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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02:   Franck Ribery of Muenchen celebrates scoring the opening goal with David Alaba of Muenchen during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City and FC Bayern Muenchen at Etihad Stadium on October 2, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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OddsShark.comFeatured ColumnistOctober 3, 2013

Bayern Munich hits the road as a big road favorite in German soccer betting this week as they visit Bayer Leverkusen in Bundesliga action.

The big Saturday night matchup sees the visitors as the away favorite at -167, according to the new global soccer odds section at OddsShark.com.

Leverkusen checked in at +400 odds with the draw priced a bit lower at +320.

Bayern Munich is tied with Borussia Dortmund atop the Bundesliga table with 19 points. Their foes this Saturday sit right behind them with 18 points, making the odds extremely close in this matchup.

Bayern Munich’s offense has been solid in league play with 14 goals in seven matches, but their defense has been superb only conceding two goals. This season, Bayer Leverkusen has scored 17 goals and has conceded only seven.

The Bayern defense has a tall task in this match facing Stefan Kiessling and Sidney Sam, who each rank second in the Bundesliga with 5 goals apiece.

Mario Mandzukic (4) and Franck Ribery (3) meanwhile are the leading scorers for Bayern Munich, a team that has been winning by dominating the time of possession. Bayer Leverkusen cannot let that happen in this home match or the gap atop the league table will widen.

Last season at home Bayer Leverkusen beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in an upset.

Overall, Bayern Munich has not conceded a goal in the last three Bundesliga matches.

Bayer Leverkusen’s offense has been clicking as of late, as they have scored nine goals combined in their last three matches. Their defense was solid in their last match in a 2-0 win over a solid Hannover club that sits in fourth place in the league table.

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