Betting on the Bundesliga

It’s no surprise that people like to have a bet on the Bundesliga, after all, it’s one of the most followed leagues in the world of football. Whether you’re backing Bayern to continue steam-rolling the league or looking for an outsider to have a good campaign, you’re sure to find good value when betting on the German top-flight.

Not just a haven for the stars of the game, The German top league has produced some of the World’s greatest players of all time. Gerd Muller and Franz Beckenbauer are probably the most notable of the bygone era, while Kevin De Bruyne and Robert Lewandowski are two of the most recognisable names of the modern game.

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The competition in this league is fierce, even with the dominance of Bayern Munich over recent years. 15 different teams have qualified for Europe since 2010, which is a testament to the strength-in-depth of the league as a whole and sheds light on why people from all across the globe like a bet on the Bundesliga.

Introduction to the Bundesliga

The Bundesliga is home to some of the most renowned teams ever to have graced the beautiful game. Bayern Munich is the league’s most successful club, winning the championship on twenty-seven occasions since the league’s inauguration back in 1963, and collecting along the way five European Cup/Champions League titles.

Borussia Dortmund is the second most successful team, and it’s no surprise why. Dortmund has held the highest average attendance record in Germany for well over a decade, and for their efforts in the 2017/18 season, were awarded the title of the best-supported club across Europe, averaging 79,653 supporters for every home game.

The coming together of the regional leagues, back in the 60’s, was a move to strengthen German football after the structure was seen to be hampering their ability to compete at international level. After lengthy debates, the 1. Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga was formed. Schalke, Dortmund, Werder Bremen and Hertha BSC are just a few of the founding members, but it was 1.FC Köln who ran away as champions in the very first Bundesliga season.

Bundesliga Outright Odds

Rizk Sportsbook offers a range of odds on the Bundesliga. The term ‘Outright’ normally refers to the markets where the outcome of a league season determines the winner. To win when betting on outright markets, punters will need to guess the winner of the league correctly.

You don’t just have to bet on who wins the league, however. A variety of markets are available for you to choose from; Finish in the top four, outright handicaps, or a team to be relegated, to name a few.

Outright Winner – Simply put, betting on this market is betting on who you think will win the league.

Finish in the top four – If you’re going to be successful betting on this market, your selection will need to finish in the top four.

Relegation Betting – If you like watching grown men cry and want to add to that ‘end of season schadenfreude’ with a bet on who will be relegated, this is the market for you!

Handicap Outrights – You don’t need to possess the predictive powers of Nostradamus to win in this market, but it sure would help. Handicap betting on Outrights will allocate a points advantage to each team based on how likely they are to win the league. The most likely team to win will have a zero points advantage, while the least likely team will have the highest advantage. At the end of the season, the allocated points are added to a team’s finishing points tally and the winner is the team left standing at the top after all handicaps have been added.

Betting without markets – For leagues that tend to have one or two teams running away with the title year-on-year, this market can really change things up. For the Bundesliga, you’ll usually find a market such as ‘Betting without Bayern Munich’. This is essentially an outright winner market that does not include Bayern. Instead of being forced to back your selection each-way and hope for the best, you can simply remove Bayern from the fold and get a decent price on the rest of the league.

If you fancy a bet on the Bundesliga this season, remember, all specified Outrights at Rizk Sportsbook will be available for Cash Out throughout the season, so check back regularly to see if you’re onto a winner.