2. Bundesliga (Germany) Betting Odds

The 2023-2024 2. Bundesliga (Germany) tournament has already ended. Soon, you will be able to find the full schedule for the upcoming 2. Bundesliga season, along with the best odds and match predictions from ClubSport. Please, check the schedule and compare football odds for today’s matches.


2. Bundesliga Outright Odds for 2023/24

The 2. Bundesliga is the second tier in the German football league system. Along with the Spanish La Liga 2, Italian Serie B and French Ligue 2, it is considered one of the strongest second divisions in Europe, trailing only the English Championship. This is confirmed by Transfermarkt data, which estimates the total value of 2. Bundesliga-2023/24 players at 382 million euros (4th place among second divisions in Europe).

Bookmakers offer a large number of 2. Bundesliga odds for match outcomes and the entire tournament. To determine the main favourite, you can look at 2. Bundesliga winner odds 2023/24, i.e. betting options on the championship winner. Here is a list of the main contenders:

2. Bundesliga Contenders Bet365 Odds
Hamburger SV 4.00
FC St. Pauli 5.00
Fortuna Düsseldorf 7.00
Schalke 04 11.00
Hertha BSC 11.00
Holstein Kiel 12.00
Hannover 96 17.00
1. FC Magdeburg 17.00
Greuther Fürth 17.00
SC Paderborn 21.00

Hamburger SV has the best odds to win the 2. Bundesliga. After their relegation from the Bundesliga in 2017/18, the team has never ranked lower than fourth. According to Transfermarkt, Hamburger SV has the most expensive squad in the league (almost 43 million euros), which is capable of regaining a spot in the top division and winning the tournament.

Among other 2. Bundesliga favourites, Fortuna Düsseldorf and FC St. Pauli stand out. Last season, both teams were a step away from the promotion playoff (ranking fourth and fifth respectively). Over the summer, both teams slightly changed their squads and now they are ready to fight for the league title again.

Most Wins in the 2. Bundesliga

The 2023/24 season is the 50th in the history of the 2. Bundesliga. The tournament format has been modified several times, resulting in a total of 57 trophy holders.

Five teams share the title of the most successful 2. Bundesliga club: VfL Bochum, Arminia Bielefeld, 1. FC Köln, SC Freiburg and 1. FC Nürnberg. Each of them has won the tournament four times. 1. FC Heidenheim, having secured their first championship win, currently holds the title as the reigning champions.

Team Number of the 2. Bundesliga title wins
VfL Bochum 4
Arminia Bielefeld 4
1. FC Köln 4
SC Freiburg 4
1. FC Nürnberg 4
FC Schalke 04 3
Hertha BSC 3
Karlsruher SC 3
Hannover 96 3
Fortuna Düsseldorf 2
VfB Stuttgart 2
1.FC Kaiserslautern 2
1.FC Saarbrücken 2
Darmstadt 98 2
1.FC Heidenheim 1846 1
FC Ingolstadt 04 1
SpVgg Greuther Fürth 1
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1
Eintracht Frankfurt 1
FC Hansa Rostock 1
Bayer 05 Uerdingen 1
Stuttgarter Kickers 1
FC 08 Homburg 1
SV Waldhof Mannheim 1
SV Werder Bremen 1
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1
TSV 1860 Munich 1
FC St. Pauli 1
Tennis Borussia Berlin 1

About 2. Bundesliga Betting

The 2. Bundesliga in the 2023/24 season features 18 teams. The tournament is held in a round robin format, where each club plays two matches against all rivals: at home and away. The matches are scheduled from July 28, 2023, to May 19, 2024. After 34 rounds, the club with the most points becomes the league champion and advances to the Bundesliga, the top German division.

The team that finishes second also gets a Bundesliga promotion spot.The club that finishes in third place will face off against the 16th placed Bundesliga team in playoff matches to determine who will earn the right to play in the elite league next season. The two lowest-ranked clubs are relegated to the 3. Liga, while the team ranking 16th plays relegation playoffs against the 3. Liga bronze medalist for the right to stay in the tournament.

If, at the end of the championship, two or more teams have the same number of points, the following indicators are compared in order of priority:

  • Goal difference;
  • Total goals scored;
  • Head-to-head results;
  • Goals scored away in head-to-head matches;
  • Goals scored away in all matches;
  • Playoffs.

2. Bundesliga Markets on ClubSport

Most bookmakers offer a wide variety of 2. Bundesliga odds 2023/24. In addition to 1/X/2 options or Asian handicaps, various extra markets are available, including both teams to score, exact score, goal race, comeback victory, and other options.

Unfortunately, the situation with 2. Bundesliga outright odds is not as favourable. Besides offering bets on who will win the tournament and gain promotion to the higher league, most bookmakers are limited in the other types of betting markets they can offer for the competition.

Factors to consider when betting on the 2. Bundesliga

Like the Bundesliga, the second division of the German football championship delights with high-scoring matches. The average number of total goals scored per game in the 2022/23 season was 2.94. This season, the average is even higher at 3.12. Simultaneously, there is a clear division into clubs prioritising an attacking playing style (Hertha BSC, Schalke 04, 1. FC Magdeburg) and those focusing on defensive tactics (Wehen Wiesbaden, Eintracht Braunschweig, Fortuna Düsseldorf).

Another interesting 2. Bundesliga betting trend of this season is the "both teams to score" option. After 9 rounds or 81 matches, both teams scored in 65.4% of games at least once.

Are 2. Bundesliga betting odds on ClubSport profitable and safe?

ClubSport supports the principles of responsible gambling and urges everyone to approach sports betting with caution. Betting is a great way to have fun, but it involves financial risks. Only stake amounts you are ready to lose. It’s recommended to monitor your expenses and immediately set a limit for yourself, upon reaching which you will take a break from betting regardless of results.

The ClubSport site can help pick your 2. Bundesliga best bets. The league page provides general tournament information: current league tables, past match results, the schedule of upcoming games with 1/X/2 odds. On the match page, you will find data on each team: their performance in the current season, summaries of recent results, teams’ statistical trends, and the history of head-to-head matchups. This will make it much easier to select a bet for the upcoming game.

    FAQ 2. Bundesliga

    Who is the favourite to win the 2. Bundesliga in 2023/24?

    According to 2. Bundesliga winner odds, Hamburger SV is the main favourite. The team has finished no lower than fourth for the past five years and has one of the best squads in the league.

    Who won the 2. Bundesliga last season?

    1. FC Heidenheim won the title last season. Darmstadt 98's 0-4 defeat to Greuther Fürth in the last round allowed the Heidenheim club to win the title by goal difference. Darmstadt 98 finished second. Hamburger SV competed in the 2. Bundesliga promotion playoffs – the team had no chance, losing 0-3 and 1-3 twice to VfB Stuttgart.

    What other leagues are there in Germany?

    The system of professional football leagues in Germany consists of three levels: the Bundesliga, 2. Bundesliga and 3. Liga Below these, there is the Regional Liga, which is considered semi-professional. Divisions below this level are amateur leagues.