Yes, Bayern Munich dominates the soccer odds to win the Bundesliga thanks to a -500 price. Nevertheless, things could be much harder than in recent years.
First of all, Robert Lewandowski wants to leave. Losing him would mean losing almost 30 goals per season. Second of all, they haven’t signed a proper replacement. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting isn’t enough, and they already failed to sign Erling Haaland or Sebastian Haller.
Rumor has it that Sadio Mane will sign with the Bundesliga champions, but he’s not a center forward. Last season, he scored 16 goals for Liverpool in the English Premier League. Not bad for a winger, but again, they need a No. 9.
So far, they’ve signed Ryan Gravenberch, Noussair Mazraoui and Lovro Zvonarek. All three are very talented, but we’re talking about two midfielders and one center-back.
Don’t get me wrong: Of course, Bayern deserves to be the favorite. Winning 10 consecutive titles isn’t easy. However, the upcoming season seems to be the perfect opportunity for other contenders to finally dethrone the Reds. Precisely, let’s check which teams are more likely to accomplish such a feat.
Replacing Haaland won’t be easy, but Borussia Dortmund wasted no time finding a new striker. We’re talking about Haller, who last season scored 21 goals for Ajax in the Eredivisie and 11 in the UEFA Champions League. They also completed the signing of defensive midfielder Salih Ozcan, who used to play for FC Koln.
There’s also the fact that Dortmund finished as the runners-up in three of the last four seasons. That’s the main reason for them to be offering a +800 price in the sportsbook. The Black and Yellows are the only other team to be offering a price under +1000.
Last season, RB Leipzig finished in fourth place, 19 points behind Bayern Munich. Nevertheless, the Red Bulls won the DFB Pokal. Plus, they were the Bundesliga runners-up two seasons ago. In other words, they’re used to putting up a good fight.
They’re offering a +1200 price to dethrone Bayern Munich, but that could drastically change if Christopher Nkunku decides to leave. The Frenchman scored 20 goals in the Bundesliga and seven in the UEFA Champions League. If he stays, he and Andre Silva could become the best attacking duo in the league, making the Red Bulls a true menace.
Bayern Leverkusen returned to the podium after a great season in which they scored 80 goals, third best in the league. Patrick Schick had a lot to do with that as he scored 24 goals. Only Lewandowski scored more with 35.
Several powerhouses tried to sign Schick, including Bayern, but the striker decided to re-sign with Leverkusen. He’ll now play for the Company’s Eleven until 2027. He’s the main reason for you to consider including Leverkusen in your pre-season soccer picks, especially at +2500. You would win $2500 per every $100 bet on them.
That’s right, there’s only one dark horse worth considering. Last season, Eintracht Frankfurt finished the Bundesliga season in 11th place. However, the Eagles ended up winning the UEFA Europa League title. They eliminated Real Betis, Barcelona, West Ham United and Rangers. They were the betting online underdogs in each of those series.
They’re offering a +10000 price to win the Bundesliga title. Considering that most players from last season’s roster will return, that’s very tempting. Keep an eye on Rafael Santos Borre, who’s an underdog to win the Golden Boot. Last season, his first in Europe, he scored eight goals in the Bundesliga and four in the UEL.