Bayern Munich an Obvious & Solid Soccer Pick Against Borussia M'gladbach

Nikki Adams

Saturday, March 21, 2015 5:31 PM UTC

Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015 5:31 PM UTC

League-leading Bayern Munich have set a furious tempo in Germany's top-flight and they'll look to maintain the momentum when they take on stiff opponents Borussia M'gladbach at the Allianz Arena on Sunday. Here's our primer on this Bundesliga clash complete with soccer picks.

Bayern Munich The Class Of Bundesliga
Bayern Munich are in hot pursuit of the treble of Bundesliga, DFB Pokal and Champions League. So far, so good as they are alive in all competitions, but nowhere more so than in league action where they have built up a comfortable 11-point lead over the rest of the field.

Only ever judged by the highest standards, Bayern almost always deliver on expectations. That's how reliable they are on the field and the soccer betting board.  They are the Class of Bundesliga, a cut above the rest. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that they enter Sunday's highly anticipated top-tier clash as the favourites to win outright. It's also not surprising by how much they are favored: as the massive -500 favorites to win outright.

Pep Guardiola's side ride's roughshod over Bundesliga table with a 20-4-1 mark and 64 points, which includes a stellar 11-1-0 mark at the Allianz Arena and a 9-3-1 mark on the road. That they haven't lost a game at home underscores the soccer betting outlook. As well, the fact they are riding an 11-game undefeated streak across all competitions, which includes six straight wins in the lead up to Round 26 of Bundesliga betting and their clash with Borussia M'gladbach.

In the last month, Bayern Munich have kicked it up a notch (to stratospheric levels in their case) in Germany's top flight and European competition. They eviscerated Paderborn 6-0, Koln 4-1, Werder Bremen 4-0 and Shakhtar Donetsk 7-0, and interspersed in between was a casual 2-0 win over Eintracht Braunschweig and a half-hearted 3-1 win over Hannover 96. In case your maths isn't up to snuff, that's 26 goals scored and 2 goals conceded during their six-game winning streak.

Given that sort of form, it's hard to find any reason why soccer bettors should not back Bayern Munich on their soccer picks aside from the fact that it's not going to payout much in returns.


Borussia M'gladbach Absurd Underdogs
It seems highly irregular to have a third-placed team in a very reputable European league enter a domestic clash, even if an away clash, as the +1200 underdog. However, that's exactly the case here. For several reasons and it's rather appropriate as well.

Simply put: Bayern rarely lose at the Allianz Arena. Therefore, if Borussia M'gladbach were to pull off the feat, it would send seismic shockwaves through soccer betting circles – never mind color the rest of the world shocked. And soccer bettors that would bank on such a rare upset, as rare as a lunar eclipse say, deserve to be justly rewarded.

Of course, it's not just down to Bayern's sublime home form. Despite Borussia's lofty standing in Bundesliga behind a 12-8-5 mark and 44 points, their road form leaves something to be desired with a 3-5-4 record. Not to mention, the 20-point gap between Bayern and Borussia in the table, which just speaks to the gap in quality and depth between this pair.

It doesn't help Borussia's cause at the Allianz either when they come into this game behind lacklustre draws to Hamburger and Mainz 05 on the away, two of the lightweights in Bundesliga.


Soccer Betting Verdict:
Sports enthusiasts love a good contest. Competition at the highest standard. Therein lies the draw to watch sports, follow teams and declare various allegiances. On the face it, a clash between top-of-the-table Bayern Munich and third-placed Borussia M'gladbach is a clash of the best in Germany's top flight. A battle of the big boys, so to speak. By the odds, it's anything but. The only thing that is "big" about it is the soccer odds on both sides of the coin. Bayern are the massive favourites at -500 while Borussia are the equally huge underdogs at +1200.

Can Borussia mastermind the upset? Highly unlikely. So that leaves Bayern Munich as the obvious soccer pick at -500 (surprise, surprise). As mentioned above, there really isn't any value in such a Soccer pick. So we'd recommend looking at total betting markets. Bayern are in the midst of a scoring frenzy, backing the Over 2.5 at -211 Bundesliga soccer odds is a better option. As is taking the Over 3.5 at  +115 at William Hill.

Soccer Free Picks: Over 3.5 at +115

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