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Bundesliga 2021/22 Preview and Predictions

The Bundesliga is back for yet another exciting season, with the first game kicking off on Friday 13th August. Champions Bayern Munich open the season with a clash against Borussia Mönchengladbach as they aim for their tenth consecutive title, but will anyone be able to catch the formidable Bavarian force.

Elsewhere in the League, it promises to be another campaign filled with goals as Dortmund still have goal machine, Erling Haaland. We also expect to see a strong battle for European places, with Leipzig and Wolfsburg looking to once again secure Champions League football for their respective clubs.

As always at Bet UK, we’ll have the Bundesliga Betting odds for the outright winners of the League and the relegation markets. Not only that, we’ll have odds for every game, so whether you fancy Bayern, Dortmund, Koln or Hertha Berlin, we’ve got you covered.

Last Time Out in The Bundesliga

If you’re looking for a team with consistent goalscoring form and winning prowess to lift a league title year after year, then look no further than Bayern Munich. Only twice since 2010 have Die Bayern been dethroned from their place atop the Bundesliga, and with their nearest competitors finishing 13 points behind them back in May, something drastic will have to happen for them to falter this season.

There were no slow starts for Bayern last season, even though they’d faced PSG less than a month earlier in the Champions League Final. Defeating Schalke 8-0 on the season’s opening weekend, this was perhaps an omen for what was to come as they didn’t falter and confirmed their title with three games to spare.

This wasn’t the only positive for Bayern as starman Robert Lewandowski became the first man since Gerd Muller in the 1971-72 season to score more than 40 goals in a season. Something we feel was helped by his supporting teammates, including Thomas Muller and Serge Gnabry.

Elsewhere in the table’s lower placings, Schalke’s struggles continued as their poor vein of form continued with them losing 30 Bundesliga games in a row before they finally defeated Hoffenheim in January. Sadly, it wasn’t enough to protect them from relegation for the first time in 30 years alongside Weder Bremen.

Bundesliga Transfer Market

For the past few seasons, it’s never been tight at the top of the Bundesliga, and when looking at the Bundesliga Odds, it’s Bayern who sit firm favourites at 1/5 to lift the title once again. However, we believe that Emil Forsberg and Leipzig may take the fight to Bayern as they look to close the points gap from the 2020/21 season.

The Euro’s will play a key role in determining which players will return to training and be match fit. Robert Lewandowski played for Poland in a stunted competition appearance, Joshua Kimmich also featured for Germany, and teenager Jude Bellingham got game time for England.

Thankfully for most teams, many key players have remained in the division, with only Jadon Sancho making a move from Dortmund to Manchester United. That isn’t to say more players won’t be looking to change clubs, but with no big-money offers for Haaland, BVB will currently be resting safely. They’ve also bolstered their defensive means with the signing of Somalia Coulibaly and Abdoulaye Kamara from PSG.

Elsewhere in the transfer market, Kevin-Prince Boateng has returned to the Bundesliga with Hertha Berlin. Brian Brobbey has made the move from Ajax to RB Leipzig, and Maximilian Philipp has completed a permanent move to Wolfsburg from Dynamo Moscow.

Bundesliga Title Race

All eyes will be on Bayern Munich as they look to secure yet another title. Standings as favourites in the Bundesliga Betting Odds at 1/5, their nearest rivals Dortmund are 7/1 even to come close to lifting the title. Hardly comparable when last season’s second-placed team are currently 11/1 and the next team in our betting markets Bayern Leverkusen sitting at 50/1. It would have to be a big upset to see Munich lose the title, so we think the value lies elsewhere.

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Bundesliga: The Race For Europe

Within the Bundesliga, those who finish in the coveted top four spots will secure a place in the Champions League, with those in fifth and sixth earning a Europa League spot. Normally the top two or three places are easy to define, with Bayern, Dortmund and more recently Leipzig securing those quite early in the season, which means it’s all to play for in terms of the remaining spots.

Looking at the Bundesliga odds we have on offer at Bet UK, we’re leaning towards Bayern Leverkusen and Wolfsburg comfortably securing a European football spot with odds of 3/10 for them to finish in the top six. However, with the other places still up for grabs, we’re going for Union Berlin at odds of 7/1 to finish in the top six and go one better than last season.

Bet on Union Berlin to Finish in the Top 6

Bundesliga: Battle To Avoid the Drop

Naturally, within any league, the newly promoted teams are favourites to face the drop the following season. Here in the Bundesliga, it’s no different. Newly promoted Greuther Furth and VFL Bochum are currently at odds of 5/4. However, we’re going with a more established team in Koln as our bet to be relegated. At odds of 4/1, they battled in the relegation playoff last season against Holstein Kiel, and although winning that match, they would need to make huge changes to avoid a similar fate this time around.

Bet on Koln to be relegated

Bundesliga Top Scorer

If there is one thing that the Bundesliga is never short of its goals. Robert Levandowski scored 41 last season and comfortably won the golden boot ahead of Andre Silva (28), Erling Haaland (27) and Andrej Karamic (20). He’s at odds of 4/5 to retain his personal title again this season in our Bundesliga betting markets, with Haaland at odds of 4/1 to steal the crown and dutch star Wout Weghorst a huge 30/1 to find himself ahead of his rivals.

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