LEARN HOW TO BET ON BUNDESLIGA LIKE A PRO

Without a doubt, football is sport number one in Germany and its national championship is one of the most intense competitions in the world. Bundesliga, as German first division is widely known in football parlance, is definitely among the top European leagues and it can be counted on to produce plenty of high-quality action every week. While it may not be as glamorous and rich as the English Premier League or Spanish Primera, Bundesliga features a lot of elite players and its teams frequently win big on the European stage.

It is not a surprise that the top German league has many international fans and attracts a good deal of betting interest, as well. Since it’s not as hyped up as some other leagues, it could represent a great opportunity for bettors looking for a new strategy to shake things up. Here are a few tips that might be very useful if you decide to put some money on outcomes of Bundesliga matches:

Don’t bet against Bayern
In football, there are sure things and then there is Bayern Munich. This team won eight of the last twelve national titles (26 in total) and dominated all league rivals like no other team from a large country in recent memory. At present time, they are sitting in the first place again, more than a dozen points above the closest competitor. Betting against this evil machine is not something you ever want to do, no matter how attractive the odds look and how hot their current opponent is. If anything, you should be looking to play on Bayern and parlay this bet with a few others to build a relatively safe ticket that still pays handsomely. Remember, Bayern playing at home against anybody is pretty much a done deal.

Account for the home advantage
Speaking of home advantage, stadiums in Germany are famous for high attendance and rabid support from the local fan base.The atmosphere can get raucous and very loud, so it’s really difficult to go into someone’s home field and snatch a victory, even for quality teams. You can expect the home team to put up a fierce fight in front of its own agitated crowd, so bottom-feeders are known to get draws or even win when playing heavy favourites at home. Of course, this tendency will be calculated into the odds, but there is a small window of opportunity to catch a surprise and capitalise on it. Keep tabs on each team’s home/away splits and you’ll have an idea which teams play the hardest in their own stadiums.

Watch for young teams on the rise
Sport betting is all about identifying underestimated teams early and supporting them at just the right moment before the odds change. With eighteen teams on its roster, German Bundesliga is a fertile ground for up-and-coming teams that lack international prominence despite the fact they could make some noise in the ongoing season and the near future. Given that the level of competition (as well as the budgets) falls off considerably after top five or six teams, there is a lot of space for a dark horse contender to emerge in any particular season. You could win a lot of money if you correctly guess which team might play that role this year.

Keep up with team news regularly
Coverage of the German Bundesliga is extensive and gaining full access to the latest news about your favourite team and its key players should be easy. That’s the beauty of betting on the Bundesliga – it is a high-profile competition that somehow still flies a little bit under the radar. Reading the chatter on sports blogs will let you know intricate details about current form of each squad and allow you to sniff upsets before they happen. It goes without saying that you should still take any information gathered in this way with some reservation, but quite often such insights could lead you to a favourable outcome. If you love football and have a team you like in the German top division, it won’t take you too much effort to follow it on a weekly basis.

Are you a true Deutschland fan? Bet on your team in the German Bundesliga matches every week and cash in on your love for the magical game with the help of those simple tips.

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So how do you combine you’re the geekishness of fantasy football, your passion for actual football, the love of a bet and the joy of letting your mates know how brilliant you would be if only you had been given the opportunity of managing a team in the English Premier League? simple, you head on over to PremierPunt.com and open an account with the

UK’s fastest growing Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) betting platform.
Premier Punt has been continually evolving since its inception in 2013. It combines traditional eleven a side daily and weekly games, with no season long commitment, but with the added edge of putting your money where your mouth is. The good people at Premier Punt have even created the best DFS app on the market today just to make it even easier for you to clean up while you are on the move.

The single six a side games are rapidly becoming the preferred option of the DFS user and the Premier Punt app has been designed to reflect this trend towards the single game market. The stats are driven by a live feed supported by Opta. This live feed enables Premier Punt to award players for not only scoring a goal or keeping a clean sheet but for successful pass completion, interceptions and tackles therefore producing the most representative reflection of a player’s overall performance available. This enables you to follow the game as it happens while keeping a track of your team’s progression in the game you have joined. There are loads of game options on Premier Punt with the stakes starting as low as £2. It’s a great way to interact with your mates while watching the game down the boozer or interacting from home or on the move through social media.

For those of us who also enjoy a traditional bet, Premier Punt are in the process of adding a sportsbook to their growing repertoire. This will also be connected through their app and will offer for example first goal scorer odds when you select a player for your six a side game. The sportsbook is expected to be rolled out in February 2017.
Premier Punt are currently looking to raise funds through the crowdfunding website Seedrs.com. This campaign, which still has 32 days to run, offers potential investors the opportunity to catch one of the UK’s fastest growing start-ups on the way up with the potential of excellent returns in the future.

Shares can be purchased from £16 and with over one hundred investors having invested up to £38,000 individually the £200,000 target investment is currently sitting at 92% complete. This is a stunning performance from a company currently in its third year of existence.
Premier Punt CEO john Gordon says “The future looks very exciting for Premier Punt, our app is evolving and has been top of the apple download charts on several occasions this season, regularly beating the Sky Sports fantasy app. We do not waste shareholder’s money on traditional advertising preferring to use digital media which targets our potential customers directly.

We are also proud to be a preferred partner of Southampton F.C. Our logo can be seen around the world on the backdrop when manager and players are interviewed after matches. Our roll-out of the sportsbook will be a gamechanger for us, making us the only UK company to combine DFS with traditional online football betting. 2017 is going to be massive for this company.”

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THE MOST EXCITING FANTASY FOOTBALL SEASON YET?

THE MOST EXCITING PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON YET?

The Premier League is regarded as one of the best elite football leagues in world football. Much of the reasoning behind this comes down to the competitive and fast paced nature of the football being played in England’s top flight.

Leicester City’s rise to prominence last season highlighted once again why millions upon millions of football fans across the globe tune in each week to watch their favourite Premier League stars battle it out and it would seem that interest is continuing to grow rather than slow down.

For the first time ever, Fantasy Premier League has attracted over 4 million players and this is in no small part down to the success of Leicester City FC last season and the fun and excitement that this brought in terms of fantasy football. Whilst the bargain basement players of last season have now shot up in price (the likes of Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and Dele Alli), the hunt continues for the new cheap hot shots in the 2016/17 season.

Whilst Leicester will perhaps struggle to replicate what they did last season, this season still looks like being one of the most exciting yet – and we are asking the question whether this could be the most exiting Premier League campaign yet? If it is, then surely that transfers to fantasy football and our very own daily fantasy football games.

THE TOP 5 

As it stands, the top 5 clubs in the Premier League are separated by just 3 points. The top three teams are all tied on 23 points and have all played some blistering stuff at times this season. Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool are only split by goal difference and with all three averaging almost 2.5 goals per game it makes for very entertaining viewing. Man City were most people’s guess to run away with the league and it looked that way after the first 5 games, but a stutter since then has opened things up and the free flowing football of Liverpool and Arsenal has caused a few eyebrows to be raised.

Chelsea and Tottenham are close on the heels of the leaders and both carry their own title challenging credentials. The top 5 all have their own strengths and all 5 clubs have top managers who all have slightly different styles.

No one likes a one horse race and this seasons looks like it will be the most open for years. As the season wears on, we may see a 2 or 3 team pull away emerge but we wouldn’t be surprised if all five of these teams are in the mix come the end of the season.

WHAT IT MEANS FOR FANTASY FOOTBALL? 

Aside from just making entertaining viewing for the neutrals, the wide openness of the title race makes for highly engaging and exciting fantasy football. Season long fantasy football games are developing nicely and daily or weekly fantasy football games resemble the excitement of the weekly Premier League heat more than ever.

With 5 teams performing well and around another 5 clubs having decent form beneath them, there are plenty of players to choose from. This breadth of player selection is making for some incredibly exciting pick 6 games and none more so than the big North London derby that takes place on Sunday. Will it be a goal fest or a tactically defensive duel? Do you pick the Spurs defence that has stood up so well so far or opt for the Arsenal attacking flair players like Sanchez?

There is nothing worse than template team boringness and this season is promising to eradicate the template team for good. After all – who wants to play fantasy football when everyone has the same players?

The unpredictability of the Premier League will never disappear and we will always have fixtures where anybody can beat a somebody – but this season looks to have that more than ever and with the goals that several of the big boys are bringing to the table – it looks set to be one of the best Premier League’s in years and an even better fantasy football league.

Pick 6 in our North London derby game on Premier Punt right now.

WHY DAILY FANTASY SPORTS ARE TAKING OVER THE WORLD

The advent of daily fantasy sports (DFS) games is something that has taken the United States by storm. The UK and Europe are fast catching on to this growing sports betting trend and Premier Punt are leading the way with the most exciting daily fantasy football gaming platform on the market today.

So what is it about daily fantasy sports that are so enticing to football fans?

Anyone who has played fantasy football knows how exciting the format can be… but the problem is that 8 or 9 weeks down the line when you are languishing in mid table or worse it is easy to lose interest in the competition. Unless you are a hardcore fantasy football player you might find yourself leaving your team to fester in a pit of dead fantasy football teams. If you are lucky enough to be riding high in your league then as much as it might be nice to batter your mates in to foundations of your league, the competitive nature of your league is going to be poor – and where’s the fun in that?

 

THE RISE OF DAILY FANTASY SPORTS

Whilst we focus on fantasy football, the rise of daily fantasy sports as an industry is partly thanks to this competitive flaw in the season long games. No matter what the sport, the problems of players losing interest is evident across all sports.

Daily and even weekly fantasy sports formats fix this problem by having short and snappy games with almost instant gratification. The competition resets every time a new daily or weekly game starts and everyone loves instant rewards – and what’s better than instant cash payouts?!

Whether you are taking on your mates or taking on strangers in weekly and daily mini-leagues, you will never lose interest in the daily and weekly games.

 

PICK 6 FANTASY FOOTBALL GAMES

The Premier Punt Pick Six games make the daily games quicker and easier to play than ever before. The ability to choose 6 players from the two competing teams with no budget restrictions means that choosing a team couldn’t be simpler. With no need to worry about transfer prices you simply have to choose the 6 players that you think will be the best performers on the day.

Take the Man Utd Vs. Leicester fixture that takes place during game week 6 for example. You could take a team of the likes of Ibrahimovic, Slimani, Pogba, David De Gea, Drinkwater and Valencia without even giving a second thought as to their values. A pot that stands at over £425 means the rewards are substantial if you are to win or place in the top 10.

With single games for every fixture in the Premier League there are plenty of opportunities to win and with entry fees starting at just £2 you could enter as many teams as you like for relatively small stakes.

With game week 6 ready to kick off in a matter of hours why not get yourself involved in the growing trend of daily and weekly fantasy sports betting today?

WHAT MAKES A GOOD FANTASY FOOTBALL STRIKER?

In Fantasy Football, the majority of our team budget is going to be spent on our strikers. Certainly when you break it down in to average cost per player, the strikers are going to be where the biggest investments are made… and rightly so.

But what is it that makes a good striker – and do the same qualities make a good fantasy football striker as the qualities you might look for in the real life Premier League?

If we look at the top 4 strikers this season so far in terms of goals, we have Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Diego Costa, Sergio Aguero, and Romelu Lukaku. Between these four, they have netted 14 times and all of them have at least 3 to their name. They are familiar names and ones that could easily have been predicted to be up there at the start of the season.

We assess the potential of each of these players for our weekly and daily fantasy football games.

 

IBRAHIMOVIC 

Zlatan is a beast. Plain and simple. He might not have the pace that he once had but he more than makes up for it with ability. Some strikers lose their game once they reach a certain age but this has not been a problem with the super Swede. His ego is plentiful and this is potentially another link in his armour. The fact that he is clearly Manchester United’s number one striker is also a big selling point when considering him for your Fantasy team. 

COSTA

Diego Costa has had a very good start to the season with 4 goals in 4 games and he also has an assist to boot. The Spaniard has a ruthless streak running through him that sometimes spills over in to aggression. There is no doubting his quality and his biggest strength is his clinical finishing and bullish build. He can bully even the stockiest defenders and like Ibra, he looks to be the number one striker at Chelsea this season. 

LUKAKU

Lukaku had not scored in the league since March but a hat-trick against Sunderland in game week 4 reminded us of how lethal he can be. 18 goals last season shows he is a striker that has to be taken seriously, but whereas Costa has the consistency Lukaku seems to blow very hot and cold. A very different temperament to the Belgian’s game means he is much less of a risk of receiving a ban – but give him enough chances and he will punish a weak defence. 

AGUERO

Without a doubt there is not a striker in the Premier League who is better than Sergio Aguero. The Argentine reminded those players who would risk saving money on him how much of a mistake that could be in midweek by scoring a hat-trick. More diminutive in stature than all of the other strikers on this shortlist, and perhaps more in line with the build of a certain Mr Suarez, Aguero has been a consistent performer for Manchester City and looks set to be the class act once again this season.

So what makes a good Fantasy Football striker?

Really, the answer to this is simple. It’s goals.

Goals, goals and more goals.

Predicting when the goals will come is the hard part. All of these strikers are going to score 15 or more goals this season. Most of them will probably score 20+ and I’d say at least one of them will score more than 25 – no prizes for guessing who.

Of course, assists come in to play as well as the team they are playing for. Man City look like a real force this season and they are more likely to score more team goals than any other team in the league. A quality striker, playing for a quality team – that’s what makes a top choice fantasy football forward – it’s just a shame he’s suspended for another week!