Bundesliga Round 18 Preview: Bayern Look To pick up where They Left Off At Hoffenheim

Bundesliga Round 18 Preview: Bayern Look To pick up where They Left Off At Hoffenheim

Meanwhile, leaders Borussia Dortmund head to RB Leipzig, while Wolfsburg head to Schalke

The Bundesliga in Germany gets back underway this coming weekend and some huge games look set to restart the domestic campaign in some style. On Friday night (18 January) defending champions Bayern Munich head to Hoffenheim looking to cut Borussia Dortmund’s lead at the top, while Dortmund themselves face a tricky trip to RB Leipzig the following day. On the Sunday afternoon, Wolfsburg are at Schalke.

First things first

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First up, the clash between Hoffenheim and Bayern Munich on the Friday night. Hoffenheim sit seventh in the table but are without a win in their last eight games across all competitions – this is not exactly an ideal time to be playing the biggest team in the land.

Bayern, in stark contrast, look to be getting their act together after a poor start to the season. The champions have now won their last five league games in a row yet still sit six points behind old rivals Borussia Dortmund – Bayern are at 2.10 to retain their crown.

And regarding this match, it is Bayern who come in as the red hot favourites to continue their winning streak. You can back the champions to take the points at just 1.53 while Hoffenheim, despite home advantage, are out at 5.75 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.20, according to Oddsshark.

And we are expecting Bayern to edge this one. A 2-1 win for the visitors comes in at 8.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$42.50 pay out, while you could more than double your money by backing a combo bet of a Bayern victory, coupled with both teams to score, at 2.50.

Dortmund face tough test against RB Leipzig

The following day, current table toppers Borussia Dortmund face a tough test when they travel to take on RB Leipzig. RB sit fourth in the table and could move up to third with a win in this game, depending on how other results go.

Dortmund, meanwhile, were in excellent form over the first half of the season and have built up a six-point lead at the top of the table. They have won the most games, scored the most goals and are now the favourites, at just 1.72, to win the league title.

However, while the betting is close, it is RB Leipzig who come in as the favourites to win this clash. You can more than double your money by backing the home side to take ll three points at 2.40, with Dortmund only slightly higher at 2.80 – a draw would appear to be the least likely outcome and is priced accordingly at 3.40.

But Dortmund’s technical strength should pull them through this tough test. Another 2-1 away win is priced competitively at 10.00, thereby offering a ten-fold return on any investment, while you could more than quadruple your money by backing a combo bet of an away win, coupled with both teams to score, at 4.50.

Wolfsburg need all three points at Schalke

And finally, Wolfsburg travel to Schalke on Sunday needing to take all three points if they are to start climbing the table. Schalke are struggling on the domestic front this season and sit 14th in the table-  just four points above the relegation zone – having won just one of their last five league outings.

Wolfsburg, by way of comparison, sit fifth in the table and have won their last three league games in a row. They are unbeaten in their last five and confidence must be high in the camp coming into this game.

Nevertheless, it is Schalke who come into this match as the favourites to get back to winning ways. You can more than double your money by backing the home side to win at 2.10, while Wolfsburg are out at 3.50 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 3.30.

And we believe this one could well end up as honours even. A 1-1 draw is priced at 6.00, while you can back a simpler scoring draw at the lower price of 4.75.

Bundesliga round 18 fixtures:

Friday, 18 January

(5.75) Hoffenheim x Bayern Munich (1.53); draw (4.20)

Saturday, 19 January

(1.90) Augsburg x Fortuna Dusseldorf (4.00); draw (3.50)

(2.00) Bayer Leverkusen x Borussia Monchengladbach (3.50); draw (3.60)

(1.60) Eintracht Frankfurt x Freiburg (5.75); draw (3.75)

(2.90) Hannover 96 x Werder Bremen (2.37); draw (3.30)

(2.25) Stuttgart x Mainz (3.20); draw (3.30)

(2.40) RB Leipzig x Borussia Dortmund (2.80); draw (3.40)

Sunday, 20 January

(3.40) Nurnberg x Hertha Berlin (2.15); draw (3.30)

(2.10) Schalke x Wolfsburg (3.50); draw (3.30)

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