On Saturday, a couple of fantastic rivalry matches happen in the Bundesliga. Leverkusen takes on Monchengladbach and Bayern throws down against Dortmund. Check out analysis, Bundesliga odds, and free picks for this weekend’s best German League soccer games.
Top Bundesliga Games to Watch this Week (Mar. 5th – 7th)
Friday, March 5th Game
- Mainz +108 / Schalke 04 +229
Mainz had been on a roll, but Augsburg beat them 1-0 on Feb. 28. Still, Schalke is an absolute mess. Stuttgart dominated Schalke 5-1 on Feb. 27. Mainz should win.
Soccer Free Pick: Mainz
Saturday, March 6th Games
- Leverkusen +160 / Monchengladbach +147
Neither squad is in good form. Leverkusen has lost 3-of-5. They drew in their other 2 matches. Gladbach has lost 4-of-5. They drew with Wolfsburg on Feb. 14. These two haven’t drawn in the last 5 head-to-head matches. If we go based on odds, and that’s as good of a way to handicap this one as any, Leverkusen gets the nod.
Soccer Free Pick: Leverkusen
- Wolfsburg +131 / Hoffenheim +183
Wolfsburg has climbed to within 7 points of Bayern for first place on the Bundesliga Standings. They’ve won 4-of-5. They’ve also taken the last two head-to-head matches. Wolfsburg is the play.
Soccer Free Pick: Wolfsburg
- RB Leipzig -151 / Freiburg +361
Leipzig has lost a single match in their last 5. Liverpool beat RB 2-0 in a Champions League match on Feb. 16. Leipzig should offer favorite’s odds in this. But Freiburg is no slouch. The home team beat Leverkusen and Dortmund in February. Also, the odds on Freiburg make them an overlay.
Soccer Free Pick: Freiburg
- Stuttgart +276 / Frankfurt -121
After their 2-0 victory over Bayern on Feb. 20, Frankfurt bounced in their next match on Feb. 26. Werder Bremen beat Frankfurt 2-1. That could be a sign Frankfurt is ready to start a losing streak, Stuttgart beat Schalke 04 5-1 on Feb. 27. The road squad can keep it going at overlay odds.
Soccer Free Pick: Stuttgart
- Augsburg +263 / Hertha +100
Hertha has 4 losses and a draw in their last 5. Augsburg beat Mainz 1-0 on Feb. 28. This could go either way, but Hertha beat Augsburg 3-0 in the last head-to-head. We like the home squad.
Soccer Free Pick: Hertha
- Dortmund +325 / Bayern -158
Bayern is back to their dominating ways. They beat Lazio 4-1 on Feb. 23 in a Champions League match. Munich blasted Cologne 5-1 on Feb. 27. Dortmund beat Sevilla 3-2 on Feb. 17 and then dusted Schalke 4-0 on Feb. 20 and Arminia Bielefeld 3-0 on Feb. 27. Based on form, Dortmund has a chance, but Bayern has won the last 4 head-to-heads. Lay the -158 on Bayern.
Soccer Free Pick: Bayern
Sunday, March 7th Games
- Werder Bremen +161 / Cologne +172
The odds imply a close match. It could be a close one because Werder and Cologne drew the last time they hit the pitch together. Still, Cologne has lost 3 in a row. We’re backing Werder.
Soccer Free Pick: Werder Bremen
- Union Berlin +102 / Arminia Bielefeld +260
Berlin beat Freiburg on Feb. 20 and drew with Hoffenheim on Feb. 28. Wolfsburg blanked Arminia 3-0 on Feb. 19. On Feb. 27, Dortmund also destroyed Arminia 3-0. Union Berlin gets the call.
Soccer Free Pick: Union Berlin