Call it Bundesliga but don’t forget that we have Champions League and Europa League midweek games. This and the next round will be heavily affected by the European rounds, as for the first time ever also quarter-finals are played within one week, and in the case of the Germans involved aren’t easy games. Bayern Munich will host Union Berlin and will find it very difficult to focus back on the domestic league, same as Borussia Dortmund against Stuttgart. For RB Leipzig it should be smoother against Werder Bremen. Here’s a complete preview, updated soccer odds, and our top betting picks.
Bayern Munich vs. Union Berlin
Saturday, April 10, 2021 – 09:30 AM EDT at Allianz Arena
No Robert Lewandowski and also no Serge Gnabry and all the stress brought in by playing a final in advance like the one against Paris Saint-Germain and to double it in seven days. Hard to ask Bayern to play smoothly in Bundesliga, especially after accomplishing the task they had by beating RB Leipzig and securing a soft +7 advantage at the top of the table, that to be honest, it is pretty hard to think anything different from impossible to recover when it is a team like Bayern that have to defend it.
In fairness Union Berlin aren't exactly easy to take: 7th of the table and hoping that one among Leipzig or Borussia Dortmund will win the DFB Pokal so to let them secure the Europa Conference League, to crown a season in which Wolfsburg have been the surprise of the year. They have been definitely disappointed by the draw in the Berlin derby against a pretty uncertain Hertha Berlin, so have nothing to be happy about and also Bayern have consistently left chances and goal to opponents even in a situation that had them much more absorbed.
Considering that one way or another they have always been able to find the back of the net, even a 2-1 result would suit the 'Both Teams To Score + Over 2.5 Goals' bet.
Free Soccer Pick: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at -110 (1.91) at Bovada (Visit our Bovada Review)
Werder Bremen vs. RB Leipzig
Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 09:30 AM EDT at Weserstadion
It was a slap on the face how Leipzig felt powerless against Bayern. The bulls actually gave a lot to sweat and fear to the Bavarians, but considering the premises having lost the title game has downsized the level where Leipzig felt finally to have accessed. But Bayern are Bayern, the only ones able to make that on Leipzig, so poor Werder that now must take them with their mood on fire. Bremen lost all last three consecutive games, worst streak since December, and seems just to have given up the fight after reaching a comfortable gap over the relegation.
What is curious is that when Werder lose at Weserstadion, basically the game starts going wrong from the very beginning, as in 5 of the 6 home defeats they were down already in the First Half, a path actually followed by Leipzig too when they win away, as they were ahead in the First Half already in 3 of their last 4 away wins. The next 3 Leipzig games are all against teams under the middle of the table, so they have a chance to save their pride and try to maintain the pressure on Bayern, uselessly...
Free Soccer Pick: Leipzig Half-Time/Full-Time at +120 (2.2) at Intertops (Visit our Intertops Review)
Stuttgart vs Borussia Dortmund
Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 12:30 PM EDT at Mercedes-Benz Arena
Only 4 points gap between Stuttgart and Dortmund, but the problem is that Dortmund are totally underperforming. Borussia have fallen 7 points behind Eintracht and the last Champions League spot, which then makes this game much more important than the doubleheader against Manchester City, as not being back to the highest European stage will surely mean a huge financial loss but could also mean losing at least one if not both Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho.
The Swabs are equal on points with Union and fighting for a European spot was definitely not on cards, so they are entering this with all the enthusiasm and the carelessness of who is battling for a dream, while Dortmund can see everything collapsing within a week. Only 1 defeat in the last 7 for Stuttgart and it was against Bayern, while only 2 wins in the last 5 for Borussia Dortmund.