Football is the number one sport in Germany and the German fans are very passionate, with most of the stadiums down the country being filled up every week. The quality of the German football is pretty high despite the fact that there aren’t that much money involved in comparison with the English Premier League, the Spanish La Liga, the French Ligue 1 or the Italian Serie A. Betting on the Bundesliga is very popular as it is one of the European Elite leagues, and all the bookies offer a wide range of markets for the German football. Bundesliga have been dominated by Bayern Munich over the past few years, with the Bavarians having won the title in each of the past six season. This means that you won’t find value in the win-draw-win market very often when Bayern Munich plays, but you can still find attractive odds in the Asian Handicap or goals markets. Bayern Munich will definitely start as the clear favourites for this 2018/19 season and they are priced at odds 1/6 in the Bundesliga outright winner market. Borussia Dortmund are the second favourites to win the title at odds 11/2, while RB Leipzig are third at odds 33/1. Due to Bayern Munich’s dominance in the Bundesliga, the bookies are usually offering a special market called Bundesliga Winner Without Bayern Munich. Similar to the Premier League outright winner markets, you can also back your team to finish in top four, top six or top ten. However, most of the bookmakers won’t even offer odds on Bayern to finish in top four, which means that this market can be used on a team that have looked solid in the previous season and strengthened over the summer. Overall, betting on the Bundesliga is the same as betting on any other football league or tournament. However, if you are really in betting in the Bundesliga, then you need to check the teams and players’ form, injury news, rivalry history, etc.
Most valuable betting market in the Bundesliga
Over the past five years, the Bundesliga has been one of the highest scoring leagues across Europe, with 56% of Bundesliga fixtures ending over 2.5 goals. The only league that have seen more goals scored than the Bundesliga is Eredivisie with a ratio of 60% fixtures ending over 2.5 goals.