According to online sportsbook news in Germany, the action for the new season will begin on the evening of August 24, when the Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich is hosting last season’s third-placed team Hoffenheim. Are Bayern set to dominate their first match in front of their home crowd? No doubt, they are the favourites, but what about the other mouth-watering fixtures such as Borussia Dortmund hosting RB Leipzig on the weekend and M’gladbach facing Bayer Leverkusen. German football is going down to the wire as one of the top competitions in Europe, so do not miss to start the new season by placing a profitable bet on Bundesliga 2018/2019 Matchday 1.
Bet on Bundesliga 2018/2019 Matchday 1
The defending champions will once again be given the task of opening the season. Bayern Munich have a magnificent record on the opening matchday, but this time they might not assume a walkover, as this is the first time for Bayern to face another Champions League club in the official opener. Hoffenheim are into the Champions League group stage for the first time in their history after finishing third last season, so they are expected to bring in some confidence to the Allianz Arena.
Will such confidence turn into a victory? Well that looks like a revolutionary idea but a bit far from the reality. In numbers Bayern have logically recorded the most victories (34), been top of the table the most frequently (11) and scored the most goals (120) after the first round of games. So even if Hoffenheim show quality on the pitch, Bayern (1.28) are the favourites to win the first 3 points, a draw (5.75) is less likely, while a victory for Hoffenheim (9.00) will be shocking to everyone, according to LSbet Sportsbook.
M’gladbach vs Leverkusen: August 25
Starting the season with a rivalry between Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia M’gladbach will be exciting to watch, but also a bit difficult to predict. The two sides will try to push from the very beginning to secure some points. They need to show to their fan base that they deserve to get back to the top four, after missing that honor in 2017/2018 season. However three victories in a row for Bayer against M’gladbach in last season, puts Bayer ahead of their opponents with 2.35 odds, a draw values at 3.50, while a win for M’gladbach stands at 2.80, according to LSbet Sportsbook.
Borussia Dortmund vs Leipzig: August 26
Borussia Dortmund will take on arch rivals RB Leipzig in their opening clash on August 26. It will be perhaps the toughest game of all fixtures when placing a bet on Bundesliga 2018/2019 Matchday 1. Although BVB has managed to finish fourth in Bundesliga last season, they lost at home to Leipzig before managing to get a 1-1 draw at the Red Bull Arena.
Dortmund under the leadership of Marco Reus will be facing a team full of young talents. It is hard to predict that BVB will comfortably dominate Leipzig in the opener as their record stands at 22 defeats in the opening days, which is higher than any other Bundesliga club. At LSbet Sportsbook, BVB stand at 1.72, a draw at 3.75, and a win for Leipzig at 4.50.