Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich is the headline fixture in Matchday 14 of a gripping Bundesliga season, but there are lots more exciting games this weekend. Read on for our Bundesliga Matchday 14 picks and analysis.
Bayern Munich lead Borussia Dortmund by just one point at the top of the Bundesliga table after both teams battled to victory last weekend. They will clash in Dortmund on Saturday, and it should prove to be an exhilarating game. Leverkusen are third in the standings after securing back-to-back wins, and they will bid to keep pace with Bayern and Dortmund by beating Fürth this weekend.
Here are my top betting picks and predictions for the Bundesliga Matchday 14 schedule (odds via DraftKings Sportsbook; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).
Bundesliga Matchday 14 Picks
Hoffenheim vs. Eintracht Frankfurt – Both teams to score & Over 2.5 (-135) ★★★
Leverkusen -1.75 (-120) vs. Fürth ★★★
Bayern (-125) vs. Dortmund ★★★★
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Bundesliga Matchday 14 Predictions
Hoffenheim vs. Eintracht Frankfurt – Both teams to score & Over 2.5 (-135)
Both teams to score has paid off in 10 of Eintracht Frankfurt’s games so far this season.
They have rattled off three consecutive wins and climbed up to the giddy heights of 12th in the table, so they should be full of confidence.
Hoffenheim is up to fifth after beating RB Leipzig 2-0 and Fürth 6-3 in their last two games. They are the fourth highest-scoring team in the Bundesliga, behind only Bayern, Dortmund, and Leverkusen, but they have conceded more goals than any other team in the top half of the table.
It all points to an open, entertaining, high-scoring game when the teams meet at PreZero Arena on Saturday. The same game parlay of both teams to score and Over 2.5 goals has paid off in the last three games between Hoffenheim and Eintracht Frankfurt.
Leverkusen -1.75 (-120)
Fürth cemented their status as the worst team in any of Europe’s top five leagues when they lost 6-3 to Hoffenheim last weekend.
They are now on an 11-game losing skid, and eight of those defeats came by a margin of two or more goals.
Fürth are bottom of the table, with only one point from 13 matches. They have conceded 39 goals in that time – an average of three per game.
That does not augur well for a trip to Leverkusen. The hosts are unbeaten in their last five games across all competitions, and forwards Patrik Schick and Florian Wirtz could rip Fürth apart on Saturday.
Bayern Munich will bid to secure a third consecutive win against Borussia Dortmund when the teams meet at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday.
Capacity inside the stadium is expected to be reduced as the country battles against the rise of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. That could lead to a slightly stilted atmosphere.
Dortmund welcomed back star striker Erling Haaland from injury last weekend, and he scored the third goal in his team’s impressive away win against Wolfsburg.
He could cause plenty of problems for Bayern’s defense in this game, but Bayern’s forwards – led by Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry, and Thomas Müller – typically run riot against a leaky Dortmund defense, and the odds on an away win look very tempting.
Bundesliga Matchday 14 Quick Picks
Bundesliga Matchday 14 picks made on 12/02/21 at 7:35 a.m. ET.