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Bundesliga Matchday 10 Odds & Picks: Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig to Tussle for Bundesliga Supremacy

Paul Attfield

by Paul Attfield in Soccer

Dec 3, 2020 · 10:26 AM PST

Bayern's Robert Lewandowski
Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, right, celebrates with Bayern's Thomas Mueller after scoring his sides first goal during the Champions League Group A soccer match between Bayern Munich and RB Salzburg at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
  • Bayern Munich-RB Leipzig is the pick of the Matchday 10 games in the Bundesliga
  • Elsewhere, Koln will try to earn a second win of the season, while another Berlin derby earns the spotlight
  • Read on for a full preview, betting odds and best bets for this weekend’s games

Bayern Munich may have won the past nine Bundesliga titles, but they were made to earn their 3-1 victory in Stuttgart last weekend, coming from behind to register a crucial victory that kept them two points clear of second-placed RB Leipzig at the top of this seasons’ table.

The two teams meet again on Saturday, December 5, and with both teams having just one loss each all season, it promises to be another hard-fought contest for Bundesliga supremacy. Further down the table, Koln finally got off the schneid last weekend with their first victory of the campaign, and while they are underdogs to grab a second straight this time around, sixth-placed Union Berlin looks a good bet to grab victory in the Berlin derby against Hertha.

Bundesliga Odds Matchday 10

Matchup Home Draw Away
Hertha BSC vs Union Berlin +133 +240 +200
SC Freiburg vs Borussia Monchengladbach +290 +250 -105
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Dortmund +240 +280 +100
FC Koln vs VfL Wolfsburg +265 +240 +106
DSC Arminia Bielefield vs FSV Mainz +180 +240 +150
Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig -235 +400 +550
Werder Bremen vs VfB Stuttgart +170 +255 +150
Schalke 04 vs Bayer Leverkusen +525 +340 -200
TSG Hoffenheim vs FC Augsburg -121 +290 +300

All odds taken Dec 3 at DraftKings

Top-of-the-Table Clash

It’s 1 vs 2 on Sunday, December 6, as Bayern Munich plays host to RB Leipzig at Allianz Arena. The nine-time defending champions are back on their familiar perch this season. But they’ve looked fallible at times, possibly chastened by the seemingly unending carousel of matches that’s been served their way since the restart of the Bundesliga in May.

Injuries to stars such as Alphonso Davies and Joshua Kimmich may be all the excuse other teams need to take a run at the champs. On top of that,  the Bundesliga’s top scorer, Robert Lewandowski, was rested in Bayern’s midweek 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League with slight muscle strains.

But while the enticing prospect of going top with a win is there for the taking for RB Leipzig, their past history against Bayern will weigh heavily against them.

The two teams have met just ten times in all competitions, but Leipzig have just one win in that series, against four losses and five draws. That win came back in 2018, with that year also coinciding with the last time Bayern beat them in the league. The two teams hashed out a pair of draws last season.

Pick: Draw (+400)

Union Look to Rule Berlin

It’s sixth-placed Union Berlin versus 13th-placed Hertha on Friday, with Union having the possibility of moving up to third with a victory.

Union have lost just once all season, compared to Hertha, who have won just one of their last eight league matches, and have won just twice all season. With Hertha having conceded 18 goals before last weekend’s 0-0 draw with Stuttgart, Bruno Labbadia’s team will have to be at their best to repel an in-form Union attack that has scored 13 goals in their previous four Bundesliga games.

Max Kruse was back in form for Union last weekend, scoring a late equalizer as the capital club forced a 3-3 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt. That tally means he has now scored six in seven starts for Union this season, and is a big reason why the club is unbeaten since a 3-1 loss to Augsburg on opening day.

Pick: Union Berlin (+200)

Can Koln Make It Two?

Having waited until the last weekend in November to pick up their first win of the season, is it too much to ask for FC Koln to double their win total on the first weekend of December?

Playing against a Wolfsburg team that is one of just two yet to suffer a loss in this season’s Bundesliga, the answer is almost certainly yes. The fifth-placed club is in a rich vein of form too, having won three straight. And the team has been a defensive juggernaut all season too, conceding just eight goals all year, which is the second-best defensive record in the league behind Leipzig.

And three of those came last weekend, with Wolfsburg flipping the script somewhat in a barn-burning 5-3 win over Werder Bremen. Koln, meanwhile, have scored just ten goals in nine games, with two of those coming last weekend as the club ended a 267-day wait for a Bundesliga victory with a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.

In their last 19 head-to-head meetings in the Bundesliga, Wolfsburg holds the upper hand, with eight wins compared to five for Koln, with six draws.

Pick: Wolfsburg (+106)

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