Bet Borussia Monchengladbach at +110 vs. VfL Wolfsburg

Nila Amerova

Friday, December 20, 2013 2:49 PM GMT

Borussia M’gladbach and Wolfsburg collide in Bundesliga week 17 in a highly anticipated tilt. Join us as we breakdown the soccer betting markets on offer and deliver our choice soccer picks. 

Borussia M’gladbach flying high

Borussia M’gladbach are fourth in Bundesliga through 16 rounds with a 10-2-4 mark and 32 points, level with Borussia Dortmund, preseason short-odds-on favourites for the title across sportsbook platforms. Indeed, the premium on the win couldn’t be greater as M’gladbach attempt to keep pace for a Top 3 finish.

Borussia M’gladbach will be looking to bank all three points when they host VfL Wolfsburg and, auspiciously, they are a perfect 8-0-0 at home this season – a flawless mark at home that only Bayern Munich boast in Bundesliga to date. Surprisingly however M’gladbach are listed on the short side of even money at +110 to win outright at Bet365. They are still the favourites as Wolfsburg are tipped at the +240 disadvantage. But isn’t it rather interesting that bookies are refusing to corner this match firmly in the hosts’ favour when they’ve established winning form so convincingly at Borussia Park?

The close proximity of both teams in the table might go some way towards explaining this tight soccer betting market. Wolfsburg are sixth in the table following a 9-2-5 mark and 29 points following 16 rounds. Just three points separate them from Borussia M’gladbach, three points that are up for grabs when they collide on Sunday. So given what is at stake here it’s notionally possible that Wolfsburg might hand M’gladbach their first home defeat on the season. If nothing else, an argument for the draw can be made as well which is trading at soccer odds of +240, the exact same price of a road win mind.

That said Wolfsburg would have to transcend a road record that leaves much to be desired at 3-1-4 in order to pull off the upset. What’s more they’ve only managed to take points off lesser outfits on the road. Against top prospects, they’ve been outclassed and outplayed. Put that to M’gladbach, who can boast a win over Borussia Dortmund this season at home, an impressive 2-0 win over title threats no less, and it makes the visitors’ task rather daunting to say the least. 

Soccer Betting Tips and Picks: On balance, this match could go either way given the proximity of both teams in the table. But it is clear that when it comes to home form M’gladbach are untouchable, reeling off eight straight wins including an impressive win over big club. It’s hard to argue with that sort of record, even when sportsbooks choose to underrate them on the win. Therefore, they practically leap off the page as the value soccer pick at +110 to win outright at Bet365.  

Wolfsburg aren’t without a shot at the upset and at +240 soccer odds on either then win or draw they are tempting – the idea that M’gladbach can’t possibly continue on such sublime form. But if there were a match in which M’gladbach were to stumble at home, it would, most likely, be in their upcoming clash with Bayern Munich on December 21 where they are trading at a whopping +750 on the home win in early soccer betting markets. Against Wolfsburg, M’gladbach should be able to maintain their unblemished record, especially when Wolfsburg’s travelling form does leave much to be desired.

Soccer Free Picks: Borussia M’gladbach to win outright at +110

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