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Germany's rich footballing history has seen it receive more than its fair share of envious glances from British shores and with four World Cup wins, it's easy to see why. The Bundesliga has been in its current guise since 1963, when Germany's regional leagues merged to create a single national competition

Whilst the Premier League and La Liga may be seen by many as the best Football leagues in the world, the Bundesliga has its own strong claim to that mantle. Cheap ticket prices, the ability to stand and have a beer on the terraces make it very popular with supporters and Germany's top flight is in fact the highest average attended of any football league on the planet. In fact of all of the regular sporting competitions across the world, only the NFL sees a higher average of supporters per season.

With such interest in the league it is little wonder that German football betting has become increasingly popular in this country and FREEbets.org.uk will tell you all you need to know on how to claim yourself some Bundesliga Free Bets.

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Bundesliga 2017-18 Betting

There has been a major shake-up in the Bundesliga at this early stage of the season after Bayern Munich decided to part company with manager Carlo Ancelotti. Despite claiming the title in his first season in charge, the Italian has been shown door after a slow start this time around. Ancelotti's dismissal was confirmed after a 3-0 defeat to PSG in the Champions League, that coming after Bayern threw away a two goal lead to draw 2-2 with Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga. 

In temporary charge of the Bavarians is former player Willy Sagnol, who had been serving as Ancelotti's assistant and previously managed French side Bordeaux. The favourite to get the job on a permanent basis however is former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel. Tuchel spent two years in charge of BVB where he lad the club to 2nd and 3rd placed finishes in the Bundesliga as well as to victory in last season's German Cup final. However after his relationship with the club's board soured, he opted to leave Dortmund at the end of last season. There have been reports suggesting that Bayern have already approached him to take the hotseat and he's the clear odds-on favourite with the bookmakers. Sagnol is also in the running and priced shortly but the availability of Tuchel and his achievements at Dortmund see him installed as the favourite. Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann has also been touted as a future Bayern boss and is the only other candidate priced in single figure digits. It's appears as though the vacancy may have arisen just a bit too early for him this time around. Xabi Alonson and Jurgen Klopp are two of the other names priced rather speculatively by the bookies but the pricing suggests it's a straight choice between Thomas Tuchel or Willy Sagnol on a permanent basis.

So just how has Ancelotti's departure affected the betting market for the Bundesliga title? Well interestingly enough, Bayern in-fact remain the odds-on favourites for the title despite the uncertainty surrounding the club. They are currently five points behind Dortmund in the table and we think that using your Bundesliga free bet on Borussia Dortmund to win the title currently looks a smart option.

How do I claim my Bundesliga Free Bet?

Claiming your Bundesliga free bet is as straight forward as a Germany penalty shootout victory. Once you have decided on your bookmaker or sign-up offer of choice, simply click on of the many banners or links on FREEbets.org.uk and register a new account. Once registration is complete, simply make the minimum deposit as required (You may not be required to make a minimum deposit) then place your bet.

Once you have placed your initial bet and it has been settled, your Bundesliga free bets will then be released, allowing you to make the most of the great offer available to bet as you would normally.

The Bundesliga is no different to any other football league with a whole host of options to bet on, be it the Bundesliga winner, who is going to get relegated and of course individual matches from week-to-week.

What are the Bundesliga betting markets?

You can use your Bundesliga free bet on a variety of options when betting on German football including:

  • Outright winner
  • Relegation
  • Top goalscorer
  • W/O Bayern Munich/Borussia Dortmund
  • Top 4 finish
  • Highest scoring team
  • Team to concede the most goals

Bundesliga history

Before the formation of the Bundesliga, football in Germany was largely played on a amateur basis with league split up geographically. In 1949, a first step was take towards professionalism with five Oberligens (Premier Leagues) established as the highest levels of football across the five regions. Each of the winners and runners-up would then compete with one another to take the crown of national champions.

After Germany's quarter-final defeat to Yugoslavia in the 1962 World Cup, a greater need was seen for a national league and at that year's German Football association convention, it was announced the Bundesliga would begin in the 1963/64 season. The founding 16 members were selected from West Germany's North, South, South West and Berlin, whilst East Germany under Soviet rule would maintain a separate league structure. The Bundesliga founding members were:

  • Eintracht Braunschweig
  • Werder Bremen
  • Hamburger SV
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • FC Köln
  • Meidericher SV (Now MSV Duisburg)
  • SC Preßeun Münster
  • Schalke 04
  • FC Kaiserslauten
  • Saarbrücken
  • Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Karlsruher SC
  • FC Nürnberg
  • TSV 1860 München
  • VfB Stuttgart
  • Hertha BSC

FC Köln won the inaugral Bundesliga when they finished six points clear of Meidericher SV and Eintracht Frankfurt in second and third place respectively.

Since it's formation, the undeniable dominant force in the Bundesliga has been Bayern Munich. FC Hollywood as they are often referred to, are Germany's glamour club and much in the same vein as Manchester United in this country, draw on a fanbase from across the country. Bayern are the current champions and have won the last three titles, giving them a total of 24 Bundesliga triumphs. Whilst many would look at the Bundesliga and see it as 'one team league' there has actually been five different winners in the last eleven years. That is in-fact actually one more than in England in that same period, though it is hard to argue that at present Bayern are dominating proceedings. Borussia Monchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund both have five titles a piece with Werder Bremen winning four and Hamburg and Stuttgart have three each. Dortmund are the team other than Bayern to have won it most recently, having won back-to-back titles in 2010-11 and 2011-12 under the stewardship of now Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. They also made the 2013 Champions League Final, where they lost to guess who? Bayern Munich, in what was the first all German final.

The Bundesliga varies from the Premier League in terms of club ownership. Whilst many rich investors have ploughed money in Premier League clubs chasing success, German clubs have strict rules in-place surrounding their ownership. No individual is allowed to own more than 49% of the shares in a single club, though there are a few exceptions. Wolfsburg are owned by car manufacturers Volkswagen and Bayer Leverkusen by the Bayer pharmaceutical company with the clubs initially formed for the companies employees. Hoffenheim, from a village of just 3,000 in habitants have been financed by local billionaire Dietmar Hopp. The software entrepreneur has held a long standing association with the club in which he has financed them for over 20 years and transformed them into a Bundesliga team. He has been allowed to become the first private owner of a Bundesliga club, with the German Football authorities granting special dispensation due to his long term affiliation. RB Leipzig are another exception to the rule, owned by the Red Bull energy drink founder Diertrich Mateschitz. The club were able to get around the membershup rules in Germany football by quite shockingly hiking up the membership prices but despite the controversy, they have enjoyed great success in reaching the Bundesliga. After accquiring the playing rights of fifth division SSV Markranstadt in 2009, they have made it all the way to the top-flight and have shown that they have what it takes to compete at the very top of German football.

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