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Friday Bundesliga Betting: Bayern vs. Monchengladbach

Friday Bundesliga Betting: Bayern vs. Monchengladbach


The sole Friday match in the Bundesliga features league leading Bayern Munich against a team that took all six points in their two meeting last year, Borussia Monchengladbach

Last season Bayern Munich looked all but set to take the Bundesliga title but squandered its large lead and, in combination with Dortmund streaking at the right time, allowed the German title to slip out of Bavarian hands. Adding to that was Bayern's nightmare loss at home in the Champions League final where it lost to Chelsea.

As a result, management went to the bank in the off-season and shelled out over $50 million for Javi Martinez in what is the highest amount ever paid for a player in Bundesliga history. The Munich side also signed Claudio Pizzaro, Swiss international Xherdan Shaqiri, and Mario Mandzukic and so far every signing looks to be a work of genius.

Bayern comes into the game against Borussia Monchengladbach sitting far atop the Bundesliga table, holding an 11 point lead over second place Bayer Leverkusen. It will be the largest lead at the winter break in league history should the home side defeat the visitors, although 'Gladbach may not be easy pickings as most bookies think.

Bayern right now is paying 1.15 to win, odds clearly without any value. Naturally, with its 6-1-1 record at the Allianz Arena and a ridiculous 3.83 goals for per match at home, Bayern is natural favoured here.

But what most people are forgetting is that Monchengladbach is the one team in the Bundesliga that earned all available six points off off Bayern last season, including a 1-0 victory in the Bavarian capital.

In fact, excluding last season's cup match which went to penalties, Bayern has only defeated Monchengladbach once in the last five matches between the two clubs dating back to 2010. If the visitors are able to give more fits to Munich, you can see a very nice payout for a draw which is sitting at huge 7.60.

They haven't been bad on the road either, generating a record of 2-2-4 (W-L-T). As you can see, half of their away matches have been draws and though they sit ninth on the league table, they're only three points away from third place and six away from Leverkusen in second spot.

The visiting team is currently on a four game unbeaten streak, including a 1-1 away draw at Schalke two weeks ago.

A repeat of last year's Monchengladbach victory in Munich is currently at an absurd 17.00, odds usually reserved for games like Barcelona when it plays children. The double chance (a draw or visitor win) is at 4.75.

Though it is a longshot, why not consider using some of the up to $500 in bonus betting funds from to lay a bit on this game and see if the visitors can continue conjuring some magic. At $17.00, why not?