Soccer Picks: Bayern Munich vs. Schalke Bundesliga

Mike Richardson

Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:25 PM GMT

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 6:25 PM GMT

Here comes more German money when Bayern Munich take on Schalke over in the Bundesliga this coming weekend. Our handicapper has found the value in this match-up and made his top soccer picks.

We all know well enough how these two sides are set and sat in the German top flight table so it should be no surprise to anyone that Bayern are 1/5 to win this game, a draw is at 11/2 and a Schalke win is at 14/1.

I think we see a clear winner – don’t you?

If that’s not clear enough for making your soccer picks you should know that the best soccer odds we have on Bayern Munich winning both halves is at 8/15, then the bookies like a draw on the 45 and a Bayern win on the 90 at 3/1. Out of those two the only one I'd consider for a decent return is the Draw/Bayern, as the odds on Bayern winning both halves do NOTHING for me (or Mrs Richardson).

If you want to go crazy on the half time / full time betting check out Draw/Draw at 10/1 or Schalke / Bayern at 22/1, but for the love of Pete don’t bet on Schalke winning both halves even at 33/1.

The wildest far out hippy-chick odds I'd touch (and with loose change only) would be on Schalke on the 45 and a draw on the 90 at 28/1, but I'm not telling many people about that one.

The bookies seem to think that this will be a heavy victory as they have Bayern winning by three of more goals at 13/10, while any one goal winning margin is at 19/10.

Those odds might not tempt you but they do mean that one of the safest bets n football is this game going over 2.5 goals, at best soccer odds of 4/11. Under 2.5 goals is at 15/8.

Just to go a little deeper I’ll let you know that both teams scoring s at best soccer odds of 10/11, while both teams not scoring is at 4/5.

No surprises

If you fancy another safe bet go for Bayern to score first at 2/11, but if you want a huge return go for a cheeky Schalke scoring first at 10/3, but don’t risk No Goals even at 28/1.

There’s more “safe as houses” bets if you want tight odds, Bayern Munich winning to nil is available at 21/20. And If you have been smoking crack why not put your remaining cash on Schalke winning to nil at 30/1, but for the more sober of you out there you’ll see what those odds tell you.

Long story short Bayern will win, they will win to nil and they will win both halves.

Prediction: Bayern win (‘natch) 3-0 available at best soccer odds of 15/2 with Paddy Power.

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