The Bundesliga heads into the third week of its season this weekend and the league has an exciting slate of six games on Saturday, October 3. There’s plenty of action to be had, so let’s see how which way the public is leaning in some of these match-ups.
Dortmund -335: 96% of handle, 97% of bets
Tie +475: 0% of handle, 1% of bets
SC Freiburg +850: 4% of handle, 2% of bets
After a surprising upset last week as Augsburg beat Dortmund 2-0, the German giants will look to bounce back this week in what — in theory — should be a relatively easy win. Of course, Dortmund were without superstars Marco Reus, Julian Brandt, and Jadon Sancho in the Augsburg defeat, but all three players are looking likely to be available this weekend which should give Dortmund a massive advantage. Freiburg are coming off a 1-1 draw against Wolfsburg in week two and are winless in their last 18 Bundesliga matches against Borussia Dortmund. They’ve got a hill to climb, and it seems the public is putting all their eggs in Dortmund’s basket this week for a win.
Frankfurt +140: 19% of handle, 40% of bets
Tie +245: 1% of handle, 3% of bets
Hoffenheim +188: 80% of handle, 56% of bets
TSG Hoffenheim is coming off a huge victory over last season’s Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich as they took down the giants with a 4-1 score line. Andrej Kramaric scored a second-half brace to help lift Hoffenheim to the win while Bicakcic and Dabbur each added one in the first half. Now riding that high, they’ll travel to Deutsche Bank Park to take on the unbeaten Eintracht Frankfurt who just cruised to an easy 3-1 win over Hertha last week. While bets seem relatively evenly split between the two sides, Hoffenheim easily has the majority of the handle as the public must be excited about their big win last week as well.
RB Leipzig v. FC Schalke 04, 12:30PM ET
RB Leipzig -400: 85% of handle, 94% of bets
Tie +500: 0% of handle, 0% of bets
Schalke +1050: 15% of handle, 5% of bets
There’s no question as to who the public favors in this matchup as the splits follow the odds to a tee. RB Leipzig is heavily favored to come out victorious despite finishing in a 1-1 draw against Bayer Leverkusen in week two. However, FC Schalke remains winless this season after an 8-0 loss to Bayern Munich in their season opener, followed by a 3-1 loss to Werder Bremen last week. Schalke sits in dead last in the table with zero points and a -10 goal differential, so it’s no secret as to why Leipzig is so heavily favored in this matchup. On top of all that, Schalke just parted ways with their manager David Wagner as they extended their winless streak to 18 in Bundesliga play.
With three more games on the docket, here’s how the splits look for the rest of the day’s matchups.
FC Köln +300: 2% of handle, 3% of bets
Tie +290: 0% of handle, 1% of bets
Mönchengladbach -121: 98% of handle, 96% of bets
VfB Stuttgart v. Bayer Leverkusen, 9:30AM ET
Stuttgart +290: 12% of handle, 4% of bets
Tie +290: 2% of handle, 2% of bets
Leverkusen -117: 87% of handle, 94% of bets
Werder Bremen v. Arminia Bielefeld, 9:30AM ET
Werder +110: 47% of handle, 91% of bets
Tie +250: 0% of handle, 3% of bets
Arminia Bielefeld +240: 53% of handle, 6% of bets
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