As anticipation builds to a fever pitch amid the 57th season of Germany’s premier football competition all attention is on what the current Bundesliga campaign has in store and the prospects of the top 18 sides in Germany.
As teams like Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund continue to thrill fans all over the world, German football keeps growing in popularity. The unique atmosphere of the stadia in Germany captures the imagination of viewers as the best Bundesliga teams in Europe compete for the top prize.
The best bookmakers in the business offer punters a good selection of odds on the Bundesliga that will give you plenty of options for betting. With four representatives in the Champion’s League, the Bundesliga provides an abundance of quality bets.
The Bundesliga champions (currently Bayern Munich) and the two teams directly behind them are guaranteed entry into the group stage of the Champions League. The team in 4th place gets entered into the qualifying playoff round.
Outright Bundesliga odds not only include the winner market, but there are also markets where you can bet on teams to finish in the top 4. Bundesliga odds on head-to-head leagues are also available. Also, there are individual team specials as well as specials for teams that finish 5th and 6th in the European League qualification.
Outright odds are not the only way bettors can succeed. Most bookies also offer bettors a wide selection of individual match odds and markets that provide an abundance of betting value throughout the season.
Pretty much every bookie around will have the classics like Correct Score, Both Teams to Score, and Total Goals Over/Under but many can offer you a much more comprehensive betting experience
You can also bet on the following Bundesliga odds:
- Half-Time/Full Time
- Goals Over/Under
- Anytime Goal Scorer
- Asian Handicap
The prices in the above markets are longer than the standard Match Result markets.
Other forms of betting such as corners, throw-ins, and free kicks have also become quite popular in recent times, and many bookmakers have now included these on their Bundesliga betting odds. All your favourite betting markets exist on the Bundesliga.
Bundesliga Outright winner
For the past few years since 2013, Bayern Munchen has won the Bundesliga each year and dominated the competition having won the title a record 28 times.
The Bavarian side is full of quality players like Franz Beckenbauer, known as Der Keiser or The Emperor, Gerd Muller with an excellent goalscoring record, and Phillipp Lamhm who made the most outings in the European Cup or Champions League for Bayern.
You will also find reasonably big winner odds on high-quality Bundesliga teams like Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke, and Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern Munchen is also dominating the player markets. Pre-season top scorer odds on Bundesliga games will always favour the most talented strikers.
As the season progresses title odds, like all Bundesliga odds, will fluctuate. A good tip is to watch out for the teams expected to end up in the higher echelons of the table. If they are serious contenders for the championship crown, their odds can prove to be valuable.
In addition to straightforward title odds, opportunities for variations in this market are also available. Individual bookmakers will offer odds on the number of points a particular side will win by.
Another bet includes how many games left by the time a team has wrapped up the winning title. The odds of these variations are usually longer than those on Outright Title odds.
Here is a look at where the value may lie:
Markets that contain Bundesliga Relegation odds are found to be extremely competitive and tend to be slightly different from those found in the English Leagues.
The situation for the bottom two sides is simple. They get automatically relegated to the Bundesliga 2 stage. At the end of the season, the team placed 16th on the Bundesliga, and the team placed 3rd on the Bundesliga 2 will face off in a 2-legged playoff. The winner’s reward is a place in the top flight.
The sides that have just achieved promotion to Bundesliga will generally be the shortest-priced. The value lies in looking at the teams hovering around the relegation zone during the most recent campaigns. These are the teams that are most likely to succumb to the drop finally.
In-play betting on the Bundesliga
Betting In-Play is a great way to find betting value and to cover pre-match bets. The German Bundesliga competition is as popular with bettors as it is with viewers, which is why bookmakers are so keen to offer high In-Play odds on every match of the season.
Markets commonly available include Final Score, Next Goal Scorer, and Next Team to Score. By betting on Bundesliga, you will find lots of opportunities to make a profit.
In recent years bookies have cottoned on to the fact that German football is becoming extremely popular. With such a large number of Bundesliga games broadcast on international TV, a reasonably large selection of betting odds is always available.
Make sure you catch some action by taking part in the excitement and abundance of quality players amongst some of the best teams taking part in Germany’s top-flight games.
Top Goal Scorer Betting
The best-attacking players currently in German football seem to be in the Bayern Muchen side, which is why you will find that the top goalscorer market consists mainly of Bayern players, most of which are priced short.
In recent years the golden boot awards have been dominated by strikers from other sides. In the past decade, only three players from Bayern finished as top scorers. Therefore, it is a good idea to take a look at other strikers who may be plying their play away from Munich.
You will find plenty of value by looking at other attacking teams who score highly. On occasion, Bundesliga odds can be much longer, which could translate into more profit if your selection comes in.
There is also massive excitement in betting on the Top Goal Scorer market with interest lasting from the start of the season to the very end of the overall campaign.
Leaving out Bayern and Dortmund
When you ask any German football fan which two teams in the Bundesliga are the strongest, they will most likely say Bayern Munchen and Borussia Dortmund.
These two sides have some of the most exciting football players, both defensive and going forward, in European football. That is why many bookmakers now offer odds on the side that will finish on top discounting Bayern and Dortmund. In other words, which team will finish third.
As the Bundesliga competition becomes more competitive, sides like RB Leipzig are starting to make a considerable impact on top-flight German football, and there is also the re-emergence of Schalke to consider. Bookies are offering some decent odds on the team that makes it to 3rd place. Look for the ones that provide the best possible price.
Bundesliga – A Top 2 Finish
The Bundesliga Top Two Finish market is another Outright market that may spark your betting fancy. The two teams that are priced extremely short in the Top Two Finish market are Bayern and Dortmund.
If you fancy another side that could break into the top two, your odds will be more favourable. Most bookies have variations on this market available including Top Ten Finish, Top Six Finish, Top Four Finish, and Top Three Finish. To accurately assess where the actual betting value lies, you will have to study each market thoroughly.
Who will finish last in the Bundesliga?
The Relegation market has become extremely popular with bettors including the option of placing a bet on the side you think will end up dead last on the Bundesliga table.
These odds tend to be slightly longer than the straight Bundesliga Relegation odds, which means you may very well find extra value and the potential for more profitable bets.
Bundesliga – The Domestic Double
There could be tremendous value in betting on Double markets, especially in countries where there are only one or two sides that can put up a real challenge for trophies. What are the odds of a team winning both the domestic league and the domestic cup challenge?
If your bet is successful, it will provide you with more significant profits than you can earn on single bets. Only a few bookies offer odds on Domestic Double Winners in the Bundesliga. Usual favourites are clubs with the most substantial squad depths. There are also odds available on No Double Winners.