Top Bundesliga Games Expert Analysis for Matchday 16

Top Bundesliga Games Expert Analysis for Matchday 16

Written by on January 15, 2021

The top teams in the Bundesliga hit the pitch this weekend for another great two days of German Soccer league action. Dortmund battles Mainz as a huge -2 favorite, Leipzig is on the road versus tough Wolfsburg while Bayern hosts scorching Freiburg. Check out Bundesliga odds, analysis, and free picks for the best weekend matches in the Bundesliga! 

Top Bundesliga Games to Watch this Weekend (Jan. 16th – 17th)

Saturday, January 16th Matches

  • Mainz +2 (-114) / Dortmund -2 (-114)

Dortmund has won 4-of-5 while Mainz has won 3-of-4. Dortmund beat Mainz 2-2 in the last couple of head-to-head matches. Because the chalk is at home, they get the nod to dominate by more than a couple of goals.

Soccer Free Pick: Dortmund

  • RB Leipzig +100 / Wolfsburg +246

In the lone 2020 match, Leipzig and Wolfsburg drew. RB is a better squad than Wolfsburg. The home team is getting the benefit of the doubt here. They shouldn’t. Dortmund scorched Leipzig by 2 goals in RB’s last. Back the road team at the better than fair even money odds.  

Soccer Free Pick: RB Leipzig 

  • Arminia Bielefeld +1 (-144) / Hoffenheim -1 (+108)

Hoffenheim has lost 4-of-5. The home squad still requires a look, though, because Arminia has won 2-of-3. It’s hard to see Bielefeld continuing it’s upward trend. There’s a chance Hoffenheim gets back on the winning track with a huge 2 goal win.

Soccer Free Pick: Hoffenheim 

  • Hertha +123 / Cologne +217

Both Hertha and Cologne have lost 2 out of their last 3. The difference? Hertha has bookend losses while Cologne has lost 3 in a row. Hertha is the play. We can’t back Cologne after watching Freiburg beat them 5-0.

Soccer Free Pick: Hertha 

  • Augsburg +227 / Werder Bremen +118

Neither squad is in good form. Werder Bremen, though, drew with top team Leverkusen in their last. Werder gets Augsburg at home for this match. That’s enough of a reason to back the favorites. 

Soccer Free Pick: Werder Bremen 

  • Monchengladbach +121 / Stuttgart +183

Since a 1-2 loss against Hoffenheim on Dec. 19, Gladbach has played like the best squad in the Bundesliga. The chalk has won 3 in a row. No victory was as impressive as a late game surge to get past Bayern Munich 3-2 on January 8. Monchengladbach should beat Stuttgart.

Soccer Free Pick: Monchengladbach 

Sunday, January 17th Matches

  • Freiburg +2 (-118) / Bayern Munich -2 (-116)

What’s up with Bayern? The loss to Gladbach is concerning but not unbelievable. Losing to Holstein Kiel via penalty kicks in a German DFB Pokal match is concerning. Freiburg is hot. The underdog has won 4-of-5. Bayern should get back on the winning track in this, though. Bayern has beaten Freiburg by at least 2 goals in the last couple of head-to-battles. We’ll take the 2 goals on Freiburg, but Bayern wins the match. 

Soccer Free Pick: Freiburg 

  • Schalke 04 +1 (-101) / Frankfurt -1 (-131)

Most expect Frankfurt to bounce back from the 1-4 loss against Leverkusen. They may. But it could be tough beating Schalke by more than a goal. 04 has won 2-of-3, including dominating Hoffenheim 4-0 in their last. Back Schalke at +1.

Soccer Free Pick: Schalke 04

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