Bundesliga Betting: Mainz vs. Bayern Munich

Nila Amerova

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 7:06 PM UTC

Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014 7:06 PM UTC

Bayern Munich take on Mainz in Bundesliga week 26 betting, a match that is widely expected to be more business as usual for the league champions. Here’s a primer on this clash complete with soccer free picks for your consideration.

Bayern Munich heavy away favourites
Even though Bayern Munich have won the Bundesliga title for a second season in a row they aren’t expected to sit back and relax down the stretch. On the contrary, the overwhelming expectation is for the Bundesliga giants to continue on their formidable form as they attempt to compile more impressive numbers and statistics than they did last year.

Case-and-point: Bayern Munich enter their clash with Mainz as the heavy -500 favourites on the away. It’s not very often that a visiting team is fancied so much across sportsbooks. But Bayern is that exception to the rule.

Bayern boast an impressive 23-2-0 record on the season, which includes a perfect 13-0-0 home record and a nigh flawless 10-2-0 road record. And you can bet Pep Guardiola and Company are keen to maintain that unbeaten record all the way to the finish line.

Most recently, Bayern Munich are after a 2-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen – a result that fell in line with expectations naturally. More importantly, Mainz 05 enjoyed its benefits too. It helped them to close the gap on Bayer Leverkusen to three points in the table, thereby keeping their bid for a top four finish alive – a bet that is being matched at +1000 future odds ahead of week 26 Bundesliga betting

Mainz 05 are flush off a 4-2 victory over Hoffenheim, a victory that extended their run of positive form to five games undefeated. In fact, they are undefeated in 13 of their last 15 games across all competitions – the only defeats they suffered during that stretch were a 3-1 defeat at home to Borussia Dortmund and a 3-0 defeat away to Wolfsburg.

Such form augurs well ahead of a visit from the Bundesliga champions. Home form as well is an encouraging 6-3-3 this season, highlighted by 17 goals scored and 13 goals conceded. Whether all this combines towards a positive account against Bayern Munich however is debatable. If sportsbooks were any indication, it matters naught. They aren’t taking stock in any of it, matching a home win at whopping +1000 soccer odds and the draw at +600. As far as they are concerned, this is yet another foregone conclusion.

Mainz 05 vs. Bayern Munich match betting tips and picks:
Bayern Munich have been riding roughshod over Bundesliga that it’s not surprising high expectations have been placed on them at -500 to win outright. In fact, these are par for the course across markets.

Still, one has to believe that something is going to give, no? One day the unthinkable simply must happen. Question is whether that day is this weekend. Could Mainz 05 pull off the unthinkable? Certainly, form is good at the moment. The sort that suggests it’s at least notionally possible even if the odds makers put a high premium on it at +1000 soccer odds. What’s more, they have home advantage where they have a much better shot against Bayern than they had at the Allianz Arena where they lost 4-1 earlier this season.

But is it really going to happen? Can you actually envision Bayern in defeat? It’s fine when it is just supposition but in reality it lacks anything tangible upon which to hang your hat. Fact is Bayern are on a tear, showing no signs of relenting. Backing the win at -500 offers very little appeal however, so consider other match betting markets such as the totals and score markets. Just in their last five league matches they’ve scored 21 goals and conceded three. If that is a sign of what’s on the agenda, taking the Over 3.5 at +115 at William Hill might be the best option. As well, Bayern to win both halves at -163 at William Hill and Bayern to win the first half at -175 are some of the many soccer picks you might want to consider.

Soccer Free Picks: Over 3.5 at +115 

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