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Bundesliga online betting guide
When we try Bundesliga betting, we’re getting involved in one of the world’s great leagues. The standard of play is superb, and the dedication of German soccer fans means the level of excitement is always high.
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Beating the books isn't easy. It's important to capitalize on any advantages that come your way, and that includes Bundesliga betting. Sportsbooks offer odds boosters, early payouts and the like to help put the odds slightly more in our favor. Every little bit helps and we can use these promotional offerings to help maximise our winnings.
As well as promotional offers, as with any other league it's important to do your research in German soccer, or at least let someone else do it for you. That's where our expert handicappers come in. Specialists in their field, they'll find Bundesliga picks to help inform your betting.
Picking the champions should, for anybody interested in Bundesliga betting online, be simple. Bayern Munich have won the last nine seasons – surely they’ll win it again?
Not necessarily. While Bayern are favorites on virtually all Bundesliga betting sites, there are reasons for suggesting the race may be a little more open this season than in previous years. Borussia Dortmund, the last team to pip Bayern to the title in 2012 and runners-up five times in the nine seasons since, will believe they can go one better this time around thanks to the goals of Erling Haaland.
Similarly, RB Leipzig overcame the sale of prolific goalscorer Timo Werner last season and laid down a strong challenge to Bayern, ultimately finishing second. They will hope to go one better this year. Wolfsburg, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach would be the outside bets if you think a big shock is on the cards.
It would take a brave online Bundesliga betting expert to single out anybody other than Robert Lewandowski as the likely winner of the Golden Boot for what would be the seventh time.
Bayern Munich’s star striker may be 33, but he is still in his prime, and has scored more goals than he has played games in both of the last two seasons.
However, the young pretender to his crown is Erling Haaland, an astonishingly promising talent who is even more prolific than Lewandowski was at the same age. The Borussia Dortmund star is only 21 but plays with a maturity well beyond his years and has explosive finishing ability. In future, it would not be surprising if Bayern neutralized his threat to their title by signing Haaland, who is also a target for big-spending English clubs.
Another Golden Boot contender who is worth checking out on Bundesliga betting sites is André Silva, the 25-year-old RB Leipzig striker who scored one more than Haaland in the league last season.
One of the most popular Bundesliga betting markets is focused on the teams who finish in the all-important top four places as it’s this leading quartet who will play in the lucrative Champions League the following season.
It is inconceivable that Bayern Munich will not qualify, but there is usually an interesting race for the other three spots, as reflected by the odds on Bundesliga betting sites.
Borussia Dortmund have finished outside the top four only twice in the last 13 seasons, while RB Leipzig have made the cut five times in their first six seasons in the Bundesliga and will challenge strongly again.
The toughest Bundesliga prediction this season is who might take that fourth place. Bayer Leverkusen, Wolfsburg and Borussia Mönchengladbach are the teams most likely to battle it out.
But Eintracht Frankfurt, Hoffenheim, Union Berlin and Mainz will all be hoping to put together a strong run of form and make it into next season’s Champions League.
Some of the most intriguing Bundesliga betting online takes place on the identity of the teams who will not be in the league next season.
It’s worth noting when checking Bundesliga betting sites that you can bet on a team to finish in the bottom two and be automatically relegated.
But remember that teams can be relegated via the two-leg play-off between the 16th-placed Bundesliga side and the team who finish third in the Bundesliga 2. Only three times in 13 years has the higher-ranked side lost this play-off, though.
Greuther Furth and Arminia Bielefeld look most likely to fill the bottom two positions.
But FC Koln, who had to win the play-off to stay up in 2020/21, and Bochum, recently promoted, could also find themselves in trouble towards the end of this season – while Augsburg, Stuttgart and Hertha Berlin could also be at risk if their seasons don’t go as planned.
Aka match result odds, the moneyline is the most straightforward bet available if we are looking to wager on a soccer match – which team do we think is going to win? We decide and place our bet accordingly. Important to note in soccer, unlike many other sports, the moneyline can also include the third option of betting on the tie (draw).
In a handicap bet, the sportsbook gives one side a notional head start. If one team starts 1.5 goals ahead, that means the other has to win by two or more for a bet on them to pay out. Handicaps are usually expressed to half a goal to remove the possibility of a tie/draw.
In an over/under bet, the sportsbook predicts a total for a particular statistic in a match. It is most often total number of goals scored in a game, but it could be total number of corners, yellow cards, tackles, or assists. We decide whether we think the total will be more (over) or less (under) than the given number and bet accordingly.
If you have an opinion on the results of several matches rather than just one, you can combine those predicted outcomes in a parlay. If all the results go your way, the odds are multiplied and you could be looking at a significant payout. You can use our bet calculator to work out your potential parlay returns.
No hidden meaning, this bet is exactly as it sounds. If we want to predict the exact scoreline of a match, we are able to wager on that outcome on soccer betting websites. This is not an easy bet to get right, but that means if we do, our return should be substantial.
When we believe a player will score during a match, we can bet on that outcome. The betting odds for them being the scorer of the first goal of the game will be longer. If we think they will score at any time, our chances increase but the odds shorten.
Both Teams to Score
Both Teams to Score, also known as BTTS, is an extremely popular bet among fans of soccer betting. This is a simple yes or no wager – do we think both sides in a particular match will score a goal or not? It is a particular favorite of bettors who like to combine several games in a BTTS accumulator.
Draw No Bet
This bet removes the option of the tie (draw). We bet on one side to win and if they duly triumph, we will pick up a payout. If they lose, we lose, too. But if the result of the match is a draw we will get our stake back.
A Double Chance bet enables you to cover two out of the three outcomes of a soccer match. For instance, if we stake our money on “Home team and draw”, we will win the bet unless the away team wins the game.
To win with a Scorecast bet, we need to correctly predict both the first goalscorer and the final score of a match. The soccer odds for scorecasts will always look very attractive – but that’s because there are two outcomes, which makes this a difficult bet to win.
Shots on Target
We can bet on one player having more or fewer shots on target in a match than a number set by the sportsbook. Alternatively, we can bet on the total shots on target of one or both teams. Take care to check out the definition of a shot on target on the soccer betting sites you use – this can sometimes get complicated.
This bet allows us to wager on one player, one team or both teams having more or fewer shots at goal (whether the shot is on target or not) than a number set by the sportsbook.
If we believe a particular player is going to score more than one goal in a match, this is the market we want. We will be able to find soccer odds about that player scoring two, three or even more goals during the game.
This is similar to a goalscorer bet, in that we wager on a player to assist – i.e. directly set up – a goal any time in the match. Many soccer betting websites also allow us to bet on a player to assist more or fewer than a certain number of goals over a season.
Soccer fans love the buzz generated by rumors of possible player transfers between clubs. Many soccer betting apps now offer the chance to put money on the likelihood of Player X joining Club Y before the end of a particular date, usually the closure of a transfer window.
This is an over/under bet with a certain number of points awarded for each booking and sending-off. The sportsbook then sets the total it thinks will be racked up in a particular game. If we think plenty of yellow/red cards will be awarded, we would bet on the over, and vice versa if we think the game will have a lower number than the given total. Booking points for a yellow or red can differ between sportsbooks, so it's always smart to check before betting.
Tackling is a particular skill in football. Some players are very good at dispossessing the opposition and we can bet on them carrying out more or fewer tackles in a match than a total set by the sportsbook. We can also bet on a team’s total tackles. It’s always best to check the definition of a tackle on the soccer betting websites you use – this can differ between sportsbooks and stat sites.
There is a wide variety of bets that can be placed relating to corner kicks. These include betting over or under on the total number of corners in a match, or on one team being awarded more than their opponents, or there being more in the first half than the second.
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For an incredible ninth season in a row, Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga, finishing 13 points clear of RB Leipzig at the top of the table. Under Hansi Flick, who departed at the end of the season, Bayern scored an impressive 99 goals in 34 games. Their defense was a little on the leaky side, as they conceded 44, but their ridiculous attacking output meant that they were still head and shoulders above the rest.
Golden Boot winner
The reason Bayern scored so many goals was primarily down to the presence of this man. Even well into his 30s, the Poland striker is an unstoppable force. An incredible 41 Bundesliga goals in just 29 appearances put Lewandowski 13 clear of Andre Silva and 14 ahead of Erling Haaland.
Player of the year
Since joining Borussia Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020, Haaland has been a revelation, scoring goals galore and establishing himself as a global phenomenon. With 57 goals in 59 appearances across his first 18 months at the club, the Norwegian youngster has already proved he has the ability to help Dortmund win trophies – he scored twice as they won the 2021 German Cup final.
Rookie of the season
Silas Katompa Mvumpa
Having arrived at Stuttgart in 2019 from French second-tier side Paris FC, the DR Congo-born forward has been a huge hit in Germany. His first season at the Mercedez-Benz Arena resulted in promotion to the Bundesliga, and his second saw him score 11 league goals from the right wing before injury cut his campaign short.
A parlay is a bet on several different matches or outcomes. Usually, all the results have to be right for you to get a return.
Many Soccer betting sites offer parlay insurance. This means if one of your teams or players lets you down, you still get all or part of your stake back.
Cash Out allows you to close your bet and get some winnings before a match is over. If you have backed one side to win but fear their opponents will equalize, you may want to cash out.
However, the amount you get back will not be as much as your payout would be at full-time.
Money back insurance
With a money-back offer, you have the insurance that if your bet loses in a particular way, you will receive your stake back – usually in the form of a free bet. One example is when you back a team to win on the moneyline and the match is a draw. It’s worth shopping around for these offers.
Free bet clubs
The idea is a simple one; if you are a member of the club and you wager a certain amount with them during the week, you receive a free bet at the weekend. Soccer betting sites encourage loyalty with offers like this.
With bet builders you can create your own bet from any number of markets, which means if your bet doesn’t exist, you can get it priced up. For instance, if you think one team will win on the moneyline, a particular player will score and there will be a certain number of bookings or corners, a sportsbook will let you build that bet – then give you odds for it.
Sportsbooks will often offer an enhanced price on a particular outcome to offer their customers extra value, but also to attract extra bets. The new boosted price could be about the next player to score, the final result of a match, or any other event.
2 goal early payout
Some sportsbooks will pay out on a bet as a win on the moneyline if the team in question goes two goals ahead. This means that if you have wagered on that team and they go two goals up, and their opponents come back to equalize or even win the match, you still win your bet.
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Yes, most Bundesliga betting sites like to make new customers feel welcome by offering them a bonus for placing their first bet. It could be in the form of a free bet, or an enhanced price about a particular outcome.
You will find Bundesliga odds on offer at a host of sportsbooks across the world. Make sure you choose a reputable operator with a broad choice of Bundesliga betting options, a focus on great customer experience, and a willingness to offer better odds than competitors.
Yes, when you start online Bundesliga betting your chosen sportsbook will usually give you a welcome offer in the form of a free bet. More and more sportsbooks also look after loyal existing customers too, and that can sometimes mean a free bet for your Bundesliga predictions.
Yes, it is perfectly legal to take part in Bundesliga betting. However, there are conditions, and it is essential that a) you are of the legal age, b) you are in a territory where Bundesliga betting online is allowed and c) the sportsbook is licensed to operate in that territory.
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