Bundesliga 2022 Matchday 31 Picks

Bundesliga 2022 Matchday 31 Picks

With just around three weeks remaining in the German Bundesliga, the 2021-22 season is close to wrapping up. So far it's been Bayern Munich all the way. With Matchday 31 underway, there is still plenty at stake although this week's matchups are lopsided per the soccer betting odds of 2022.

Bundesliga 21-22 Season Review

The 2021-22 season belongs to Bayern Munich. The dynasty is on pace to extend their record to a tenth straight title and the Bundesliga betting odds have them as a surefire winner. Borussia Dortmund finishing a distant second while RB Leipzig will have to settle for a third-placed finish. It's shaping out to be identical to the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.

Robert Lewandowski Keeps Going

At 33-years-young, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is not slowing down. The Pole is once again leading the league in goals and is gunning for his fifth straight scoring title. If he keeps it up, this will be his third straight season averaging over a goal per game.

Lewandowski is and he has six goals in five games against the other top-four clubs in the league. Of course, Bayern deserves a lot of credit as the club is still 7-1-1 in the nine matches he failed to score. Thomas Muller leads the league in assists as Bayern is averaging nearly three goals per game (89 in 30).

Dortmund Is Back In Second

Borussia Dortmund may be a distant runner-up to Bayern, but the club has the second spot locked up at least. Dortmund will finish behind Bayern for the third time in four seasons. Not only that, it is second in goals scored (76) and third in goal differential (33) thanks to maintaining its attack-oriented philosophy.

Had the club had better defending, it may have closed the gap on Bayern. Instead, Die Borussen can have some consolation by finding a way to upset Bayern in Der Klassiker this Saturday. The club remains a power in Europe but its gap with Bayern remains sizable. 

Can Freiburg Crack The Top-4?

As the biggest surprise club of the season, SC Freiburg is within striking distance of its first top-four finish in 27 years. Freiburg is just one point behind Leverkusen. This would be a huge success for a club that hasn't finished better than seventh in the last seven seasons it was in the Bundesliga. At worst, the club has a solid shot at returning to the Europa League for the first time since the 2017-18 season.

Bundesliga Matchday 31 Picks

Nothing to see here. Just a boatload of squash matches. Still, the race in the top five is one to pay attention to so any upsets here could unset a few clubs from their current standing. Der Klassiker headlines our four Matchday 31 picks though judging by the betting lines, it's not going to be competitive. Instead, parlay these bets with other free soccer picks for a better payout...

Home TeamPowerPlayPowerPlayPowerPlayAway Team
Greuther Furth8.003.403.40Bayer Leverkausen
RB Leipzig1.504.207.00Union Berlin
SC Freiburg1.853.804.00Borussia M'gladbach
Bayern Munich1.366.007.00Borussia Dortmund

Greuther Furth v Bayer Leverkusen, 2022-04-23

Leverkusen cannot afford to not win this match if it wants to keep its top-four spot. With Freiburg breathing down its neck, Leverkusen must beat the last-placed Furth. At its price, it is the biggest favourite along with Bayern. Furth's only three wins have come at home though Leverkusen is 7-5-3 on the road so it should roll.

Bayer Leverkusen To Win
1.36
PowerPlay

RB Leipzig vs Union Berlin, 2022-04-23

Speaking of having to win, RB Leipzig can be overtaken by Leverkusen if it does not beat Berlin this Saturday. But this shouldn't be an issue as Leipzig holds a 10-2-3 record at home while Berlin is just 4-4-7 on the road. Leipzig has also won both of its two home games against Berlin going back to 2019.

RB Leipzig To Win
1.50
PowerPlay

SC Freiburg vs Borussia M'gladbach, 2022-04-23

Freiburg hosts Monchengladbach with the fourth spot in its sights. M'gladbach is only 4-3-8 on the road and 0-2-2 in its last four visits to the Europa-Park Stadion. Breisgau-Brasilianer has also greatly outplayed Gladbach at home though ill-advised penalties and bad luck have made the matches closer than they seemed.

SC Freiburg To Win
1.85
PowerPlay

Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund, 2022-04-23

Der Klassiker has been anything as Bayern Munich has dominated Dortmund. Der FCB has won six straight matches against Dortmund and nine of its last ten. Robert Lewandowski has the record with 31 goals scored in this match.  Bayern has averaged 3.5 goals in the last 10 Klassiker, which is also why nine of the last ten have gone over its total. In this case, bet the over on the 3.5 goals for the match.

Over 3.5 Goals
1.66
PowerPlay