Five matches are scheduled for Saturday afternoon in the German first division and all the contenders for the trophy will perform these day. Overall, the hosts are favorites in three out of five matches, even though the games will be played on empty stadiums. Dortmund and Leipzig play their last chance for the trophy, whereas Bayern Munich try to consolidate their lead at the top of the Bundesliga
May the Best Bayern Win in Munich vs Leverkusen Match
Bayern Munich will play on the road against Bayern Leverkusen, with five players injured or suspended. Even so, they get odds of 9/20 at bet365 Sports, while the hosts are priced at 5/1 by the same bookmaker. Leverkusen lost just once in the last 20 matches, which is a remarkable achievement, so these odds look particularly tempting. Even so, they would gladly settle for a draw and are expected to play defensive football against the reigning champions. Betting on the draw will result in odds of 4/1 at this bookie.
Leipzig Goes for Crushing Win over Paderborn
Leipzig are undefeated in the last 10 matches, but were only able to draw the last three games played at home. This is likely to have cost them the trophy this season, as they are no longer within striking distance of the leader. Anything short of a compelling victory over Paderborn will be regarded as a huge disappointment by the fans and management. Even though the hosts play on an empty stadium, they are vastly superior to their opponents, hence the odds of 3/20.
Dortmund Welcomes Red-Hot Hertha on Saturday
Dortmund have alternated crushing victories with narrow margin defeat and this has hurt their chances to overtake Bayern Munich. They will need to return to their winning ways quickly, as they host Hertha Berlin, one of the hottest teams in the German first division. The visitors are undefeated in the last six matches and have a high percentage of draws regardless of venue. They would gladly settle for a point in this fixture, yet 888 Sport prices the hosts as clear favorites at 2/5, while Hertha get 7/1 to prevail.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, June 4 at 10 am UK time.