About Bundesliga Betting
The Bundesliga (also referred to as “1. Bundesliga”) is a German professional association football league that features 18 teams every season. This league is at the top of the German football league system, and it was founded in 1963 in Dortmund, Germany. Like most leagues, the Bundesliga is played in a round-robin format, with each team playing 17 home games and 17 away games. This makes a total of 34 games for each team, played in the two halves of the season, typically starting in mid-August and ending in late June of the following year.
Each season, the last two teams on the league’s table are relegated to the 2. Bundesliga, and the team in 16th position also goes to the relegation play-off. Likewise, the top two teams in the 2. Bundesliga get promoted to the 1. Bundesliga, and the team in the third position plays in the promotion play-off.
The top four teams at the end of the 1. Bundesliga season automatically qualifies for the UEFA Champions League spot (group stage). The teams in the fifth and sixth positions also qualify for the Europa League. The sixth-placed club has to go through the play-offs.
Many top online bookmakers offer Bundesliga betting. However, before forming Bundesliga odds, these bookmakers consider several factors. For example, at the beginning of the season, teams that are favourites to win some games get lower odds, while the underdogs get higher odds. But as the season progresses, sports betting sites adjust their odds according to teams' performances. Not just that, factors such as transfer news, injuries, and fatigue also cause changes in Bundesliga odds.
However, it is worth pointing out that bookmakers may have different margins, which can affect their Bundesliga betting odds. Nevertheless, when you play at the best online sportsbooks, you should enjoy relatively higher odds and better margins for Bundesliga betting.
Popular Bundesliga Markets
Several markets are available for Bundesliga betting. However, the number of markets may vary from one bookmaker to another. Nevertheless, top sports betting sites that feature Bundesliga games cover a wide range of markets for pre-match and live games. At these sites, you may even find numerous outright and futures markets where you can bet on the team to win the German football league, teams to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, players to win the golden boot, and so on.
These are some of the top bookmakers offering such markets:
Apart from that, some Bundesliga betting sites cover markets based on individual player performances, like the player to score the first goal. You can also place combination bets like “team wins and scores over 2.5 goals” or statistics bets like “team with the highest possession in the first half.”
Here are some of the most popular Bundesliga markets:
- Totals under/over
- Double Chance
- Draw No Bet
- Correct Score
Bundesliga Winner Odds
Bayern Munich is a dominant force and one of the favourites to win the German league, the Bundesliga, this season. However, it’s not a walk in the park for the Bavarians. Surprisingly, Union Berlin is also in the race fighting for the Bundesliga title, and so are RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund.
Nevertheless, Bayern Munich had a decent first half of the season. They were league leaders before the holiday, winning eleven games, drawing seven, and losing only one to finish the first half with 40 points. Likewise, they scored the highest number of goals (56), compared to other teams, and conceded the least (18).
Long-term (outright) betting is available at some of the best sports betting sites, such as the Bundesliga winner odds. This way, you can predict and bet on the team you think will win the German league and take advantage of the Bundesliga betting odds. For instance, the Bundesliga odds for Bayern Munich to win the league at the beginning of the season was 1.2.
And as the season progresses, bookmakers are confident that Bayern Munich is the favourite, which explains why their Bundesliga winner odds for the team are low.
Bundesliga Winners List
Since the league's inception in 1963, Bayern Munich has won it 31 times. Even more notable is that they’ve dominated the league since 2013/2014, winning it 10 times consecutively, including the 2021/2022 season.
Apart from Bayern Munich, Borussia Monchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund have each won the Bundesliga title five times. The most recent win for Borussia Dortmund was in the 2011/2012 season. Werder Bremen is another team that has won the Bundesliga four times.
Here is the Bundesliga winners list:
|Team||Number of Bundesliga Wins|
Bundesliga Relegation Odds
Like most football leagues, not all the teams in a regular season get to stay. In the Bundesliga, the last two teams (17th and 18th positions) get relegated to the 2. Bundesliga, while the team in the 16th position goes to the relegation playoffs. At some bookmakers, like Parimatch UK, you will find selections for Bundesliga relegation odds to bet on.
At the start of the Bundesliga 2022/2023 season, two new teams were promoted to the league, FC Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen. Of these two teams, Schalke 04 is currently in the relegation zone, winning just two games and drawing five in the first half of the season. Hertha Berlin, Bochum, Stuttgart, Augsburg, and Hoffenheim are also dangerously close to the relegation zone.
If you analyse these teams’ upcoming matches, you will likely find their Bundesliga odds are higher, especially when they are playing against stronger teams. This option can be exciting but pretty tricky. However, it is worth pointing out that teams at risk of being relegated can sometimes outperform stronger rivals.
Bundesliga Top Scorer Odds
With Lewandoskwi leaving Bayern Munich for Barcelona, it became quite tricky to predict the Bundesliga top scorer odds for the 2022/2023 season. However, as the season continues, some players have risen to the task, scoring goals almost at will. Surprisingly, these are players that many did not focus on.
Niclas Füllkrug of Werder Bremen, Christopher Nkunku of RB Leipzig, and Marcus Thuram of Borussia Monchengladbach are the top scorers in the league. However, it’s surprising since none of these three players has ever won the Bundesliga top scorer award. So should one of them manage it, their name will be penned down in the league's history.
Nevertheless, it’s hard to tell if any of the three players will get the golden boot, with players like Jamal Musiala and Serge Gnabry of Bayern Munich and Vincenzo Grifo of Freiburg in hot pursuit. The gap between these top five goal scorers is small, so we may see one overtake another as the season approaches its end.
You can place outright bets on the Bundesliga top scorer at some bookmakers like RubyBet, and the Bundesliga betting odds may be decent. However, like every outcome, these odds reduce as the season ends, and a clear possible top goal scorer suffices.
Who are the favourites to win the Bundesliga?
Bayern Munich is one of the favourites to win the Bundesliga, especially considering that they only lost one game in the first half of the season. However, teams like Union Berlin, RB Leipzig, and Borussia Dortmund are in hot pursuit and stand a chance to also win the German league. Union Berlin ended the first half of the season in second place, although they have some challenging games ahead, as do the other teams.
Who has won the Bundesliga the most?
Since the inception of the Bundesliga in 1962, Bayern Munich has been the most successful team, winning the league title 31 times out of 60. Even more important is that the club has been winning the league since 2012/2013. This means they’ve won 10 consecutive Bundesliga titles and will be looking to extend it to 11 this season.