Bundesliga Betting Preview – 10/12/16
Bundesliga Betting Preview – 10/12/16
Bayern Munich v Wolfsburg
Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich welcome Wolfsburg to the Allianz Arena looking to draw level on points with leaders RB Leipzig. It’s been a mixed start to life in Germany for boss Carlo Ancelotti since replacing Pep Guardiola in the summer. The former Real Madrid boss was expected to dominant the division like his predecessor did but things haven’t ran as smoothly as he would’ve liked. The Bavarians have picked up thirty points from a possible thirty nine but they’re still three away from leaders RB Leipzig. They won on the road at Mainz (3-1) last weekend and now they’re back on home soil they’ll be confident they can back that result up as they’re yet to be beaten in front of their own supporters.
Bayern were in action in midweek when they took on Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. They came out 1-0 victors courtesy of a fine free-kick from Robert Lewandowski in the first half which was a big result for Ancelotti. It would’ve given a lot of confidence after suffering a defeat in their last big game against Dortmund a couple of weeks ago. That midweek result saw them make it three successive wins in all competitions and it would take a brave man to go against them here. Especially with Lewandowski in the form he’s currently in, he’s contributed eleven goals in twelve starts this season and we can see him really enjoying himself in front of his own supporters here.
Wolfsburg came into the new season with big expectations after their strong run in last seasons Champions League and their eighth placed finish. They added some quality in the summer transfer window with the likes of Mario Gomez, Jakub Blaszczykowski and Jeffrey Bruma all making the move to the Volkswagen Arena. They also managed to hang onto the services of midfielder Julian Draxler who there was plenty of interest round in the summer. But it’s safe to say that things haven’t gone to plan since the big kick off in August. Die Wolfe are just three points above the relegation zone and they’ve picked up ten points from thirteen games – twenty fewer than Bayern.
And to make matters worse they’re in terrible form at the moment. Wolfsburg fans have seen their side win just once in their last twelve and they’re looking very low on confidence. Last weekends last gasp defeat at the hands of Hertha Berlin was their seventh in ten games and it was hugely disappointing. Wolfsburg twice took the lead through Borja Mayoral and Paul Seguin before the latter was sent off with four minutes on the clock. Hertha forward Salomon Kalou stole the points for the visitors and a visit to the champions is the last thing they need after that demoralising defeat.
Bayern Munich -2 Handicap: (Best Priced at 11/8 at Paddy Power) – BET HERE
Robert Lewandowski to score two or more: (Best Priced at 4/5 at William Hill) – BET HERE
Ingolstadt v RB Leipzig
Bottom takes on top at the Audi Sportpark as Ingolstadt host RB Leipzig. The hosts come into this in a perilous situation at the foot of the Bundesliga with just six points taken from their opening thirteen games in the league. They’re currently looking like a shadow of the side that finished in eleventh back in May. Maik Walpurgis has seen this side win just once in the league so far and they’re already looking like serious contenders to be relegated into 2. Bundesliga. They’ve lost four of their six home games this season and they’re looking desperately short on confidence at the moment – so they’ll be dreading the visit of the league leaders.
Last weekends defeat at the hands of Werder Bremen (2-1) was another blow to their hopes of climbing up the table and it saw their opponents claim five points above them. Markus Suttner scored Ingolstadt’s goal which was only their tenth of the season. Dario Lezcano and Lukas Hinterseer have contributed six of them and the club are in desperate need of a goal scorer to help them climb out of trouble. A recall for Huddersfield Town loanee Elias Kachunga could be an option in a couple of weeks when the transfer window reopens but for the time being they’re really struggling. And in facing a side as defensively sound as Leipzig we’re expecting them to find it very difficult to get the breakthrough.
RB Leipzig on the other hand are absolutely flying at the moment and they’ve been the Bundesliga’s surprise package this season. Die Bullen won promotion from the 2. Bundesliga back in May and they’ve adapted to their new surroundings in the top flight like a duck to water. Raplh Hasenhuttl’s men are three points clear of champions Bayern Munich at the summit and they’re playing some fantastic football. They’ve won their last eight in the league and their performances have sent out shockwaves around the division. Last weekends 2-1 victory over Markus Weinzierl’s Schalke was another statement of intent from them and they’re looking like title challengers more and more by the week.
Strong team spirit and some excellent recruitment in the summer has seen them really jump to the next level and they’re looking like a formiddable force. The likes of Oliver Burke, Naby Keita and Timo Werner have bolstered an already strong squad which had the likes of Emil Forsberg and Marcel Sabitzer. The star men have undoubtedly been Forsberg and Werner who’ve taken the Bundesliga by storm. The pair of them have contributed a huge twenty two goals in just twenty starts and they’re a devastating combination in the final third. Leipzig have hit seventeen goals on their travels so far with just six in reply and we can see them rolling over Ingolstadt quite comfortably here. We’re backing them to come out on top here with a -1 handicap which is available at a big 7/4.
RB Leipzig -1 Handicap: (Best Priced at 9/4 at Coral) – BET HERE
Timo Werner to score anytime: (Best Priced at 7/4 at BetBright) – BET HERE
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