Soccer Picks Borussia M'gladbach vs. Bayern Munich

Nila Amerova

Thursday, January 23, 2014 3:50 PM GMT

Bundesliga action makes a belated return to soccer betting markets this weekend with a right cracker, a clash between Borussia M’gladbach and Bayern Munich. Find out what value soccer picks we’ve served up for your consideration. 

Bayern Munich reign supreme

Bayern Munich are set to kick start 2014 firmly ensconced at the top of the Bundesliga table with a comfortable seven-point edge over their nearest threats Bayer Leverkusen. Pep Guardiola’s side boasts a solid 14-2-0 record and 44 points, a mark that includes a 9-0-0 mark at home and a 7-2-0 mark on the road. Most importantly, they are riding an eight-game winning streak in Bundesliga action ahead of week 18, which includes four clean sheets, one of which was a 7-0 disembowelling of Werder Bremen in week 16 Bundesliga betting.

Predictably, Bayern Munich have the markets cornered in their second-half season opener against Borussia M’gladbach despite being on the road. They are listed as the overwhelming favourites at soccer odds of -275 to win outright or thereabouts depending on your choice online sportsbook. The draw is listed at +375 while a home win is tipped at whopping +750 soccer odds at Bet365.

Funny enough Borussia M’gladbach are enjoying a solid season, sat third in the table on a 10-3-4 mark, which includes an undefeated 8-1-0 mark at home. Obviously, sportsbooks expect them to finally suffer their first home defeat on Friday when they host the mighty Bayern Munich at Borussia Park.

Borussia M’gladbach rang in the festive season on an eight-game undefeated streak that included six wins and two draws. Most notably, they beat Schalke 04 and Stuttgart during this run of form. Borussia M’gladbach also claimed a victory over Borussia Dortmund earlier in October.

Firmly inside the top six, this isn’t a Bundesliga lightweight by any stretch of the imagination. And while they would be considered worthy opponents against the rest of the field they are (quite rightly so) at the disadvantage against Bayern Munich, a side that is not only the class of Bundesliga but also the class of Europe at the moment.

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Borussia M’gladbach vs. Bayern Munich match betting tips and picks

Bayern Munich are the overwhelming favourites to win at Borussia Park. Finding anybody to disagree with that notion will be difficult, if not impossible. Based on the evidence of their domestic season and overall form therefore Bayern Munich do appear to be the smart soccer pick to win outright at -275 soccer odds at Bet365.

This isn’t to say that the hosts won’t give them a run for their money. Overall form this season, which includes an unbeaten run at home during the first half of the season, suggests they could. Still it’s not enough to recommend tipping a home win, even if at their disingenuously underrated soccer odds of +750 to win outright.

What it does recommend however is additional soccer picks such as the Over 2.5 at -200 as well as several double result outcomes: the draw-Bayern Munich outcome at +300 or, perhaps even, Borussia M’gladbach-Bayern Munich at +1800 at Bet365 for instance.

Soccer Free Picks: Bayern Munich to win outright at -275; Over 2.5 at -200