Vulnerable Bayern Will Still Get the Job Done

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Hansi Flick may not have Bayern Munich as defensively tight as they could be but they should still win again on Saturday.

Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick

Bayern Munich are the early pacesetters in the Bundesliga this season but Hansi Flick’s side have looked a touch more vulnerable at the back this term and RB Leipzig can at least get on the scoresheet in their big clash at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern have been emphatic in the Champions League with four wins and a draw from their five games and that, coupled with victory over Borussia Dortmund, emphasises how good the reigning European champions are when it comes to these big matches.

They look on course for yet another German top-flight title, having won seven, drawn one and lost only one of their opening nine Bundesliga games in 2020-21 and given the shades of defensive frailty Leipzig have shown in Europe this term, Bayern are a good bet to win the game.

But the Bavarians have conceded in each of their last eight matches in all competitions and, although they have fired 31 goals in the league, they have conceded 13 in their nine league games.

The likes of Dani Olmo, Alexander Sorloth and Marcel Sabitzer can help Leipzig find a consolation goal in Munich, with Bayern to win and both teams to score on offer at 11/10.

Dortmund to Lose More Ground in Title Race

If Borussia Dortmund are not careful they could be out of the Bundesliga title race before it has even begun and punters should expect Lucien Favre’s men to drop more points against Eintracht Frankfurt this weekend.

Frankfurt took a point off Leipzig in their previous home tie – one of six draws they have earned this season – and although a rearguard which has conceded 16 goals has let them down on occasions this season, they should have what it takes to avoid defeat against Dortmund.

Die Schwarzgelben are already four points adrift of top spot and have themselves looked weak at the back this term, crumbling when teams have gone at them, and have lost to Augsburg, Bayern Munich and Cologne already in the Bundesliga.

They managed only one point from their two games with Lazio in the Champions League group phase and our selection for the match at the Commerzbank-Arena is Eintracht Frankfurt or draw double chance at 10/11.

Freiburg Trip No Handicap for Gladbach

Borussia Monchengladbach’s Bundesliga campaign may not be going as well as their Champions League endeavours but they have enough in their armoury to dispatch struggling Freiburg.

Gladbach have a modest 4-3-2 record in the Bundesliga this term but have shown what they are capable of in the final third in the Champions League, in which they blew apart Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 and 6-0 and earned respectable draws with Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

Freiburg, meanwhile, have looked a shadow of the side who were pushing for European football last season, having claimed only one win from their nine league assignments in 2020-21.

They have been shot-shy following the summer departure of Luca Waldschmidt with only ten goals scored in nine games and that enhances the appeal on Gladbach at -1 on the handicap at 47/20.

*All odds correct at time of writing

Liam Flin is an occasional contributor to the MansionBet Blog. He holds a keen interest football, cricket, cycling and esports. See his insights & tips here.

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