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Odds to Win Bundesliga Championship: Can Bayern Munich Make it Nine Straight?

Bundesliga Futures Odds September 4 2020

Bayern Munich returns to action in an attempt to retain its German Bundesliga title, won over an exciting few weeks when the lockdown ended in European football. After eight titles in a row, what will be the best Bundesliga odds out there and will it be a case of nine or “nein” as the Bavarian club bids to create more domestic German football history?

Let’s take a look at the odds on the Bovada futures market for who will win the 2020-21 Bundesliga title.

To learn more about wagering on the Bundesliga, check out our How to Bet on the Bundesliga page.

Odds to win the 2020-21 German Bundesliga
Bayern Munich-600
Borussia Dortmund+600
RB Leipzig+2000
Bayer Leverkusen+5000
Borussia Monchengladbach+6600
Hertha Berlin+15000
VFL Wolfsburg+15000
Eintracht Frankfurt+25000
FC Cologne+40000
FSV Mainz+100000
Werder Bremen+100000
Union Berlin+100000
VFB Stuttgart+100000
Arminia Bielefeld+150000

Odds as of September 4 at Bovada

The Big Two

Looking at the two favorites objectively, it’s very hard to see the black and yellows of Borussia Dortmund (+600) triumphing against the heavily favored Bayern Munich (-600). Having won eight in a row, Munich not only won their domestic league but the German Cup and Champions League too, a treble only achieved once, at the start of this domestic run of dominance.

While we’d generally swerve such short odds, it’s almost impossible to see how Dortmund can keep up with the odds-on favorites. Bayern Munich hasn’t lost a game in 2020, and while this year has featured the three-month layoff due to the global pandemic, Hansi Flick’s side looks to be far too consistent to catch.

Dortmund’s chances may, of course, rest on their ability to retain the services of a certain Jadon Sancho. The England right wing-forward is highly sought after, in particular by Manchester United, but after a summer of speculation he is -125 to stay at Dortmund and -110 to make the switch to Old Trafford.

While the Haaland-Sancho axis adds a lot to Dortmund, that pairing was in effect for six months last season and the side lost ground to a resurgent Bayern Munich to lose the title edge. We don’t see Dortmund – or anyone else, for that matter – wresting the trophy from Bayern’s grasp.

The Chasing Pack

The three sides who finished immediately behind in last season’s title race, RB Leipzig (+2000), Bayer Leverkusen (+5000) and Borussia Monchengladbach (+6600), all face uncertain seasons. Leipzig did brilliantly in reaching the Champions League semifinals but lost Timo Werner to Chelsea before that could happen and is trying to hold on to their starring centre-back from that stirring European run, Dayot Upamecano.

For that reason, we don’t love them for a podium finish, and would take the +187.50 on Monchengladbach making the top four rather than the -140 best odds on Leipzig achieving that goal. Leverkusen is +180, but we’re not sure that they will cope following the imminent departure of midfield maestro Kai Havertz to Chelsea.

If they don’t and you fancy a surprise pick for the Champions League, then you might consider Wolfsburg at +550, not least because they have Wout Weghorst as their number nine. Weghorst has scored 33 goals in 66 Bundesliga games and frankly we’re surprised he hasn’t been snapped up by a Premier League club.

Outside Chances

While we’d say clubs such as Hertha Berlin and Hoffenheim (both +15000 for the title) are typical of mid-table Bundesliga sides who aren’t likely to achieve anything special this season, we do like the look of Augsburg to shock a few people. They looked terrific post-lockdown and are an overpriced +1800 to finish in the top six.

That may be a reach, so a top-half finish is a good bet too but look at them for some surprising results in one-off games against opposition such as Schalke or Hoffenheim, especially away from home. The odds on Augsburg winning are often overinflated because their name is not as well-known as their opponents but that means value.

Overall, we think the Bundesliga title will be won by Bayern Munich (-600), while there may be a Champions League places push from Wolfsburg, while Augsburg is the comparative minnow to cheer on for some surprising results along the way. It’s sure to be a hugely dramatic season in Germany whichever way it goes, with some of Europe’s most entertaining young players plying their trade in the division.

How to Read Bundesliga Odds

When you check out any soccer sportsbook, you’ll see odds laid out like so:

Bayern Munich -900  

Borussia Dortmund +500       

RB Leipzig +2500  

Bayern Leverkusen +10000      

Borussia Monchengladbach +30000 

In a traditional bet, you’d see the front-runner represented by the minus sign. In this case, the favorite is the team with the lowest odds and the rest are considered underdogs. Bayern Munich would be the fave here at -900.

Let’s say you’re looking at Borussia Dortmund and believe they’ve got what it takes to win it all. If you were to bet $100 on them, you’d get a payout of $600 – your original bet of $100 is returned along with your winnings of $500. Our Odds Calculator will show you how much you’d win based on the offered odds and amount wagered.

What is a Bundesliga Futures Bet?

Any bet that you make on an event that will happen in time is a futures bet. Now, you’re probably saying, “But all bets are made before a game.” This is true; however, futures odds are released weeks or even months in advance. 

When oddsmakers create the lines, they are not permanent and will shift as more games are played. If you see odds you like, it’s best to take them as soon as you can before the odds move so much they lose all value.