Betting on German Football
The Bundesliga is a massively popular market for football bettors. Gambling is an industry worth €14 billion a year to the German economy, with mounds of sports betting websites and bookmakers available in the country. Football takes up 80% of their sports betting revenues with large sums of that going on the Bundesliga.
You can find football betting odds on the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2, the Liga below that, and the country's four regional leagues as well as the domestic cup right here. There are seven leagues for you to bet on in German football and with that a tonne of statistics, insight and news to keep you up to date. You have everything you need to build a winning German football coupon, and you can find the best odds on football in Germany using our odds comparison tool.
Germany Football Odds
Germany produces and houses some of Europe's top footballers. The likes of Robert Lewandowski, Marco Reus and the Englishman Jadon Sancho all play their domestic football in Germany, and they help contribute to one of Europe's most prestigious leagues.
As a football bettor, you can expect goals in the Bundesliga. Teams like Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are devastating on the attack, and can easily put three or four past their opponents – over 2.5 or even 3.5 goals in the game is a good bet for these two teams as it will offer higher odds than the 1X2 match outright market. Elsewhere in the league there's still plenty of attacking ability, but also a few dodgy defences - both teams to score is popular for a German football accumulator.
You can watch the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2, as well as the German Cup on BT Sport. The broadcasters won the rights in 2017 and have them until 2021. There are very few Bundesliga games played on weekdays and often just one on the Sunday. The majority of games are played on Saturday at 2:30pm (GMT).
German Football History
The Bundesliga formed in 1962 and the Bundesliga 2 in '74, with the DFB (German Football Association) the governing body for football in the country. It's a late entry into European football, but Germany nevertheless is home to some historic football teams like Munich and Dortmund, as well as the likes of Borussia Monchengladbach, Stuttgart and Schalke.
The league has produced some of world football's best over the years. Oliver Khan, Uwe Seeler, Gerd Muller and the legendary Franz Beckenbauer were all made in Germany, and produced in the Bundesliga. Germany still produces top footballers today and is becoming a popular destination for some of Europe's top young talents like Sancho, who left the Premier League to play for Dortmund.
Munich is the nation's most decorated football team with five European championships to their name, having won a staggering 27 league titles as of 2019. Dortmund though is the country's, and in fact Europe's most supported club with an average attendance of over 80,000 – their season tickets are the costliest in the Bundesliga at €215 (standing places) which explains why German football is the second most attended in Europe after the Premier League.