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BUNDESLIGA
12/3/2021, 7:30 PM
1. FC Union Berlin
1. FC Union Berlin
RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig
BUNDESLIGA
12/4/2021, 2:30 PM
Augsburg
Augsburg
VfL Bochum
VfL Bochum
BUNDESLIGA
12/4/2021, 2:30 PM
Hoffenheim
Hoffenheim
Eintracht Frankfurt
Eintracht Frankfurt
BUNDESLIGA
12/4/2021, 2:30 PM
Arminia Bielefeld
Arminia Bielefeld
FC Koln
FC Koln
BUNDESLIGA
12/4/2021, 2:30 PM
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen
SpVgg Greuther Furth
SpVgg Greuther Furth
BUNDESLIGA
12/4/2021, 2:30 PM
Mainz 05
Mainz 05
Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg
BUNDESLIGA
12/4/2021, 5:30 PM
Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund
Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich
BUNDESLIGA
12/5/2021, 2:30 PM
VfB Stuttgart
VfB Stuttgart
Hertha Berlin
Hertha Berlin
BUNDESLIGA
12/5/2021, 4:30 PM
Borussia Monchengladbach
Borussia Monchengladbach
Freiburg
Freiburg

Last updated: Dec 3, 6:16 AM UTC

Bundesliga picks: Week 15

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Stefan Buczko

Soccer writer and host of Yellow Wall podcast

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich

WHEN: December 4, 12:30pm ET

This Saturday, the Bundesliga boasts its showcase match with second-place Borussia Dortmund hosting league leaders Bayern Munich. The title race narratives are all falling into place as the Westphalians have managed to stay within one point of the Bavarians in the league table.

In younger history, the match dubbed “Der Klassiker” has been a lopsided affair, with FCB heavily dominating their rivals. The perennial German champions have won eight out of the previous 10 Bundesliga matchups, including some gruesome blow-outs. You’d have to go back to 2018 for Dortmund’s last league win in this tie.

BVB has managed to keep at least their home games interesting in the head-to-head for neutral observers, with a Bayern win with a margin higher than two goals dating back to 2013, but Bundesliga predictions by the odds makers still suggest this is Munich’s to lose.

Although the Black and Yellows have won their last 11 games at Signal Iduna Park, newly applied Covid-restrictions have dealt a blow to Saturday’s hosts by restricting the stadium capacity from 67,000 to 27,000. The dampened boost by the home fans will be palpable.

Crowd noise, however, won’t matter to one man in particular: Robert Lewandowski. The Pole will enter this game with a chip on his shoulder after finishing runner-up to Lionel Messi in the vote for the Ballon d’Or on Monday. Since joining Bayern on a free transfer in 2015, the striker has bagged 24 goals in 17 games against his former club. Now, he wants to prove to the world why it should have been him receiving the golden accolade.

Dortmund coach Marco Rose will hope to counter a free-scoring Lewandowski with his own superstar striker Erling Haaland. The 21-year-old is currently the hottest prospect in world football and seems destined to win the Ballon d’Or himself. After being sidelined with a hip-flexor injury he suffered in October, Haaland returns to fitness just in time.

In BVB’s 3-1 victory against VfL Wolfsburg last weekend, the Norwegian came off the bench to score his 50th goal in his 50th Bundesliga appearance. Alongside Haaland, Portuguese left-back Raphael Guerreiro is set to feature in the starting XI to replace the struggling Nico Schulz. The Ruhr Side are receiving a personnel boost, with several players returning from injury in recent weeks. Central midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud is among the players that should drastically improve BVB’s odds. However, teenage sensation Jude Bellingham is marked as doubtful with a bruised knee and Saturday’s hosts may miss one of their best midfielders of this season.

Meanwhile, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann will have to make do without Joshua Kimmich. The German international has tested positive for Coronavirus. The injury worries for the Bayern coach, who likes to employ a double pivot, do not stop there. Defensive midfielder Leon Goretzka is doubtful after skipping Wednesday’s training session, while backup DM Marcel Sabitzer is out with a muscular strain.

But even with some uncertainty on key midfield positions, the Rekordmeister is expected to come out on top. Nagelsmann’s team have not played to their full potential in their last two league games, which saw them suffer a shock defeat away to 16th-place FC Augsburg and squeak by 17th-place Arminia Bielefeld with an uninspired 1-0 win.

Nevertheless, the German powerhouse have made a habit of finding another gear as soon as they go up against Dortmund when all eyes are on them. The offensive pressure of the best attack in German football (42 goals) then becomes too much to handle for Rose’s team, who have only managed to keep one clean sheet this season.

It's tempting to opt for both teams’ potent strikers as anytime goal scorers, but we’d rather factor that into a result so worth considering for a longer odds bet builder. There should be plenty of goals and Bayern should win this comfortably, so that’s where our pick goes.

Bundesliga pick:

Both teams to score and Bayern win

Bundesliga bet builder:

Both teams to score

Lewandowski to score at any time

Haaland to score at any time

Bayern win by 1.5 goals

Over 3.5 goals

Bundesliga odds

Moneyline
Handicap
Total
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Game
Dec 3, 21 @ 7:30 PM UTC
1. FC Union Berlin
1. FC Union Berlin
RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig
Draw
Dec 4, 21 @ 2:30 PM UTC
Hoffenheim
Hoffenheim
Eintracht Frankfurt
Eintracht Frankfurt
Draw
Dec 4, 21 @ 2:30 PM UTC
Arminia Bielefeld
Arminia Bielefeld
FC Koln
FC Koln
Draw
Dec 4, 21 @ 2:30 PM UTC
Mainz 05
Mainz 05
Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg
Draw

Odds updated: Dec 3, 6:19 AM UTC

Soccer bets explained

Moneyline

Aka match result odds, the moneyline is the most straightforward bet available if we are looking to wager on a soccer match – which team do we think is going to win? We decide and place our bet accordingly. Important to note in soccer, unlike many other sports, the moneyline can also include the third option of betting on the tie (draw).

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Team G W D L GD Pts
1 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich 13 10 1 2 29 31
2 Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund 13 10 0 3 14 30
3 Bayer Leverkusen Bayer Leverkusen 13 7 3 3 10 24
4 Freiburg Freiburg 13 6 4 3 6 22
5 Hoffenheim Hoffenheim 13 6 2 5 7 20
6 1. FC Union Berlin 1. FC Union Berlin 13 5 5 3 1 20

Last updated: Dec 3, 5:39 AM UTC

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