Best Bundesliga Betting Markets
German soccer betting begins with the totals and everything else falls in line behind it. There have not been 1,000 goals scored in a Bundesliga campaign since 1985, but the trend line is headed up, and the league combined for 973 balls in the net in the 2018-19 season. Expect that trend to continue upwards to finally hit the 4-digit mark, so when you bet, keep that in mind.
Parlay betting (linking multiple bets instead of making a single bet) is big for German soccer because the high moneylines on home favorites offer little value for those who want to back an outright winner in a Bundesliga match. Combos and trebles are a big part of Bundesliga betting, with parlays and teasers always in play.
If you are looking to wager on a game and want to pick a side, spread betting and handicap options are where you can find the best betting odds on the German league that can be utilized on a match-by-match basis. With an Asian handicap, you are either giving the other side an extra half-goal or more in exchange for better odds or receiving that advantage in exchange for worse odds from your bookmaker.
Bundesliga Betting Trends
The best betting tip in terms of futures is that when it comes to the German Bundesliga these days, Bayern Munich has basically set the standard of excellence. The Bavarian giants won seven straight titles from 2013-19, and the football oddsmakers certainly take that into account when setting betting odds on the next Bundesliga champion.
Borussia Dortmund has been a constant challenger at the top of the Bundesliga standings, and it was once again listed well behind Bayern at +400 in 2019-20 preseason odds. With that big of a disparity between Bayern and Dortmund, the rest of the field has all the odds stacked against them. The closest club to Bayern and Dortmund is RB Leipzig, with other notable teams feature preseason odds of +3400 or worse to become the German champion, and that includes. Leverkusen, which was still expected to be a top-4 club. As we have said, when it comes to betting on German football, it's tough to find value betting on the next Bundesliga champion.
That’s why it’s smart to look at different futures markets when shopping Bundesliga betting odds, such as top-4 finish. While Bayern Munich and Dortmund are a given for a top-4 finish, there could be some value found toward a futures bet on other teams.
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For instance, you might find Leipzig at -200, Leverkusen at +125 and Monchengladbach at +300. There’s still some meat on the bone there. When gambling on the German Bundesliga, also keep in mind there is always a surprise storyline that you could cash in on, which is why Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg are the types of clubs that may attract futures bettors looking for value.
All four positions in the final Bundesliga standings hold Champions League group stage bids, and that is where the real fight in German soccer will come.