The Bundesliga is the top division in German football and has steadily increased in standard and popularity in recent years outside its home country. It is also the most highly attended football league in the world, and with both Champions League finalists in the 2012-13 season hailing from Germany (Bayern Munich, who lifted the trophy, and Borussia Dortmund) it seems only a matter of time before the Bundesliga is ranked higher than its current position as the third best league in Europe (according to UEFA, behind Spain’s La Liga and the English Premier League).
Running from August to May, the Bundesliga is contested by 18 teams who play each other home and away in the course of the season. As well as the aforementioned Champions League finalists, other famous teams include Schalke 04, VfB Stuttgart and Bayer Leverkusen, all of whom have appeared regularly in European competitions in recent years.
With Bundesliga matches being shown live across the globe, there is every chance to watch some of the fine football on display. And if you choose to enhance the excitement with a bet or two, be sure to use our live betting odds comparison service to get the best prices available.