In recent seasons, the German Bundesliga has been dominated by the mighty Bayern Munich who have now won the title for four straight seasons from 2012/13. The club holds the overall record with 26 domestic league titles but at least in 2016/17 they have a challenge.
RFB Leipzig have risen through the divisions to battle it out with Bayern in 2016/17 and as a result, the Bundesliga is more exciting and competitive than it has been for some time. Interest is rising across Europe and the bookmakers are also delivering with a host of football enhanced odds offers from around the division.
While there are exceptions, the offers for new customers will typically take one of the big games from the German top flight and quote a boosted price on one, or possibly either sides to win it. Increases can be very generous with an odds on figure perhaps rising to 7/1 or in some cases they can go much higher so they are worth paying attention to.
Terms will vary depending on your choice of outlet; for example, 888Sport and Paddy Power may let you stake £10.00 on a price of around 7/1 whereas Coral, who could lift their figures to 25/1 or even higher, may restrict that stake to £1.00.
In general, expect your winnings at the standard book price to come back into your new account while the balance is made up as free bet tokens.
New customer deals may appear for the bigger Bundesliga matches such as Bayern Munich versus Borussia Dortmund or alternatively, they can be published whenever a German side is competing in the Champions League.
Deals for existing account holders work a little differently: Once again, the terms will vary depending on your bookmaker but in general, the price boosts may be far more modest. The good news however, is that those maximum stake levels are removed and any profit just comes back to your account with no concerns over free bet terms.
Winner Sports are a good example of a bookmaker who regularly gets involved in German Bundesliga games and you can get a good choice of price boosts throughout the week. Like a lot of bookies who adopt these schemes, Winner will boost multiples so you will need to back at least two outcomes in a game, or across a choice of games before these apply.
As an example here, the bookie may take Bayern, Dortmund and Mainz to all win their games over a weekend and score at least two goals in doing so. Alternatively, they may quote on Bayern to win and Robert Lewandowski to score.
The price increases may well be smaller and in many cases they can be less than 1 point but as we mentioned, the maximum stake level of £10.00 is taken away and any profits come back as cash into your account.
All of the above suggestions are just examples but they are typical of what you might expect from a bookmaker. We also recommend that, while we’ve given you some significant rules here, you check all of the terms and conditions of any bookie promo to make completely sure you are happy before you go ahead.
We’ve already mentioned some of the bookmakers who like to get involved with Bundesliga enhanced offers but there are plenty of others. For new player deals, 888Sport, Paddy Power and Coral are very active but you can add ComeOn, Bet on Brazil, Fun 88, Ladbrokes and BetBright to that list, amongst others.
For the existing player price boosts, Winner Sports are very pro-active while SkySports, Ladbrokes and BetBright will also publish Bundesliga deals at various times.
It’s great to see Bayern Munich finally getting some competition at the top of their domestic league and while the German top flight has always been popular in its own country and beyond, this will make it even more appealing. And, with TV coverage leading to an increase in the price boost promotions that are linked to the Bundesliga, this is a great time to look out for some extra value.