Bundesliga and La Liga Best Bets for the Weekend

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Bundesliga and La Liga odds are now available as we are back with our favorite European expert advice and free soccer picks.

Read on for this weekend’s most favorable betting picks, soccer analysis, and free betting advice across the top European leagues.

SC Freiburg vs. VfL Bochum 1848

Saturday, April 16, 2022 – 09:30 AM EDT at Europa-Park Stadium

Form, Mentality, and Bundesliga Trends

  • Freiburg is unbeaten in 8 of their last 9 games in all competitions.
  • Freiburg has scored 1 or more goals in their last 8 Bundesliga home games.
  • Freiburg has seen over 2.5 goals in their previous 3 home fixtures.
  • Bochum has won just 1 of their last 6 away meetings.
  • Bochum has conceded at least 1 goal in 9 consecutive away games.

Historic Season for Freiburg Resumes

Christian Streich was already a legend of European football as the longest-reigning manager in the top-five league's history. But if his legendary status wasn't already cemented, the 2021/22 season has proved his worth, as his Freiburg squad is having one of their best seasons.

With the opportunity of European qualification for the first time since 2014 on the horizon, Streich and his determined squad are also heading into the DFB-Pokal semi-final.

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Undefeated in 6 of their previous 7 home meetings, only the German giants Bayern Munich could prevent Freiburg's run, but the home side must not take Bochum lightly.

Bochum isn't threatened by relegation, nor do they have anything to play for other than pride this term. However, Bayern Munich, Dortmund, and Bayer Leverkusen all dropped points to this squad, which should be a warning to Streich and company.

Final Thoughts | Bundesliga Betting Odds and Picks

The Bundesliga odds are siding with the home side and given their recent form, it's challenging to disagree with the sportsbooks' available line.

I do anticipate the encounter to be a close full-time scoreline, but this blossoming Freiburg team should have enough to take all three points in their pursuit of European glory.

Score Prediction: Freiburg 2 - Bochum 1

Soccer Pick: Freiburg to Win and O1.5 Goals (-110) [1.91] [1.10u wager returns 1u of profit] at Everygame (visit our Everygame Review)

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Getafe CF vs. Villarreal CF

Saturday, April 16, 2022 - 03:00 PM EDT at Coliseum Alfonso Pérez

Form, Mentality, and La Liga Trends

  • Getafe is unbeaten in 10 consecutive home games.
  • Getafe has won just 1 of their previous 8 games in all competitions.
  • Villarreal has avoided defeat at halftime in 12 straight away matches.
  • Villarreal has won their previous 5 meetings with Getafe in La Liga competition.

Getafe Hoping to Avoid Relegation

Getafe's relegation battle continues with a minimal amount of matchdays remaining, but with a tired Villarreal squad and a robust home form, a glimmer of hope can be found in this weekend's La Liga meeting.

Villarreal continues shocking the world with their Champions League efforts. However, the meticulous schedule has evidently left a mark as they've lost 3 of their domestic meetings this term after playing a midweek UCL game. Unai Emery's men have won just 1 of their previous 5 La Liga outings, showing a clear drop in form since reaching the UCL knockout stages.

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Despite Getafe's lackluster attacking form this season, they still possess one of the most impressive defensive records when playing at Coliseum Alfonso Perez. The 4-point gap separating them from the drop zone isn't enough, and we should expect these defensive attributes to play a critical role in holding off a tired Villarreal squad.

Final Thoughts | La Liga Betting Odds and Picks

The La Liga odds are giving us plus money odds on either team, but Villarreal's away form isn't a position I'd want to put my money behind.

With that said, Getafe isn't a team I trust right now, leading me to the halftime draw market. I expect a low scoring affair as both teams have seen less than 3 goals from their previous 3 league fixtures. The second half will provide a fatigued Villarreal, and Getafe could steal a game-winner, but the action during the first 45 minutes should lead to a halftime draw.

Score Prediction: Getafe 1 - Villarreal 0

Soccer Pick: Halftime Draw (+100) [2.00] [1u wager returns 1u of profit] at Everygame

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