Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga Picks

Nila Amerova

Friday, April 11, 2014 6:25 PM GMT

Friday, Apr. 11, 2014 6:25 PM GMT

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund collide in week 30 of Bundesliga betting, a match that many hoped would be a title decider. Sadly it isn’t as Bayern are already crowned champions but it’s the infamous Der Klassiker nonetheless so join us as we deliver our soccer free picks.

Bayern Munich Hot Favorites
Bayern Munich enter their clash with Borussia Dortmund as the hot favourites at -200 to win outright despite a recent spate of poor form that saw them draw 3-3 to Hoffenheim and succumb to a 1-0 defeat to Augsburg – their first loss on the season, first since October 2012.

Der Klassiker holds a special place in Bundesliga and the hearts of German football fans. It’s the epitome of the best of Germany’s top-flight. Unfortunately, this time around the clash holds no significance for the title race, decided already by Bayern Munich in record time.

The Bundesliga champions are 25-3-1 this season, which includes an undefeated mark at Allianz Arena that stands at 13-1-0 and a solid road record of 12-2-1. To date, they’ve scored an incredible 82 goals and conceded just 17 through 29 fixtures.

Most recently, Bayern beat Manchester United 3-1 in the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal to advance into the semis, keeping their hope for a repeat in Europe’s top flight alive.

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Borussia Dortmund at disadvantage
Borussia Dortmund are still looking to settle into second place by season end and a win over Bayern Munich towards that end would be worth its weight in bragging rights. More importantly, however, Schalke 04 are nipping at their heels, three points adrift on the back of a surge in form late in the season. Falling to Bayern Munich at the weekend would open the door for Schalke 04 to close the gap in week 30 Bundesliga betting.

BVB beat Bayern at the start of the season 4-2 in Super Cup but then lost to Bayern 3-0 in their home instalment of Der Klassiker. If soccer-betting markets were any indication, Borussia will have all to do to beat Bayern at the Allianz and draw the series level this season.

Sportsbooks send BVB into this clash as the hefty underdogs, matched at +500 soccer odds at Bet365 to win outright. Even the draw is tipped rather large at +333 soccer odds.

BVB are flush off an impressive account against Real Madrid in mid-week Champions League action, a valiant effort to turn the Spanish side’s 3-0 edge in the tie in their favour that alas fell just short of the mark when they beat Real Madrid 2-0 and failed to advance on aggregate.

Overall, Borussia Dortmund are 18-4-7 on the season with 58 points. They boast solid records at home and on the road, 9-2-4 and 9-2-3 respectively.

 

Soccer Betting Verdict: Bundesliga champions are correctly tipped as the favourites to win outright at -200 soccer odds and, as such, they are the popular soccer pick. To all intents and purposes, this is a home banker. They are undefeated at home this season and although they fell to defeat at Augsburg, Pep Guardiola fielded a second-tier side that hardly resembled the juggernaut that raced to the title in record time. The stirring victory over Manchester United in midweek soccer betting was more like it.

Borussia Dortmund however loom dangerously. This is a pride match for BVB now that they have lost both the Bundesliga title and bowed out of Champions League. Soccer fans that tuned in to their clash with Real Madrid must have been impressed by their effort. If BVB play at the same level they certainly can make a match of Der Klassiker. There is no reason to assume they can’t and, as such, they are well worth consideration at +500 to win outright or at +333 to force a draw.

Soccer Free Picks: Bayern Munich at -200 to win outright; Over 2.5 at -200

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