Bundesliga Betting Tips

The Bundesliga is the top flight of German football and widely regarded as one of the best club competitions in world football. Bayern Munich are a powerhouse in German football and regularly compete in the UEFA Champions League.

The Bundesliga has the highest average football stadium attendance in the world. Betting on the Bundesliga is very popular with matches live streamed around the world.

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Bundesliga Live Streaming


Watch Bundesliga live streaming on your phone, iPad, tablet or computer anywhere you can obtain an internet connection. Bet365 live streaming is a great way to watch Bundesliga football on the go.

The bet365 live streaming service covers a large range of football tournaments around the world including the Bundesliga. Here is how to stream live Bundesliga football online with bet365:

  • Log-in or register for an account at bet365 (use the bonus code "NEWBONUS")
  • Visit bet365 > live streaming > football
  • When the live streaming window opens, select the Bundesliga match you want to watch.
  • Registered depositing users can watch & bet on Bundesliga football.

To watch a bet365 live stream users must be logged in and have a funded account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours. 18+, geo-restrictions & terms and conditions apply.


Bundesliga Free Bets


Get Bundesliga free bets including cash back, bonus bets and enhanced odds when you open a new account with an online bookmaker. Bundesliga free bets are also available to existing customers at many leading online bookies.

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Bundesliga Betting Odds


All online bookmakers will offer odds for the Bundesliga. All the popular match betting markets will be included such as full time result, BTTS, correct score, anytime goalscorer and over/under 2.5 goals.

Bundesliga Results


Get the latest Bundesliga results to prepare for the upcoming matches and search for value before the odds fluctuate.

Bundesliga Champions, Runners-Up & Third Place


1. FC Köln won the inaugural Bundesliga title in the 1963-64 season with Bayern Munich winning their first title in 1968-69. They shared the title with Borussia Mönchengladbach for the next eight seasons before becoming the dominant force in 1998.

Bayern Munich won the 2018-19 Bundesliga title, their seventh straight title which was a record. They had previously won three straight titles on three occasions, the only club to win three in a row are Borussia Mönchengladbach. 

SeasonChampionsRunners-upThird Place
2019-20 tbc tbc tbc
2018-19 Bayern Munich Borussia Dortmund RB Leipzig
2017-18 Bayern Munich Schalke 04 1899 Hoffenheim
2016-17 Bayern Munich RB Leipzig Borussia Dortmund
2015-16 Bayern Munich Borussia Dortmund Bayer Leverkusen
2014-15 Bayern Munich VfL Wolfsburg Borussia Mönchengladbach
2013-14 Bayern Munich Borussia Dortmund Schalke 04
2012-13 Bayern Munich Borussia Dortmund Bayer Leverkusen
2011-12 Borussia Dortmund Bayern Munich Schalke 04
2010-11 Borussia Dortmund Bayer Leverkusen Bayern Munich
2009-10 Bayern Munich Schalke 04 Werder Bremen
2008-09 VfL Wolfsburg Bayern Munich VfB Stuttgart
2007-08 Bayern Munich Werder Bremen Schalke 04
2006-07 VfB Stuttgart Schalke 04 Werder Bremen
2005-06 Bayern Munich Werder Bremen Hamburger SV
2004-05 Bayern Munich Schalke 04 Werder Bremen
2003-04 Werder Bremen Bayern Munich Bayer Leverkusen
2002-03 Bayern Munich VfB Stuttgart Borussia Dortmund
2001-02 Borussia Dortmund Bayer Leverkusen Bayern Munich
2000-01 Bayern Munich Schalke 04 Borussia Dortmund
1999-2000 Bayern Munich Bayer Leverkusen Hamburger SV
1998-99 Bayern Munich Bayer Leverkusen Hertha BSC
1997-98 1. FC Kaiserslautern Bayern Munich Bayer Leverkusen
1996-97 Bayern Munich Bayer Leverkusen Borussia Dortmund
1995-96 Borussia Dortmund Bayern Munich Schalke 04
1994-95 Borussia Dortmund Werder Bremen Freiburg
1993-94 Bayern Munich 1. FC Kaiserslautern Bayer Leverkusen
1992-93 Werder Bremen Bayern Munich Eintracht Frankfurt
1991-92 VfB Stuttgart Borussia Dortmund Eintracht Frankfurt
1990-91 1. FC Kaiserslautern Bayern Munich Werder Bremen
1989-90 Bayern Munich 1. FC Köln Eintracht Frankfurt
1988-89 Bayern Munich 1. FC Köln Werder Bremen
1987-88 Werder Bremen Bayern Munich 1. FC Köln
1986-87 Bayern Munich Hamburger SV Borussia Mönchengladbach
1985-86 Bayern Munich Werder Bremen Bayer Uerdingen
1984-85 Bayern Munich Werder Bremen 1. FC Köln
1983-84 VfB Stuttgart Hamburger SV Borussia Mönchengladbach
1982-83 Hamburger SV Werder Bremen VfB Stuttgart
1981-82 Hamburger SV 1. FC Köln Bayern Munich
1980-81 Bayern Munich Hamburger SV VfB Stuttgart
1979-80 Bayern Munich Hamburger SV VfB Stuttgart
1978-79 Hamburger SV VfB Stuttgart 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1977-78 1. FC Köln Borussia Mönchengladbach Hertha BSC
1976-77 Borussia Mönchengladbach Schalke 04 Eintracht Braunschweig
1975-76 Borussia Mönchengladbach Hamburger SV Bayern Munich
1974-75 Borussia Mönchengladbach Hertha BSC Hamburger SV
1973-74 Bayern Munich Borussia Mönchengladbach Fortuna Düsseldorf
1972-73 Bayern Munich 1. FC Köln Fortuna Düsseldorf
1971-72 Bayern Munich Schalke 04 Borussia Mönchengladbach
1970-71 Borussia Mönchengladbach Bayern Munich Hertha BSC
1969-70 Borussia Mönchengladbach Bayern Munich Hertha BSC
1968-69 Bayern Munich Alemannia Aachen Borussia Mönchengladbach
1967-68 1. FC Nürnberg Werder Bremen Borussia Mönchengladbach
1966-67 Eintracht Braunschweig TSV 1860 Munich Borussia Dortmund
1965-66 TSV 1860 Munich Borussia Dortmund Bayern Munich
1964-65 Werder Bremen 1. FC Köln Borussia Dortmund
1963-64 1. FC Köln Meidericher SV Eintracht Frankfurt
             

Bundesliga Fixtures


Check the Bundesliga fixtures to see when and where all the matches are being played in Germany.

Bundesliga Table


Check the Bundesliga table to see which teams are competing at the top of the table and which teams are battling relegation at the bottom.

Bundesliga Highlights


Watch Bundesliga highlights to see what players and teams are in form and what teams are struggling defensively.

Bundesliga News


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Bundesliga History


Even though West Germany had already won the World Cup in 1954 and would reach the final again in 1966, the Bundesliga wasn’t actually formed until 1963.

Prior to that, West German club football was divided into five regional Oberligen (Premier Leagues), with the winners and runner-ups then progressing to two mini leagues of four and five teams, with the winners of each league then contesting the German Football Championship. 

Formation Of The Bundesliga 

In 1963, the German Football Federation elected to follow the format used in England, Spain and Italy of a national league structure rather than a network of regional leagues. Initially sixteen teams from the five Oberligen were invited to join and contest the new Bundesliga.

Every team would play each other home and away, guaranteeing that top clubs from different regions faced each other at least twice in a season. 

The first Bundesliga winners were FC Köln (Cologne), Meidericher SV (now known as MSV Duisburg) were runners-up, and Hamburger SV’s Uwe Seeler was top scorer. 

Bayern Munich & Borussia Mönchengladbach Dominate

Two teams dominated the early years of the Bundesliga, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayern Munich. Amazingly neither team had made much of an impact on German club football previously, but both would flourish within the new league format. 

Under the stewardship of the great Hennes Weisweiler – one of the true founding fathers of modern football - Borussia Mönchengladbach would win three Bundesliga titles between 1970 and 1975, then two more with his successor Udo Lattek, another doyen of modern football managers. 

During this same time period (1963-77), Bayern Munich would win their first four Bundesliga titles. Coached by the aforementioned Udo Lattek, Bayern also became a great side in the European club competition, mimicking AFC Ajax’s achievement of three straight European Cup wins (1970-73) by winning the European Cup in ’74, ‘75 and ’76. 

Interestingly, in the 1974 World Cup final in Munich, a West Germany team made up of mainly Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach players defeated a Dutch team starring players from Ajax and 1970 European Cup winners Feyernoord 2-1. 

Bayern And Hamburg Win The European Cup

The Bayern Munch team of that era featured such legends as Franz Beckenbauer - the first defender with more skills than most midfielders, Sepp Maier – one of the most decorated goal keepers ever, Gerd Muller – the most prolific pure striker in football history, as well greats like Paul Breitner and Uli Hoenes. 

Not surprisingly, the Bayern Munich team of that time is ranked as the Greatest Club Side Of All Time by multiple football magazines and websites. 

While Borussia Mönchengladbach have yet to add to their early tally of Bundesliga wins, Bayern Munich have become prolific champions, although they have failed to dominate in Europe as they did in the mid-70s. 

In the late 1970s and early 80s, Hamburger SV (Hamburg) emerged as a major force, signing Liverpool striker Kevin Keegan, winning the Bundesliga three times and lifting the European Cup in 1983, one of only three German teams to do so. 

By the mid-1980s, Bayern Munich had established themselves as by far the dominant team in West Germany. Sides like Kaiserslautern, Stuttgart and Werder Bremen would have title-winning seasons, but none could sustain any level of consistency. 

The Emergence Of Borussia Dortmund 

Although a founder member of the Bundesliga in 1963, it took Borussia Dortmund many years of underachievement which included several spells of relegation before they established themselves as the no.1 threat to Bayern Munich’s continued dominance that they are to this day. 

In 1995 Dortmund claimed their first ever Bundesliga title, and retained it the following season, beating Bayern into second. In 1997, Dortmund became only the third German team to win Europe’s top club competition, now known as the Champions League, defeating Juventus 3-1 in the final with goals from Karl-Heinz Riedle (2) and Lars Ricken cancelling out Alejandro Del Piero’s lone effort. 

Dortmund would win the Bundesliga again in 2002, and twice more in 2011 and 2012 under the guidance of the massively talented manager Jurgen Klopp, now at Liverpool FC.  Additionally they would finish in 2nd place in 2013, 2014 and 2016. 

With a vast 81,000 capacity stadium and fanatical fan base, not to mention an excellent youth setup, Dortmund remain the team best placed to consistently be the team most likely to take advantage of any dip in form by Bayern. 

Bayern Munich Become As Big As Barcelona 

Taking a leaf from the book of another footballing behemoth in Real Madrid, in the past couple of decades Bayern have strengthened their brand by buying up the best players in the Bundesliga, employing the best managers – foreign as well as German – and striving to dominate at home and win in Europe. 

Bayern were within seconds of a fourth European Cup/Champions League trophy in 1999, only to lose to two late strikes from Manchester United. Undeterred, Bayern were back in the final two seasons later, this time emerging victorious against Valencia. 

More finals beckoned, as well as more disappointments; there was no shame in losing to Jose Mourinho’s great Inter Milan in 2010, but that wasn’t the case when they were beaten by a poor Chelsea side in their own Allianz Arena in the 2012 final.  

Jupp Heynckes Takes Bayern To The Treble 

However the best was yet to come for Bayern. Jupp Heynckes’s team peaked in 2013, and players like Arjen Robben, Thomas Müller, Mario Mandzukic and Franck Ribery played at a level previously unseen. Bayern’s season was best summed up with their 7-0 aggregate destruction of Barcelona in the Champions League semifinals.  

Bayern would go on to win the treble for the first time in their history, defeating Dortmund in the 2013 Champions League final, their fifth win in that event. 

Bayern marked their intent of remaining at the top by recruiting Pep Guardiola as their manager ahead of the 2014-15 season, and the Spaniard went on to win three-straight Bundesliga titles. Guardiola left at the end of his contract, and was replaced by another top-flight manager in Carlo Ancelotti in 2016, although the Italian was sacked after a year, despite ensuring a record fifth-straight Bundesliga for the club. 

Jupp Heynckes was installed as Bayern manager for the fifth time in his career, and the team immediately began winning again, and retained their Bundesliga title despite losing the DFB-Pokal final. Niko Kovac took over and looks to continue FC Bayern's dominance.

Bayern Munich dominate the Bundesliga

Bayern Munich had previously won three consecutive Bundesliga titles on three occasions from 1971-72 to 1973-74, 1984-85 to 1986-87 and 1998-99 to 2000-01. The only club to win three in a row have been Borussia Mönchengladbach from 1974-75 to 1976-77.

Bayern Munich won three straight titles for the fourth time from 2012-13 to 2014-15 and went on to win four more to make it seven titles in a row in the 2019-20 season. Such dominance in the Bundesliga was unprecedented with Borussia Dortmund and Leipzig doing their best to challenge FC Bayern.
                                       

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Bundesliga FAQ

Where can I watch Bundesliga Live Streams?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch Bundesliga live streams.

Who has won the most Bundesliga Liga titles?

Bayern Munich have won the most Bundesliga titles with 28 titles. Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach are next best with five.

Who are the Bundesliga champions?

Bayern Munich are the Bundesliga champions after winning their 7th straight title in the 2018-19 season. 

How many teams are in the Bundesliga?

There are currently 18 teams in the Bundesliga.

What teams play in the Bundesliga?

The teams that currently play in the Bundesliga are FC Augsburg, Hertha BSC, Union Berlin, Werder Bremen, Borussia Dortmund, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Eintracht Frankfurt, SC Freiburg, 1899 Hoffenheim, 1. FC Köln, RB Leipzig, Bayer Leverkusen, Mainz 05, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bayern Munich, SC Paderborn, Schalke 04 and VfL Wolfsburg.

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