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The main attraction of German professional football is the Bundesliga. This competition consists of 18 of the best teams in Germany. Each member club plays each other twice, once at their home stadium and once at the home of their opponents. 

As is the norm in modern football, three points are awarded for a win, with one point for a draw and zero for a defeat. The team with the most points at the end of the 37-game season is crowned Bundesliga champions. The other three Bundesliga teams making up the top-four secure entry to the following season’s Champions League competition. At the opposite end of the table, the two lowest-ranking Bundesliga teams are relegated to Bundesliga 2.

  • Millions of wagers are placed at the leading football betting sites on Bundesliga games and outright markets every season.
  • Bundesliga is popular with spectators worldwide who enjoy watching and bet football on the action shown live on television.

Would you like to find out more about the Bundesliga before placing your football bets?

You have come to the right place. Our team of expert football betting writers love Bundesliga, and you’ll find previews, predictions, and betting offers on the league on this section. We give our readers all the information they need to make a well-informed bet on Bundesliga. When you are ready to gamble, simply click any link on this site to your chosen bookie to create an account and land a welcome bonus free bet.

Bundesliga Betting

The Bundesliga is a great league to bet on as it’s competitive, fast-paced, and offers big price betting opportunities. One of the best Bundesliga betting tips is to make sure you are researching the league, head-to-head and form greatly improve their chances of beating the bookies and making a profit. You can bet on over 100 pre-match and in-play markets on every game or place a long-term bet by predicting the champions and top goalscorer.

Our team of Bundesliga experts has specifically chosen all bookmakers featuring on this page. They offer customers a welcome bonus, a long list of Bundesliga betting markets, and generous Bundesliga odds on your favourite clubs. You can also follow Bundesliga matches live on your desktop or football betting app, thanks to live streaming.

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Betting Markets for Bundesliga

All online bookmakers have a plethora of betting markets to choose from in the Bundesliga, from a huge selection of pre-match options, to outright bets and in-play betting. If you’re new to online betting or looking for some of the best Bundesliga betting tips, keep reading as on this page, we’ll be taking a closer look at how to improve your bankroll when betting on the Bundesliga.

Bundesliga Champions

Bayern Munich have been dominating the Bundesliga table for the past decade and if they manage to secure the title this season, it will be 10 consecutive Bundesliga titles. Due to their sheer dominance, the Bundesliga title odds are never too appealing when backing Bayern. Currently, the odds stand at 1/12 for Bayern Munich to win their 10th successive title.

Many online bookmakers have the option of excluding Bayern from the Bundesliga outright bet in order to make the bet more interesting and level the Bundesliga title odds. Borussia Dortmund, who currently stand in second place in the Bundesliga table and are a couple of points away from current champions Bayern, have odds priced at 9/1 to win the league.

Bundesliga Top Scorer

Is there a better forward than Robert Lewandowski? The Polish forward has found the net 13 times in 11 matches played and has odds of 1/8 to finish top scorer of the Bundesliga this season. Dortmund’s Erling Haaland is his toughest competition, although, we cannot see anyone outscore Lewandowski this season.

Last season, the Polish skipper scored 41 goals in the Bundesliga and this will be his fifth consecutive Bundesliga top scorer finish and his sixth in total. Odds for Haaland to finish top scorer and disrupt Lewandowski record are set at 9/2.

Bundesliga POTM

Bundesliga player of the month is awarded to the player on a number of criteria, including the number of goals scored, goal assists and the rate of tackling and work rate, amongst others.

Betting on Bundesliga POTM is very straightforward but not all online bookmakers have this bet included. All you need to do is head over to the outright section and look for POTM or player of the month.

Bundesliga Playoffs

The Bundesliga has a different approach to promotions and relegations than the rest of the European leagues and it’s far more exciting. The top two teams of the Bundesliga 2 are automatically promoted and the two bottom teams of the Bundesliga will be automatically relegated. The team third from bottom in the top-tiered division will play two legs against the Bundesliga 2 third place finisher in what always is a dramatic showdown.

Bundesliga betting fans love betting on playoffs and they’re the most competitive games of the season, including the playoffs taking place in other divisions. The playoffs are always played following the final match day of the season, which usually falls on the last week of May.

Bundesliga Predictor

Bundesliga betting fans and all online bookmakers are well aware of Bayern Munich’s rule over the country’s top-tiered division. Freiburg, who spent the last few years struggling to stay afloat within the Bundesliga are proving to be a force to be reckoned with this season, sitting in third after 11 matches played.

When excluding Bayenn Munich from the equation, Freiburg have odds priced at 11/4 to finish in the top four of the table. These Bundesliga winner odds change regularly, so be sure to capitalize on lucrative odds early on.

Dortmund will undoubtedly finish in the top four and odds of 1/50 are not even worth considering. Wolfsburg and Leipzig are interesting contenders, both currently standing in fourth and fifth respectively. Bayer Leverkusen have been very inconsistent this season so far and we cannot see them finish in the top four.

Bundesliga Betting Tips

In the sections below, we’ll be looking at some of the best Bundesliga tips to help you make a profit simply by using statistics and knowing how to leverage them through different bets.

Goal Betting Markets

The German Bundesliga is a high scoring league and so far this season, it’s averaging 3.02 goals per game. This opens the door to many goal betting markets and over 2.5 goals seems to be the best bet in the Bundesliga.

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund scored 68 times between them in their opening 11 games, making over 2.5 goals the logical bet when these giants are playing.

Last season, 60% of the games in the Bundesliga ended with both teams scoring and this season’s statistics look like they’re heading in the same direction, currently at 61%.

Bundesliga League Table

Bundesliga Fixtures & Results

Bet on Home Teams

Teams playing on home soil in the Bundesliga tend to win 48% of the time from all matches played in the league. It’s interesting to note that 25% of all games this season ended in a draw. The statistics for away team wins this season stands at 26%, which means that when betting on the Bundesliga, your best option would be to either back the home team, or place a double chance bet backing the home team and the draw.

This would work best when Bayern Munich or Freiburg are not the away team, since they have an away winning percentage of 80% and 50% respectively.

Bet Against Poor Performing Teams

Teams who are already struggling in the Bundesliga table are the ones you should be considering to bet against consistently.  These teams lose the majority of their games and there’s opportunity for value bets to be discovered, especially when the poor performing teams are playing at home.

Teams sitting in the Bundesliga relegation zone also concede a lot of goals, which opens the door to goal betting markets such as over 2.5 goals.

History of Bundesliga

Bundesliga was founded in 1963 and has evolved to become one of Europe’s “power five” leagues alongside the likes of the English Premier League and Spanish La Liga. Before the Bundesliga, all football in the country was played at amateur level without any proper structure or long-term goals. 

Many involved were happy just to be playing the sport, but all that changed, and it was a change for the better, one that would alter European football forever. The six regional Premier Leagues were brought together to create the Bundesliga, and Bundesliga 2, which is the second division.

The continued failures of the German national team were becoming a source of embarrassment for sports lovers in the region and some government officials. This helped force through plans to create a structured, organized, and modern football division that had been discussed for many years previous.

Bundesliga Winners

Although the Bundesliga is over nearly 60 years old, half of those have been won by the undisputed footballing powerhouse. Bayern Munich, with just 4 other teams taking the glory as Bundesliga winners. This has drawn some criticism from the footballing community with many considering the league to be predictable in comparison to other major leagues. Nevertheless, the standard of football in the league remains high.

Below is a table featuring all of the Bundesliga’s Winners:

TEAM NUMBER OF TITLES
Bayern Munich 30
Borussia Dortmund 5
Borussia Monchengladbach 5
Werder Bremen 4
Stuttgart 3

Popularity

Bundesliga has proven more than a match for Europe’s major leagues in terms of popularity, and the competition continues to grow in stature. Attendance figures at league games stand in the hundreds of thousands every week, with millions of more armchair fans following the action around Europe on major television stations. 

Bundesliga is an exciting league but one where value for money and fan interaction is rated higher than profits. The ticket prices are kept low compared to the English Premier League, which helps attract record numbers at the major stadiums on matchday. German clubs are also the best followed in the Champions League when checking official TV viewing figures.

Notable teams & players

German club Bayern Munich has become a household name with residents of planet football. Their continued success in the Bundesliga and previous glory in the Champions League have attracted a global fanbase, with FCB boasting supporters clubs in many major cities outside of Germany. Bayern Munich has dominated the Bundesliga over the last decade and is, by far, the nation’s most successful team. Other clubs of note include Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach.

Top players

The leading German players have all appeared in the Bundesliga. Many choose to remain in their country of birth rather than moving abroad, attracted by the bright lights and cash of the English Premier League or Spanish La Liga. Some of the most talented players in the world ply their trade in the Bundesliga which is one of the main reasons the competition attracts so much attention.

Some of the players to look out for in the coming season include Robert Lewandowski, who has been at the top of Bundesliga's top scorers and holds the record for the Bundesliga most goals in a season with 41. He currently still banging them in for champions Bayern Munich. Lewandowski is favourite with all major bookies to end this season as the Bundesliga top scorer once again and grab another Golden Boot once again. Others to follow are Erling Braut Haaland, Miguel Andre Silva, Wouter Weghorst and Serge Gnabry.

Bundesliga Top Goal scorer

Other Bundesligas to Bet On

When you mentioned the Bundesliga, the league that first springs to mind is the top-flight of German football. However, there is more than Bundesliga with the other top-two divisions in German also being called Bundesliga 2 & Bundesliga 3. While there is also the Austrian Bundesliga - the top flight of Austria football. As mentioned, the top German league is a bit of a one horse race so knowing about these other leagues can beneficial for betting. You can find some info on the two main leagues otherwise that the German top divison below and it

Bundesliga 2

The Bundesliga 2 is Germany’s second tiered football league and online bookmakers have all the bets available you would normally find in the top-tiered league. The Bundesliga table has a total of 18 teams and the same principles apply when betting on lower divisions. Research the highest scoring teams, bet against the low performing teams and look into the Bundesliga 2 betting stats to get a better understanding of how teams are performing, both at home and on the road. You can apply the same logic to the Bundesliga 3 also.

Austrian Bundesliga

Austria's top football division is also called the Bundeslga and has a total of 12 teams. Austria’s Bundesliga table is dominated by FC Salzburg, who are currently 14 points ahead of second place and a tight grip on the title, with more than half of the season left to play.

The Austrian Bundesliga is very competitive, with only five points separating the team at the bottom of the table and the team in fourth position.

Bundesliga FAQ

  • Who are the Bundesliga all time top scorers?

    Gerd Muller with 365 goals, Robert Lewandowski with 290 goals and Klaus Fischer with 268 goals.
  • When does Bundesliga start?

    The Bundesliga starts mid-August each year.
  • Which Bundesliga team should I support?

    That is entirely up to you, but Bayern Munich have a good winning track record and an excellent choice for betting on the Bundesliga.
  • How do you watch Bundesliga?

    If you place a wager on a Bundesliga game at an online bookmaker, most will have the option to stream it on their betting site.
  • When was the last time Dortmund won the Bundesliga?

    Back in 2012.

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