FC Schalke 04 vs. Bayern Munich Bundesliga Soccer Odds & Free Picks

Steven Suarez

Saturday, November 14, 2015 1:52 PM GMT

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 1:52 PM GMT

The Royal Blues have been struggling in a big way, and now they have to come to terms with mighty Bayern Munich. Let's review the available soccer odds and take a crack at our top value pick.

Odds Overview
Whenever Bayern Munich's involved, you can expect to see the soccer odds board in their favor, and that's most certainly case for their upcoming battle with Schalke.

Current lives have the Bavarians all the way up at -500 to win, with a win for the home side available at anywhere from +600 to +800. A draw, meanwhile, is quoted at right around +500 for now.

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Schalke
They may still be occupying the fifth spot in the Bundesliga, but one quick look at their recent results will tell a different story altogether. The Royal Blues have failed to win in any of their last six matches across all competitions, picking up three defeats and three draws along the way.

Clearly, the international break couldn't have come at a better time, as the team looks to re-group before taking on the league leaders.

 

Bayern Munich
It hasn't really mattered how good the competition has been; Bayern has been on another level, and they're going to be full of confidence for this one.

The Bavarians have built up a five-point lead atop the Bundesliga, and in their latest Champions League encounter, they thrashed Arsenal 5-1. The usual suspects (Robert Lewandowksi and Thomas Muller) will be the top danger men, as they've already combined for 25 league goals between them.

 

Bundesliga Pick
Listen, we've been impressed by Schalke's overall body of work, but they've been extremely poor as of late, and now they have to deal with the best team in the league.

Bayern, as usual, haven't been taking any prisoners, and we think that's a trend that's likely to continue, even in a tough environment inside Veltins-Arena. The Bavarians are simply that talented and have already notched some big wins away from home; they're not going to be scared off by this challenge, and we expect them to come out on top. We may need to get a little creative with our soccer picks, however, so we'll take Bayern on a -1 handicap, which is available at a much friendlier asking price.

Bundesliga Soccer Pick: Schalke 0 Bayern Munich 2 - back the Bavarians -1 at 8/13 at PaddyPower

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