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Bundesliga picks: RB Leipzig should roll SC Paderborn

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June 4th, 2020

Matchday 30 in the Bundesliga continues Saturday, June 6 with five games on the schedule, including the headliner between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich. 

Also in action will be Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig, which sit second and third, respectively, in the Bundesliga table but their hopes of winning a league title are hanging by the thinnest of threads. 

Here are the three wagers available at BetAmerica that we fancy this week in the Bundesliga.

RB Leipzig vs. SC Paderborn

Sat, June 6 2020, 1:30 PM

RB Leipzig

-680

Draw

+775

Paderborn

+1700

RB Leipzig is heating up with 11 goals in its last three matches and will now face SC Paderborn, a team on the cusp of relegation. 

Credit Paderborn with recently putting together a trio of results, all of them low-scoring draws, before getting punted by Dortmund last weekend. Paderborn conceded six goals in that match, all of them in the second half, and will now face another high scoring side in RB Leipzig. 

Paderborn’s offensive attack has been seriously lacking since the Bundesliga returned last month, with a pair of nil-nil draws and only two goals in four matches. 

There’s a tendency in RB Leipzig games for both teams to score. If you put some money down on Over 4.5 goals in the last meeting between these teams back on Nov. 30, you enjoyed a nice payout, with RB Leipzig holding on for a 3-2 victory after Paderborn notched two quick goals in the second half to make things interesting. 

Scoring probably won’t be an issue for RB Leipzig in this match.

But defensively, Leipzig has been guilty lately of conceding goals and inconsistent play. They’ve given up four goals against over the last two matches. 

Paderborn is likely overmatched here. Expect RB Leipzig to score its fair share of goals. But with its slight lapses in defense there could be one or two good opportunities for at least one Paderborn goal.  

Pick: Both teams to score and Over 2.5 goals (+100)

Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich

Sat, June 6 2020, 1:30 PM

Leverkusen

+495

Draw

+405

Bayern Munchen

-210

There aren’t many teams that have left Bayern Munich with a feeling of defeat this season, but count Bayer Leverkusen among the few that have. 

Bayer Leverkusen scored a 2-1 win over Bayern Munich on Nov. 30, with all the scoring done in the first half. 

The two teams meet again Saturday, with Bayern Munich looking to take another step toward clinching the Bundesliga title, and Bayer Leverkusen needing a result to help them get back into the top four in the table and a UEFA Champions League spot. 

Bayer Leverkusen is a massive underdog for Saturday's match. Bayern Munich has been rolling over teams with ease since the Bundesliga resumed. That includes a clean sheet against Dortmund, the second highest scoring team in the league. 

Bayer Leverkusen may have come away with the victory over Bayern Munich a few months ago, but it was the latter that dominated the match, with 74.8% possession and 23 shots that included 11 on target and eight corner kicks. 

Bayer Leverkusen should provide a challenge for Bayern Munich, given what is at stake for both clubs. Bayern Munich has looked too good not to earn the victory here, and there could be a healthy amount of goals scored here, too. 

Meetings between these two clubs over the years have typically been high-scoring affairs. 

Pick: Bayern Munich to win and Over 3.5 Goals (+115)

Borussia Dortmund vs. Hertha Berlin

Sat, June 6 2020, 4:30 PM

Dortmund

-260

Draw

+420

Hertha Berlin

+650

Borussia Dortmund will face Hertha Berlin in the final match on Saturday, and is favored to win. 

Dortmund has won three of four matches since the Bundesliga resumed, and is coming off a 6-1 shellacking of Paderborn on Sunday. The goals came fast and furious in the second half, with Jadon Sancho securing the hat trick in the victory. 

Sancho should be in prime position to pounce on a goal or two Saturday against Hertha Berlin, with striker Erling Haaland’s status for the match reportedly up in the air due to injury. Odds on Sancho scoring an anytime goal are -125 at BetAmerica, but his odds to score the first goal Saturday are +300. 

If Haaland is out and Sancho starts, as he did last weekend for the first time since play resumed, it should give the 20-year-old midfielder a better opportunity to strike first against Hertha Berlin. 

In the last meeting between these teams, at the end of November, Sancho opened the scoring 15 minutes into the game. He’s rounding back into form, and the anytime goalscorer market may provide a better chance of hitting. But with the odds – and the opportunity – for the first goalscorer comes the potential for a sizeable payday. 

Pick: Jadon Sancho first goalscorer (+300)


Bundesliga action continues Saturday. Wager on matches and futures now at BetAmerica!

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