Aug 3, 2021
Aug 3, 2021

Bundesliga 2021/22: Outright betting preview

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Bundesliga 2021/22: Outright betting preview

Inform your predictions ahead of the Bundesliga 2021/22 season as we delve into the outright markets and see where value may lie ahead of the new campaign.

Bundesliga 2021/22: Who are the favourites?



2020/21 position

Bayern Munich



Borussia Dortmund



RB Leipzig



Bayer Leverkusen



Borussia Monchengladbach






Bayern Munich won their ninth Bundesliga title in row in the 2020/21 season, although it's been all change at the top for Die Bayern after manager Hansi Flick’s departure to the German national team. They have since swooped in and signed Julian Nagelsmann, who most recently managed RB Leipzig, as their head coach.

Borussia Dortmund's chances of winning the Bundesliga will likely depend on if they keep hold of forward Erling Haaland.

Elsewhere, stalwarts David Alaba, Jerome Boateng, and Javi Martinez have all left the club, but they have also acquired one of the most coveted young players in the world in the form of defender Dayot Upamecano.

As per custom, Bayern are the overwhelming 1.163* favourites to collect another league title, and with Robert Lewandowski once leading the line they will feel confident of securing it.

Former Borussia Monchengladbach manager Marcos Rose has now taken the reins at Borussia Dortmund, and has been charged with returning the club to the pinnacle of German soccer. The departure of Jadon Sancho to Manchester United removes 16 goals and 20 assists from last season’s side, but with Thorgan Hazard, Giovanni Reyna, and Marco Reus they have a blend of youthful desire and experienced instinct in attack.

Keeping hold of Erling Haaland will be pivotal to any title push by Dortmund this season, and whether or not Rose can stamp his authority on the current DFB-Pokal champions will also be decisive to their chances. They are currently priced as 6.770* second-favourites to secure the title.

Under Nagelsmann’s tutelage, RB Leipzig finished second in the Bundesliga last season, and his successor Jesse Marsch will be dreaming of bettering that achievement this time round. The club have sold their star centre-back pairing comprised of the aforementioned Upamecano and Ibrahima Konate (who has joined Liverpool), but also exhibited shrewd recruitment via the acquisitions of young defender Mohamed Simakan from Strasbourg and 28-goal striker Andre Silva from Eintracht Frankfurt.

RB Leipzig are available at 10.780* to wrestle the title away from Bayern. Their squad still features a young nucleus, meaning a lack of experience could be their downfall and the likes of Dani Olmo, Christopher Nkunku, and Angelino will be vital to any title bid.

Bundesliga 2021/22: Notable outsiders

Union Berlin will play their first season in European competition since 2001 after qualifying for the Europa Conference League.The club have strengthened their squad with a dozen arrivals, including Rani Khedira, Levin Oztunali and last season’s loanees Keita Endo and Taiwo Awoniyi, who both signed permanent deals.

Stuttgart will be hoping that their brand of free-flowing soccer can potentially secure European qualification.

After being somewhat of a surprise contender for European soccer last season, how the club manage their European campaign with their domestic league duties will be crucial to the outcome of their campaign. The squad is now well stocked in key areas of the pitch which should see them preserve a top half finish at the very least.

Former Wolfsburg manager Oliver Glasnel is now in charge of Eintracht Frankfurt after a managerial merry-go-round in Germany. Despite losing leading goalscorer Andre Silva to RB Leipzig, the Frankfurt-based side have picked up a canny signing in Union Berlin’s left-back Christopher Lenz, as well as River Plate forward Rafael Santos Borre.

Frankfurt had a Champions League place in their grasp for much of last season, and Glasnel’s team will be expected to challenge for fourth place yet again.

Stuttgart’s free-flowing, attacking style of play was one of their most redeeming features of last season, from which they finished in ninth place. The club are slowly crafting a deserved reputation for being innovative and forward-thinking and their efforts on this front have been assisted by the fact that they have managed to keep hold of both their sought-after coach Pellegrino Matarazzo and exciting forward Silas Katompa Mvumpa.

While attacking midfielder Nico Gonzalez has left after sealing a £20 million move to Fiorentina, Die Schwaben’s recruitment team have swooped in and secured Paderborn’s Chris Fuhrich to share the goal-scoring burden with the likes of the aforementioned Mvumpa alongside Sasa Kalajdzic and Tanguy Coulibaly.

Bundesliga 2021/22: Relegation canditates

After falling into the relegation play-off position last season, FC Koln overcame 2. Bundesliga’s Holstein Kiel 5-2 on aggregate to maintain their top-flight status. However, the club have disposed of manager Friedhelm Funkel and brought in former Paderborn coach Steffen Baumgart.

Bochum's bid to avoid relegation will be without last season's top scorer Robert Zulj.

They’ve also secured striker Mark Uth on a free transfer and brought in Rapid Vienna’s Dejan Ljubicic and Brondby goalkeeper Marvin Schwabe. The side from North-Rhine Westphalia will be hoping for a season of stability but will need to concede considerably fewer goals in order to attain it.

Hertha Berlin have been very open with their ambitions to turn the club into one of Germany’s biggest teams and challenge Bayern’s supremacy. However, after last season’s 14th-place finish, the club may need to do some rebuilding to kick-start the process.

They’ve signed midfielder Suat Serdar from Schalke alongside the experienced pair of Stevan Jovetic and Kevin Prince-Boateng so far this summer, although reports have suggested they will allow star man Matheus Cunha if they receive an acceptable bid for him

Hertha have also reappointed Pal Dardai, who has coached at every level at the club, as their manager. Coupled with their strong financial position, they should be capable of steering clear of relegation, but will still need to improve drastically on last season.

Greuther Furth are back in the Bundesliga for only the second time in their history. In their last appearance in 2012/13 the club finished in last place and will be aiming to survive the drop this season.

Their modest budget has meant that all their signings thus far this summer have been free transfers, incluing Nils Seufert from Arminia Bielefeld. However, their loan signings of Hertha Berlin’s Jessic Ngankam and Bayern’s Adrian Fein could prove to be inspired moves in their fight to stay up.

Bochum were promoted as 2. Bundesliga champions last season and will have the backing of the city behind them after the club sold a record-breaking 14,000 season tickets, beating their previous record of 11,400 in 1997/98.

However, time will tell if losing last season’s top scorer Robert Zulj to UAE-based Ittihad Kalba will hinder them in the top flight. Whether their fans can drive them on to avoid relegation could well be dependent on how the likes of Simon Zoller, Silvere Ganvoula, and Takuma Asano take advantage of their second opportunity in the Bundesliga.

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