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Bettingpro.com's writers offer Bundesliga betting tips for every round of fixtures in the form of daily best bets columns.

The Bundesliga is the top tier of German football and remains one of the most popular and well attended leagues in all of world football. The division consists of 18 teams and its excellent reputation means the top four qualify for the Champions League each season, with another three teams earning a place in the Europa League.

German football plays host to two of the most popular teams in European football – Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern are the undisputed kings of German football with an all-star line-up of talent making them the team to beat each season, but Dortmund have got the better of the Allianz Arena side in the past and are determined to do it again in future. The rise of RB Leipzig has not gone unnoticed either, so perhaps they could turn the Bundesliga title battle into a three-horse race?

As always Bettingpro.com will have all of the Bundesliga betting tips, news, odds and live stream information you could need all season long.

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BUNDESLIGA LIVE STREAMING & IN-PLAY BETTING (18+. T&CS APPLY)

One of the biggest changes in football betting is the move from the betting shop to online. This has given more choice to punters in terms or odds and markets but it has had another benefit as there has also been a move by the bookmakers to lure in customers by offering all sorts of benefits to having an online account.

Free bets are one such benefit, but the real innovation is that customers of the big betting firms can now watch and bet on live football matches online. There is an incredible array of live streamed matches from across the globe every single week, and customers in the UK now have access to matches in one of the most popular league competitions there is - the German Bundesliga.

There is no need for a satellite subscription, or any form of on-going payment, to watch online. All that is needed is an account with one of the major bookmakers and then you can watch online, for free, on your desktop, laptop or mobile device.

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BEST BOOKMAKERS FOR BETTING ON THE BUNDESLIGA

The Bundesliga's popularity means there is no shortage of bookmaker websites where you can place your bets on the top flight of German football, but with so many bookies to choose from which ones offer the most competitive odds and the best service?

Not only does Bettingpro.com offer advice on what bets you should place on the Bundesliga, we also offer advice on which bookmakers you should use. Our comprehensive reviews give you a rundown of what you can expect from the bookies when you become a customer of theirs.

Is there an incentive to sign up at the website - ie. free bets, risk-free bets etc? Are their odds competitive? Do they offer much variety in the way of markets? Can I bet In-Play? What special promotions can I use to insure my bet or boost my pay-out if it is a winner? Are matches live streamed? What standard of customer service can I expect?

All of those questions, and more, are answered in our reviews that you can access HERE.

Bundesliga Free Bet Offers & Sign-Up Offers

The sign-up incentive has become a staple of the betting industry with bookmakers now offering new customers the chance to claim free bets, risk-free bets and more when they register for a new online account.

But what offers are available to you right now? Below is Bettingpro.com's favourite bookmaker welcome offers at this time...

Bundesliga Bookmaker Offers

Want to boost your returns or add a spot of insurance to your Bundesliga bets?

A whole host of bookmakers now offer special promotions for every round of fixtures in the Bundesliga, ranging from special price enhancements to money back specials, and Bettingpro.com has a rundown of the latest offers available...

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BUNDESLIGA OUTRIGHT BETTING TIPS

Outright betting on the Bundesliga remains a great way to make a profit while betting on the top flight of German football, but of course you have to have some patience because these types of bets are not ones that pay out quickly, unless you have placed them during the final days of the season.

Bundesliga outright markets are straightforward - you are betting on subjects of league winners, relegation, top-four finishes etc, and these markets are available all season long so you can wait to see how a team performs before backing them in one of these markets. So what markets are available? Read on...

Bundesliga Winner

The Bundesliga Winner market is exactly what the title says – you are betting on who will win the top-flight of German football. This market goes live very early on – you could bet on the 2018/19 Bundesliga Winner market before the conclusion of the 2017/18 campaign – and the earlier you bet on it, the bigger the price you will get in most instances. However, Bayern Munich's recent dominance of German football means they will almost certainly be a short-priced favourite, so perhaps this is a market to ignore.

Without Bayern Munich

If you were to remove Bayern Munich from the table at the end of the season, who would be top? That is the question you are answering here and this is a market that definitely offers up some appealing options because no team has consistently finished second in recent years. The odds will not be massive, unless you back a serious underdog, but the W/O Bayern Munich market does offer a good chance to make a decent return betting on the Bundesliga.

Top 4 Finish

The Top 4 Finish market gives you the opportunity to bet on a team finishing in – you guessed it – the top four places in the Bundesliga. It does not matter if the team you back finishes first, second third or fourth, as long as they are in the top four at the end of the campaign your bet will be a winner. Now, you are not going to make much in the way of a profit by backing a team like Bayern Munich in this market, but the race for Champions League football is a hot one with several teams looking to fill the four places and that means even some of the big clubs are available at backable prices before and during the season. But of course, as the league season pans out these odds are likely to fluctuate and in many cases get shorter, so you really have to get your timing right to get the best possible odds.

Relegation

Those first three markets were looking at the top end of the table, but betting on the other end of the Bundesliga standings is also a popular form of outright betting. The relegation market is simple – you are betting on a team to go down at the end of the season. It does not matter if that team finishes 16th, 17th or 18th – as long as they head down to the second tier at the end of the campaign your bet will be a winner. Newly-promoted teams tend to be short odds in this market, but in recent years we have seen a few surprise relegations and because this is a market that is available all season long, it does offer the chance to make a tidy profit when betting on the Bundesliga. And what you really want here is a congested bottom half because that will result in several teams being available at backable odds even at a late stage in the season.

To Finish Bottom

While the Relegation market asks you to pick a team that will go down, the To Finish Bottom market requires you to select a side that will be propping up the rest of the Bundesliga table at the end of the season. You will see bigger odds in this market than you will in the Relegation one because you do not have three league positions that can potentially hand you a winning bet, but if you are betting on this market you need to do it before a team gets cut adrift at the bottom, otherwise their odds will shorten quickly and dramatically.

Top Goalscorer

The race to be the German top-flight’s Top Goalscorer is always an interesting one because Bayern Munich's dominance of the top flight has not always resulted in one of their strikers finishing the season as the league's top goalscorer. Even the most lethal strikers are available at backable odds during the early stages of the season, but as the goals flow the prices shorten and that means this is a market you really need to consider jumping on early to get the best possible price.

Bundesliga Match Betting Tips

Betting on Bundesliga matches has never been easier and there has never been so many markets to choose from for every single game – but which markets should you be using in an attempt to make a profit?

Bettingpro.com offers Bundesliga betting tips for a whole host of matches in German football’s top tier and the following markets feature regularly in our previews…

Winner

Football betting markets do not come much more simpler than this one – you are simply backing a team to win the game or for the match to end in a draw. This market is available for every football match you can possibly bet on, but it goes without saying that sometimes it will not offer the most appealing odds. The best chance of making a decent profit in this market comes from what the bookmakers perceive to be a very competitive match – for example, Borussia Dortmund v RB Leipzig or Hannover v Werder Bremen. If a match looks to be one sided then there will be one clear favourite and that team’s odds will not be appealing.

Handicap

The handicap market is very similar to the ‘Winner’ market, but in this instance you are backing a team to overcome a fictional handicap. For example, Bayern Munich are 2/5 to beat Augsburg, but that price offers very little in the way of appeal. However, you can still back Bayern Munich to win the match, at a better price, thanks to the handicap market. In this instance, Bayern Munich -2 to win the match is available at 3/1. So what does the -2 mean? It means Augsburg will start the game with a fictional 2-0 lead and Bayern Munich must win by three goals in order to erase the deficit and win the match, landing you a winning bet. On the opposite side, you may believe Bayern Munich will win by a single goal so you could go Augsburg +2, which is available at Even money. That means if Bayern Munich win the match 1-0 on the field, Ausgburg will actually be 2-1 winners in terms of your bet once the two-goal handicap is applied.

Half-Time/Full-Time

Another way to back a team to win at a better price than the one available in the ‘Winner’ market is to dive into the Half-time/Full-time market. This market requires you to bet on who you think will be winning at half-time and full-time in the match. So for example, you may believe Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will be drawing at half-time but fancy Bayern Munich to be in front at full-time. Therefore the selection you would make would be Draw/Bayern Munich, which is currently available at 13/4. This market can offer a great way to make a healthy profit because you need two things to happen for it to be a winner.

Winning Margin

Winning margin is another way to back a team at a better price than the one available in the ‘Winner’ betting market – and just like the previous markets I have mentioned this is straightforward. You are merely betting on how many goals a team will win by – Schalke to win by 1 goal, Schalke to win by 2 goals, Schalke to win by 3 goals more etc. So instead of backing Schalke to beat Freiburg at 8/15, you may fancy them to run out comfortable winners by two goals. Backing Schalke to win by 2 goals in this instance would offer a higher price of 7/2.

Total Goals

The outcome of the match does not matter as far as this betting market is confirmed – you are merely betting on how many goals will be scored in total. So for example, if you are expecting to see at least two goals you could back Over 1.5 Total Goals, or you may expect to see three or less so you would select Under 3.5 Total Goals. The prices in this market will obviously vary from match to match, so while it may offer a tempting price in one game it may not be particularly appealing in another.

Both Teams To Score

Just like ‘Total Goals’, this football betting market is not affected by the outcome of a match. When betting on this market you simply need both teams involved in the game to find the back of the net – it does not matter how many times they both score, each team just needs to score at least once. Of course, just like ‘Total Goals’ the appeal of this market will vary from match to match. For example, the odds on both teams scoring will be bigger if one team has a rock-solid defence that rarely concedes, while the price will be short if the match is features to two teams with leaky rearguards.

Match Result & Both Teams To Score

This market combines two of the previous markets I have mentioned – Winner and Both Teams To Score. It is straightforward though and it does offer another opportunity to back a match outcome at a bigger price than the one available in the ‘Winner’ market. In this instance, all you are doing is betting on the outcome of the match and whether or not both teams will score. So for example, you may expect odds-on favourites Bayern Munich to beat Borussia Dortmund but want a bigger price than 4/9. By going into this market you can get a price as big as 8/5 on Bayern to win & both teams to score. For this bet to win you just need Dortmund to score in a losing effort. Of course, the odds are affected by the likelihood of both teams scoring.

Match Result & Over/Under Total Goals

This is very similar to the last market I wrote about, but instead of backing both teams to score you are simply betting on who will win and how many goals will be scored in the match. For example, when Bayern Munich face Borussia Dortmund you may be expecting Bayern to win a match that sees at least three goals. Therefore you would back Bayern Munich/Over 2.5 in this market at odds of Even money. It does not matter if Bayern win 3-0, 2-1 of 10-0 – as long as they are victorious and three total goals are scored then your bet would be a winner. Of course, the odds are affected by the likelihood of goals being scored in the match. 

First Goalscorer

First Goalscorer betting remains one of the most popular forms of betting when it comes to football matches. This market is available for every match in top club and international competitions, and it offers a great opportunity to make a healthy profit because you are simple betting on who will break the deadlock with the game’s first goal. With 20 outfield players on the pitch when the match gets underway, there are plenty of players to choose from and that means even the likes of Robert Lewandowski will be available at backable prices. But perhaps you like the look of a goal-scoring midfielder – his odds could be rather sizeable and if he does break the deadlock you will enjoy a very tidy return.

Anytime Goalscorer

Odds in this market are shorter than the First Goalscorer market because you are merely betting on a player to score in the match. It does not matter if he nets first, second, third or last – as long as he finds the back of the net your bet will be a winner. Big name players are usually at short odds in this market, so you often have to be a little creative when picking out a goalscorer. Perhaps one team is excellent at set-pieces, bringing a defender into play in this market at a big price? Or perhaps a side has a midfielder with a knack for ghosting into the box and grabbing a goal here and there? This market can offer good rewards when you successfully back a player that is not exactly prolific in front of goal.

BUNDESLIGA HISTORY

German football underwent a major and historic change when the Bundesliga was first introduced back in 1963.

For years German football had adopted under a regional league and national play-off format, but from the 1963/64 season onwards that setup was scrapped in favour of a 16-team format that would see teams face each twice per season, once at home and once away.

Cologne were crowned the inaugural Bundesliga champions, but since then they have managed just one more success and it is Bayern Munich who have gone on to be the standard bearers in the competition, winning it a record-setting 26 times since its inception, with Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Monchengladbach next up with just five title successes.

A total of 12 clubs have been crowned Bundesliga champions but no side from former East Germany or Berlin have managed to lift this trophy and considering the recent dominance of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund it may be some time before that does finally happen.

Between them, one of Germany’s big two have now won the title in each of the last eight seasons, while Bayern are on a record-setting run of five straight championship successes heading into the 2017/18 campaign.

BUNDESLIGA RECORDS

MOST BUNDESLIGA TITLES: Bayern Munich - 26

MOST CONSECUTIVE BUNDESLIGA TITLES: Bayern Munich - 5 (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17)

MOST POINTS IN A BUNDESLIGA SEASON: Bayern Munich - 91 (2012/13)

FEWEST POINTS IN A BUNDESLIGA SEASON: Tasmania Berlin - 10 (1965/66)

MOST SUCCESSFUL MANAGER: Udo Lattek - 8

MOST BUNDESLIGA APPEARANCES: Karl-Heinz Korbel - 602

MOST BUNDESLIGA GOALS: Gerd Muller - 365

MOST GOALS IN A BUNDESLIGA SEASON: Gerd Muller - 40 (1971/72)

MOST WINS IN A BUNDESLIGA SEASON: Bayern Munich - 29 (2012/13, 2015/16)

FEWEST WINS IN A BUNDESLIGA SEASON: 2 - Tasmania Berlin (1965/66), Wuppertaler SV (1974/75)

MOST CONSECUTIVE BUNDESLIGA WINS: Bayern Munich - 19 (2013/14)

FEWEST DEFEATS IN A BUNDESLIGA SEASON: Bayern Munich - 1 (1986/87, 2012/13)

LONGEST BUNDESLIGA UNBEATEN RUN: Bayern Munich - 53 (2012/13, 2013/14)

HIGHEST SCORING BUNDESLIGA GAME: 12 Goals - Borussia Monchengladbach v Borussia Dortmund (1977/78), Borussia Dortmund v Arminia Bielefeld (1982/83), Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund (1971/72), Borussia Dortmund v FC Kaiserslautern (1963/64), Cologne v Tennis Borussia Berlin (1976/77)

BIGGEST BUNDESLIGA WIN: Borussia Monchengladbach 12-0 Borussia Dortmund (1977/78)

BUNDESLIGA SEASONS

SEASONCHAMPIONSRUNNERS-UPTHIRD
1963/64CologneMeidericher SVEintracht Frankfurt
1964/65Werder BremenCologneBorussia Dortmund
1965/661860 MunichBorussia DortmundBayern Munich
1966/67Eintracht Braunschweig1860 MunichBorussia Dortmund
1967/68FC NurembergWerder BremenBorussia Monchengladbach
1968/69Bayern MunichAlemannia AachenBorussia Monchengladbach
1969/70Borussia MonchengladbachBayern MunichHertha Berlin
1970/71Borussia MonchengladbachBayern MunichHertha Berlin
1971/72Bayern MunichSchalke 04Borussia Monchengladbach
1972/73Bayern MunichCologneFortuna Dusseldorf
1973/74Bayern MunichBorussia MonchengladbachFortuna Dusseldorf
1974/75Borussia MonchengladbachHertha BerlinHamburg
1975/76Borussia MonchengladbachHamburgBayern Munich
1976/77Borussia MonchengladbachSchalke 04Eintracht Braunschweig
1977/78CologneBorussia MonchengladbachHertha Berlin
1978/79HamburgStuttgartKaiserslautern
1979/80Bayern MunichHamburgStuttgart
1980/81Bayern MunichHamburgStuttgart
1981/82HamburgCologneBayern Munich
1982/83HamburgWerder BremenStuttgart
1983/84StuttgartHamburgBorussia Monchengladbach
1984/85Bayern MunichWerder BremenCologne
1985/86Bayern MunichWerder BremenBayer Uerdingen
1986/87Bayern MunichHamburgBorussia Monchengladbach
1987/88Werder BremenBayern MunichCologne
1988/89Bayern MunichCologneWerder Bremen
1989/90Bayern MunichCologneEintracht Frankfurt
1990/91KaiserslauternBayern MunichWerder Bremen
1991/92StuttgartBorussia DortmundEintracht Frankfurt
1992/93Werder BremenBayern MunichEintracht Frankfurt
1993/94Bayern MunichKaiserslauternBayer Leverkusen
1994/95Borussia DortmundWerder BremenFreiburg
1995/96Borussia DortmundBayern MunichSchalke 04
1996/97Bayern MunichBayer LeverkusenBorussia Dortmund
1997/98KaiserslauternBayern MunichBayer Leverkusen
1998/99Bayern MunichBayer LeverkusenHertha Berlin
1999/00Bayern MunichBayer LeverkusenHamburg
2000/01Bayern MunichSchalke 04Borussia Dortmund
2001/02Borussia DortmundBayer LeverkusenBayern Munich
2002/03Bayern MunichStuttgartBorussia Dortmund
2003/04Werder BremenBayern MunichBayer Leverkusen
2004/05Bayern MunichSchalke 04Werder Bremen
2005/06Bayern MunichWerder BremenHamburg
2006/07StuttgartSchalke 04Werder Bremen
2007/08Bayern MunichWerder BremenSchalke 04
2008/09WolfsburgBayern MunichStuttgart
2009/10Bayern MunichSchalkeWerder Bremen
2010/11Borussia DortmundBayer LeverkusenBayern Munich
2011/12Borussia DortmundBayern Munich Schalke 04
2012/13Bayern MunichBorussia DortmundBayer Leverkusen
2013/14Bayern MunichBorussia DortmundSchalke 04
2014/15Bayern MunichWolfsburgBorussia Monchengladbach
2015/16Bayern MunichBorussia DortmundBayer Leverkusen
2016/17Bayern MunichRB LeipzigBorussia Dortmund

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