Soccer Picks: Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Bayern Munich

Nila Amerova

Friday, August 16, 2013 3:54 PM GMT

Bundesliga Week 2 Betting shows Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Bayern Munich. Let's have a peek at the soccer betting odds and find a profitable soccer picks.

Two clubs with opposing fortunes after the opening lap are set to collide in week 2 of Bundesliga action when Eintracht Frankfurt will host Bayern Munich. What is one of the most lopsided matches in betting markets, where can soccer bettors find value? Join us as we break it down.

Bayern Munich ran out winners in Bundesliga opener

The schedule is kind so far to Bayern Munich with back-to-back suspect teams to contend with and so it is hard to take their measure under new coach Pep Guardiola and the changes (ever so slight) that he’s made to the team.

On opening night, Bayern Munich ran out 3-1 winners to Borussia M’gladbach – a positive result but it was far from the blowout some had anticipated. Credit goes to the opposition for giving the Bavarians something to think about and not making it an easy night for them altogether despite the two-goal margin at the end.

In fact, Borussia M’gladbach had many opportunities on the counterattack but they failed to capitalize on them, saving Bayern and, in turn, Pep from the potential embarrassment of conceding a draw or – shudder the thought – dropping all points altogether.

Critics have weighed in on this “new” Bayern side and they haven’t held back on their opinions. As far as odds makers go though, they haven’t swayed at all still fawning over Bayern Munich in the marketplace dubbing them the incredible -500 favourites to win the league.

Eintracht Frankfurt embarrassed on opening night

Eintracht Frankfurt were sent packing from the nation’s capital with their tails firmly tucked between their legs following an unmemorable and humiliating 6-1 defeat. The worst bit: few expected such a result! After all, Hertha Berlin was a promoted side and Eintracht Frankfurt a rather attractive side with middle-table potential – why they finished sixth last year.

There is very little positive to take away from Eintracht Frankfurt’s opening match against Hertha Berlin and that sends them into week two full of question marks and doubt, not to mention propping up the league in 18th place in the table. Hence, they are the massive +900 underdogs to beat Bayern Munich and even the draw is out of touching distance at  +425 at Bet365.

Colour the world shocked if Eintracht Frankfurt walks away with a stake in this match.

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Match betting markets with value

As far as this next matchup goes, Bayern Munich is hotly favoured at -350 to win outright on the road. Strictly speaking, that is the correct assessment but for soccer betting it holds no value whatsoever. Betting on a Bayern Munich win – a most likely result – will bring in peanuts. So, to add value to these sports picks, prop markets come in handy.

Given that Eintracht Frankfurt might be suffering still from the 6-1 drumming they received in Berlin, it’s quite conceivable that Bayern will capitalize on that and heap more misery on them. As such, the Over 2.5 at -250 practically leaps off the page.

Bayern Munich to dominate proceedings and win both halves is trading at -150 at Bet365 and, admittedly, few expect otherwise. A draw-Bayern Munich win is trading at +300 as the bookies next preferred outcome.

In terms of scoring markets, bookies are leaning towards a 2-0 score at +700 or a 3-0 score at +800. A 2-1 or 3-1 score is going for +850 and +950, respectively, but keep in mind that last season Eintracht Frankfurt, as good as they were then, failed to score in both games against Bayern Munich (they lost 2-0 on the road and 1-0 at home).

Free Soccer Pick: Bayern Munich 3-0 at Bet 365