General information

The Fußball-Bundesliga or the Bundesliga is the primary professional football championship in Germany, in which top teams compete for the title every year. It is ranked first in German football league system and it has a scheme of promotion and relegation with the 2nd Bundesliga.

The competition’s seasons occur between August and May, with most games played on Saturdays and Sundays and some matches played during weekdays. The Bundesliga’s recent performances achieved a ranking of the 3rd place in Europe, according to UEFA’s league coefficient ranking. It is also the most-attended football league in the world. Its average of 45,134 fans per match during the 2011–12 season made it the second most attended sports league in the world, broadcasted in over 200 countries.  Our blog provides an extensive coverage of German Bundesliga Tips.

German Bundesliga Standings

# Team P
1 Bayern München 50
2 RB Leipzig 45
3 Borussia Dortmund 37
4 Hoffenheim 37
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 35
6 Hertha BSC 34
7 Köln 33
8 Bayer Leverkusen 30
9 Freiburg 30
10 Schalke 04 26
11 Borussia M'gladbach 26
12 Mainz 05 25
13 Augsburg 24
14 Wolfsburg 22
15 Hamburger SV 20
16 Werder Bremen 19
17 Ingolstadt 18
18 Darmstadt 98 12

History

Bundesliga was initially established by the German Football Association in 1962 in Dortmund and is now operated by the Deutsche Fußball Liga. Its first season started in 1963 and since then the competition has seen 51 clubs compete for the title. With a total of 21 wins, FC Bayern Munich has been the Bundesliga champion the most. Other football clubs to have won the Bundesliga include Borussia Dortmund, Werder Bremen, Borussia Mönchengladbach, VfB Stuttgart and Hamburger SV, which is the only club to have participated continuously in the Bundesliga since its foundation.  Bet on Bundesliga at Betfair!

Format

Each of the 18 teams in Bundesliga competition plays against a certain other team once at home and once away. Initially, a victory was worth two points, but since the 1995–96 season, the teams have been awarded three points for a win, one point for a draw and no points in case of a loss. The football club which gained the most points during the season becomes the German champion. In case of an equal number of points, the following tie-breakers are applied respectively: goal difference for the entire season, total goals scored, head-to-head results, head-to-head goals scored, head-to-head away goals scored and total away goals scored for the entire season.

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The bottom two teams of the table are relegated into the 2nd Bundesliga, while the best two teams of the 2nd Bundesliga are promoted. The third-last team (16th place) in the Bundesliga plays a two-leg play-off match against the 2nd Bundesliga’s third-placed team, the winning team securing its place in the next season of the Bundesliga, whereas the loser gets to play in the 2nd Bundesliga. Sick of being a loser yourself? Follow the best Bundesliga predictions from our blog!

Official partners

It’s always a tight race between the Bundesliga and the English Premiere League when it comes to sponsorship, however the germans managed to win the European sponsorship crown for the 2011-2012 season. The Bundesliga partners include the world’s biggest brand names such as Hermes, Krombacher, Adidas, Sky, Grundig, EA Sports and Sky.

Latest Results

February 19, 2017
Köln 1 - 1 Schalke 04
Borussia M'gladbach 1 - 2 RB Leipzig
February 18, 2017
Hamburger SV 2 - 2 Freiburg
Mainz 05 0 - 2 Werder Bremen
Borussia Dortmund 3 - 0 Wolfsburg
Hertha BSC 1 - 1 Bayern München
Eintracht Frankfurt 0 - 2 Ingolstadt
Hoffenheim 2 - 0 Darmstadt 98
February 17, 2017
Augsburg 1 - 3 Bayer Leverkusen
February 12, 2017
Freiburg 2 - 1 Köln
Wolfsburg 2 - 1 Hoffenheim
February 11, 2017
Schalke 04 2 - 0 Hertha BSC
Ingolstadt 0 - 2 Bayern München
Werder Bremen 0 - 1 Borussia M'gladbach
Bayer Leverkusen 3 - 0 Eintracht Frankfurt
Darmstadt 98 2 - 1 Borussia Dortmund
RB Leipzig 0 - 3 Hamburger SV
February 10, 2017
Mainz 05 2 - 0 Augsburg
February 5, 2017
Eintracht Frankfurt 2 - 0 Darmstadt 98
Augsburg 3 - 2 Werder Bremen

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