Following the Bundesliga 2015-2016 schedule release, outright winner betting markets firm up. Join us as we search for value soccer futures for your soccer picks.
Bundesliga 2015-2016 Outright Winner Betting Odds
According to the soccer odds makers, it's a one-horse race in Germany's top flight. Bayern Munich are the prohibitive favorites to win a fourth straight title. (See Table 1 for a comprehensive overview).
Back-to-back champions Borussia Dortmund (2010-2011 and 2011-2012) are third overall favorites, usurped by 2014-2015 surprise package Wolfsburg, who finished second behind Bayern Munich, albeit ten points adrift. Last season's third-placed Borussia M'gladbach are matched almost unanimously as fourth overall favorites across sports betting platforms. The exception is found at PaddyPower, where Borussia M'gladbach are the fifth faves in the pecking order, behind Bayer Leverkusen.
Table 1: Bundesliga 2015-2016 Outright Winner Betting Odds
Bayern Munich -1000 To Win Title at bet365
Nobody that avidly follows Bundesliga can claim surprise at the current status quo. Three-time champions consecutively Bayern Munich are justifiably the favorites to win outright. What's more, the Pep Guardiola led side are more than likely to win a fourth straight title given their current crop of players. The challenge for soccer betting fans looking to bet on Bayern Munich is going to be to find solid soccer odds in outright winners market. Reality is that it's next to impossible. They are a cut above the rest and the best soccer odds available at this point in time appear to be at bet365 where they are priced at -1000.
Wolfsburg +1700 To Win Title at PaddyPower
The challenge for Wolfsburg is going to be repeat their impressive run in 2014-2015, never mind wrestle the title from Bayern Munich's grasp. If Bundesliga betting trends reveal anything, it's that the runner-up is up for grabs. The last time Wolfsburg won the title was in 2008-2009. Six years on, it's a different team. Last season was an encouraging run to build on, and if they are your choice soccer pick (which would be an upset in no uncertain terms) the +1700 price tag at PaddyPower is one of the best in the markets. A £100 stake yields a whopping £1700 in winnings, plus the stake back. For the conservative soccer bettor, a £10 bet is worth it as it yields £170, plus the stake.
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Borussia Dortmund +2000 To Win Title at bet365 & PaddyPower
It was a rough 2014-2015 season for Borussia Dortmund, runners-up in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. At one point, they were mired in the relegation quagmire, in danger of falling into Bundesliga 2. Somehow, though, they rallied in the second half of the season to finish seventh overall. It remains to be seen what Borussia Dortmund will bring to the table in the coming season, but the prognosis seems positive enough across most sportsbook as they are installed as the third overall favorites. William Hill serves them up on the shortest odds at +1600 but better value is found at bet365 and PaddyPower where they are the +2000 soccer pick to lift the title.
Borussia M'gladbach +4000 To Win Title at bet365, William Hill and PaddyPower
Third-placed Borussia M'gladbach look to build on their positive run in Germany's top-flight. Finishing thirteen points behind champions Bayern Munich, M'gladbach have plenty of upside. As far as sports betting platforms go, though, they are priced anywhere from +3300 to +4000 soccer odds for the improbable win. Depending on the sportsbook of choice, that puts them fourth overall or higher to win the title. A long shot pick really in a league dominated by Bayern Munich these past few seasons.
Bayer Leverkusen +4000 To Win Title at bet365 & William Hill
Fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen are priced as the fourth overall favorites with PaddyPower, a slight distance ahead of Borussia M'gladbach. At bet365 and William Hill they are the joint-fourth overall faves with Borussia M'gladbach. If you're looking to back Leverkusen to the improbable win, one of the latter two sportsbooks is your best choice at +4000 soccer odds.
So there you have it, the top five contenders currently trading in the sports betting market: Bayern Munich, Wolfsburg, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia M'gladbach and Bayer Leverkusen. Most likely, Bayern Munich will win the 2015-2016 Bundesliga title. That said, there could be a surprise. Whichever club is your choice soccer pick, be sure to use one of these sportsbooks or any other that is indexed on the green list with SBR.