Matchday 15 was a special one for FC Schalke. They ended their 30 game streak without a win in what has been a crazy season:
- Bayern beat Schalke 8-0
- Hoffenheim beat Bayern 4-1
- Schalke beat Hoffenheim 4-0
The heroes of the day were Matthew Hoppe & Amine Harit. 19-year-old Hoppe became the first American to score a Bundesliga hat trick. Harit laid on all 3 goals for Hoppe & grabbed one for himself in the 79th minute. Christian Groß’s appointment has made an instant impact & this win lifts them off the bottom of the Bundesliga.
In Schalke's hour of need, 19-year-old Matthew Hoppe stepped up with the first ever Bundesliga hat-trick by an American player 🎩— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) January 9, 2021
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Robert Lewandowski is on course to make it four “Kicker Torjägerkanone’s” (kicker top scorer cannon) in a row. The award has been named that since 1966 when German football magazine kicker sponsored a miniature artillery trophy. More importantly, it’s looking like he will surpass Gerd Müller’s record for most goals in a single season at 40 goals.
Silas Wamangituka is flourishing in the Bundesliga & is being touted as the next great talent to emerge from Africa. The 21-year-old has won the Rookie of the Month Award for November & December & a lot of clubs are interested. VFB Stuttgart will struggle to keep him in the summer.
BAYERN GO UNPUNISHED
Bayern Munich dropped points again but so did all the other sides around them. RB Leipzig had the chance to go top but Borussia Dortmund ended those dreams. Bayer Leverkusen was held by Werder Bremen. FC Union Berlin & Wolfsburg shared the spoils in their encounter. 5 points separate the Top 4 now & let’s hope this is the year we get a title race.
Let’s take a look at the 2020-21 Bundesliga Matchday 16 Betting Lines.
BUNDESLIGA MATCHDAY 16 BETTING LINES
ODDS & ENDS
- I like Werder Bremen +130 to get the win over FC Augsburg.
- Arminia Bielefeld or the draw +132 is good value. Hoffenheim are in poor form losing 5 of their last 6.
- Back Bayer Leverkusen +115 to beat FC Union Berlin. They have faltered recently with 2 losses & a draw but I think they will bounce back in this game.
WHERE TO BET THE BUNDESLIGA IN THE US
In the US, you can legally bet on soccer in New Jersey, Indiana and Pennsylvania.