Battle for second in the Bundesliga
Matchday 15 of the German Bundesliga season sees league leader Bayern Munich confident of stretching its amazing 36-game unbeaten streak at struggling Werder Bremen on Saturday. The hosts have one of the weakest defensive lines in the league and are unlikely to stop Bayern’s amazing forward firepower. Over 3.5 goals in this one (1.95 at Intertops) could be a distinct possibility.
The top Bundesliga game this weekend features the battle for second place in the table when Borussia Dortmund entertains Bayer Leverkusen at the Signal Iduna Park stadium. Both teams picked up away wins in the DFB Cup in midweek and go into the encounter full of confidence. A full house of 80,000 will guarantee an amazing atmosphere, but home coach Jurgen Klopp has to overcome the injury-forced absence of several top players to gain a three-point haul and retake second place from Bayer. Three of the Bundesliga’s most prolific goalscorers will also be on show with Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski (11 goals) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (8) looking to outshine Leverkusen’s Stefan Kießling (9).
After six wins in seven home games (the only loss coming against Bayern), Dortmund is the bookies’ favourite to triumph, but Leverkusen has won four of six on the road this season and could pull off a surprise.
Borussia Dortmund 1.53
Bayer Leverkusen 5.50
(Odds obtained from AllYouBet.ag, subject to change.)
CHRIS I. (tipsterchris) is a European sports blogger who’s hooked on football — both NFL American football and European football. Chris discusses betting tips and trends and includes betting odds in his regular posts at BI.