Bundesliga Betting Previews: Best Bets This Weekend

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen

After seeming doomed for another relegation, Schalke have put together an eight-match unbeaten run. There have been just two wins in that period, but Thomas Reis’ team suddenly have hope. They are just two points off safety.

Bayer Leverkusen are still sports betting favourites for their meeting this weekend, however. Leverkusen have won three in a row, including a victory against Bayern Munich before the international break.

The start of Schalke’s unbeaten streak was based on solidity. More recently, they have started to find the net, and should be able to score at least once against a porous Leverkusen defence. The visitors are kings of the over – back over 2.5 goals at 17/20. 

Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund

Defeat to Bayer Leverkusen brought the end of Julian Nagelsmann’s spell at the Allianz Arena.

Thomas Tuchel takes charge of Bayern for the first time this weekend, and it’s the small matter of Der Klassiker against his title rivals and former team.

Dortmund have a one-point lead at the top, but Bayern are football betting favourites for the meeting in Bavaria. Defeat for FC Hollywood would put their historic recent monopoly over the Meisterschale under serious threat. 

Both teams to score seems like a good starting point for any Der Klassiker wager this weekend, even at 9/20. Look into the match combos or put together your own wager in the bet builder – BTTS, over 2.5 goals and over 19.5 booking points is a good option at Evens.


Bundesliga Predictions 2022/23

It would be foolish to look past BAYERN MUNICH in the Bundesliga title race this season. Despite a change in management, Bayern are the dominant force in German football and another Bundesliga success looks likely.

In fact, you'd go as far as to state that anything other than a Bayern title triumph would go down as the shock of the campaign. While the likes of RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg are decent outfits, the Bavarians are a class above.

Bundesliga Top Scorer Prediction

The Bundesliga top scorer award was almost ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI's to lose in years gone by but the Poland international joined Barcelona earlier this summer.

With goal-scoring rival Erling Haaland also leaving Germany's top flight for pastures new, there is an opportunity for someone else to step up and take the coveted Bundesliga top scorer award.

The Bundesliga goal scorer odds are likely to be tougher to predict this season but an exciting 2022/23 campaign awaits. Bet on German football today with 888sport and best of luck with your predictions!

Betting Tips 1x2

The 59th edition of the Bundesliga promises to be as captivating as ever and kicks off on August 13th, running right through to mid-May 2022. 1x2 betting tips this week can be found here throughout the season...

Bayern Munich start as strong football betting favourites and how can they not when they last finished outside of the top two all the way back in 2007.

In Robert Lewandowski, the Bavarian giants possess a striker who breaks goal-scoring records for fun and last season, he became the first player to score 40+ goals in the German top-flight since Gerd Muller in 1972.

At the back, a defence that played a big part in Bayern losing just four games in 2020/21 has been further strengthened by the arrival of Dayot Upamecano from their closest rivals RB Leipzig but of most interest is the change in the technical area, with Julian Nagelsmann also making the switch from last term’s runners-up.

Might the highly-rated young coach need time to implement his ideas at the Allianz Arena? Given Bayern’s formidable squad that may represent the best hope for the chasing pack.

Yet still, the nine-time consecutive champions face more robust competition this time out than last.

Bundesliga odds

Borussia Dortmund will be looking to improve on last season’s problematic campaign that needed a late run of victories to secure third.

New coach Marco Rose inherits an immensely talented group and he will surely demand the attacking, dynamic football he is known for. Key to this aim will be retaining the services of Erling Haaland, the only forward who can come close to matching Lewandowski.

Leipzig meanwhile aspire to finally dethrone Bayern and already incoming coach Jesse Marsch has made some intriguing signings.

If the over-riding narrative of the 2021/22 Bundesliga season is that the league’s three leading clubs all have new men at the helm the league also has an unfamiliar look elsewhere.

Greuther Furth and Vfl Bochum are promoted, the latter as champions, and they replace Bundesliga stalwarts Schalke and Werder Bremen who together have been fixtures of the top-flight since 1990. It will be strange without them.

All told, 18 teams compete across 34 rounds of fixtures with a normal winter break planned after a one-off shortened hiatus last year due to Covid.

It will be fun, fiercely cutthroat and hopefully unpredictable too, and along every step of the journey stay with 888sport for the best weekly betting updates and advice from our German football experts.

How To Watch Bundesliga

The 2021/22 Bundesliga campaign begins with a Friday evening clash between Borussia Monchengladbach and champions Bayern on August 13th.

The rest of the opening weekend of fixtures are to be played across the Saturday and Sunday with the biggest and best games shown live on BT Sport.

Throughout the season, BT Sport customers can watch matches via the BT Sport app on a range of devices or via their official website.

Bundesliga Outright Predictions

When trying to nail down an outright winner for the forthcoming season it is difficult to look past the mighty Bayern, especially as they have strengthened over the summer at the expense of their direct rivals.

The luring of Nagelsmann to Bavaria is a significant coup and should the much-vaunted coach quickly settle on a preferred starting eleven and formation we can expect a smooth transition from Hansi Flick’s brief but very successful period in charge.

This is likely as Nagelsmann is not known for his heavy rotation or any change for the mere sake of it.

A swift readjustment is important because first up is an away trip to Monchengladbach, who have realistic ambitions to replicate their fourth-place finish two years ago and then in early September they travel to Leipzig who are intent on depriving Die Roten of a tenth straight title.

Dortmund will also feature prominently at or near the top while Bayer Leverkusen are dark horses to secure Champions League qualification.

Top Bundesliga Betting Teams

Few leagues have historically been so dominated by a single entity as the Bundesliga. If you follow 1x2 betting predictions for this week, you'll know Bayern are clear of their rivals.

In just shy of 60 years of existence in its current format the German top division has been claimed 30 times by Bayern and what is striking is that the monopoly is only escalating.

Prior to an astonishing nine-year winning streak they are looking to build on this term, Bayern managed to string together three consecutive titles across three different eras (the 1970s, 80s, and turn of this century).

Yet each time the Bavarians were reined in by rivals such as Hamburger SV, Kaiserslautern, and Dortmund. Can any side reach the consistently towering levels needed to topple them again? That remains to be seen.

Free 1x2 Predictions For Today

Whether it’s determining the outright winners and losers of 2021/22 in the Bundesliga or betting on a match-by-match basis, why shell out for paid tipster services when 888sport – your home of betting – offers you the most invaluable and informed tips around, all courtesy of our German football experts.

Here at 888sport we are passionate about European football and will regularly detail for you the best betting odds available, from Wolfsburg wins to Leverkusen losses.

How To Bet On Bundesliga

Betting on the Bundesliga with 888sport couldn’t be easier.

Simply join up, remembering to take full advantage of some fantastic welcoming offers, then head to the football section of our site. From there, click on ‘competitions’ and scroll down to ‘Germany’.

Here, an array of ever-evolving bets are available, covering every fixture and ranging from match results to predicting how few/many goals will be scored.

Bundesliga betting tips this season

There is also the ‘outright’ market to explore, that presently has Bayern cast as firm favourites to make it ten titles in a row with Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig priced generously to better them across the 34 rounds.

Identifying the likely candidates to finish top four meanwhile offers up a wide-open field this year. Wolfsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Hertha BSC are all reasonable shouts at great value.

German Football Betting Tips

Each weekend it is right here on this very page where you will find all the information you need to make the right – and profitable – choices when betting on the Bundesliga.

From league form to tactical data and the Bundesliga top scorers to the latest injury news and 1x2 betting tip predictions for this week, we’ve got you covered.

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*All of our 888 Experts picks and betting tips can be considered as a suggestion only.*

*Odds correct at the time of writing - subject to change*

*Credit for all of the photos in this article belongs to AP Photo*


FIRST PUBLISHED: 24th July 2021

Sam is a sports tipster, specialising in the Premier League and Champions League.

He covers most sports, including cricket and Formula One. Sam particularly enjoys those on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean – notably MLB and NBA.

Watching, writing and talking about sports betting takes up most of his time, whether that is for a day out at T20 Finals Day or a long night of basketball.

Having been writing for several years, Sam has been working with 888Sport since 2016, contributing multiple articles per week to the blog.