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Fußball is back! The Bundesliga has been given the green light to resume this weekend and supporters have a full programme of German top-flight fixtures to look forward to on Saturday and Sunday.
With around a quarter of the 2019/20 left to run, plenty of crucial points and places are still up for grabs between now and the end of the season, setting up a thrilling climax to the domestic campaign in Deutschland.
The Bundesliga is perennially one of Europe’s most exciting elite divisions and Germany’s top-tier ranks among the most popular competitions around in betting communities.
Naturally, the Bundesliga is covered extensively by bookmakers who offer a huge array of markets, odds and specials for bettors to peruse every week.
With that in mind, we’ve put together some key Bundesliga betting stats to help you approach the rest of the 2019/20 season as a more informed punter.
Check them out below.
Remember – we’ll be covering all the the German top-flight action extensively with match previews and tips on our Bundesliga predictions page.
Goals, goals, goals
With over 2.5 goals registered in a whopping 67% of the division’s total fixtures in 2019/20 so far, the Bundesliga once again ranks as one of the most goal-filled domestic leagues on the continent.
However, plenty of teams push well past that favoured bookmakers’ total goals line on a regular basis. Below, we’ve got all the data you need to know to attack the Bundesliga over 2.5 goals markets with confidence.
In terms of venue specific figures, the goals per game average from Borussia Dortmund’s home matches (4.25) is hard to beat, while Mainz’ games on the road have been similarly goal laden this term (4.25 goals per game on average).
Both teams to score (BTTS)
The both teams to score market is a often a favoured choice among bettors, and there are some prime candidates to choose from for your BTTS coupons in the Bundesliga.
The corners markets are an excellent alternative to the more standard match results and goals wagers, with totals, handicap, race and many more corners options to choose from. A full five Bundesliga clubs have pushed past the 11.0 corners per game mark on average this season.
Using the data below, you should get a good idea of which teams are likely to land themselves in trouble with referees more than others. This information can be applied to the bookmakers’ Bundesliga card markets.
Bundesliga player stats
With more and more bookmakers adding individual player odds to their German football betting markets, getting a handle on the best performers in a number of key Bundesliga player metrics is a useful exercise. You can find a rundown of the some of the most useful player data for Bundesliga betting below.
Bundesliga goalscorer stats
Unsurprisingly, Polish superstar and Bayern Munich talisman Robert Lewandowski tops the goalscoring charts in the Bundesliga and looks on course to win this season’s “kicker Torjägerkanone” (kicker top scorer cannon) award for the third year running.
It’s also interesting to note that Lewy has scored the first goal for the Bavarians on 13 separate occasions, marking him out as an excellent first goalscorer pick for Bayern’s Bundesliga contests.
Bundesliga player bookings stats
It’s interesting to note that eight of the 12 players listed below are defensive midfielders, where putting in tackles and disrupting attacks by any means necessary comes with the remit.
Bundesliga assists stats
Thomas Muller has enjoyed something of a renaissance this season – something that has been reflected in his outstanding creative output for the campaign so far. Five of the top six assist providers in the Bundesliga this season come from the division’s top two, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
Bundesliga shots stats
Both shots and shots on target markets are often made available by bookmakers who carry player specials for the biggest Bundesliga fixtures on a given weekend. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the most prolific players in the league in terms of attempts. Werder Bremen’s Niclas Füllkrug and Koln’s Mark Uth are both useful outliers to keep in mind for the shots on target markets. Both players are averaging 2.0 attempts on target per appearance in 2019/20.
More interesting Bundesliga stats:
- Bayern quite often take a little while to get going at home against the tightly packed defences deployed by visiting teams. In fact, the Bavarians scored 68% of their Bundesliga goals at home in the second half of their games in Munich.
- Dortmund have built a reputation as one of Germany’s most attacking teams, however, defensively they are also surprisingly strong. At home, they have won to nil this season in 58% of their games – that’s the highest figure in the Bundesliga.
- RB Leipzig have been the late-goal experts this season, registering 18 times in the last 15 minutes of their league games in 2019/20 – more than any other team in the division.
- Borussia Monchengladbach have performed quite poorly against other members of the Bundesliga’s top six this season, taking just eight points from eight games in matches versus their nearest rivals.
- Bayer Leverkusen like an early goal. Die Werkself have scored 10 times already this season inside the first 15 minutes of their Bundesliga games. Only Bayern Munich (15) have scored more.
- 69% of the total goals scored in Schalke’s league matches in 2019/20, were registered in the second half of their fixtures.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in just 44% of Wolfsburg’s Bundesliga fixtures in 2019/20 – that’s the lowest figure in the entire competition.
- Freiburg’s home matches generally start at a snail’s pace. Remarkably, just three goals have been scored inside 30 minutes in Bundesliga matches at the Schwarzwald-Stadion this season.
- Hoffenheim (10) have scored fewer first half goals than any other Bundesliga club so far in 2019/20 however.
- Köln are the German top-flight’s set-piece specialists in 2019/20. Die Geißböcke have plundered 15 goals from set plays this season – more than any other Bundesliga team.
- Eintracht Frankfurt are capable of springing a surprise or two, particularly at home, as evidenced by their wins over top six sides Bayer Leverkusen, RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich earlier this season.
- With an average of just 10.8 shots per game, Hertha have been threatening their opponent’s goal less often than any other team in the Bundesliga this season.
- Augsburg are statistically the second worst performing away team in the Bundesliga so far this season, winning just two of their first 13 assignments on the road overall.
- Werder Bremen have a major problem defending set pieces. They have conceded more goals from set plays (14) than any other team this season.
- Paderborn have taken just six points from seven games against the league’s other bottom six clubs this season.
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