Our Bundesliga predictions might come in handy, as German top flight is back in action and is ready to thrill the fans again. Months ago fans were asking: "Will Bayern defend the title?? and "Is Dortmund ready to challenge them?". There have already been tons of tears of joy and disappointment. Check our predictions and betting tips for 2020/2021 season!
If you have never watched a German Bundesliga game but love football with lots of goals and end-to-end action, then this is the league for you. As we will discover later in this German Bundesliga preview, there are lots of different ways to watch Bundesliga online and plenty of methods in which you can bet too, with all of the key bookmakers offering Bundesliga odds.
So strap yourself in for the ride – as regular fans will know, the German Bundesliga is an exhilarating thrill tide of football, and once you have sampled it you will wonder how you have gone so long without it!
There are lots of different opportunities available in the German Bundesliga betting lines, both in terms of the outright markets and on a match-by-match basis.
Let’s start with the Bundesliga winner odds, in which Bayern Munich are unsurprisingly the short favourites, as they have clinched the title in nine of the last eleven seasons!
I want to get the fans excited. My aim is always to do my best in every game for the team and the people out there. The fans should have fun when they watch us on the pitch. And, of course, I want to clock up as many wins and titles as possible. Never give up, always keep going, always stay hungry – that’s all important to me. - Leroy Sane, Bayern Munich website
The Bavarian team had an excellent last season. Bayern managed to secure the most important trophy - Champions League, after beating PSG in the final. In the middle of the campaign, the German team sacked their manager - Niko Kovac and promoted Hansi Flick to replace him. Bayern was active during the summer transfer window. One of the new players in the team is a German international Leroy Sane, who previously played for Manchester City.
Borussia Dortmund haven’t mounted a major title challenge since the days when Jurgen Klopp was their manager, but they have an impressive young squad and the manager who knows the taste of victory.
Otherwise, it’s a bit of a long shot to look beyond those two teams for the Bundesliga title. We should not forget about the likes of RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen. These two teams were impressive in the European competitions last year and will surely cause Bayern and BVB some trouble.
Other Bundesliga betting odds of interest include the top four finish market, where Unibet have got you covered with some of the best prices around. So confident are they in Bayern having a good season that they won’t even offer odds on them finishing in the top four, but there are other teams that appeal.
RB Leipzig will surely be there or thereabouts, and then it could be a scramble to see who joins them in the top four – thus securing a Champions League place for next season. The main contenders are Bayer Leverkusen, Eintracht Frankfurt, Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg.
Relegation is handled differently in the Bundesliga as compared to how you might know it in the English Premier League etc. The bottom two teams are relegated as normal, but the third from bottom side plays the team that finishes third in the Bundesliga 2 in a play-off fixture to determine who lines up in the top-flight in the following season.
That actually makes German Bundesliga betting on the relegation market a bit more difficult, but there are some excellent prices around nonetheless with the likes of Schalke, Koln and Hertha amongst the favourites for the drop.
2. Bundesliga Betting Tips and Scoring Predictions
There are lots of fascinating reasons for why the Bundesliga can be considered one of the best leagues to bet on in the world.
Typically, the stronger teams tend to dominate – there aren’t a huge amount of shocks where the underdog has their day, and so you can bet on the favourite with a decent amount of confidence. That makes the job of finding accurate predictions much easier too.
Another interesting angle is that the best teams – let’s say Bayern, Dortmund and Leipzig – score lots of goals too, and so that opens up a number of opportunities for unique Bundesliga betting tips. Bookies such as Bet365 and William Hill offer both European and Asian handicaps, and it’s often worth backing Bayern and Dortmund with a -1 or even a -2 goal handicap, confident that they will win the game with ease. This is a great way to enhance your betting value.
Goals really are the order of the day in the German Bundesliga. The games in this competition average more goals than any other major European league, with 2-1 being one of the most common scorelines – that shows why Bundesliga betting predictions like Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score are particularly interesting.
And knowing that there’s plenty of goals also interests in-play bettors too. Around 58% of goals in the Bundesliga are scored in the second half of matches, with around 40% coming after the 60th minute mark. So, there is lots of value to be had in placing bets after this time.
Another set of Bundesliga tips worth keeping a note of is just how home advantage can make a major difference to the outcome of a match. The host team really does have a huge advantage when fans are allowed inside the stadium, and you should use this as your guide when placing your Bundesliga bets.
3. Bundesliga Live Stream Possibilities
In the UK, the broadcast rights for the German Bundesliga are owned by BT Sport, and as yet there is no word as to whether they are going to be showing any of those for free in the same way that Sky Sports will with the Spanish La Liga.
And that’s a huge shame, because a BT Sport subscription isn’t cheap, and that will price many football fans out of enjoying Bundesliga streaming on their chosen devices.
The good news is that there is another proven method for anyone in the UK to enjoy German Bundesliga live streaming online – all you need is an active account with one of the bookmakers who offer streaming of the competition, with 1XBET, William Hill, Bet365 and Unibet the principle brands that do.