Betting on football is a global obsession and those wanting a bet on the Hungarian Nemzeti Bajnokság I, or NB I, will find everything they want right here. Our site brings you the best odds for all NB I games whilst if you’re a newcomer to Hungarian football then we’ve got a bit of league history and background too, including the basic structure of the league.
Hungarian football goes back a long way, with the first division, known as the Nemzeti Bajnokság I, dating right back to 1901. The domestic league may not feature too highly on the radars of many football betting fans but there are some great opportunities to be had for those prepared to study the form and research the league.
Hungary is best known for the incredible national team of the 1950s, known as the Magical Magyars. In 1953 a side featuring the legendary Ferenc Puskas beat England 6-3 at Wembley, following that up with a 7-1 win on home soil the following year. That Hungarian side is ranked as one of the best ever and they are also credited with the invention of total football. Whilst the Nemzeti Bajnokság I is a far cry from those heady days, the standard of football is relatively good and the opportunity to watch Hungarian league games, either via cable TV or live streams provided by online bookmakers, makes betting on it an exciting option for football fans wanting something new or different.
Ferencváros are the most successful side in Hungarian football, approaching 30 league titles, although in more recent years Debrecen have been the dominant force. The NB I features 16 sides, with each club meeting in home and away fixtures to create a 30-game season. This number has changed frequently and there are moves to introduce an 18-team league, potentially in the near future.
The side that wins the NB I are eligible for the Champions League qualification rounds, with the bottom two teams suffering relegation to the NB 2, being replaced by the top two sides from the lower division. The league starts in late July, meaning those wanting football to bet on before the major leagues return in August should definitely check out Hungarian football. Moreover, the league, which enjoys a long winter break, plays right through until the end of May or sometimes even start of June, again offering new betting options for those that usually bet on the bigger European leagues.
If you do decide to have a bet on the NB I be sure to consult this page first because our live betting odds comparison will make sure you get the best possible odds for whichever game you want to bet on. This is the quickest way to maximise your value from all your bets and thus gives you the best chance of making a long term profit from betting on the Nemzeti Bajnokság I.