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How To Bet The Bundesliga

How To Bet Bundesliga

Do you love soccer but are new to betting on it? Consider betting the Bundesliga. Soccer is a serious moneymaker. It’s the reason why some clubs are able to pay their players six figures or more every single week, and it’s why the owners of many clubs just happen to be the wealthiest people on the planet.

There are ample betting options available with many sportsbooks offering soccer odds for every matchup. We’ll show you the types of bets you can make so that you too can be rich like Ronaldo (or at least make enough moolah to put some cash in your account)!

What Bettors Need To Know About The Bundesliga

Germany’s Bundesliga has seen its international prominence and following grow exponentially in recent years. It is considered the third-richest soccer league in the world behind only La Liga and the English Premier League. Of the 18 clubs, Bayern Munich has dominated for most of the league’s history and is the big moneymaker thanks to an estimated brand value of around £1.2 billion.

Bundesliga has the best attendance of all the major soccer leagues. The German top flight retained first place ahead of the English Premier League, averaging over 44,500 fans per game, 6,000 more than the EPL, and looks set to keep attracting the biggest crowds on the continent for many years to come.

None of Europe’s top leagues can match the action the Bundesliga provides on the pitch with a record of 3.04 goals per game. The Bundesliga has also seen fewer goalless games than any other league. It’s football as it’s meant to be.

Popular Ways To Bet The Bundesliga

Betting on the Bundesliga is something anyone can do. Soccer is one of those sports that appeals to bettors from all walks of life. Whether you’re making soccer bets from your phone or wagering from the comfort of your own home (which you should be), we’ve got you covered. We’ll provide the easiest and fastest ways to bet the odds and help you make the most strategic predictions possible!

Reading odds is a big part of betting on soccer. Getting a grasp of what the numbers mean can give you a huge advantage over other bettors.

3-Way Betting

At any soccer betting site, you’ll see odds displayed like so:

  • Borussia Dortmund -137
  • Bayern Munich +328
  • Draw +304

This is a typical moneyline bet in which you would simply need to pick one team to win or for the match to end in a tie. The favorite is represented by the minus sign (-). The underdog is indicated by the plus sign (+). This is universal at all sportsbooks, but sometimes (depending on the matchup), all three lines in the 3-way moneyline could be plus money (+).

At -137, Borussia Dortmund is the favorite with a 57.8 percent chance of winning. At +328, Bayern Munich is the underdog with a 23.4 percent shot. The likelihood of the match ending in a draw is 24.8 percent. It’s up to you to decide which way to bet.

If you think Dortmund will win and you bet $100 on the club, you would get a payout of $172.99. You would get your original $100 back plus your winnings of $72.99. If you think Bayern Munich will win and you bet $100, you would get a payout of $428. You would get your original $100 back plus your winnings of $328. Bets on underdogs are a bit riskier, but they do come with a bigger payday.

Our Odds Calculator will show you how much you would win based on the odds and amount bet. That way you can know exactly what you’d win before making your picks.

OVER/UNDER: Betting On The Combined Score

Totals betting, or OVER/UNDER, is a fun way to make Bundesliga predictions. For instance, you can bet on the combined goals scored by the two teams playing in any given matchup and whether the total goals will go OVER or UNDER what the sportsbook predicts.

The average total in soccer betting is 2.0 goals, but that can vary depending on the matchup. Let’s say the total is set at 2.5 for a bout between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. If you think the combined score for both clubs will be three goals or more, you would bet the OVER. If you think the combined score is going to be two goals or less, you would bet the UNDER.

Point Spread: Which Team Will Cover?

In point spread betting, the oddsmaker will adjust the line so the lesser team will receive an advantage in the matchup. Generally, the underdog will be given +0.5 goals before the match even begins. The favorite will start with -0.5 goals. In this case, if you bet the underdog at +0.5, you would win your bet if your team won the game or the final result was a draw. If they lose the game outright, you lose your bet. At betting sites, Bundesliga betting odds for a spread would look something like this:

  • Borussia Dortmund -2.5 (+110)
  • Bayern Munich +2.5 (-120)

If you bet on Dortmund, then they would need to win by three goals or more. If you took the other side, Bayern Munich would need to win, lose by two goals or less, or tie for you to win your bet. The numbers in brackets are the juice. This is the cut the sportsbook takes from your bet. It’s like paying a tax or commission.

Asian Handicap

Like the runline in baseball or the puckline in hockey, Asian Handicapping takes the draw out of the equation while handing the advantage over to the underdog. The oddsmaker forms the spread with two options instead of three. When the draw is eliminated, this gives each team a 50/50 chance of winning.

Your WagerFull WinPartial Win  Full Loss Partial Loss
-0.25Win by 1 Or More Lose By 1 Or MoreDraw
+0.25Win by 1 Or MoreDrawLose By 1 Or More 
-0.5Win by 1 Or More Lose By 1 Or More Or Draw 
+0.5Win By 1 Or More Or Draw Lose By 1 Or More 
-0.75 Win by 2 Or MoreWin By 1Lose By 1 Or More Or Draw 
+0.75Win By 1 Or More Or Draw Lose By Two Or MoreLose By 1
-1.0Win By 2 Or More Lose By 1 Or More Or Draw 
+1.0Win By 1 Or More Or Draw Lose By 2 Or More 

Though it may seem confusing at first, Asian Handicap soccer betting is actually a great way to minimize risk. Instead of a typical bet that gives bettors a one-in-three chance to win, the Asian Handicap gives you a one-in-two chance to at least get some money back.

Futures

For bettors looking to make long-term Bundesliga bets, the futures wager is the way to go. This type of wager allows you to bet on which team will win the championship title. You can also place a futures wager on which player will be declared MVP of their respective league.

The only issue with making bets on future events is that your money could be tied up for the duration of the season if you make a large wager. However, it could prove beneficial in the long run if you win your futures bet and get a major payoff at the end of the season.

Live Odds and In-Play Betting

The live betting market for soccer is huge. There are countless options for in-play wagering at betting sites, like whether a player will make a penalty kick. In-game odds are posted at the sportsbook during most high-profile soccer matches and are perfect for bettors looking to stay engaged with any given game. Make sure you grab the action you like fast, though, because it will be gone quicker than you can say “sauerkraut.”

Pay attention to the odds movement as the game progresses and observe the flow of the game. If you’re watching Dortmund vs Bayern and it’s 0-0, but Dortmund has dominated possession and their moneyline odds have moved to +150 in the second half and you think they have the best chance to score/win, it might be a good time to put some money down on them at better odds.

Props: Team and Player Milestones

Short for proposition, a prop bet is a wager based on occurrences or non-occurrences during a sporting event. Unlike point spreads, totals or straight-up wagers, these circumstances may not affect the outcome of the match or even the final score. Props are considered novelty bets since they can deal with individual player or team milestones. Prop betting involves wagers made on just about anything to do with a soccer match. Props will range from:

  • How many yellow cards will club X receive?
  • Which team will score first?
  • How many goals will be scored in the second half?
  • Will player X score at any point during the match?

Now that you have all the odds information you need, you can carry on with your Bundesliga betting!