German Bundesliga Soccer Betting Guide for 2021
The German Bundesliga is the premier soccer division in Germany. This is our guide to it!
If you’re after anything to do with German Bundesliga betting, then you’ve come to the right place. On this page we give you:
- The best German Bundesliga betting sites online
- The lowdown on all the popular betting markets
- Other German Bundesliga betting advice and a brief history
An Introduction to the German Bundesliga
Before we talk about German Bundesliga odds, it’s best to give you a grounding in what this league is all about. We’ve got the basics covered right here:
A total of 18 teams play one another home and away in the course of a German Bundesliga season
The team with the most points (three awarded for a win and one for a draw) and on top of the Bundesliga table are crowned champions of German soccer
If two or more teams have the same number of points, then goal difference is taken into account to separate them and then goals scored
Should two or more teams still be inseparable for classification, then head-to-head points, goal difference, goals scored and away goals scored are used
If that still doesn’t differentiate them, then overall away goals scored are considered and finally a play-off is used if it’s to determine the title, European qualification or relegation
Teams that finish in the top four are taken forward into the UEFA Champions League for the following season
Sides that finish fifth and sixth receive entry into the UEFA Europa League
Only the two teams with the fewest points are definitely relegated from the Bundesliga and replaced by the top two teams in the 2. Bundesliga. The third bottom side goes into a promotion/relegation play-off with the team that finished third in the second tier
Those two clubs play a two-legged tie home and away. If the Bundesliga team wins on aggregate, then they stay in the division. Should they lose and the second tier side win the tie, then they are relegated from the Bundesliga
The Bundesliga has a winter break during late December and early January as some areas of Germany often experience adverse weather during that time of year
How German Bundesliga Odds Work
So, how do Bundesliga odds work? It’s very simple and no different to anywhere else on the planet. This is a Bundesliga bet in its most basic form:
In the above example, Bayern Munich are the hot betting favourites to win this match. For every C$3 staked on them, you would receive just C$1 profit.
Betting on a draw is also possible in soccer and, if that was the outcome, you would double your money.
Borussia Dortmund as the away team are underdogs. For every C$4 wagered on them, you would receive C$7 profit and a total return of C$11 were they to win.
German Bundesliga betting in Canada traditionally comes in decimal odds. You may also see prices expressed as fractions or along the American moneyline with plus and minus signs. See our odds calculator below for how those compare:
German Bundesliga Betting Options
As promised, it’s time for Bundesliga betting advice on the most popular markets to look out for. Check these types of wager out:
What is German Bundesliga Live Betting?
- Live German Bundesliga betting odds should be available on all leading sportsbooks
- This allows you to bet in-play as the soccer action actually happens
- Two of the most popular types of live betting wager are next goalscorer or next team to score
A Brief German Bundesliga History Lesson
The German Bundesliga is formed by 16 soccer clubs from regional leagues throughout West Germany1963
Bundesliga expanded to 18 teams1965
Bayern Munich score the most goals (101) in a single Bundesliga season on route to the title1972
Bayern Munich win the German Bundesliga and European Cup in the same season1974
Gerd Muller sets the record for most Bundesliga goals with 3651979
Hamburg emulate Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga and European Cup double1983
Following the Reunification of Germany, East German soccer teams are incorporated into the existing West German structure. The size of the Bundesliga is increased to 20 teams with four teams relegated just for the 1991/92 season1991
Borussia Dortmund win their first German Bundesliga title1995
Bayern Munich are denied a domestic treble after winning the Bundesliga and Ligapokal by two stoppage time goals from Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League final1999
Stefan Effenberg sets the record for most yellow cards received in Bundesliga history (114)2003
The promotion/relegation play-off between the third bottom side in the Bundesliga and third best team in the 2. Bundesliga is introduced2008
Felix Magath becomes the first and only man to win the German Bundesliga three times as both a player and manager2009
Bayern Munich become the first German soccer club to win the treble of Bundesliga title, DFB-Pokal and UEFA Champions League. Their league triumph was by a record points tally (91) and margin (25)2013
Bayern Munich win a record sixth consecutive Bundesliga title, but Hamburg are relegated for the first time after playing in all previous 55 seasons since the league was formed2018
That is our in-depth guide to Bundesliga betting in Canada. You should be armed with everything you need to enjoy gambling on great German soccer.
If you do have further questions, then read on for our FAQs section packed full of even more Bundesliga betting advice!
What is the German Bundesliga?
The Bundesliga is the highest soccer league in Germany.
What are the most popular Bundesliga bets?
- Match winner or moneyline
- Correct Score
- Handicap or spread betting
- Anytime goalscorer
- Outright winner
- Top goalscorer
- Betting without
What are the best Bundesliga betting sites?
Our list of top sports casinos on this page contains all the best Bundesliga betting sites as rated by our experts.
Can I bet on the Bundesliga on mobile?
Sure, you certainly can.
What is Bundesliga live betting?
Live Bundesliga betting in Canada works just the same as anywhere else in the world. You can bet in-play on live soccer matches as they happen using markets like next team to score or next goalscorer.