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What are Bundesliga Odds?

Are you a big fan of sports betting and the Bundesliga, but not yet an expert on the odds offered by bookmakers? No need to worry, as we will provide all the information you need to know about the odds offered by sports betting sites. Each set of Bundesliga odds will be a pillar for your sports bet, so pay attention!

First of all, you have to understand what odds are when we're talking about sports betting. The odds proposed by bookmakers, whether on the Bundesliga or any other sporting event, are figures that are directly related to the bet on which you want to place your money. For example, if you want to bet on Borussia Dortmund to win against Mainz, it is on the bet 'Dortmund to Win' that you will wager your money, as opposed to on the team itself. From 3/2 to 5/1 to 13/1, including 7/2 and 11/5, all values above 1 are possible for Bundesliga betting odds - the basic element to have in your head.

The second important thing to understand is the relationship between probability and the proposed value of odds. It is crucial to be aware of the fact that the more likely a team is to win a match, the lower the odds proposed on that team will be. The opposite is also true, if a team is less likely to win a fixture, the odds offered on that team will be of relatively higher value. We can take the example of the Dortmund versus Mainz match to further understand this concept.

In this rather unbalanced fixture between a team of Dortmund's quality and a much less talented Mainz side, the probability of the bet 'Dortmund to Win' is very high, therefore the odds offered on their victory will be low (e.g. 8/5). And vice versa, the odds offered on the bet 'Mainz to Win' will be much higher (e.g. 9/2), as the chances of them winning the match are quite unlikely. Always remember - Strong Probabilities = Low Ratings

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Calculating winnings of Bundesliga betting using odds: The Dortmund-Mainz Example

Beyond being just the basic elements of your sportsbook; Bundesliga odds will also have an impact on the potential gains of your bet. It is, in fact, by using the formula 'Odds x Stake Bet = Potential Gains' that we can determine the amount you stand to win in the case of a successful bet. Again, by taking the example of a £10 stake bet on a match between Dortmund and Mainz we can demonstrate this use of odds with proof by calculation:

  • 'Dortmund to Win': Odds 8/5 x Stake Bet £10 = £16 Potential Gains
  • 'Draw': Odds 17/5 x Stake Bet £10 = £34 Potential Gains
  • 'Mainz to Win': Odds 9/2 x £10 Stake Bet = £45 Potential Gains

Having demonstrated this application of the formula, it is easy to see that a winning bet on the victory of Dortmund will bring in relatively small earnings (£16) compared to a bet on the success of Mainz, which promises a substantial sum of £45. The difference in these potential earnings can be explained by the difference in probabilities of the two bets - Dortmund being much more likely to win than Mainz because of their higher quality. You then have two possible choices: To take a bigger risk and try to win the larger sum, or to trust in probability and aim for more modest gains at a lower risk - The main dilemma of sports betting.

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Why is it useful to compare Bundesliga odds?

As the values of these odds are very important in terms of their influence on potential winnings, know that the value of odds may also vary from one sports betting site to another for any match of the German Bundesliga. Given the enormous level of competition in the sports betting market, it is not uncommon to see different odds values for the same bet, depending on the sports betting site. Where William Hill could offer a bet of 2/1, Bet365 could offer a bet of 21/10 and Betway could offer a bet of 19/10. Therefore the interest of comparing Bundesliga betting odds becomes evident, as the higher the odds are the higher the potential earnings will be. We can illustrate this by again taking the example of the Dortmund - Mainz match:

  • I bet £100 on 'Dortmund to Win', offered at 33/20 by Bet365: 8/5 x £100 = £165 potential gains
  • I bet £100 on 'Dortmund to Win', offered at 33/20 by William Hill: 33/20 x £100 = £160 potential gains
  • I bet £100 on 'Dortmund to Win', offered at 31/20 by Betway: 31/20 x £100 = £155 potential gains

This shows that for the same stake amount on the same bet, the potential gains of a winning wager will earn £10 more with Bet365 than with Betway. This difference in earnings proves the importance of comparing odds on the long run, especially if you want to play regularly on the German Football Championship. As such we have two tips to give to you: Register with all the best bookmakers on the market, and compare all Bundesliga odds before placing your bet. This will ensure that you can always take advantage of the highest available odds values for your bet, and this earn the maximum amount of potential winnings on the market.

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When are Bundesliga Betting Odds at their highest?

As we have just discussed, odds can frequently vary in value amongst different sports betting sites on the market. What you must also understand is that Bundesliga odds can also vary at the same bookmaker in accordance to time. Be it the injury of a major player or the dismissal of a coach mere days before kick-off, there is a vast number of variables that can affect the different probabilities surrounding a match, and therefore directly impact the odds offered by bookmakers.

To resume the Dortmund versus Mainz example, in the case that Dortmund sold their best player in the transfer window, the club will thus have less chances of winning the fixture. The probabilities surrounding the bet 'Dortmund to Win' will decrease, and as such the odds offered at the bookmakers will increase (e.g. from 8/5 to 9/5). The odds proposed on the victory of Mainz will also be revised downwards in this case (e.g. from 9/2 to 4/1). The question will then inevitably arise - is there a perfect time to place your Bundesliga bet to take advantage of the best odds? Unfortunately, there is not.

Given that all the variables surrounding a Bundesliga match are uncertain and almost impossible to predict, it is thus impossible to know in advance the moment at which the odds related to the match of your choice will be at their highest value. In this case, as always, it is up to your judgment, in accordance with your feelings and all the up-to-date news surrounding the fixture - a speedy bet with the bookmakers is as such not possible.

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How does our Bundesliga Odds Comparator work?

If it is then impossible to know the exact moment at which the odds related to the match of your choice will be the highest, it becomes even more imperative to know the best odds on the market at the moment you choose to place your bet - which is now easier than ever with our Bundesliga odds comparator! 100% dedicated to Bundesliga betting odds in order to make your betting experience on the German Football Championship even easier, our odds comparator will allow you to keep up-to-date with all the live odds available on the market, so that you will know the betting site that offers the best odds for the bet of your choice.

Analysed live, the different odds for each day of the Bundesliga will be offered to you, saving you time and especially money on each of your bets on German football. To enjoy it, you can find it just above it. Good luck and good game to all!

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