With pre-season now up and running ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, which teams are currently the bookmaker’s favourites to get their hands on the trophy next season?
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Who are favourites to win the Bundesliga?
In what will come as a surprise to absolutely no one, Bayern Munich are heavy odds-on favourites to win the Bundesliga for what would be the 10th consecutive season.
The most successful side in German history, there looked to be a point last season where Bayern might not reclaim their crown, with the likes of Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig pushing high at the top of the table just before Christmas. But then Bayern stepped up and eventually won the title at a canter.
Continuing their domination of German, Bayern also took RB Leipzig’s manager with Julian Nagelsmann replacing Hansi Flick. Nagelsmann is one of the most highly-rated young managers in world football right now and there is a lot of excitement to see what he can do with Bayern.
Which teams are expected to put up a fight?
Understandably there are only two sides really deemed possible to try and stop Bayern’s continuing domination, both of whom are under new stewardship for the new campaign. Borussia Dortmund, now led by Marco Rose, finished third in the Bundesliga last season, a massive 14 points behind Bayern Munich but their finish was commendable as they did have to recover from a poor start. However, they will have to deal with the departure of Jadon Sancho and doubt surrounding Erling Haaland’s future.
RB Leipzig finished one place and one point ahead of Dortmund but were still some way off Bayern and then had to deal with losing their manager to the German champions. Leipzig are now under the leadership of Jesse Marsch, who joined from sister club Red Bull Salzburg, at whom he had enjoyed a lot of success.
Bayer Leverkusen, who led the table in December before falling off massively, are the fourth favourites to win the title but they are not fancied at all.
Bookmaker’s dark horses for the Bundesliga title
Although they are hardly dark horses in many people’s eyes, we feel Marsch’s RB Leipzig are priced extremely high considering they have an exciting squad and a fresh manager.
At 16/1 with some firms, Die Roten Bullen will be looking to cause an upset having already made themselves mainstays in the Bundesliga after their promotion in 2016.
Bundesliga outright odds: Other markets
You can bet on many more outright markets than just the Bundesliga winner. As well as backing a team to lift the trophy, many bookmakers offer markets such as To Finish Top Four and Without Bayern Munich and even more player specific markets such as the Top Scorer.
The teams being backed to “win” Without Bayern Munich are obviously those pushing them closest in overall title odds, but the To Finish Top Four is certainly interesting. Borussia Monchengladbach, Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt are all favoured to put up a big fight, while Hertha Berlin and Hoffenheim are interesting outliers.