The 2021-22 Bundesliga campaign has come to an end with the Bavarian giants clinching a 10th consecutive title while Dortmund, Leverkusen and RB Leipzig completed the top four to earn their Champions League spot. Our sportsbook is offering a great range of betting markets and props for the top European soccer leagues.
Bayern Munich: Record-Breakers
Bayern’s 10th straight German championship is a record among Europe’s top-five leagues, eclipsing the nine Serie A titles in a row won by Juventus from 2012 to 2020. The team oozes class and it was another top-scorer accolade for Robert Lewandowski with 35 goals in 34 fixtures. The Polish superstar, who has declared his interest to leave the club in the summer, also recorded the most shots on goal and the most efforts against the woodwork in the league.
His Bayern teammate, Thomas Muller, picked up the most assists for a third time in four seasons with 18 in the league. The German, who signed a contract extension earlier this season, remains a key part of Julian Nagelsmann team. The champions ended the season with 97 goals and 24 wins in 34 games, covering the spread in 19 of them. Bayern was dominant once again, but when you’re betting online, you should always try to understand when to fade them. Once they clinched the title, they started to drop points and were winless in their final three games.
Champions League Spots
Erling Haaland said goodbye to Dortmund, leaving after some impressive performances during his time there as he moves to English Premier League power Manchester City. The Norwegian international managed 22 goals in an injury-plagued season with BVB, ending the campaign in the second spot.
Bayer Leverkusen secured Champions League football for the first time since 2019 with a third-place finish. Gerardo Seoane’s side ended the campaign just five points short of Dortmund. The last round of the Bundesliga saw RB Leipzig secure fourth place in the table with a 1-1 draw at Arminia Bielefeld to qualify for Europe’s top club competition once again.
The result means they continue their impressive run of qualifying for continental cup competitions in every season they’ve played in the German top-flight league. Following UCL qualifications in 2017, 2019, 2020, and 2021, Leipzig has qualified for Europe’s top table for the fifth time overall and the fourth time season in a row. It wasn’t an easy season for Leipzig. They were forced to sack Jesse Marsch after just four months before his replacement, Domenico Tedesco, led the team to success. RB Leipzig was the strongest team in the second half of the season and achieved their best-ever Ruckrunde.
Thanks to their strong European performance, like their 2019-20 UCL semifinal and 2021-22 Europa League semifinal, they’ve climbed to 13th place in UEFA’s five-year ranking. That’s the second-highest rated German club, behind first-place FC Bayern Munich and ahead of Dortmund.
Their best player, Christopher Nkunku, has been linked with a transfer to the Premier League this summer, but RB Leipzig is determined to keep him which is very important for their future. We’ve made a lot of profit all season long by including them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Urs Fischer continues to overachieve with Union Berlin and the Swiss manager guided the club to a fifth-place finish. Last season, Union ended the campaign in the seventh spot, qualifying for the Europa Conference League. This season they improved, finishing just one point behind the Champions League spots, so they will play in the Europa League group stages. They did all that despite losing top scorer Max Kruse in the January transfer window.
Every season the main objective for Freiburg was simply to avoid relegation and remain in the top-flight league. If someone had told Christian Streich before the start of the season that his team would fight for a top-four finish until the last round of the campaign, the German coach would have said they are mad. Freiburg will take their place in the Europa League Group Stage for the second time after 2013-14 after finishing sixth.
Last season, FC Koln was about to get relegated in the second division after finishing 16th in the standings with 33 points. This season, they finished seventh with 52 points earned in 34 games to book their Conference League spot, which is a huge improvement. With just one year left on his contract with FC Koln, top striker Anthony Modeste has been linked with a move away from the club for some time now. According to Bild, Modeste is now seriously considering staying to fulfill his dream of playing in Europe with the club.
Newly promoted Greuther Furth has made an immediate return to the second division after an underwhelming campaign. They managed just three wins all season and finished with 18 points, just two points better off than Schalke last year.
Arminia Bielefeld avoided the drop in their first Bundesliga season last year, but was unable to repeat that this time around, finishing in the 17th spot. With just five wins under their belt and the worst attack in the league with 27 goals scored, they must now fight for glory in the second division.
Despite being one of the richest clubs in the division, it was another disaster campaign for Hertha Berlin. Their loss at Dortmund, along with Stuttgart scoring a 92nd-minute winner against Koln, means the capital club will have to face a relegation playoff to seal their fate. They will play Hamburger SV in a double-legged tie and they enter this clash as favorites being priced at +105 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds.