Bayern Munich takes on Monchengladbach on Friday. Then on Saturday, Leipzig and Dortmund throw down. We analyze and make picks for those two matches as well as other top Bundesliga matches from Friday to Sunday. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the upcoming games so you can bet against their Bundesliga odds.
Top Bundesliga Games to Watch this Weekend (Jan. 8th – 10th)
Friday, Jan. 8th Match
- Bayern Munich -172 / Monchengladbach +359
Bayern beat Gladbach 2-1 in the last head-to-head. In the match before, which took place in 2019, the home underdogs won. The odds don’t justify a bet on Bayern. Yes, they’re the best club team on the planet, but even the best has a bad game. Gladbach is good enough to win and they’re playing their rivals on their pitch.
Soccer Free Pick: Monchengladbach
Saturday, Jan. 9th Matches
- Werder Bremen +1 (+104) / Leverkusen -1 (-106)
Leverkusen heads into this off a couple of losses. The home team should break the losing streak, but giving up a goal at under even money, even to a team as bad as Werder Bremen, doesn’t make sense. We’re going with Werder.
Soccer Free Pick: Werder Bremen
- Cologne +285 / Freiburg -113
Freiburg is hot. 4 wins in their last 5 matches. Cologne dominated Freiburg last February. The team the underdogs face on Saturday is much different than that squad. The home team takes this.
Soccer Free Pick: Freiburg
- Wolfsburg +154 / Union Berlin +173
These two drew last March. Berlin, because they’re the home team can take it to Wolfsburg, no doubt. But before an 0-2 loss to Dortmund in their last, the road chalk had won 3-of-4 and had hung with Bayern in a sing goal loss.
Soccer Free Pick: Wolfsburg
- Hoffenheim -117 / Schalke 04 +276
Schalke is not in good form. But neither is Hoffenheim. It’s difficult to back the home dog at the odds. It’s even more difficult to back the road favorite at their odds. We’re going for the draw.
Soccer Free Pick: Draw
- Frankfurt -111 / Mainz +256
Mainz has 3 losses and a draw in their last 4. Frankfurt heads to Mainz looking for their third straight win. One of the victories was over Leverkusen. The road team should win this match.
Soccer Free Pick: Frankfurt
- Dortmund +185 / Leipzig +129
Dortmund-Leipzig should be one of the most competitive and entertaining games in any sport this weekend. Both teams are on fire. Dortmund has won 3-of-5. Leipzig has won 4-of-5. Leipzig should win, but the odds on the road underdog are much better. The odds on the home team make them an underlay. Dortmund all the way.
Soccer Free Pick: Dortmund
Sunday, Jan. 10th Matches
- Stuttgart +106 / Augsburg +225
In the last head-to-head, Augsburg beat Stuttgart 6-0. That happened in April 2019, meaning it won’t help us at all to figure out who wins on Sunday. Stuttgart has played well in their last 3, including beating Freiburg on Dec. 23. But Augsburg offers overlay odds. The home dog won their last match. They can make it two in a row.
Soccer Free Pick: Augsburg
- Hertha -109 / Arminia Bielefeld +282
Here’s another match where it’s difficult to back the chalk. Yes, Hertha is a better team than Arminia Bielefeld. But Arminia beat Schalke on Dec. 19 and lost to Gladbach by just a goal on Jan. 2. They can put together a good enough game at home to upset Hertha.
Soccer Free Pick: Arminia Bielefeld