September 20, 2021

2021 Bundesliga odds, August 13 picks: Proven expert reveals best bets for Bayern Munich vs. Monchengladbach

Nine-time defending champion Bayern Munich faces a road test on Friday to kick off its 2021-22 Bundesliga season when it visits Borussia Monchengladbach. Bayern Munich lost just four of its 34 games last season (24-6-4) to finish 13 points clear at the top of the table, while Monchengladbach (13-10-11) finished eighth. Bayern crushed Gladbach 6-0 in the last league meeting between the teams in May, but Gladbach has won three of the past five overall. That includes a 2-0 victory in a friendly two weeks ago, though both teams were missing several top players in that match.           

Kickoff from Borussia-Park is set for 2:30 p.m ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Bayern Munich as the -182 favorite (risk $182 to win $100) in its latest Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Monchengladbach odds, while Monchengladbach is the +450 underdog. The over-under for total goals scored is set at 3.5. Before you lock in your Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Bayern Munich picks or make any Bundesliga predictions, make sure to check out what European soccer insider Martin Green has to say

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated more than $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Now, Green has taken a close look at the Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Monchengladbach matchup. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the Bundesliga odds and betting trends for Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Bayern Munich:  

  • Bayern Munich vs. Monchengladbach: Bayern -1.5 (+120)
  • Bayern Munich vs. Monchengladbach over-under: 3.5 goals 
  • Bayern Munich vs. Monchengladbach money line: Gladbach +450, Bayern -182, Draw +340 
  • BAY: Robert Lewandowski has 75 goals in 60 league matches the past two seasons 
  • GLA: Patrick Hermann has 46 goals and 39 assists in his 12 seasons with the club

Why you should back Bayern Munich

The Reds have been one of the most dominant sides in world football for the past decade, and they’ll want to get off to a rousing start. They are 8-1-0 in openers in the nine consecutive title seasons, and their 6-0 victory near the end of last season showed what the team’s attack can do. Robert Lewandowski had a hat trick on his way to a league-record 41 goals, and Kingsley Coman, Leroy Sane and Thomas Muller also scored. Serge Gnabry also is part of a lethal front line that put up 99 goals in 34 matches last season.   

Muller is the player who links it all together, and the 31-year old was second on the team with 11 goals last season. He led the league with 19 assists, five more than any other player, and his field vision is almost unparalleled. Joshua Kimmich has played in Muller’s shadow but has become a superstar in his own right and set up 10 goals last season. The Bayern defense struggled at times in 2020-21, but newcomer Dayot Upemecano should join Niklas Sule to provide more energy in front of Manuel Neuer, who remains one of the world’s top goalkeepers.  

Why you should back Borussia Monchengladbach

The Foals have had surprising success against Bayern and would love to make a strong opening statement on their home turf. They have won two straight at Borussia-Park against the German giants and have beaten them 26 times in 113 meetings. That is tied with Werder Bremen for most victories all-time against the league powerhouse, and the Foals have scored more goals (149) than any other team against them. Borussia Monchengladbach was the last team to knock off Bayern Munich in a league opener, beating the Reds 1-0 to kick off the 2011 season. 

Gladbach also topped defending league winner Bayern 1-0 in the kickoff to the 2001 season, the last time a reigning champion had to start its season on the road. The Foals should be able to take advantage of a Bayern defense that yielded 44 goals in 34 matches last season and is incorporating new pieces. Gladbach scored 64 goals last season, fourth-most in the league, led by Lars Stindl with 14. The captain also had eight assists, second to Jonas Hofmann’s 11, and the Foals ranked fifth in shots on target (163), putting 37 percent of their shots on net.                 

How to make Bayern Munich vs. Monchengladbach picks

Green has broken down the Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Monchengladbach match from all angles, and he is leaning over on the goal total (3.5). He also has three confident best bets for this matchup, including one that offers a plus-money payout. He’s only sharing his Bundesliga picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Bayern Munich? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Monchengladbach, all from the European soccer expert who has generated more than $36,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.

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