Betting on German Bundesliga Football
The German Bundesliga lays claim to being the league with the highest average attendance in world football. In fact, only the NFL can boast a higher average attendance of any sport. Indeed, looking at the 2017/18 season, Borussia Dortmund (2nd) and Bayern Munich (4th) were both in the top-five best-supported clubs in world football, based on average attendance. As well as being a fantastically supported league, the Bundesliga boasts a wonderful quality of football, and a buoyant betting market.
The 18-team division sees the top four teams qualify for the following season's Champions League, while the next three clubs qualify for the Europa League. The bottom two placed clubs are immediately relegated to the 2. Bundesliga, while the team who finishes third from bottom plays against the team finishing third from top in the 2. Bundesliga in a playoff game to see who will take their place in the Bundesliga for the following season.
The German football season runs from August to May, but also includes a month-long winter break that extends over the Christmas period and well into the new year – this is unique to the German Bundesliga among the most established leagues in Europe, and is also one of the reasons why the league only features 18 teams, which is less than in England, France, Italy and Spain. Each season countless numbers of supporters pour over the Bundesliga title odds to pick a winner, and Bayern Munich are perennially short odds favourites, having dominated the division almost since the league's inception, and that domination not looking likely to end anytime soon.
German Bundesliga Football Odds
Betting on the German Bundesliga is big business, with a number of big-name teams, big-name players and competitive matches fuelling interest. As well as Bundesliga winners odds, the relegation markets are popular, as are the top goalscorer betting odds.
The Bundesliga often features the same teams battling it out at the top of the league, although every now and again a new team muscles in among the competition – Red Bull Leipzig have been that team in recent years. Bayern Munich attract the most attention, having won the Bundesliga for the last seven consecutive seasons as of the end of 2018/19, and having claimed 29 titles in all – 20 more than any other club. When looking at Bundesliga winners odds, Bayern are nearly always short odds favourites.
One of the many attractions of the Bundesliga is goals: in the last four completed seasons up to and including 2018/19, the league has seen above the global average, with 2018/19 witnessing a bumper 3.18 goals per game, with 62% of matches featuring three or more goals. Draws and home wins are on a par with other leagues, but favourites do tend to dominate. But, once again, it's often all about the goals.
German Bundesliga Title Odds for 2019-20
Unsurprisingly, looking ahead at the 2019/20 season, Bayern Munich start as short odds favourites to win another Bundesliga crown. The team from Bavaria has dominated German football for decades, and the financial might of the club will often see the best players at other clubs join the German version of the galacticos at the Allianz Arena to further strengthen Bayern's grip on football in the country (see Robert Lewandowski's move from Borussia to Bayern as a prime example). Borussia Dortmund are usually second favourites according to Bundesliga winners odds, and the 2019/20 season is no exception, although the gap from 1st to 2nd in the odds is significantly greater than from 2nd to 3rd, or even 2nd to 4th or 5th – such is the strength of Bayern.
The race for the Champions League places is often a fascinating battle between a number of established and well-supported clubs – as well as Borussia Dortmund, Red Bull Leipzig have placed themselves as a serious challenger to things at the top of the table, while Borussia Mönchengladbach, Schalke 04, Hertha BSC, Bayer Leverkusen and VfL Wolfsburg, among others, can expect to be tussling in an amazingly competitive race for those European-qualification positions.
At the other end of the table, the newly promoted sides of Paderborn and Union Berlin can be expected to be in the mix at the end of the season for a return to the 2. Bundesliga – FC Köln, meanwhile, will be looking to re-establish themselves in a division they frequented for so many years prior to their relegation in 2017/18.
German Bundesliga Football History
It is no exaggeration to say that German football is perhaps the most successful model of domestic football anywhere in the world, with many of the clubs fan-owned, the biggest average attendances, and the consistent production of players that drive the national team to unrivalled levels of success, certainly in Europe. Amongst all that, ticket prices have remained competitive, and the product has never diminished. Perhaps the only criticism that could be levelled at the Bundesliga is the fact that one team – Bayern Munich – tend to dominate proceedings, having claimed 29 titles when no other team has won more than 9. It would hardly be the only league where such dominance has been established, but it is perhaps the only example in the 'Big 5" European leagues of Germany, England, Spain, Italy and France where there is a monopoly.
When it comes to German Bundesliga title odds, Bayern are never available at a great price for obvious reasons, but below the Bavarian side, things start to level out nicely – any of about ten clubs are capable of finishing in the four Champions League positions, and this certainly isn't true in many other leagues, so beyond Bayern, German football has established an envious degree of competition. And certainly the football is of an entertaining quality, with plentiful goals and a healthy dose of big-name players to pique the interest of football fans all over the world – betting on German football is therefore immensely popular, both in the domestic leagues and when German teams are playing in Europe, or indeed when the German national team is playing.
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.
Football Odds Checker
You love betting on football, but want to make sure you are regularly finding the best odds by which to place your bet. And the last thing you want to be doing is trawling through the sites of all the leading bookmakers, looking for those elusive best odds.
Well here is some advice: you absolutely don't need to do this in order to secure the most competitive and highly rewarding odds on any given outcome. That is because our football odds comparison tool will perform the task for you neatly in one location. All you need to do is type in the selection you are looking for, or browse our incredibly comprehensive array of football events, and we will immediately provide you with the best odds available on that event as offered by all the most prominent and well-respected bookmakers on the market. It's that easy.
Alternatively you can scroll through the list above, along with your desired filters of countries, leagues or markets to build your perfect accumulator. This truly is betting made easy.
The Betting Markets we cover
Our service offers odds comparisons on all of the major, popular football betting markets, so you are far from limited to the 1X2 market which is often unprofitable in any case due to the small odds offered by bookmakers on the bigger teams.
These are just some examples of the markets covered by our bet finder and comparison tool:
Match Result – This is the most popular, straightforward bet. It is a simple bet on which team will win the match, or whether it will be a draw after 90 minutes. This is also broken down into match result 1st half and 2nd half, allowing you to bet on a specific half. The full-time 90minutes 1X2 is the 'typical' market you'll see on most punters accumulators.
Both teams to score (BTTS) – This is one of the all-time favourites of regular bettors as it is an outcome that can be studied according to form and statistics. Quite simply the outcome will be 'yes' or 'no'. 'Yes' means that you believe both teams will score in the match, while 'no' means that you believe one, or perhaps both teams will fail to register. This can also be broken down into BTTS first half and BTTS second half.
Total Goals 'Over / Under' – This is another old favourite, and another bet which can be placed more confidently with the study of form and statistics. As it sounds, you are betting on the match featuring over or under a certain number of goals in the match. The options are usually provided as 0.5, 1.5, 2.5 etc so that there is always an outcome, and you may select over or under that number. These options also exist as first half and second half options. A classic example would be including an over 2.5 selection in your accumulator or single bet, this you would win if three or more goals are scored in the match.
Handicap markets (plus Asian handicap) – The handicap markets are popular when you feel that one team has a distinct advantage, as is so often the case in football. Let's use the example of Manchester City vs Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium. Clearly these two teams do not have the same levels of resources, and Manchester City are heavy favourites to win the game. The odds could be as low as 1.10, meaning that if you bet £1, you would only win 10p. One way of making the selection yield higher potential returns is to give one side a handicap. So, for example, you could back Manchester City -2, meaning that the home team would need to win by three clear goals for you to win the bet. Similarly, you could bet Bournemouth +2, meaning that if the away team loses by a solitary goal, then you win. The Asian handicap market is similar, but takes out the equation of the draw, so is a little more complicated to understand.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the types of bets that our odds comparison tool offer. Betting on football entails so many options these days and it is imperative for us to provide coverage of as many of these types of bets as possible. Once again we list the best odds to be found on each outcome, with the very best odds highlighted and starred.
Football Odds Comparison
As well as the ability to consistently find the best odds on an incredibly comprehensive array of football matches around the world, we also provide a host of other information which is informative to your betting. Let us consider exactly what you see when you click on any given event. As an example, we can use a classic English Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea.
First of all, you have the ability to search for the event itself by using our bet finder tool. This bet finder operates as a search engine, so simply type in the name of one of the teams that you are looking for and a list of that team's upcoming matches will be presented to you. Type in either Liverpool or Chelsea in this case and the event, as long as it is in the near future, will be immediately revealed for you to click upon.
When opening up the event, you will immediately be presented with a list of all the outcomes upon which you can bet on – we are far more than just a provider of football odds comparison on the simple home/draw/away markets, as previously stated. You may bet on goals, handicaps, and any other number of betting outcomes that take you fancy.
We automatically display the best odds on each overview page, but this can be analysed deeper either once a selection is added to the bet slip or each match page.
Football Betting & Statistics
We are not just the best odds comparison site for these reasons, there's far more. When looking at the event of your choice, you will also be presented with a number of additional insightful statistics and information which can help to inform your betting selection.
Using Liverpool vs Chelsea once again as an example, under the list of all the markets (and odds) that you can bet on, you will then see statistics pertaining to the teams' last ten games across all competitions (the results of those last ten games are also presented for your convenience).
What sort of statistics will you find? For example, you will be given the teams' win percentage over those ten matches, the average number of goals which were scored in those games, and then stats relating to all of the major betting markets, such as Both Teams To Score (for example, in how many of those ten matches did both teams scores – given as a percentage), Over 2.5 goals (in how many of those ten matches were over 2.5 goals scored in the match) and so on. Clearly, we provide these stats – on both teams – to give you the most comprehensive sports betting experience and give you the greatest prospect of success in your online betting activities.
What else will you find? We give you head-to-head records encompassing the last three matches (anything beyond that would not be particularly relevant to the outcome) as well as team news and predicted line-ups. Of course, the odds reflect all of this information, but if you see that a team's odds are too good to be true, then you read the team news that we provide and see the predicted line-up, then you can reconcile with those odds. Best odds are not just the highest odds, but the odds that give the fairest reflection of an event occurring. With all of the information we provide, along with our odds comparison and bet finder tools, you can make the most informed decisions.
The Best Football Acca Builder
Our site is the perfect accompaniment to build your football acca bets. It is bad enough to find that a winning single bet you made with one bookie could have been better rewarded if you had placed with another bookmaker. The situation is much worse if you placed a five-team accumulator, and then discovered that another bookmaker could have almost doubled your return on the same bet.
The fact is that betting odds on single events can and do vary between bookmakers, sometimes to quite a large extent. But when you are building a football accumulator bet, and differences between the odds in single bets become exacerbated when you start adding your selections together. That is why shopping around and using our odds comparison tool is the smart thing to do when placing bets, but particularly accas.
We built this site with accas in mind. We don't think you can build an acca faster, anywhere else in the world.
We also provide Football Live Scores
Alongside our football odds comparison and statistics we also provide you with up-to-date scorelines in any ongoing matches, so we can be your first point of call for live scores. Our aim is to become your 'go to' site for all things football related in terms of upcoming matches to bet on, statistical betting information which you can use to inform your bet, team news, and then a place to keep abreast of events once the match kicks off.