Last week, Bayern Munich returned to the top of the Bundesliga, but the final stretch of the season won’t be easy and the reigning champions only have a one-point advantage over Borussia Dortmund.
As for Werder Bremen, the Green-Whites, who come in as the betting online underdogs despite playing at home, are only seven points ahead of Bochum, the team in 16th place. In other words, they must win to finally secure a spot in the Bundesliga for next season.
Werder Bremen: Below Expectations
Werder Bremen were never expected to fight for the Bundesliga title, but they were expected to fight for at least sixth place in order to qualify for the UEFA Conference League. They couldn’t be further from meeting expectations since a victory over Bayern Munich would barely allow them to get into the top 10. And that’s only if Koln and Borussia Monchengladbach don’t win.
Last week, the Green-Whites suffered a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Schalke 04. First, Schalke are in the relegation zone. Second, Marvin Ducksch scored the opener for Bremen early in the first half, while the Royal Blues scored both goals in the last 10 minutes of the match. In fact, Dominic Drexler scored the winning goal in stoppage time.
The Green-Whites are well known for truly believing that the best defense is a good offense. Despite being 12th in the standings, they’ve scored more goals than FC Union Berlin and Freiburg, who are in third and fourth place, respectively. Niclas Fullkrug has a lot to do with that since he’s the league’s top scorer with 16 goals.
I guess that makes them a tempting Bundesliga betting online underdog, especially at +675, which gives you the chance of winning $675 per every $100 wagered on them. That’s very generous coming from a team that’s 5-1-9 when playing at home.
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Bayern Munich: Thanks, Bochum
Last week, Bayern Munich returned to the winning column after failing to win any of their previous four games in all competitions. The reigning Bundesliga champions defeated Hertha Berlin 2-0 with Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman as the scorers. They controlled the match from start to end, winning possession with 82 percent and finishing with 26 shots in total, 24 more than Hertha.
Besides winning, they got some help from Bochum, one of the teams in the relegation zone. Borussia Dortmund were heavily favored in the Bundesliga lines to defeat Bochum, but the Blues managed to snatch a point from them, allowing Bayern to retake the first place.
The reigning champs are also well known for believing that the best defense is a good offense. In fact, we’re talking about the top scoring team in the league with 81 goals. As if that wasn’t enough, they also own the second-best defensive unit after only conceding 33 goals in 30 games.
Finally, they’ve won eight of their 15 road games. Plus, win or lose, they scored in each of their last 11 matches away from home. All of the above justifies the -315 price they’re offering in the sportsbook to win straight up.
Werder vs Bayern Head-to-Head
Bayern Munich crushed Werder Bremen 6-1 in the previous meeting between the two. Jamal Musiala scored the opener only six minutes into the game while Gnabry ended up being named Man of the Match after scoring a hat trick.
The reigning champions won nine of their last 10 encounters with the Green-Whites, averaging 2.8 goals per game during that span. Make sure to check our Bundesliga live betting panel to take advantage of the incredible odds regarding each half and the game’s total.
Werder vs Bayern Match Information
- Match: Werder vs Bayern
- Date/Time: Saturday, May 6, 12:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Weserstadion, Bremen
- Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich Live stream: fubo.tv
Werder vs Bayern Betting Lines
The odds in this chart are posted on the time of publication of the article. They are subject to change without previous notice.
Werder vs Bayern Picks and Predictions
Bayern Munich may be back on top, but the reigning champions aren’t at their best. Manager Thomas Tuchel has had some trouble re-establishing confidence. Nevertheless, we’re still talking about a team with talent to spare, which is why I do expect them to win the three points, but not without a proper fight. After all, the home side is led by the league’s top scorer. Go with Werder Bremen to keep things close, which is offering a very good price in the Bundesliga odds.
Bayern Munich are listed at -315 in our Vegas Soccer lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Bayern Munich, you have a chance to win $32. The Werder Bremen are +675, offering a chance to win $675 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Bayern Munich a 75.90% chance to win, with Werder Bremen at 12.90%