Soccer Picks Werder Bremen vs. Borussia Dortmund

Nila Amerova

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 6:27 PM GMT

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 6:27 PM GMT

Werder Bremen and Borussia Dortmund are set to collide in Bundesliga action this weekend. Find out what soccer odds are currently trading and where the value is to be had.

Borussia Dortmund runaway favourites

Borussia Dortmund descend on Werder Bremen as the runaway favourites across all sportsbooks to win outright on Saturday.

William Hill is trading Borussia Dortmund at -250 to win outright while Bet365 is offering soccer odds as high as -300 to win outright. Despite the discrepancy in these odds, one thing is absolutely certain: unanimously confidence is high in the visitors.

Borussia Dortmund are sat third in the Bundesliga with a solid 11-3-5 record and 36 points through 19 laps. Although futures odds are still being offered on Borussia Dortmund to win the league title, they rest on a Hail Mary at +5000 soccer odds. It’s a huge 17-point gap that they would need to close to give Bayern Munich a run for their money as the prohibitive -35000 favourites to win outright.

It’s safe to assume that the title is without their reach in the current mood that is showing no signs of changing anytime soon. Second place finish is the more realistic outcome for Dortmund’s campaign. As far as silverware goes on the home front they are still within a shot at DFB Pokal where they are through to the quarterfinals with a date with Eintracht Frankfurt.  

Silverware is also to be had on the European front where they were finalists last year. They are through to the knockout stages of Champions League for a second straight season and strongly favoured over Zenit St. Petersburg to emerge into the quarterfinals at the very least. Arguably, they are a long shot for the title as the distant +1600 bet.

Werder Bremen decline

Werder Bremen strike a hapless pose as the +600 underdogs at William Hill and even more outrageous pose as the +800 underdogs at Bet365 to win at home. Confidence is obviously waning in soccer-betting circles following a string of poor results both home and away, which have forced them on the steady decline.

Although they are sat 12th in the Bundesliga table, they boast a mediocre 5-5-9 record and 20 measly points through 19 laps. The club is in dire straits make no mistake. It’s a fine margin between safety and relegation at the moment with seven out of the bottom eight clubs only separated by four points.

Robin Dutt and his Werder Bremen are feeling the pressure both on and off the pitch. There is a lot of discontent surrounding the club and their Bundesliga fortunes but they hope recently acquired winger Ludovic Obraniak will help to end their struggles.

Soccer Betting Verdict: This is clearly a mismatch on paper between two clubs enjoying opposite fortunes. Granted, Borussia Dortmund did suffer a setback last month that saw their title aspirations fall to ruin. Nonetheless, recent signs are promising, including the signing of Milos Jojic in the January transfer window. They should prove to be worth their hefty consideration in soccer betting markets and come through handily on your soccer picks. For added value take the Over 2.5 at -225 and Borussia Dortmund at -1, -110 on the handicap.

Soccer Free Picks: Borussia Dortmund to win outright at -250 at William Hill

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