German Derby Takes Center Stage – Bundesliga Betting Preview – Matchday 8 (15/16)


Posted: October 1, 2015

Updated: October 1, 2015

German Derby should produce some great action this weekend in the Bundesliga.

Bayern Munich are in scintillating form, and they have been firing on all cylinders in all competitions. And now they are gearing up for their biggest rivals, Borussia Dortmund, this Sunday. Allianz Arena will host the German Derby, so Bayern have everything working in their favour. Lewandowski will probably be aiming to continue his superb goal-scoring form and be even more present in gambling news, despite facing his old club.

• Bayern Munich are undefeated in all of their league games
• Dortmund face a tough battle as they aim to get back in form
• Schalke prepares for battle against Koln on Sunday

There are also other games to consider for this weekend’s encounters. Monchengladbach will have to improve pretty soon, and their next test will be against Wolfsburg. Hamburg will travel to Berlin, where they will play Hertha. Schalke will face Koln at home on Sunday, which might also be a thrilling game.

Bundesliga prepares to showcase the German Derby

German Derby Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund

We all know the importance of this game and what it means for fans of both sides. Considering that everything is working in Bayern’s favour, we don’t see a way where Dortmund came end the game with a win in their pocket, or even a draw for that matter. And online sportsbooks in Germany agree, assigning the Bavarian side strong odds 1.55 (6/11), per Unibet. A draw stands at 4.20 (16/5), while a win for Dortmund is unlikely 5.95 (54/11).

Bet365 Sportsbook believes a draw is more likely, with odds being 4.00 (3/1), so BVB fans that are praying for a point from this game might opt to look at Unibet odds for a tie. For the match, all eyes will be on former Dortmund star Robert Lewandowski, who has bagged 10 goals in the last 3 matches. His magnificent form stared against Wolfsburg last week, when he found the back of the net an incredible five times. Then he replicated that performance during last weekend against Mainz, when he scored two. And lastly, he recorded a hat trick in the Champions League against Dinamo Zagreb.

Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munchen

Lewandowski is in the form of a lifetime

Borussia Dortmund are second on the table with 17 points, and they enjoyed a fine run in their initial games, recording five wins. However, after that they performed poorly drawing against Hoffenheim and Darmstadt. And the upcoming match doesn’t look to good for them, especially since their former striker has been marvellous in front of goal. Bet365 Sportsbook is offering odds of 1.40 (2/5) for Lewandowski to be crowned as the Bundesliga top scorer at the end of the season. And judging by his current form, he is likely to achieve that, and will be looking to add a few more this weekend in the German Derby.

Besides the German Derby, other matches are also on the agenda

German derby Hertha Berlin v Hamburger SV Borussia Mönchengladbach v Wolfsburg Schalke v 1. FC Köln

Hertha prepares to face Hamburg at home on Saturday. The club from the capital is 6th in the league, while Hamburg is 10th, and neither side has put on convincing performances lately. Hertha have recorded 3 wins, 2 losses and 2 draws, while Hamburg have matched that in 3 wins, but they have suffered 3 losses and 1 draw. Unibet offers 2.15 (8/7) for Hertha to win, while a victory for Hamburg is 3.55 (28/11). The best option would be to place a wager on a draw 3.30 (23/10).

Another great match will be between Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg. The Wolves are fourth on the table, but they are yet to make to find their true form. They boast a fearsome squad that includes the likes of Julian Draxler and Andre Schurrle. That’s part of the reason why they are favorites to win 2.60 (8/5), while Monchengladbach are underdogs 2.70 (17/10) on their ground.

And before the big German Derby between Bayern and BVB kicks off, Schalke will square off against Koln. The side form Gelsenkirchen are looking good on the charts, with 5 wins and only 2 draws, so it’s obvious that they are the favorites, according to mobile betting providers. Unibet gave them 1.75 (3/4), while Koln’s chances are limited 5.00 (4/1), due to their average performances so far (3 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses).

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