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German 2. Bundesliga

German 2. Bundesliga players disputing ball

The 2.Bundesliga is the second tier of German football, equivalent to the English Championship. Like the English Championship, it is one of the most exciting second divisions in the world, and the unpredictability of the division combined with the fantastic football odds available makes it immensely popular when it comes to online betting.  

Football 2.Bundesliga Background

In existence since 1974, the German second division has seen a total of 127 clubs compete for the title in its history. The 2. Bundesliga features teams from all over the country, including from cities such as Dresden, Hannover and Stuttgart.  

How Does The 2.Bundesliga Work?

18 teams make up the German football second division. Each team will play every other side twice, once home and once away, in a double round-robin format. The bottom two football clubs at the end of these 34 games are relegated to the 3. Liga, the third tier of German football. The third from bottom side faces a relegation play-off against the side that finishes 3rd in the 3.Liga to decide who will play in the 2. Bundesliga the following season.  

At the other end of the table, the top two placed sides after 34 games are rewarded with automatic promotion to the German 1.Bundesliga, whilst the third placed side enters a promotion play-off against the football side which finished 16th in the first division. The addition of the promotion and relegation play-offs provide a fantastic betting opportunity, with incredible odds available if a winner can be picked. 

German 2. Bundesliga Club To Watch Is 1. FC Nurnberg

Founded in 1900, 1.FC Nurnberg holds the record for the most titles in the second tier of the German football, with four. In addition to this, they also hold the record for the most promotions to the German 1. Bundesliga, having been sent up on seven occasions. However, the club also holds the unhappy record of most relegations from the German top football league to the second division, having been demoted on no fewer than nine occasions. The result of this is that they have played a lot of their football in the 2.Bundesliga. 

However, due to their prestigious history, 1.FC Nurnberg are offered at short odds to return to the German top-flight, having last been relegated in the 2018-19 season after finishing bottom of the Bundesliga. 

In the 2019-20 season, however, they did not live up to expectations, and somewhat against the odds sit in the bottom half of the table, having won just 7 games from a possible 25 at the time of writing. It is fair to say that this is likely to just be a blip for such a decorated football club, who have also won the DFB Pokal on four occasions, most recently in the 2006-2007 season. They are definitely a side to watch in the coming seasons.   

BetGold Has Some Top 2. Bundesliga Betting Tips

BetGold offers some of the best football predictions for the 2. Bundesliga. Whilst you can, of course, bet on the result, BetGold offers fantastic betting tips on the number of goals, corners, yellow cards, and even the minute that goals will be scored in, allowing a much more immersive betting experience and giving customers truly customisable online betting. All of these features provide a truly rewarding 2.Bundesliga betting experience. 

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