsburg +130 Away ; X: +260 Draw ; 2: Schalke +205 Home

    Spread: Wolfsburg Pk -145 ; Schalke Pk +125

    Total 2.5: Over -130 ; Under +110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    The Wolves have been the best thing in Germany, well, other than Bayern at least. This club has been finding the net early and often this campaign, with 22 goals through 11 matches. It is tough to find results vs a team that can find the net at least twice on any given day. Schalke has just seemed to not get on track this year. When you alternate wins and losses for as long as they have, you just simply don't even know what to expect from them. If they don't know who they are, how are we supposed to know who they are?

    We know Wolfsburg is going to find the net, and their team total would be a great play to find. We will settle for the +130 for them to get all 3 points on the 3-Way 1x2 line.

    Freiburg vs Mainz

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

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

    Total 2.5: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Freiburg was 0 - 4 - 5 and we were thinking that there was going to be no fight in the Christian Streich-led club. Something clicked about 3 weeks ago, and now they have found 6 points in two wins as they head to Mainz, who are struggling recently. With 1 point in their last 3, it seems both these clubs might be headed in different directions as we get closer to the holiday break.I sense a low-scoring draw-type match here, so I will take this Under 2.5 at -110.

    Leverkusen vs Hannover

    3-Way: 1: Leverkusen +100 Away ; X +255: Draw 2: Hannover +280 Home

    Spread: Leverkusen -0.5 +100 ; Hannover +0.5 -120

    Total 2.5: Over -125 ; Under +105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    This could have potentially been the featured match of the weekend, and the lines are certainly not as convincing as they were in the Bayern match with Hoffenheim. These two sit 2 points apart and are certainly liking where they are to this point. The amazing thing at this point of the campaign is that 9 points separate the 5th spot in the table from the last position in the relegation zone, so there is not even close to a clear path for anyone. These two have to keep pace if they don't plan on letting the Bayern's and Wolfsburg's run away with this thing, so this is a big match up for them both, especially heads up.

    What I am trying to figure out is who is going to score and how could this Over be considered a play? I just do not see it, as these two have relied on strong defense for the most part all year. I will take this Under 2.5 at +Money.

    Borussia Dortmund vs Paderborn

    3-Way: 1: Dortmund -220 Away ; X: +375 Draw ; 2: Paderborn +600 Home

    Spread: Dortmund -1 -150 ; Paderborn +1 +130

    Total 3: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    The Total is 3 and there is nowhere else to look for a play here. Most people like to take the 2.5 and might shy away from a 3, knowing you actually need 4 goals to cash this ticket. At the same token, there is no harm in pushing a 2 - 1 match and getting your money back, also knowing there is plenty of potential to see a 2 - 2, 3 - 1 type match here. Just deal with it and pay the $10 for the Over 3.

    Sunday, November 23- 2 Matches

    Werder Bremen vs Hamburger

    3-Way: 1: Bremen +290 Away ; X: +265 Draw 2: Hamburger -105 Home

    Spread: Bremen +0.5 -115 ; Hamburger -0.5 -105

    Total 2.5: Over -135 ; Under +115

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Well, Bremen is back apparently. Ok, they are still dealing with sitting where they are at the bottom of the table, but they put Stuttgart below them and handed Mainz a defeat in the last 2 matches, so maybe something also clicked for them out of nowhere.

    The hardest thing not to notice is 4 goals scored for Hamburger this season. They are only one of two clubs without double-digit goals scored on the year, and they are not even close to getting there yet. The way Bremen is playing, I will see if there is something to ride and take the handicap +0.5 at -115 with them.

    Augsburg vs Stuttgart

    3-Way: 1: Augsburg +190 Away ; X: +235 Draw ; 2: Stuttgart +150 Home

    Spread: Augsburg Pk +110 ; Stuttgart Pk -130

    Total 2.5: Over -125 ; Under +105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    This Total is also juiced to the Over for a reason.

    Stuttgart can actually score, and that has not been the issue at all. Stopping someone is the problem, so to see -125 and have to drink some marginal juice to see a 2 - 1 type match here makes plenty of sense to me!

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