Bundesliga: Betting Guide & Tips
With last season seeing Bayern Munich win a tenth successive Bundesliga crown, they will once again be the team to beat this time around and as always, the question is whether anyone can stop this red footballing machine.
The more things change within the confines of European football, the more things stay the same within the Bundesliga and with Bayern Munich now ruling the roost for a decade, many wonder if their title charge can ever be halted.
Because there is no doubt that Bayern have become something of a powerhouse in this past decade and with their success being a given in recent years, there is perhaps the danger that it damages the appeal of the competition.
Especially as the competitive nature of the Bundesliga has been eroded since the Allianz Arena outfit went into overdrive and now the likes of Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen must make do with having to be the best of the rest.
With that said, that is where the competitive nature of the Bundesliga truly lies and with the battle for Champions League and Europa League places often going down to the wire, as many as ten teams can be fighting for places in Europe.
While the brand of football that the Bundesliga has cultivated, is one that is certainly attacking and for those who like to bet on the goal markets that we have on offer, this is the right competition for you.
Not only that, but the Bundesliga is also home to top Finnish football talent and with Bayer Leverkusen currently being the home to both Joel Pohjanpalo and Lukas Hradecky, they may also be your pick of the German league clubs to support.
With the World Cup being held in a European winter for the first time ever, it means domestic leagues across the continent will have to slightly amend their schedule and the Bundesliga is no different.
As the World Cup will be held in the months of November and December of 2022, it means that the Bundesliga will go on an enforced hiatus on November 14th and will subsequently not return until January 20th, 2023.
While the German League matches will once again be contested in a traditional double round robin format and this means that each of the 18 teams involved will play a total of 34 fixtures each, with the opening day of proceedings taking place on August 5th of this year.
When it comes to the top teams within the Bundesliga, there can only be one name that dominates proceedings and that is none other Bayern Munich. Because although they have always been considered the biggest club in Germany, their stature has grown considerably in the past decade.
A decade that seen them win each of the last 10 editions of Germany’s top division and in doing so, they have also become one of the genuine European giants – a status confirmed by their 2020 Champions League success.
Which means if Bayern Munich are the brides of German league football, the question is who are the bridesmaids? The answer to this, is the pair of Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig who must make do with playing catchup to the Allianz Arena outfit.
Because although Borussia Dortmund were the last team other than Bayern Munich to win the Bundesliga, they have been in their wilderness since Jurgen Klopp led the club to two successive German league crowns.
While if the Dortmund outfit have been Bayern’s long and established rivals, there is perhaps a new face on the scene and with RB Leipzig being backed by the energy drink Red Bull, this is a business that does not do second place.
Or at least not willingly and although they have broken through the Bundesliga glass ceiling rather quickly and managed to earn Champions League football for themselves, getting to the top of the table is still yet to be achieved.
Add the likes of Leverkusen and Wolfsburg to the mix, who are also backed by the likes of Bayer and the Volkswagen Group respectively plus Borussia Moenchengladbach and the race to the finish in the top four is always a rather interesting one.
Top players and managers
With Bayern Munich being as dominant as they are, they also possess the ability to sign some of the world’s best players and with Sadio Mane making a switch from Liverpool in the summer, he will be tasked with helping the club earn an 11th successive German League crown.
Then again, if it is not Mane who will help Bayern achieve such a landmark, there is plenty of other talents at the Allianz Arena who can and although there is a huge question mark regarding Robert Lewandowski’s future, the defending champions are not in short supply of other forwards.
None more so than Serge Gnabry and with the French forward being a constant threat for opposition defences, he and Leroy Sane are the wide threats that strike fear into the fullbacks that they go up against.
While the man who oversees Bayern’s demolition of the German League is none other than Julian Nagelsmann and with him being one of the youngers coaches that currently works in the Bundesliga, he could be in charge of Bayern for a considerable amount of time.
Of course, it is not just talent that runs through Bayern’s veins and although Borussia Dortmund have sold Erling Haaland to Manchester City, they can still call upon the services of England international Jude Bellingham in midfield.
In addition to Bellingham, Dortmund can also rely on the talents of Hazard. Not Eden who currently plies his trade for Real Madrd, but his younger brother Hazard and with the Belgian a constant feature in midfield, he will be charged with supplying chances to those teammates in attack.
As for RB Leipzig, they are building a rather talented squad of their own and although forward Christoper Nkunku was monitored by a number of Europe’s leading clubs, he has committed his future to the Red Bull Arena.
Who will win …
Although the other 17 teams in the Bundesliga will believe that they have a chance of winning the next edition of the competition, there is only one team that will be the choice of both pundits and punters alike.
Because with Bayern Munich having each of the last 10 edition of the German league, there is little reason to suggest that this will not make it 11 in a row by the time that the 2022/23 Bundesliga season comes to an end.
Which means for those who are looking for value within the German betting markets, the without Bayern Munich offering should be your destination and here both Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig will be confident of finishing as the best of the Bundesliga’s rest.