Lewandowski came under criticism after he had a dry spell at the Champions League and the World Cup. He failed to score in the former tournament following the round of 16. His hardships continued in the World Cup, where he did not manage to help Poland out of the group stage and left the competition without a goal despite being the top European scorer in the World Cup qualification campaign.
Lewandowski’s fans were once again shocked when online sportsbook news sites in Germany reported that their idol wanted to leave Bayern. The transfer never happened, as manager Niko Kovac made it clear that they were not willing to let their most efficient scorer go. Lewandowski has finally revealed the reason behind the summer drama.
Why did Lewandowski want to leave Bayern?
In a recent interview, Lewandowski has openly admitted that he felt betrayed by the team’s bosses when none of them defended him from criticism:
“In April and May everyone criticised me. And I felt no protection from the club, I felt alone. I scored no goals in two or three important games and suddenly everyone was saying: ‘Open fire against Lewandowski!’ I did not see anyone who supported me at the time. (…) I felt as though I had just been at Bayern for a season and had no credit at the club.”
But what he did not get from the bosses, he got from the fans. Their support rekindled his loyalty to Bayern: “I noticed that in Munich the fans support me. I realised that they still want me here. (…) I’m not wasting any thought on another club now.”
It seems he has indeed rediscovered his place in Bayern. He bagged a hat-trick in the DFL Super Cup against Eintracht Frankfurt and then, in the DFB Pokal, decided the match against SV Drochtersen with the only goal of the night.
The next Bundesliga season is about to begin and Lewandowski will need to impress if he wants to keep his market value. What feats will that extra motivation enable him to achieve?
The best of Robert Lewandowski’s Bundesliga betting specials
There is no question he will be the best finisher in Bayern: at 1.10 odds, the best online betting sites in the United Kingdom virtually guarantee he will be the top scorer in his team. He is also the bookies’ favorite to score the most goals in the entire tournament: he has 1.30 odds to receive the title. Since even the second strongest candidate, Timo Werner, is seen as almost twelve times less likely to dethrone him at 12.00, it is very safe to bet on Lewandowski to be the top scorer in the Bundesliga.
It seems that he is competing not so much with other players as with himself. The least predictable of Robert Lewandowski’s Bundesliga betting specials concern the number of goals he will score. Lewy found the net 29 times in the tournament’s last season; bookies think he will come close or maybe even surpass that number. Unibet Sportsbook put him with an over-under of 27.5 goals for a 1.85 increase.
Considering Lewandowski’s need to prove his worth after a few months of struggling, he will be aiming to match his previous output. It is a good idea to bet on the Polish superstar to have more than 27 goal celebrations. However, if you want to stick to the safest option, you can also simply take the 1.30 offer for his becoming the top scorer of the season.
|1.||Top Goalscorer (Bundesliga 2018/2019)||1.30|
|2.||To score over 27.5 goals||1.85|
|3.||To score under 27.5 goals||1.85|