Bundesliga Picks, Odds and Best Bets for Monday, June 1
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It was an exciting Friday and Saturday of action in the Bundesliga, Germany's top-flight soccer league. With fans at home during these COVID-19 pandemic times, the road teams continue to take advantage. Table leader Bayern Munich took care of potential relegation team Fortuna Dusseldorf by a 5-0 score at Allianz Arena at home, but that was a rarity.
Hertha Berlin took care of FC Augsburg 2-0 at Olympiastadion as the only other home club to pick up a victory. Three of the road teams to win picked up 1-0 decisions.
For bettors keeping track, road teams are 14-5 overall with five draws in two-plus weekends since returning while total players saw the ‘over’ go 8-7, with overs 11-6-1 in the previous two matchdays before a 4-2 'under' advantage so far this weekend.
Matchday 29 wraps up Monday with a lone matchup at RheinEnergieSTADION. We're attacking the books with our top Bundesliga Picks for the big matchup.
RB Leipzig travels to meet FC Cologne at RheinEnergieSTADION at 2:30 p.m. ET in Cologne. The home side will be without lanky defender Sebastiaan Bornauw, who was sent off in the most recent match against Hoffenheim and he is suspended for Monday's match. Meanwhile, D Ismail Jakobs (coronavirus) is over his illness and should be available.
For Leipzig, MF Kevin Kampl (groin) is still unlikely to play, as he continues to nurse a groin injury. F Yussuf Poulsen (ankle) has already been ruled out, so the visitors will likely be without two key cogs.
Leipzig is coming off a victory, and they're unbeaten in the past nine (3-0-6) while sitting fourth in the Bundesliga table with 55 points. Koln is 10-14-4 overall, and they haven't picked up a win in three matches (0-1-2) since the return.
Bundesliga - Monday's Money-Line Pick
RB Leipzig (-190)
It's tough to eat this type of chalk, but Leipzig is clearly the better club despite their amazing propensity for draws over the past nine matches. The favorites have kept a clean sheet, or posted a shutout, in each of the past four road matches. You can expect RBL to earn a majority of the possession time, and that will likely create several more scoring shots and scoring opportunities against the home side.
Bundesliga - Monday's Over-Under Pick
Over 2.5 goals (-205)
Cologne has found the back of the net at least twice in five of their past six matches in Bundesliga play, while seeing Over 2.5 goals cash in four straight matches against Leipzig across all competitions. In addition, Cologne has hit Over 2.5 goals in an amazing 11 consecutive Bundesliga matches, which explains why there is so much chalk to eat here. However, you can cut down on some of the risk playing a nice two-way parlay with Leipzig and the over.