With all due respect to other competitions, Bundesliga is the most enjoyable to watch. The German national championship is rich with goals, teams prefer an attacking-minded style of play with a high tempo and very quick transition from defense to offense. It is no wonder why stadiums in Bundesliga have the highest usage percentage of all in Europe. However, there is one thing that this league lacks, and that is the title drama.
Bayern’s Reign Continues
For the past ten years, Bayern Munich has been a dominant factor in German football, and the team from Bavaria has easily won titles. They usually solve everything early on and, after that, focus on the UEFA Champions League.
Bayern developed a system that guarantees them long-term domination, which might be good for them but bad for German football in general. The club from Munich takes away the best players of their biggest rivals, Dortmund, RB Leipzig, etc.
One Bayern Munich game, one trophy 😅 pic.twitter.com/NeJ8Z5yzrV
— GOAL (@goal) July 30, 2022
By doing that, they not only get a good player but also, weaken their competition and make their Bundesliga quest much easier. There is no doubt that Bayern is the top favorite for the title this year. It will be a first-class sensation if they don’t win Bundesliga.
Pick: Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Bayer Leverkusen are the second echelon of German football right now, and they will be battling for the remaining three places in the UEFA Europa League.
All of these teams sold their key players or will sell in the upcoming few days until the end of the transfer window. That is the key to why they can’t challenge Bayern, who has a roster formed years ago, that suffers minimal changes from year to year.
Borussia sold Haaland and got two strikers in return, Adeyemi and Haller, but the latter won’t play for a while due to his cancer treatment. RB might sell Nkunku, which would be a big blow for their game, yet a massive plus on the account. The same goes for Eintracht and Leverkusen, who have several players waiting for transfers abroad.
Right now, it seems that Leverkusen and Dortmund have the highest chances of reaching the UCL spot. The reason for that is their deep rosters and the ability to replace those who are sold or absent. They invested wisely during the transfer window, unlike RB and Eintracht, who didn’t solve their biggest questions and could be in problems if they sell players near the deadline, as they won’t have enough time to react and bring proper replacements.
Schick a Dark Horse for the Golden Boot
Upon his arrival from Liverpool, Sadio Mane immediately became the top favorite for the German Golden Boot. Lewandowski left, and the logical choice here was that Mane, who is his replacement, tops the list of contenders.
— AndyMeenan (@andymeenan) August 4, 2022
Though, the two have differences, and unlike Lewandowski, who was a big and strong striker often positioned in the middle of the box, with all the team looking for him, Mane is more of a playmaker who will be outside that area. That is why we have to have some reserves towards this bet.
On the other hand, Patrik Schick was fantastic last year, sitting second in the Golden Boot race behind Lewandowski. The Czech striker has what it takes to win this year’s award, because his team has already established a system in which he plays the key role. Schick is a target man, and every attack leads to him.
Nikola Velickovic is a sports journalist who loves to write and read on all sports. Nikola contributes both news updates and functions as a sports breaking news writer at WagerBop.