The Bundesliga was not very popular among gamblers for years. German football was known for its solid and often somewhat colourless game. The really nice actions were missing so that gamblers are more likely to bet their money on the fiery game of the Spanish, French or Italian competition. But that time is now over. German solidity has faded into the background and instead, we see attractive football, many goals and, above all, many good players. The Bundesliga is certainly interesting for the real football fan. The bookmakers also pay a lot of attention to clubs such as Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen. Just place a bet and let yourself be convinced by the many possibilities of the German Bundesliga!
The Bundesliga is a latecomer in the national football leagues
The top division of German professional football, the Bundesliga, officially started in the 1963/1964 season. The German Football Association was almost a decade later than the KNVB. And not only that. Germany was one of the last countries in the world to introduce a national football competition. It is almost impossible to imagine when you consider that the Bundesliga is one of the largest and best-known competitions today.
For the 1963/1964 season, there was of course already plenty of football at our eastern neighbours. Only then the clubs were still organized in regional competitions. The winners of those regional football competitions were eventually allowed to compete against each other in the big final round, after which a kind of national champion was crowned. In the 1960s, plans finally emerged for a national approach. The regional system was abolished and the German football league became more professional. Initially, only West German clubs were represented in the Bundesliga. Since the 1991/1992 season, the east of Germany has also been present (for the time being to a limited extent) with clubs such as RB Leipzig.
Bundesliga got eighteen football clubs and 34 rounds to play
The Bundesliga differs little from the Dutch Eredivisie. Every season, eighteen clubs compete in the hope that they win the national title, achieve European football or at least maintain their place in the highest division. The clubs have 34 rounds of play to prove themselves.
Most of the clubs that participate now have been a fixture in the Bundesliga for years. First of all, you think of big names such as Bayern Munich, Schalke 04, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen. But there are also less appealing clubs that deliver great matches. And that is what you are looking for if you want to bet on the Bundesliga. For example, bet money on a win for Hertha BSC or Eintracht Frankfurt. Or go for an over / under or even / odd bet in a match between Fortuna Düsseldorf and SC Freiburg. If there is a lot of difference in level between two clubs, you can of course make the match exciting by betting with an Asian Handicap. All major bookmakers have included the Bundesliga in their list of national football leagues. This allows you to search round after round for matches with the most diverse bets.
Bayern Munich’s dominance
When we talk about the great champions of the German Bundesliga, there is really only one team that deserves that title: Bayern Munich. This club from the state of Bavaria has dominated the competition for decades. With almost thirty league titles in their pocket, no German football club can come close to Bayern Munich. Even the system with the champion stars has been specially adapted in Germany due to the dominance of the Munich team. Where clubs in the Eredivisie, among others, need no less than ten national championships to be allowed to wear a gold star on their shirt, that number has been significantly reduced in Germany. Three national titles already yield one star, with five clubs get two. As a result, there are now several teams with two champion stars on the shirts of the players: Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hamburger SV and VfB Stuttgart. Bayern Munich’s many league titles have now earned four gold stars.
Bayern Munich rules in the German Bundesliga, but that does not mean that there is no competition. In the 2018/2019 season, it was even exciting until the very last whether the team from Munich would win the national championship. In the end they finished at the top with 78 points, followed by Borussia Dortmund with only 2 points less. In addition, there were a number of surprising results in the season, such as a draw against relegation candidate FC Nürnberg. Bayern Munich is therefore not intangible and certainly not the only team that makes the Bundesliga exciting. And you can certainly take advantage of that fact. Because if you bet on a national title for a club other than Bayern Munich in the first half of the season, there is a lot of money to be made from it. That is, if your prediction comes true.