The world cup final in Brazil only happened a few weeks ago and the 18 teams of the German Bundesliga, including the promoted teams of 1. FC Köln and SC Paderborn, are already waiting in the wings. The 52nd season’ kick off takes place on Friday, 22.08.2014 at 20:30 CET in Munich and will be between the record champion and title-holder Bayern Munich and VFL Wolfsburg, the 2008/2009 champion.
Looking at the history of the Bundesliga, football fans are likely to see some goals as there has never been a kick-off match– at least not the past official eleven game – that ended 0:0. Can the team of star-coach Pep Guardiola and the numerous international players win their 31st kick-off game in the club’s history? Rivalo offers an odd of 1.22 for this result. If, however, the wolves provide us with the first big surprise of the season 2014/2015, the stakes will be multiplied by a factor of 13. Even if VFL Wolfsburg only scores one point, Rivalo still offers a remarkable odd of 6.5. As defending champion, FC Bayern Munich is again seen as the clear favourite this upcoming season. But will it again be a solo attempt of the team as predicted by many experts, or will a surprise team receive the championship shield at the end? The bookmakers at Rivalo seem to agree with the experts and set the odds for the next German champion as follows: FC Bayern 1.15, followed by Borussia Dortmund with an odd of 6.5 and Schalke 04 with a top odd of 30.0. Outside chances are advised to VFL Wolfsburg with an odd of 35.0 and Bayer 04 Leverkusen with 37.0. Borussia Mönchengladbach and 1899 Hoffenheim both offer far behind odds of 150 and 250 respectively.
How about placing a bet on a surprise champion? The respective odds are impressive at Rivalo.com. If SV Werder Bremen, 1. FC Köln or FSV Mainz 05 will take the lead, Rivalo offers an odd of 500. The biggest outsider among the teams is probably SC Paderborn, who has finally made it to the major league after 5 years in the second division. Rivalo’s bookmakers set the odd for Paderborn’s win of the German Bundesliga 2014/2015 to 1000.
Based on the just-mentioned odds, there is apparently no way around FC Bayern Munich. Besides the regular players in the offence including Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Mario Götze, Robert Lewandowski, last season’s top striker at BVB, was signed. Nevertheless, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke 04 and Bayer 04 Leverkusen have set themselves high goals as well. Bayer 04 tries their luck with a new coach, Roger Schmidt, and the current Swiss national player and world cup participant Josip Drmic.
Borussia Dortmund is starting into the season with the recovered player Marco Reus and their new striker from Italy Ciro Immobile. In the upcoming season, Immobile is hoped to succeed Robert Lewandowski, who was signed by FC Bayern Munich. There are certainly easier tasks and the bookmakers at Rivalo also share this view in terms of the bet for the German top scorer. Robert Lewandowski is leading with an odd of 2.50, followed by Stefan Kießling from Leverkusen with an odd of 8.00, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar from Schalke with 8.50, Marco Reus and Thomas Müller with an odd of 10.00 and Arjen Robben and P-E. Aubameyang with respective odds of 15.00. Not till then ranks Ciro Immobile, whose lead in the top scorer ranking offers an odd of 17.00.
In terms of the qualification for international competitions, the top three teams of the championship will receive their tickets to the group stage of the Champions League 2015/2016. Whoever comes fourth will also be allowed to participate in the playoffs of the Champions League 2015/2016. The fifth and sixth place of the championship and the winner of the DFB Cup are qualified for the Europe League.
However, the teams at the bottom of the standings will fight for every point as well. Who can avoid the relegation this season? Is Werder Bremen or VFB Stuttgart able to turn the tables after an unfortunate season 2013/2014? According to the bookmakers of Rivalo, both teams should not be involved in this year’s relegation struggle. The teams that are leading the bet for this season’s relegated teamshould be very well worried though. These teams include SC Paderborn, which offers an odd of 1.40, followed by SC Freiburg and 1. SC Köln with a respective odd of 3.80, Eintracht from Frankfurt with an odd of 4.00, Hertha BSC with an odd of 5.00 and last but not least HSV whose first relegation from the Bundesliga offers an odd of 5.50. Spectacular high odds are offered for the rather unlikely relegations of those teams that have shaped the Bundesliga for the past 5 years. Consequently, the relegation of Dortmund offers an odd of 2000 and the relegation of Bayern offers an odd of 5000. The relegation of one or even both of the teams would by far be the biggest surprise in the history of the German Bundesliga, but as it is generally known, everything is possible in football…
The odds for the first match day of the German Bundesliga can already be found at Rivalo and you can start placing your bets on the previous mentioned events including the champion bet, the relegation bet or the top scorer bet and many more now as well. Questions upon questions about the new Bundesliga season;…answer them right and place your bets on your favourite!