European Soccer Best Bets: Bundesliga and La Liga Matchday 12 Predictions

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German Bundesliga odds and Spanish La Liga odds are now available as we are back with another helping of our favorite European fixtures and free betting picks. This week we’re giving you the winning bets Cadiz vs. Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich vs. Mainz.

Continue reading for this weekend’s expert soccer predictions, La Liga analysis, and free Bundesliga betting advice across the top European leagues on October 29.

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FC Bayern Munich vs. 1. FSV Mainz 05

Saturday, October 29, 2022 – 09:30 AM EDT at Allianz Arena

Bundesliga Trends

  • Bayern is unbeaten at half-time in 14 consecutive games
  • Bayern is undefeated at home in 16 straight home games
  • Mainz has kept a clean sheet in their 3 most recent fixtures

Top Spot in Sight for Bayern Munich

With an opportunity to claim a position at the top of the Bundesliga table, Bayern Munich will welcome a fellow top-six side in Mainz this Saturday, hoping to capitalize inside their well-defended fortress known as the Allianz Arena.

Since the surrendering of a two-goal lead to rivals Borussia Dortmund three weeks back, Bayern have been on a tear, winning five consecutive games in all competitors, thus re-establishing their dominance as the kings of Germany.

Following a few months of trailing at the top to league leaders Union Berlin, the German champions have now moved within a one-point gap after walking through Hoffenheim last weekend. Now they’re one win away from potentially returning to the summit of the standings.

Does History Favor Mainz?

Recent head-to-head match history between Bayern and Mainz has seen Bo Svensson’s squad win 2 of their last 3 meetings with the Bundesliga giants, so they should enter this weekend’s meeting with plenty of confidence in their ability to cause another upset.

In addition, this Mainz squad will return to domestic action following a 5-0 thumping over FC Koln last time out, a game that also produced five different goal-scorers.

But Saturday’s trip to the Allianz Arena will, obviously, present a far broader set of dangers compared to Koln. And although Mainz can flaunt their recent wins over Bayern, none of these meetings took place on Bayern’s home ground.

Pick and Prediction

Of course, the Bundesliga betting odds at the top-rated sportsbooks favor the home side, but a -400 straight bet on Bayern isn’t providing much value and is ultimately disrespecting a squad that deserves more recognition.

While a home victory is a likely outcome, a tight scoreline isn’t out of the picture. We expect the visitors to sit back and defend until an opportunity presents itself, and with plus money on the under 3.5 goals, there’s value to be found in Germany this weekend.

Score Prediction: Bayern Munich 2 - Mainz 1

Soccer Pick: Under 3.5 Goals (+100) [1u wager returns 1u of profit] at Everygame (visit our Everygame Review)

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Cadiz CF vs. Atletico de Madrid

Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 10:15 AM EDT at Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla

La Liga Trends

  • Atletico are undefeated in 21 of their last 25 fixtures
  • Atletico has avoided defeat in 8 consecutive La Liga away games
  • Cadiz concedes an average of 1.83 goals in their La Liga home meetings

Fighting for Survival in Cadiz

Until suffering from a heavy defeat to Rayo Vallecano last weekend, Cadiz had maintained a 5-game undefeated run. However, the red flags are beginning to wave as Sergio Gonzalez’s squad is second from bottom in the La Liga table with a mere seven points to their name from 11 matchdays.

Finishing 12th and 17th, respectively, life in the top flight of Spanish soccer could’ve been worse.

Still, as Cadiz plays in their third consecutive season at this level of competition, the cracks are beginning to show in a club that has struggled to find consistency since the beginning of the 2022/23 La Liga term.

A Return from Midweek Disappointment for Atletico

Atletico is third in the La Liga table trailing Barcelona and their rivals Real Madrid. Still, their most recent outing was a 2-2 disappointment in the Champions League as Diego Simone’s men failed to sink a penalty in extra time and allowed Bayer Leverkusen to share the spoils.

However, there’s no time to dwell on the past; Simone’s squad must push forward to close the eight-point gap on Barca, who occupy 2nd position in the La Liga standings.

The good news is Atletico dominated Cadiz in the corresponding clash last term and will be confident in achieving similar success against a team that looks weaker than they were in 2021.

Pick and Prediction

The La Liga betting odds favor Atletico Madrid with a respectable -175 pricing, and I’m surprised to see such pricing when the current form of each team is worlds apart.

So, let’s keep this one simple and take Atletico to win versus a frail squad who’ve continuously struggled this season.

Score Prediction: Cadiz 0 - Atletico Madrid 2

Soccer Pick: Atletico Madrid Win (-175) [1.75u wager returns 1u of profit] at Everygame

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