Soccer Odds - German Bundesliga Week 17 Fixtures Featuring Frankfurt vs Bayer Leverkusen

  • Thursday, December 18th, 2014

    By  Ej Garr


    Soccer Betting: For the third time over a two-weekend stretch, we find our way to the German pitch. It will be the last round of matches until the end of January, so the rest will be significant. Most clubs will not only be using the time to figure out how to catch Bayern Munich, but they should also take stock of the campaign, and determine what needs to be done when we get restarted. For now, there are 3 more points to be had, and Bayern Munich visits Mainzon Fridayto get the weekend's round begun.

    Our featured match comeson Saturday, with Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen facing off at Bay Arena. Leverkusen has ascended to the top 3 of the table, and a handful of clubs sit within a point of each other, behind Bayern and Wolfsburg.

    There will be much to sort out as clubs prepare for a long break, so let's see what action there is to be found on the pitch this weekend.

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    Friday, December 19- 1 Match

    Bayern Munich vs Mainz

    3-Way: 1: Bayern -445 Away ; X: +525 Draw ; 2: Mainz +1350 Home

    Spread: Bayern -2 +105 ; Mainz +2 -125

    Total 3: Over -115 ; Under -105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Do you ever think Bayern gets as bored with winning as we do watching them just completely stomp everyone out?

    Yet another match with the club against them having an obnoxious +1000 or better to win this weekend.

    Now we need to figure out if they feel like winning 2 - 0 or 4 - 0 this time out, because one of the two seems to be the result we see time and again with Bayern Munich.

    We will just simply play the -2 handicap on Bayern and the Over 3, with reasonable lines attached to them.

    Saturday, December 20- 6 Matches

    Featured Match Frankfurt vs Bayer Leverkusen

    3-Way 1x2 Lines:

    Frankfurt +600

    Leverkusen -225

    Draw +385


    Frankfurt +1 +125

    Leverkusen -1 -145

    Total 3:

    Over -145

    Under +125

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    With a slate of lopsided matches this weekend, we chose this as our featured match, due to the fact that we have two clubs in the top 10 who have both played well heading toward the break.

    Frankfurt is simply fun to watch lately if, of course, you like goal-scoring. The 4 - 4 match with Berlin during the mid-week fixtures was just a blast to watch. Naturally, they were disappointed in the result, being up 4 - 2 approaching the 90-minute mark and giving up 2 extra time goals to give away 2 of the 3 points they thought to have in pocket.

    The total obviously sits at 3 with juice after the line setters saw 8 goals just days ago, and we cannot put a -145 play out there for our featured match.

    Let's see if we can take the Frankfurt +1 at +125 to try to find some value, and expect them to rebound from the draw last time out.

    Moenchengladbach vs Augsburg

    3-Way: 1: Gladbach +180 Away ; X: +240 Draw ; 2: Augsburg +155 Home

    Spread: Gladbach Pk -105 ; Augsburg Pk -115

    Total 2.5: Over -105 ; Under -115

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Two plays here, and not much analysis needed.

    Over 2.5 at -105

    Gladbach Pk at -105.

    We expect a 2 - 1 win for Gladbach here, and would like to touch on the +180, but if they are going to give us a -105 for a safety net on the draw, than that is more than acceptable to us.

    Hamburger vs Schalke

    3-Way: 1: Hamburger +350 Away ; X: +275 Draw ; 2: Schalke -125 Home

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

    Total 2.5: Over -120 ; Under +100

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Another match where the words we use would never change how Schalke is going to get all 3 of these available points at home. The line setters are giving it to us at -125, so it’s simply a gift that needs no Christmas wrapping paper or a card from Santa.

    Paderborn vs Stuttgart

    3-Way: 1: Paderborn +315 Away ; X: +275 Draw ; 2: Stuttgart -115 Home

    Spread: Paderborn +0.5 -105 ; Stuttgart -0.5 -115

    Total 3: Over +110 ; Under -130

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    If ever there was a total worth playing, this would be our spot. Stuttgart can’t even stop any 11 people in the crowd from scoring a goal or two.

    Paderborn is continuing to find ways to come away with no results, with 1 win in their last 8 outings, and only 1 away win all campaign. You can't grab points away from home if you can't score, and they have only 6 GF and surrendered 15 GA in 7 away matches this campaign.

    Stuttgart to find 3 points at -115 3-Way is the best bet to make on this match.

    Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen

    3-Way: 1: Dortmund -180 Away ; X: +335 Draw ; 2: Bremen +485 Home

    Spread: Dortmund -1 -110 ; Bremen +1 -110

    Total 3: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    There is nothing else to expect when you have two of the worst clubs in the league facing off except…goals! These two have stopped no one all campaign, with 62 GA between them.

    Let's just hope they go to the break doing the same thing they have NOT done all year, and let some goals slip by so we can cash another Over 3 at -110.

    Koln vs Wolfsburg

    3-Way: 1: Koln +550 Away ; X: +340 Draw ; 2: Wolfsburg -195 Home

    Spread: Koln +1 +105 ; Wolfsburg -1 -115

    Total 2.5: Over -135 ; Under +115

    Analysis and Prediction:

    As great as Bayern Munich has been all year, the second most consistent club in Germany has been Wolfsburg. Not just because they sit in the two spot in the table, but because they are scoring in droves and keeping themselves in every match. Throw in the home dominance they have managed, and this is just a dangerous club to face.

    This is where Koln's defensive issues will rear their ugly head, and this Wolfsburg Team Total and the Over moved to 2.5 and 3 to get close to even money are the two best options you can have here.

    Sunday, December 21- 2 Matches

    Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin

    3-Way: 1: Hoffenheim +180 Away ; X: +240 Draw ; 2: Berlin +155 Home

    Spread: Hoffenheim Pk -105 ; Berlin Pk -115

    Total 2.5: Over -125 ; Under +105

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    We will see if the two late goals Berlin pulled off to muster a 4 - 4 draw in their mid-week fixture carries over to something at home. After watching 8 goals in Berlin's last outing, we almost have to take this total to go over out of principle alone.

    Hoffenheim has been terrible away from home, so this Berlin Pk at -115 makes plenty of sense, with the Draw no Bet play in place.

    Hannover vs Freiburg

    3-Way: 1: Hannover +195 Away ; X: +240 Draw ; 2: Freiburg +145 Home

    Spread: Hannover Pk +110 ; Freiburg Pk -130

    Total 2.5: Over -115 ; Under -105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Santa Claus comes to town after we wrap up the weekend, and we get to take Hannover with another Draw no Bet scenario at a lovely +110. Frieburg sits with Bremen at the bottom of the table and Hannover needs 3 points to keep themselves in the chase for a European spot next year. We can expect them to win, but why risk a 3-Way play when we can still get plus money on a play with a safety net in place?

    With this being the last round of matches before the holiday and New Year, we at Diamond Sportsbook wish you and your family a Frohe Weihnachten and a Frohes neues Jahr.

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