Bayern Munich vs Hamburg 08/14/2015 Bundesliga Preview, Odds & Prediction
Hamburg vs Bayern Munich
Friday 14th August 2015 14:30(ET)
The Line: Bayern Munich 1/10 Draw 9/1 Hamburg 25/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: BT Sport; Fox Sport; ESPN
The first game of the bundesliga comes to us from the Allianz Arena on Friday night as defending Champions Bayern Munich kick off their title defence against Hamburg. Bayern have a strength in depth that is maybe unrivalled across Europe, just looking at their squad would give most teams envy. In almost every position Bayern have two top players to cover the position. Pep Guardiola has a couple of tough decisions to make with regards to who starts for the most winning team in Bundesliga history. With Robben, Goetze, Lewandwoski, Douglas Costa and Muller all vying for a start up front this is going to be a frustrating season for a number of players and I personally will be interested in seeing how Guardiola keeps everyone happy. My best guess is that some quality players on Bayern's books will end up on season long loans abroad.
Hamburg barely survived last season and come into this new season not having added too much depth to their squad, they also lost their talisman Rafael Van Der Vaart. Can Hamburg turn things around this season? I think we will have to wait and see but I think the addition of Holtby , Gregoritsch and Sakai should add some quality. Hamburg will have to play tomorrow night's game as a shot to nothing as on paper they just dont match up here with the Champions.
The odds on this game are just ridiculous, no team should be 1/10 on opening night in a Bundesliga game but Bayern probably deserve that short of odds because of their squad and how poor Hamburg were last season. With that said there is little in terms of value to tempt me on this opening night, so I'm min betting Bayern -2 as I think they will just be far too strong here. Robert Lewandowski looks to be in fine form coming into the season the Polish hitman is also worth taking a look at to score 2 or more