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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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.

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THE WORST TEAM IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE

THE WORST TEAM IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE?

As we head in to game week 13 of the Premier League season we take a look at the wrong end of the table and ask the question:

Who are the worst team in Premier League?

It may be the 13th week of the season, but bad luck cannot be blamed for poor league positions at this stage as we head in to the second third of the campaign – instead, we are interested in the reasons why certain teams are struggling at the foot of the table and wonder if any of them can pull themselves away.

The Premier League is notoriously competitive and the reality of it is that almost any team can fall foul of the relegation zone’s clutches if they have a bad run of form.

As it stands, Swansea hold up the rest of the teams in 20th position having won just one game all season. Having recently brought in Bob Bradley to steer the seemingly sinking ship doesn’t seem to have had quite the right impact and he is still searching for his first win in the Premier League. Perhaps the grass isn’t always greener?

Sunderland sit just above Swansea in 19th place but have at least showed some spirit in their last two games with two good victories. Sunderland seem to flirt with danger each season before making the great escape – but can they do so again this season? David Moyes is at least starting to see something from his players now.

Hull City complete the relegation zone lineup and sit on 10 points having had a decent start to the season before losing all but one of their last 6 games and with the joint worst record for goal scoring it doesn’t look like they will be turning anything around anytime soon. A 3-0 defeat at the hands of Sunderland last week hardly did anything to challenge that theory – but are one of these three teams really the worst in the league?

THE PREMIER LEAGUE FORM 

With the exception of Sunderland, the teams at the foot of the table also have the worst form which is unsurprising. Another team that have been widely reported in the media this week as having dreadful form are Crystal Palace. In fact, Palace are rock bottom of the form table in the Premier League with one draw and five defeats in their last 6 games. In fact, their form for 2016 is the worst of the entire football league which is almost unbelievable when you look at the attacking talent on show for the Eagles.

THE RELEGATION DOGFIGHT

With just 4 points separating the teams in the top half of the table from the relegation zone, we could be here all day analysing who the worst team is – and you could perhaps make a pretty convincing case for many of them. Aside form Hull, you have to say that it is the established Premier League sides that look more vulnerable to the drop this season but West Ham and Crystal Palace surely have enough quality to pull themselves away from trouble.

The North East of England is a passionate place when it comes to football but Hull City have looked pretty awful this season. The biggest two statistics paint a worrying picture for the Tigers as they have both the worst goalscoring form and the worst goals conceded stats too. A game against West Bromwich Albion this week might have been one to look forward to until the Baggies thumped Burnley 4-0 on Monday and this will be a game that could see Hull City crowned as worst team in the Premier League if they don’t avoid defeat. The management structure in place at Hull (and we are not talking about Mike Phelan here) looks like it needs to carry a lot of the blame for the state of affairs at the KC Stadium.

Swansea face Crystal Palace this weekend and this clash could see the relegation zone shaken up again if Bradley does manage his first victory in Swansea colours – if he fails to capitalise on Palace’s poor form then they will sit rooted to the bottom of the league in a very perilous position.

As good as the league is at the top, it is as poor at the bottom – and whilst any team in this league can beat anyone, it looks to us as though Swansea and Hull City will be destined to relegation – with Sunderland playing their usual Houdini act – but it might be one trick too far this season.

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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.

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WHO IS THE BEST TEAM IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE?

THE BEST TEAM IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE

With the current Premier League Champions languishing in 12th place in the league table (just 4 points above the relegation zone) and the top four having an all too familiar feel – we are asking the question –

who is the best team in the Premier League?

Depending on results in game week 10, we could see any one of five teams sit at the top of the league by the end of the weekend and unless the team currently sitting at the top drastically improve their form – it could be that we have a new leader come Sunday afternoon.

If this question had been asked a few weeks ago then most people would have told you that Man City were the top team by a long shot, but with no win in three games the gloss certainly seems to have been taken off them. Has Pep lost his way or is the lure of the Premier League showing once again why it is the toughest in Europe to crack?

Unless you support one of the top five teams – and we’re talking Man City, Arsneal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs – then why should you even care who is the best? After all – the league table will tell us won’t it?

Well – there’s a very simple answer to that – Fantasy Football.

Of course we care. In fact, some weeks I think I care more about fantasy football than I do about my actual real life – crazy I know… but I know I’m not alone.

So let’s take a look at the teams in a little more detail and see if we can gleam any pointers from them for our fantasy football selections.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Having conceded only 4 goals in the opening 9 games of the season Spurs have the meanest defence by a very long shot indeed. They have lacked a bit of bite over the last couple of games and have looked quite toothless without Harry Kane at times but a team that is hard to beat is always going to do well. Filling your team with Spurs defenders may not be a bad idea.

CHELSEA

Still early days for Antonio Conte but the new formation he has adopted in recent weeks with the three at the back seems to have given him the stability he needed defensively put is also fluid enough to offer a threat going forwards. A 4-0 hammering of Man Utd last week has certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons and exciting times might be coming back to the Bridge.

The key man so far has been Diego Costa of course and now you can add Chelsea defenders to your shopping list too. Matic has been weighing in with assists week after week now too – differential anyone?

LIVERPOOL

Alex Ferguson this week described Klopp’s Liverpool side as ‘the real deal’ and that must have been quite difficult for a man who was so proud to have ‘knocked Liverpool off their fu#$ing perch’. What Liverpool may lack defensively, they more than make up for in an attacking sense. The midfield options are excellent and offer plenty of options for our daily fantasy football punters.

The real strength of this Liverpool is that unlike all the other teams around them, they are not relying on just one person to score the goals – this could be their season!

ARSENAL

Arsenal have been consistently buzzing around the top of the Premier League season after season and the law of averages would indicate that at least once they will get it right – whether that will be whilst Wenger is still there remains to be seen.

They seem to be ticking along nicely without a proven goal scorer playing up front and the resurgence of the likes of Theo Walcott has certainly helped them. You can’t help but think that the lack of a real top quality goalscorer might bite them on the bum again – but if it is good enough for Liverpool then why can’t it work for the Gunners? Time will tell – but so far so good.

MAN CITY

There are not many managers in work right now who have a better record than Pep Guardiola and although he is currently enduring his worst ever run as a manager he is still sitting at the top of the Premier League and you can’t help but think that when all of their players are available, this City side has the best starting 11 in the league.

The weaknesses seem to lie at the back for City just like they do for Liverpool – but with so many goal scoring options up front it is hard to see them not being in the mix at the end of the season.

Peps men are the joint top scorers in the league (with Liverpool) but they do have more reliance on that one player than their North West rivals with Sergio Aguero being so integral to their success. It is no coincidence that they have failed to win the last three league games when he hasn’t scored and an injury to the Argentine could cause some tears in the blue half of Manchester.

THE VERDICT 

The fact that it is so tight at the top of the league gives a good indication to how the season will go. It is hard to see anyone from outside the 5 teams we have highlighted as having a chance at winning the league and the competitiveness is good for the game and also good for fantasy football betting. After all, it wouldn’t be much fun if everyone had the same players in their teams.

For the league – I’m going to keep my neck firmly in and sit on the fence and gleefully watch from afar. Instead, I’ll be putting my wagers on a daily premier punt.