This season Bundesliga looks very unpredictable. Many fans are wondering if this is the year that Bayern Munich’s title-winning run will come to an end. Our 2020 Bundesliga betting predictions give it a ‘yes’, with RB Leipzig to potentially win their first Bundesliga ever.
Bundesliga 2019/20 has just kicked off. It looks set to be the most exciting Bundesliga season in years. Online gambling news in Germany speculate that it might go as a duopoly between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund once again. However, we have strong reasons to think that a third team (RB Leipzig) can realistically challenge for the title. So, before you make your 2020 Bundesliga betting predictions, here are our thoughts on why RB Leipzig can win it all.
RB Leipzig lead Bundesliga with perfect 9 points
RB Leipzig have started their 2019/20 campaign with three consecutive wins against Union Berlin (4-0), Eintracht (2-1), and M’gladbach (3-1). That is not out of the ordinary, as they won 13 matches in their first 2016/17 Bundesliga season to finish as the runners-up. Last season, Leipzig finished third and for the first time, they went all the way to the DFB-Pokal final, only to lose against Bayern.
The young team that was found in 2009 made some strong improvements this summer for one reason only, to win the title. They brought the 32-year-old Julian Nagelsmann who led Hoffenheim to back-to-back two top-four finishes. The young manager who is notorious for his aggressive style of play spent €52 million in the transfer market. He was also able to hold onto the likes of Dayot Upamecano, Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner. So, if everything goes according to the plan this could be Leipzig’s year with 13.00 odds at Bet365 Sportsbook.
Despite high expectations, Dortmund already suffer
During the summer online sportsbooks in Germany expected BVB to have their best chance of winning Bundesliga with 4.00 odds. Simply because BVB came close to winning their eighth cup last season and they spent almost €130 million in the summer. Thus, bringing back the defender and leader Mats Hammels and signing the likes of Thorgan Hazard and Julian Brandt. Besides, BVB made Paco Alcacer permanent and retained superstar Jadon Sancho. However, all that improvement failed to help Dortmund enjoy a strong start. Thus, they just endured a shocking loss against Union Berlin.
Bayern are going through a transformative year
It is understandable why all 2020 Bundesliga betting predictions favor Bayern to lift the trophy with 1.30 odds. Afterall the Bavarians are the country’s most successful team and they are looking to make it eight titles in a row. Besides, they just brought Ivan Perisic and Philippe Coutinho to offer some much-needed depth.
However, the champions have other things to worry about. They are entering the second season with relatively unexperienced manager Niko Kovac. They are also somewhat in the time of rebuilding after losing Frank Ribery and Arjen Robben and letting James Rodriguez return to La Liga. So, it may be a quite transformative year for the Bavarians which might result in a setback.
Bayer Leverkusen not yet title challengers
After the manager Peter Bosz took over in December, Bayer Leverkusen have improved. They have picked up a highly impressive style, involving five to six-goal thrillers on certain occasions. Ultimately, Bayer managed to finish in fourth place. During the summer Bayer lost talent in the sale of Julian Brandt, but they managed to reinvest, by bringing in Kerem Demirbay and Nadiem Amiri from Hoffenheim. They also signed Moussa Diaby from PSG and Daley Sinkgraven from Ajax. Despite that, it is very unlikely for Bayer (67.00) to compete for the title this season. However, they might end up in the top four.
That being said, the only team realistically able to dethrone Bayern are Leipzig. To see all the best Bundesliga betting odds, just check our latest review about Bet365 Sportbook.