Germany’s Big Four To Emerge Triumphant In Bundesliga Week 5

Gabe Morency

Saturday, September 24, 2016 7:27 PM UTC

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2016 7:27 PM UTC

[embed][/embed] Last season’s top four are all in action in the Bundesliga this weekend and all have games they should win. A four-team accumulator on Bayern Munich Borussia Dortmund Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach all winning.
<p>[embed][/embed]</p><p>Last season’s top four are all in action in the Bundesliga this weekend and all have games they should win. A four-team accumulator on Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach all winning looks interesting, while there is plenty of value to be had if you delve a little deeper into the betting lines on these matches.</p><p>Bayern have started the season in terrific form, winning all of their games comfortably, scoring at will and conceding just once in five matches. If anyone harboured any doubts about their ability to keep the good times rolling after the departure of manager Pep Guardiola, those should have been assuaged by the incisive, marauding brand of football they are playing under Carlo Ancelotti so far this season. The Italian is really getting the best out of Robert Lewandowski up front, while the defence has been shored up by the arrival of Mats Hummels, and they are looking untouchable at present. They are faced with a seemingly easy trip to struggling Hamburg as they seek to continue their winning start to the season. Hamburg have already been beaten by RB Leipzig, Freiburg and Bayer and are languishing in the relegation zone. You would expect Bayern to have far too much in their arsenal for Hamburg to handle, and a comfortable victory for Ancelotti’s side would surprise nobody. The best price is 5/19 with Bwin and Marathon Bet, which is good for bulking out an accumulator, but you might want more value for a straight bet. In recent years, Bayern have beaten Hamburg 5-0, 8-0 and 9-2 and we could see another high scoring game here considering Bayern have been racking up heavy victories and Hamburg have conceded plenty of goals, including four at the hands of RB Leipzig. A Bayern Munich win and over 2.5 goals gets you a more attractive 3/4 with Bet Stars, while if you’re feeling even more bold Bayern and the over 3.5 goals gets you 5/4 with the same bookmaker. Alternatively you could give Bayern Munich a handicap. <a href=";book=Paddypower">Bayern -1 is 8/11 with Paddy Power</a> and Bayern -2 is 15/8 with Paddy Power.</p><p>Bayer Leverkusen also have an away trip to contend with as they travel to Mainz 05. They have started the season in poor form, despite finishing third last season, and need to get some points on the board as they bid to climb the table. Mainz have also failed to set the world alight so far this season, and they will also be desperate to secure a victory. Recent head to heads between the two teams are pretty even: in the past five seasons Leverkusen have won four, Mainz have won four and there have been two draws. That should set alarm bells ringing, but you might be tempted by a draw no bet wager. Leverkusen no draw bet is 8/11 with Bet Stars and <a href=";book=Betvictor">Mainz draw no bet is 23/20 with Bet Victor</a>. Mainz beat Leverkusen 3-1 at home last season so Mainz draw no bet looks an intriguing option.</p><p>Borussia Monchengladbach host Ingolstadt and go into the match in better form. Ingolstadt took four points off Monchengladbach last season but Monchengladbach can gain revenge this time. They are best priced at 19/29 with Marathon Bet. Borussia Dortmund are in great form too and should beat Freiburg comfortably (<a href=";book=888Sport">1/5 with 888 Sport</a>). Dortmund have won their last 10 games against Freiburg and there is nothing to suggest that won’t continue this weekend. Last season they beat them 3-0 and 3-1, so you might consider giving Dortmund a -1.75 on the Asian handicap to get <a href=";book=Bet365">11/20 with Bet365</a>.</p><p>Finally RB Leipzig are an interesting team to watch. They are bankrolled by the Red Bull soft drinks empire, they are ambitious for a newly promoted club and they have started the season in splendid form. They sent out a real statement of intent when they beat Dortmund, and they can keep the good run going away at Cologne (9/4 with 888 Sport).</p>
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