Borussia M'gladbach vs. Borussia Dortmund: Bundesliga Betting Odds, Prediction & Soccer Picks

Nikki Adams

Thursday, April 9, 2015 8:15 PM GMT

Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015 8:15 PM GMT

German top flight betting features a marquee clash between Borussia M'gladbach and Borussia Dortmund this weekend. Join us as we rundown through the soccer odds board and serve up our soccer free picks.

The Marquee Game On The Bundesliga Odds Board
Week 28 Bundesliga betting features a marquee clash between Borussia M'gladbach and Borussia Dortmund this weekend, a game that is finely poised on a tight soccer betting line with the hosts to the slight disadvantage at +180 soccer odds. A resurgent Borussia Dortmund are matched as the nominal favorites at +150 to win outright, while the draw is trading at +230 soccer odds on the Bundesliga odds board.

 

Borussia M'gladbach
Borussia M'gladbach are enjoying a banner season, highlighted by a recent 2-0 win over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. The Foals are currently third in the table and on course for a Champions League spot next season, but they are facing stiff competition from fourth placed Bayer Leverkusen, who are just two points behind but riding high atop the Bundesliga form table.

Borussia M'gladbach boast a 14-8-5 mark and 50 points, which includes a 9-3-1 record at home and a 5-5-4 record on the road. Obviously, home form is their strength and the impetus behind their climb to third place.

Since the winter break, M'gladbach have gone 7-2-1 in Bundesliga. On the defensive side of the ball they've been brilliant, allowing just five goals in ten games. Offense hasn't been too shabby either, scoring 16 goals over the course of the second half of the season, including four in a 4-0 win over Hoffenheim in the last lap of Bundesliga betting.

Going into this game, the Foals have momentum behind a six-game undefeated streak in Bundesliga action. However, they were upset on penalties by second-tier Arminia Bielefeld in the DFB Pokal quarterfinals on Wednesday, a heavy disappointment that could spill forth into this clash with a resurgent Borussia Dortmund, so keep that in mind while making your soccer picks.

 

Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund have righted the ship, sailing out of the relegation bog hole and into the middle of the Bundesliga waters. Currently sat in tenth place, Jurgen Klopp's men boast a 9-6-12 mark and 33 points, which includes a 5-3-5 mark at home and a 4-3-7 mark on the road. They are eight points clear of the drop zone and appear to be safe for another season of top flight.

Surprisingly, Borussia Dortmund still have a mathematical shot at a Top 4 finish in the Bundesliga. But at their large +8000 soccer odds in futures betting it's a long shot soccer pick.

In the last lap of Bundesliga betting, Borussia Dortmund lost to Bayern Munich 1-0 in the famed Klassiker. A compelling rivalry between the two Bundesliga giants in the past few seasons that have contested many noteworthy finals (Champions League and DFB Pokal) and Bundesliga title deciders.  Although this time around no such lofty ambitions were on the line, it was still a game Borussia Dortmund would have liked to win.

In any event, Borussia Dortmund bounced back to form nicely in midweek German Cup action by beating Hoffenheim 3-2 in extra time. It'll be a nice confidence boost ahead of their date with M'gladbach surely.

 

Soccer Betting Verdict:
This clash features two sides that are enjoying contrasting fortunes in Bundesliga, as well as a soccer betting market that stubbornly persists with obsolete perceptions that stand in stark contrast to the current reality. Borussia M'gladbach are riding high in the table behind a rich vein of form, yet they are at the disadvantage to Borussia Dortmund, a side that is clearly a giant in name only this season.

Jurgen Klopp's season has been, to all intents and purposes, a disaster. While they've rescued their top flight credentials (relegation now does seem a bit of a stretch) behind a resurgence in recent weeks, they really don't merit favoritism on the Bundesliga odds board at the expense of side that has form this season.  M'gladbach are in good form in Bundesliga and within touching distance of Champions League football next season. A win in this game is going to be vital towards that end and at +180 soccer odds they are the value soccer pick in our books.

Soccer Free Picks: Borussia M'gladbach +180 at Bet365

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