An important thing for every sports bettor is to have knowledge about the events schedules. For Bundesliga there is no exception, that’s why at Online Betting Sports we share with you the latest betting news, updates and information about the German Bundesliga schedule.
Brief Introduction to Bundesliga Schedule
Bundesliga is one of the top football leagues in Europe and follows a similar schedule to many of the other leagues. Bundesliga picks and odds for matches start with matchday 1, typically held over three days in mid-August.
There are 34 matchdays during the Bundesliga season, and each includes nine matches. The league schedule features several breaks, some of which are for international windows and cup tournaments like the DFB Cup.
Clubs play each other once at home and away, with the top-ranked club at the end of the final matchday winning the German championship and earning entry into the UEFA Champions League. Three other spots in Bundesliga are designated for German teams based on Germany’s fourth-place UEFA ranking. The 34th and final matchday of the Bundesliga is usually held in mid-May.
Understanding Bundesliga Schedule
While there’s usually several games per day during each matchday period, the opening night of the Bundesliga season features just one game involving the title holders from the previous season. After several matchdays, the league takes a three-week winter break over the holiday season in December.
The winter break isn’t the only period on the calendar without Bundesliga matches being played. The league also takes international breaks to allow its national and foreign players to represent their respective countries in international friendlies or World Cup qualifying matches.
Although the season ends in May, there are still matches of consequence in the following weeks. The bottom two clubs in Bundesliga are automatically relegated to Bundesliga 2. In contrast, the club in third-last place plays a two-leg relegation playoff against the third-place team in Bundesliga 2.
Bundesliga 2 Season
The Bundesliga 2 season usually begins around the same time as the Bundesliga season and also features 34 matchdays. It also has the same international and holiday break periods.
Meanwhile, the UEFA Champions League is a year-long tournament that takes place two weeks after the conclusion of the Bundesliga season.