Covers Aug 17, 2017 - 3:31 PM ETThe busy and exciting world of European soccer can sometimes be difficult to navigate for bettors. Monty Andrews takes a look at some of the most important news stories, odds, key injuries, and betting trends to help with your footy wagers.
Daily Mail Nov 21, 2014 - 5:06 PM ETBayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is primed to make his first competitive appearance since helping Germany win the World Cup.
The Guardian Nov 18, 2014 - 6:26 PM ETPhilipp Lahm suffered a broken ankle during Bayern Munich training on Tuesday. The captain will now undergo surgery and has been ruled out for the next three months. The news comes as a major blow ahead of next week’s Champions League clash with Manchester City.
The Express Oct 16, 2014 - 4:16 PM ETThe Germany international was linked with a move away from the German giants over the summer, but opted to remain with Jurgen Klopp's side. United boss Louis Van Gaal is desperate to bring Hummels to Old Trafford this January as he aims for a top-four finish, although it is believed that the 25-year-old wants Champions League football.
ESPN FC Aug 28, 2014 - 10:35 AM ETBayern Munich have confirmed they have agreed a deal with Xabi Alonso over the Real Madrid midfielder's proposed move to the Bundesliga champions. Alonso, 32, is expected to have a medical on Thursday with the German club, who anticipate reaching an agreement with the European champions over a transfer "in the next two days." The former Real Sociedad and Liverpool midfielder is set to become Bayern's second major signing of the week, following the arrival of defender Medhi Benatia from Roma.
ESPN FC Aug 19, 2014 - 9:57 PM ETSami Khedira is eager to join Bayern Munich as Real Madrid attempt to offload the Germany midfielder this summer, sources have told ESPN FC. Bayern saw Javi Martinez suffer an anterior cruciate ligament injury earlier this month and coach Pep Guardiola has said in Bild that "it would be nice" to reinforce.
Daily Star Aug 10, 2014 - 2:01 PM ETAnd if that deal fails, United will make a £17million move for Ajax’s Daley Blind. Hummels, Germany’s commanding centre-back, has been the top defensive target for new boss Louis van Gaal since the day he was appointed. But Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp insists Hummels, 25, is staying in the Bundesliga.
Metro Jul 23, 2014 - 1:10 PM ETWe’ve known for a long time that Borussia Dortmund manger Jurgen Klopp is an absolute hero, but he’s only gone and confirmed it all over again. The no-nonsense boss is famed for his mad press conferences and eccentric behaviour, and he came up with a beautiful sound bite when discussing whether he was about to sell Mats Hummels to Manchester United.
Daily Mail Jul 18, 2014 - 6:07 PM ETGermany captain Philipp Lahm has retired from international football. The 30-year-old, who led his team to World Cup success on Sunday, has called time on his Germany career after 113 caps, the German Football Federation announced. The Bayern Munich man made his debut for Die Nationalmannschaft 10 years ago.
The Guardian Jul 17, 2014 - 6:23 PM ETConfidence is not in short supply if you are a German player these days so it was no surprise to hear Toni Kroos back his chances of forging a successful career at Real Madrid as he was announced by the reigning European champions on Thursday. After a flirtation with Manchester United at the end of last season when David Moyes was still at Old Trafford, the 24-year-old’s decison to reject the offer of a new contract with Bayern Munich has taken him to the Bernabéu instead in a deal thought to be worth around £20m.
Metro Jun 26, 2014 - 11:44 AM ETLiverpool are closing in on the signing of Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri after meeting with his family in Switzerland to agree terms on a switch to Anfield. Bayern Munich have reportedly given the Reds permission to discuss a deal for Shaqiri, who is currently representing his country at the World Cup.
Daily Star Jun 25, 2014 - 12:42 AM ETVan Gaal managed the famous old Dutch club for six years in to 90s and still has strong connections to Ajax. And Roy, a former Netherlands international who currently coaches the youth team at Ajax, thinks Van Gaal would do anything to sign Robben.
SB Nation Jun 6, 2014 - 2:00 PM ETFrance has lost their biggest star just over a week before the World Cup begins. France star Franck Ribery has been battling a back injury ahead of the World Cup, but was named in France's final 23-man squad and was expected to get fit enough to play by the end of the tournament.
Daily Mirror Jun 4, 2014 - 5:10 PM ETThomas Muller has alerted Louis van Gaal after admitting he is unsettled at Bayern Munich. Muller wants assurances over his future at Bayern next season with Robert Lewandowski joining from Borussia Dortmund.
The Guardian May 28, 2014 - 1:12 PM ETHolland’s most experienced player, Rafael van der Vaart, has been ruled out of the World Cup after picking up a calf injury in a training session on Tuesday. A statement on the national team’s website read: “Rafael van der Vaart will miss the World Cup in Brazil.
Daily Mail May 22, 2014 - 12:19 PM ETManchester United have agreed a deal to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos and are set to make a stunning move for his team-mate Arjen Robben. A £20million deal for Kroos was agreed when David Moyes was still in charge at Old Trafford and his successor, former Bayern coach Louis van Gaal, has said the move can go ahead.
Daily Mirror Apr 30, 2014 - 1:26 PM ETGerman giants are plotting a £15million move for the QPR striker currently on loan at St James' Park, with Mario Mandzukic expected to be sold this summer. Bayern Munich want to beat a host of Premier League clubs to QPR striker Loic Remy in a £15million deal.
Covers Apr 8, 2014 - 2:52 AM ETIf you like wagering totals during Champions League football, you've probably been following Borussia Dortmund closely this campaign. Eight of the Bundesliga side's nine Champions League matches this have gone over the 2.5 goal total this season. The only result to finish under 2.5 goals was November's 1-0 loss to Arsenal at Westfalenstadion.
Covers Apr 5, 2014 - 3:19 PM ETBayern Munich suffered their first league loss since October 2012, in a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Augsburg. Pep Guardiola sat almost his entire starting lineup, opting to rest his players ahead of Wednesday's Champions League match against Manchester United.