Germany Bundesliga Betting Odds Comparison

Bundesliga Betting Odds including Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich

Werder Bremen v Borussia Monchengladbach – The Draw

Werder Bremen were feeling good about themselves and confident about their chances of beating Leverkusen when the two teams met at the Weser-Stadion two weeks ago. Nobody predicted that Leverkusen would romp to a 6-2 win. That humbling defeat seems to have seriously affected the Bremen camp as they went on to lose away to Mainz last weekend. Bremen must shake the last fortnight off as our odds comparison shows they’re in for a tough match against second placed Borussia Monchengladbach. This would be a big win for both teams but we believe a draw is the most likely outcome at best odds of 11/4.

Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich – Dortmund to Win

Bayern Munich dropped points once again in the Bundesliga last weekend. That leaves them four points shy of league leaders, Borussia Dortmund, going into Saturday evening’s match at the Westfalenstadion. Dortmund lost 2-0 to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night but that was just a minor blip in what has been a great season so far. Lucien Favre’s men have looked far superior to Bayern and look good value to extend their lead to seven points by winning Saturday’s match at best betting odds of 11/5.

RB Leipzig v Bayer Leverkusen – Over 3.5 Goals

Bayer Leverkusen are one of the least consistent and most unpredictable teams in the Bundesliga. After that massive 6-2 win over Werder Bremen they conspired to lose 4-1 at home to Hoffenheim. Next up for Leverkusen is a tricky away match against RB Leipzig. Ralph Ragnick’s men will be enthused about the chance to potentially rise as high as second in the table but will have to deal with fatigue after Thursday’s match against Celtic in Glasgow. This looks to have all the ingredients for a high scoring match so take the football odds of 5/4 available on over 3.5 goals.

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Bayern Munich v Freiburg – Bayern to Win and Over 3.5 Goals

Just like that, Bayern Munich are up to second in the Bundesliga. The defending champions could go top if results go their way this weekend but the only thing they can control is beating Freiburg at home. Freiburg are finding it tough to escape from midtable mediocrity and will find it even tougher to escape the Allianz Arena without a drubbing. Bayern still need to improve defensively so may well concede but odds comparisons show a home win and over 3.5 goals competitively priced at 4/5.

Wolfsburg v Borussia Dortmund – Dortmund to Win

In one of the most open Bundesliga seasons for many years, Wolfsburg have been very disappointing. There was a real change for them to push for a Champions League place but they have won just three of their nine league games so far. The football odds tell you that it’s not going to get any easier when table toppers Dortmund visit the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday. Dortmund are playing some of the best football in Europe at the moment and should continue their great form under Lucien Favre by winning at best betting odds of 9/10.

German Bundesliga Odds – 20th October 2018

Augsburg v RB Leipzig – Leipzig to Win and Both Teams to Score

Despite knowing that his time as RB Leipzig manager will only stretch to one more season, Ralf Rangnick is doing a stellar job. The 60-year-old shook off a 4-1 opening day defeat against Dortmund and Leipzig have gone six games unbeaten to sit second in the Bundesliga. After a stunning 6-0 win over Nurnberg, Augsburg are next in the crosshairs for Rangnick’s men. Augsburg’s form has been patchy but they’ve scored in every Bundesliga match so far. That suggests the football odds of 3/1 on RB Leipzig winning and both teams scoring are well worth taking.

Stuttgart v Borussia Dortmund – Dortmund to Win and Over 2.5 Goals

It’s top versus bottom on Saturday afternoon when Borussia Dortmund head south to take on Stuttgart. That Stuttgart are not supposed to be at the bottom is clear by our odds comparison which shows Dortmund at just about odds on. Stuttgart have by no means been written off at around 3/1 but we believe the visitors have enough to secure another win. As well as topping the table, Dortmund are the most entertaining team in Germany at the moment so combine a bet on the away side to win with there being over 2.5 goals at 8/5.

Wolfsburg v Bayern Munich – Both Teams to Score

What is going on at Bayern Munich? Niko Kovac’s good start as manager has fallen away for one reason or another and Bayern find themselves in mid-table, which is basically unchartered territory for them. Wolfsburg are the latest team to try and take advantage of Bayern’s problems. While the defending champions are the stronger side on paper by some distance, they’re far too unpredictable to back at best football odds of 4/11. Wolfsburg are on a poor run themselves but they have goals in them so the safest bet could well be both teams to score at 4/5.

Schalke v Werder Bremen – The Draw

Schalke have finally started to turn things around following their horrible start to their Bundesliga campaign. Two wins have followed a run of five straight losses but they face a tough test early on Saturday evening against a Werder Bremen side who have lost just once. This is an important test for both teams and one which a point would surely go down as a decent result. Schalke will undoubtedly look to keep this tight so you have betting options. The draw is probably safest at 5/2 but the 1-1 correct score is more tempting at best odds of 6/1.

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Hertha Berlin v Bayern Munich – Bayern to Win and Over 2.5 Goals

While everybody expects Bayern Munich to be at the top of the Bundesliga table, Hertha Berlin’s start to the season has caught many by surprise. Pal Dardai’s men suffered their first defeat of the campaign last time out against Werder Bremen and it doesn’t get any easier with the visit of Bayern. The defending champions are the clear favourites on our odds comparison but Hertha have scored in every game so far so a play on Bayern to win and over 2.5 goals is tempting at best betting odds of 4/5.

Schalke v Mainz – Under 2.5 Goals

Schalke head into the sixth round of Bundesliga fixtures rock bottom of the division. A 1-0 loss to Freiburg made it five defeats in a row for Domenico Tedesco’s men and it’s safe to say that the young Italian manager is in real danger of losing his job. Failure to arrest an acute case of second season syndrome against Mainz could mean it’s curtains for Tedesco. The pressure on the manager and his players should ensure this is a nervy match so bet on under 2.5 goals at a best price of 9/10.

Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund – Dortmund to Win

It was a horrible start to the season for Bayer Leverkusen. The Bundesliga is an incredibly competitive division - ignoring Bayern’s dominance - so poor runs can happen but Leverkusen and their fans badly needed that first win against Mainz. Dortmund know that confidence is still fragile among their opponents on Saturday evening. Lucien Favre will believe this is a great chance for his team to continue their decent start to the campaign. An odds comparison suggests this will be close but Dortmund look well priced to win at odds of 6/4.

The Bundesliga was created in 1963, making it significantly younger than many European football top flights (although it is worth remembering that the Premier League was only created in 1992). Of course, football was played on an organised basis in Germany long before then, with a national championship started in 1903.

The World Wars had a significant impact on the lack of development of a national football league, whilst in the inter-war years there was a widespread desire to keep football an amateur game. As the country came out of its post-World War II malaise, calls became more widespread for a professional, national league and this was hastened by Germany’s success in the 1954 World Cup.

As with all major soccer leagues, there have been various changes in format and structure over the years but as of the 2018-19 Bundesliga season there are 18 teams in Germany’s top flight.

The Bundesliga is one of the most successful and most watched sports competitions in the world. Due to competitive pricing, attendances even for the relatively small teams are exceptional. Since the 2008-09 season, the overall average attendance for the league has not dipped below 40,000, with Borussia Dortmund leading the way with an average of around 80,000 in that period. For comparison, the average attendance in the Premier League in 2017-18 was just over 38,000.

Dortmund was where the Bundesliga was first created and whilst they also boast the best crowd numbers, it is Bayern Munich who have dominated Germany’s top flight. The Bavarian behemoths have won the title 27 times at the time of writing.

Indeed, in the 21st century, only Dortmund (three times), Werder Bremen, Wolfsburg and Stuttgart (all once each) have joined Bayern in claiming Bundesliga glory. 12 sides have won the competition in total, with “Borussias” Dortmund and Monchengladbach tied for a very distant second with five wins apiece.

Bayern are one of three German clubs (Hamburg and Borussia Dortmund are the other two) to have won the Champions League/European Cup. The Bundesliga’s best have triumphed in the continental showpiece five times, most recently in 2013. Largely on the back of Bayern’s success, the Bundesliga ranks fourth in terms of Champions League success, behind Spain, Italy and England and just one victory ahead of Netherlands.

Bundesliga Format

The top tier of German football follows a similar format and structure to all top European leagues. The sides play each other home and away in a 34 game season, with a win worth three points. The season lasts from August to May, with most games taking place between Friday and Sunday. The Bundesliga enjoys a lengthy winter break before the big issues are settled in the spring.

The top three sides at the end of the campaign earn a Champions league group phase spot, with the club ending fourth going into the qualifying rounds. At the other end of the table, the bottom two are automatically relegated into the second division (the 2. Bundesliga). The side finishing third from bottom contests a play-off over two legs with the side that finished third in the second tier in order to decide who will play in the Bundesliga the following season.

The number of sides in the competition has remained largely steady since its inception, though at times there have been 16 and briefly 20 teams involved. Given 18 teams is a relatively small league, the number of European spots available, plus the fact that as many as three sides can be relegated, means that there is usually prolonged interest at both ends of the table.

This makes watching and betting on the Bundesliga great fun and very exciting. If you do fancy a bet on it this season, check out our great odds comparison for the best Bundesliga odds.