Betting on the German Bundesliga is growing in popularity in the US, especially on futures odds such as which club will win the Bundesliga championship or finish in the Top 4, and which player wills core the most goals in the regular season.
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Bundesliga Futures Odds Explained
Bundesliga futures odds to win the German title have been dominated by Bayern Munich in recent years, and it has made it nearly impossible to expect any team to upset them. Single-game betting has been the way to go with German soccer for many who love the sport and the league because it is tough to find great value when you expect Bayern Munich to keep winning the Bundesliga championship.
Luckily, there are other types of futures odds that do offer value for the smart bettors and fans of soccer betting, including top-4 finish and top goal scorer.
Bundesliga Outright Winner Odds
Similar to Juventus in Serie A, Bayern Munich has simply been a dominant force in German soccer. Year after year the German powerhouse is listed to win the Bundesliga title, and the odds are rarely worth touching.
Unlike other leagues in Europe, Bundesliga betting odds do not fluctuate much from the opening lines when it comes to futures betting. For those who follow the sport closely, it is simply too much to fathom that Bayern can be knocked off its perch, and until it happens, there won’t be much action on outright winners odds in German soccer.
Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund have done their best to overcome Bayern’s dominance, as the two teams have been a constant at the top of the German Bundesliga table at the end of the long campaign. That still doesn’t warrant a bet on a possible upset of Bayern, even if the odds look extremely tempting on a club or two down the list.
Bundesliga Top Scorer Odds
Predicting who will win the Golden Boot each season can be tricky in Germany because of so many outside circumstances that can affect a player’s time on the pitch. Robert Lewandowski has been the odds-on favorite to win the Golden Boot basically since he joined Bayern Munich, and the odds on him to win the honor each season barely holds any value at a constant -400.
While Lewandowski dominates the futures odds to be the leading goal scorer in Germany each season, there are certainly some great lines on the rest of the field to come away with the award, so it can be worth a wager looking at the second tier. You can calculate what your wager will pay if successful using our odds calculator.
Top 4 Finish & Relegation Odds
While the outright winner of the Bundesliga title might not offer the best odds for some futures bettors, the lines on the teams to compete for a top-4 spot will hold a semblance of value. Outside of the obvious that Bayern will be one of those clubs, the lines on the teams remaining hold fair value on the top-6 teams on the board.
Each of the teams that lands in the first four spots of the final standings will earn Champions League group stage bids, and every soccer fan (and team) in Europe knows the importance of landing those.
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Relegation odds almost always consist of the three new teams that enter the league every regular season. Keeping top-flight status in German soccer is a tough assignment, and the best online sportsbooks feature nice Bundesliga odds for the teams fighting to survive the season.