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Bundesliga 2021/22 Matchweek 8 preview & best bets

Bundesliga betting picks

The two top teams in Bundesliga collide in Matchweek 8 as Bayer Leverkusen hosts Bayern Munich. In this weekend’s Bundesliga soccer betting picks, we cover that match as well as Greuther Furth vs Vfl Bochum and Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz matches.

Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz

This Saturday’s matchup between Borussia Dortmund (5-0-2) and Mainz (3-1-3) includes a very interesting clash in styles. Dortmund has the third best offense in Bundesliga with 19 goals through seven matches, but is also tied for fourth-worst in goals against with 13 conceded in 2021-22. Mainz on the other hand has the best defense in the league with only five goals allowed this season while ranking fifth-worst in goals for with only seven.

So what will give in this matchup between Dortmund’s high-octane style and Mainz’s smothering one? We are leaning towards the UNDER in this one. All seven of Mainz’s matches this season have produced three goals or less and have averaged only 1.7 total goals per game. Even against high-powered Bayern Leverkusen, the final score was only 1-0 Leverkusen. Dortmund’s offense likely finds a goal or two at home, but we see Mainz keeping this one on the low-scoring side.

Under 3.5 total goals


Greuther Furth vs VfL Bochum

Greuther Furth (0-1-6) is well on its way to relegation with only one point through its first seven games. Furth and Arminia are the only two teams left in the Bundesliga without a win, but Arminia has shown a lot more life with four draws and only a -7 goal differential on the season. Last-place Furth meanwhile has the worst goal differential in Bundesliga with a -14.

VfL Bochum (1-1-5) sits right between Arminia and Furth on the Bundesliga table in 17th place. The club’s goal differential is tied for second worst at -12. Quite frankly, this is the best chance Greuther Furth will have at a win all season, getting the second-worst team in the league at home. The players must know it. The fans must know it. If we don’t see Furth’s best effort in this match, we never will.

Greuther Furth to win


Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich (5-1-1) suffered a stunning 2-1 loss at home to Eintracht Frankfurt. It was Bayern’s first loss and Frankfurt’s first win in 2021-22, and it served as a reminder that even the most obvious matchups can sometimes go the other way. Bayern has had an extra week off to think about this humiliating loss.

That could be a very bad think for Bayer Leverkusen (5-1-1). Bayern Munich is a tough enough opponent when they aren’t extremely focused and motivated. Leverkusen is having an outstanding season and is perhaps worth consideration at these betting odds, but this feels like a match Bayern is not going to settle for a loss in. Look for Bayern to earn its fifth straight win over Leverkusen with a road win this Sunday.

Bayern Munich to win


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