The football Bundesliga
Bundesliga is the top-tier football league in Germany, with a name that roughly translates to “Federal League” in English. It is one of the biggest leagues in the world and has the biggest average stadium attendance of all major leagues, with Borussia Dortmund being one of the most supported clubs based on average attendance. There are 18 teams in this league, with the top four given access to the Champions League and the 5th and 6th finishers entered into the Europa League. The bottom two teams in the Bundesliga are relegated to the second tier, where their positions are essentially swapped with the teams that finish first and second in the Bundesliga 2. The team that finishes 16th in the Bundesliga enter a play-off with the team that finishes third in the Bundesliga 2. This match is contested over 2 legs and gives the top-tier team a second chance to retain their position. You might expect the lower-tier team to be at a disadvantage in this format, and you’d be right. Between 2013 and 2018 all 6 play-offs were won by the existing Bundesliga team, with both Hamburg and Wolfsburg saving themselves for two years in a row. This run came to an end in 2019 when Union Berlin scraped past VfB Stuttgart.
Bundesliga Teams and Players
Bayern Munich has dominated the Bundesliga in recent years, but they are far from the only top-class team in this league. There are many world-beaters here and as evidenced by recent performances in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, German teams are a force to be reckoned with. In the 10 years between 2009 and 2019, the boys from Bayern won 8 out of 10 titles, with the other two going to their fierce rivals Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund are often considered to be Bayern’s biggest rival, but this wasn’t always the case. In 1977 Borussia Mönchengladbach won their 5th title, which was 1 more than Bayern. In the 1980s, Hamburger SV also gave Bayern a good run for their money, but by the 2000s the Munich team had taken over and begun their era of dominance. The Bundesliga has hosted many of the world’s best players over the years, including Gerd Müller, who is considered one of the most prolific strikers ever, and Robert Lewandowski, who has tallied a huge number of goals for both Dortmund and Bayern Munich. The league also saw the best from Arjen Robben, Oliver Khan, Lothar Matthäus, Michael Ballack, Jupp Heynckes, and Franz Beckenbauer.
The Bundesliga is growing in popularity here in the UK. There was a time when the only foreign domestic games you could find on TV were from La Liga or Serie A. These days, broadcasters have tapped into the potential of the German top-flight and have shown the UK just how exciting it can be. This has led to a surge in interest for Bundesliga betting and that’s something that we cover here on Karamba. You can bet on the Bundesliga from the very first kick to the very last and we also have outright Bundesliga betting markets available long before the season has even begun. Will Bayern Munich dominate yet again, will Dortmund give them a good run for their money or will a dark horse steal the show? Make your decision and place your bets responsibly using the Karamba Bundesliga betting markets above. If you prefer short-term bets then you can place money on the outcome of individual matches prior to or during every single game week. There are Match Result markets, Scorecasts, Correct Scores, Total Goals, Total Cards, Total Corners, and much more. Take your pick and remember to bet responsibly whenever you use the Karamba site.
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