Matchday 08 brings us a top-of-the-table clash between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich. On Sunday, these two meet at the BayArena, and hopefully, it will be as dramatic as last season’s December encounter. With seconds left, a mistake at the back was pounced on by Robert Lewandowski to win the game for Bayern. If you’re unsure about what markets to pick for this game, you can read on to see my picks and check out our Bundesliga Betting Guide.
Let’s take a look at the 2021-22 Bundesliga Matchday 08 Betting Lines and Tips.
BUNDESLIGA MATCHDAY 07 ROUNDUP
KEVIN TRAPP STOPS BAYERN
If you looked at Bayern’s stats in their game against Eintracht Frankfurt, you would think it was an easy 3 points at home for them. 73% possession, 20 shots on goals with ten on target, and an xG of 2.18 to Frankfurt’s 0.39 paints a one-sided game.
Goalkeeper Kevin Trapp was in inspired form, making nine saves to keep Bayern out and earn Frankfurt their first-ever win at the Allianz Arena. The 31-year-old was left out of Germany‘s latest squad by Hansi Flick, and this was the perfect performance to question that decision.
AMERICAN JOE SCALLY GETS HIS FIRST BUNDESLIGA GOAL
18-year-old Joe Scally has been an ever-present in Borussia Mönchelgladbach‘s backline starting all seven of their Bundesliga games. He scored his first goal for the club in Matchday 07’s 3-1 win river VfL Wolfsburg.
Many were surprised when Gregg Berhalter didn’t call him up for the USMNT‘s October World Cup Qualifiers, and that decision is looking worse after they lost to Panama 1-0 on Sunday. The next international break is in mid-November, and I have a feeling Scally will be involved in some capacity.
TAIWO AWONIYI LIGHTING UP THE BUNDESLIGA
Taiwo Awoniyi scored a brace against Mainz 05 to turn the game around for FC Union Berlin. They signed the Nigerian striker from Liverpool in a $9 million deal this summer after spending last season on loan at the club. If he can continue his fine start, that fee will be an absolute bargain.
He’s already matched last season’s total of five goals and is developing a good understanding with his strike partner Max Kruse who has assisted him for three of the goals. I’m confident we will see him moving onto a bigger club in the near future.
BUNDESLIGA BETTING: MATCHDAY 08 LINES
BUNDESLIGA BETTING TIPS
- Borussia Mönchengladbach are unbeaten at home in three games this season which include a draw with Bayern and victory over Borussia Dortmund. Their opponent VfB Stuttgart are yet to win away from home, losing one and drawing two. Gladbach’s games have averaged 2.71 goals per game, and Stuttgart’s have averaged 3.57 goals. My recommendation for this game is Parlaying Gladbach to win and Over 2.5 Goals at +110.
- I like Eintracht Frankfurt to collect all 3 points on Saturday. Their opponent Hertha Berlin have the worse defensive record in the Bundesliga, conceding 20 goals, and they’ve lost three out of four games on the road this season. The safe bet is to back Frankfurt on the Moneyline at -145. For better value, you can Parlay Frankfurt to win and Over 1.5 Goals at +100.
- Under 2.5 Goals at -130 is the obvious play for FC Augsburg‘s game against Arminia Bielefeld. Both sides have struggled for goals this season, scoring just three each.
- I think there’s a good chance Mainz 05 could get something from their trip to Signal Iduna Park with Erling Haaland still a doubt for this game. Bo Svensson has made Mainz difficult to beat, and this is the type of game we’ve seen Borussia Dortmund slip up in, in the past. Back them to win or draw in the Double Chance market at +210.
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