- Bayern Munich looks to win the 10th straight Bundesliga title.
- Borussia Dortmund kept Erling Haaland and the young core arround him.
- Red Bull Salzburg lost Julian Nagelsmann and the centre-back duo.
Bundesliga is arguably the most interesting football championship in the world. Even though Bayern Munich dominates this league for quite some time, the number of goals and the offensive style of play each team prefers is something that the fans love and appreciate. Ultimately, it is why the German championship draws enormous attention all over the world.
The upcoming season promises a lot of fun and excitement as well. Bayern looks to win its 10th straight title, which won’t be easy at all as Borussia Dortmund and Red Bull Salzburg have plans of their own.
Bayern After 10th Consecutive Title
Bayern (-330) is the No.1 favorite to clinch the silverware, which is something pretty much obvious. The Bavarians won the last nine titles and are attacking history at the moment, wanting to set an absolute record of German football, becoming the only team with 10 straight campaigns.
There have been some changes in their roster, but the biggest one was at the head coaching position, where Julian Nagelsmann replaced Hansi Flick. The arrival of the young and the most talented German manager is a signal that Bayern intends to keep things at the highest possible level and attack the UEFA Champions League title as well.
The squad is more or less intact. David Alaba and Jerome Boateng left the team, but Dayot Upamecano came together with Nagelsmann from Red Bull Leipzig. Bayern’s youth academy did a wonderful job, preparing several youngsters for the seniors. Among them are Jamal Musiala, Tanguy Nianzou, Josip Stanisic, and many others, who are ready to take on the toughest possible challenges.
Of course, the core of the team is still the same as before – Lewandowski, Kimich, Muller, Goretzka, Gnabry, Sane etc.
Millionaires’ Youngsters Hungry For Success
Borussia Dortmund (+550) is the second contender, and the Millionaires have arguably the most talented team in Europe right now. Erling Haaland, Jude Bellingham, Giovanni Reyna, and the newcomer from PSV Donyell Malen guarantee a high-paced football with lots of goals.
The former European champions didn’t change the lineup too much, but they added a new head coach, as Marco Rose came from Borussia Monchengladbach. Rose likes offensive-minded football, and be sure that he won’t have any difficulty adapting to Dortmund’s squad.
Bulls to Start A New Era
Red Bull (+1500) had to replace Nagelsmann, and the guy who sat in his place is Jesse Marsch, the former head coach of Leipzig’s sister club, Red Bull Salzburg. He, too, is an expert for attacking football, and the fans expect to see more goals than during Nagelsmann’s era.
But of all three title contenders, Leipzig had by far the most changes on its roster. The fantastic center-back duo Konate-Upamecano is now gone, and creating a new one will present the biggest challenge for Marsch in the upcoming year.
Meanwhile, Andre Silva, the phenomenal striker who netted 28 Bundesliga goals last year while playing for Eintracht Frankfurt, came to town. Several other very talented and young players have also landed at Red Bull Arena, one of them the 19-year old Brian Brobbey, who arrived from Ajax. He might be the biggest steal of the whole transfer window, not only in Germany but in Europe, as Brobbey presents the perfect duplicate of Romelu Lukaku.
We would love to see Borussia Dortmund taking the silverware because they have so many talented youngsters. Plus, their style of play is, in our personal opinion, much more appealing than Bayern’s. The champions are sometimes too robotic, looking like a machine.
However, if something big doesn’t come up, the powerhouse from Munich will win the domestic championship once again because their consistency is at a higher level than Borussia’s.
We didn’t mention Red Bull because they need to create chemistry in the backline after losing two of their pylons, and to do that in Bundesliga, Marsch will need time. So, the final pick here would be Bayern Munich.
Pick: Bayern Munich -330