Germany Bundesliga predictions and odds

After a brief delay, the top flight of German football is back for the 2022/23 season. As such, Bundesliga betting will be taking over the sportsbooks soon enough, and Betting Fellow is here to deliver the latest stats and predictions.

However, if you need more information on the upcoming season, such as the favourites, top players, and best Bundesliga betting odds – look no further. This page is intended to serve as a comprehensive Bundesliga betting guide, covering everything from the competition’s history to a general overview of the current balance of power between Germany’s best football teams.

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Germany Bundesliga Predictions

01/10/2022

RB Leipzig - Bochum

Betting tip (stake: 9/10): Over 2,5 1.45 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 1:2
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01/10/2022

Freiburg - Mainz 05

Betting tip (stake: 7/10): Under 2,5 2.1 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 1:1
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01/10/2022

Köln - Borussia Dortmund

Betting tip (stake: 9/10): Under 2,5 2.43 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 1:0
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01/10/2022

Eintracht Frankfurt - Union Berlin

Betting tip (stake: 7/10): Home 2.25 at Betway
Correct score prediction: 3:1
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01/10/2022

Wolfsburg - Stuttgart

Betting tip (stake: 7/10): Under 2,5 2.1 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 1:0
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01/10/2022

Werder Bremen - Borussia M'gladbach

Betting tip (stake: 6/10): Under 2,5 2.50 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 0:0
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30/09/2022

Bayern München - Bayer Leverkusen

Betting tip (stake: 7/10): Over 2,5 1.30 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 2:2
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Germany Bundesliga Results

History and General Info

Germany is quite a force on the world football scene and has been so for quite a while. Their national team is one of the most decorated in the past few decades, and we have to remember that that steamroller is powered by players who star in the Bundesliga.

Currently, it is the third-best ranked national league in Europe according to the UEFA coefficient system. Interestingly, it might lose its position to Italy’s Serie A before the end of 2020. The 3rd and 4th-placed leagues get the same qualification rights, though, so this is largely irrelevant. What is important, though, is that Bundesliga is counted among the “Big 5” – the 5 best national leagues on the continent. This further marks Bundesliga teams as the very peak of the sport.

Before we get ahead of ourselves, though, let’s look at the origins of the league. The road professional football took in Germany is somewhat different from what other countries did. For instance, the competitions were almost exclusively for amateur teams before 1949.

Essentially, the country was partitioned into a large number of regional and sub-regional competitions for decades. As the first centralized national leagues were being implemented in the early 20th century across Europe, Germany stuck to such a system. A national football association, DFB, existed since 1903 – which at least meant that the game was brought to a semi-professional level. Professionalism was introduced in 1949 though, which brought the number of regional competitions down to 5.

By this time, though, World War 2 was over and German teams were expected to compete on an international level. These small regional clubs and champions did not fare well whenever they met other countries’ teams, who were parts of professional association leagues for more than half a century at this point. As time went on, German players kept leaving the country to play at richer, better-organized clubs and leagues. Finally, the Bundesliga was founded in 1962, with the first season held in 1963 in Dortmund.

Of course, at the time, the leagues were separated along the lines of the Iron Curtain. The East- and West German leagues were reunited after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1990. There are some interesting benefits to the Bundesliga’s late blooming. For example, the benefits of playing for the top flight are significant, just like in most national leagues. However, this was the case since its inception – it was created to accommodate TV broadcasts and sponsorship details that were already present at the time. In the long run, this avoided the scenario of England’s Premier League split. who were unprepared for how the world and the sport will change.

As any football lover will know, Bayern Munich is the most dominant club in the Bundesliga. They hold the records for most consecutive seasons and most titles by a considerable margin with 30 national championships. The second most decorated team is Borussia Dortmund with 8. The record for most appearances, on the other hand, is held by Hamburger SV who were relegated for the first time in history in 2018.

Format

Technically speaking, Bundesliga refers to the two top divisions of German football – though usually, the first division is what’s being referred to. As you might imagine, the 2nd Bundesliga is the second-tier league and is connected to the 1st division via a system of promotion and relegations.

Which brings us to the competition's format. The Bundesliga consists of 18 of Germany’s best football teams. A typical season is played between August and May of the following year. Most of the specifics are standard for a European national league – each team plays every other team twice in a round-robin. A victory earns a team 3 points, a draw wins 1, and a loss counts as 0 points. The teams are ranked based on their respective point totals followed by goal difference, goal total, and head-to-head results.

The title of German champions is decided purely through league play. The two bottom-ranked teams are relegated to the 2nd division, while the two best-ranked teams from the second tier league are promoted. Additionally, the 16th placed team plays against the 3rd-placed team from the second division for a chance at an additional promotion.

Due to the league’s high UEFA coefficient ranking, no less than 4 German teams go to the Champions League. Specifically, the 4 best-placed teams go straight to the group stage. The team that’s 5th on the table at the season’s end goes to the Europa League group stage, while the 6th-placed team go to the third qualifying round.


Bundesliga Derby Matches

You may have already figured out what are the best football derbies in the Bundesliga. Still, let’s go over them for deeper insight into the dynamics of top German football.

Der Klassiker

Every national league worth its salt has a showdown such as this – the clash of titans that represents the very peak of that nation’s football. In the case of Germany, it’s the derby between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. These two teams are the only ones with Bundesliga titles in the last decade, and the results of Der Klassiker usually signal which one is going to come out on top in the standings.

Nordderby

A match between Hamburg and Werder Bremen is not the cause for excitement it used to be – especially not in the wake of Hamburg’s relegation in 2018. Still, this is historically one of the fiercest rivalries in the country. Although neither of them have been named champions for decades now, both enjoy tremendous support worldwide.

Bundesliga Best Stadiums

The Bundesliga’s rich clubs can boast quite a few enormous football stadiums. We’ve tried to single out a few of them to give you an idea of where Bundesliga matches are played.

Westfalenstadion

One of the most acclaimed stadiums in Europe and beyond, Dortmund’s home turf is famous for the passionate atmosphere that it hosts. With a capacity of over 80,000, this stadium is the seventh-biggest in Europe and the largest among all German teams’ home fields. It’s also noted for its incredible attendance rates – above 80,000 is the average number of spectators per game.

Allianz Arena

Besides being a huge stadium and the home of Bayern Munich, the Allianz Arena is a true architectural marvel. Its exterior is made up of colour-changing plastic panels, the results of which can be truly breath-taking. As one of the more interesting designs as far as stadiums go, you can expect to see it quite often in international competitions in the future.