Bundesliga 2020/21 Title Winners Predictions, Odds & Picks
- Bayern Munich are the reigning champions and current league leaders
- RB Leipzig are hot on their heels and cannot be ruled out of the race yet
- Borussia Dortmund have been disappointing and will not win the title
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Bundesliga Title Winners Odds
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Bundesliga Title Winners Predictions and Picks
Bayern Munich being top of the Bundesliga at this stage of the season should not come as a surprise. The giants of the German game are seeking the 31st title in their history. As an illustration of the extent of their dominance, the next team in line are Nurnberg, who have nine championships to their name.
However, Bayern’s lead at the summit of the standings is more slender than many anticipated last summer. RB Leipzig are just two points behind. Bayern’s pedigree, squad depth and experience mean they deserve to be clear favorites to triumph, but there is little value to be had in backing them at -1000.
Instead, have a wager on RB Leipzig to finish in the top spot. Julian Nagelsmann’s side are out of the Champions League and will be able to fully focus on domestic matters. Leipzig might be outsiders, but +600 is a generous price given how close to Bayern they are with just 11 rounds of fixtures still to play.
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|What||2020/21 Bundesliga season|
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Bayern Munich Have Not Been Firing on All Cylinders This Season
Lipezig 1400, BD 550, -667
Hansi Flick was initially appointed as Bayern Munich’s interim manager in November 2019, but his first four months in charge were so impressive that he was handed a permanent deal before the end of last season. By the time the curtain had come down on the 2019/20 campaign, Flick was the proud owner of Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, and Champions League winner’s medals. Bayern were not just the strongest side in Germany but the best club team in Europe too.
The Bavarians are, along with Manchester City, the favorites to win this season’s Champions League. They are also expected to retain the Bundesliga title, but odds of -1000 look rather short given that Flick’s men are just two points clear at the summit of the standings at present. Bayern have certainly been tested more than many expected this term, and they have often relied on their star quality to get them through games in which they have not performed particularly well.
There has been a slight cause for concern in 2021 after a strong end to the last calendar year. Bayern were beaten 3-2 by Borussia Monchengladbach in January, before being held to a shock 3-3 draw by Arminia Bielefeld in the middle of last month. A few days after that six-goal thriller at the Allianz Arena, Bayern lost 2-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt.
With a trip to RB Leipzig to come in April, Flick’s side could still be overtaken. Bayern deserves to be title favorites, but DraftKings Sportsbook odds arguably overplay their chances of success.
RB Leipzig Pushing Bayern Closest as Borussia Dortmund Struggle
RB Leipzig are in an excellent position with just 11 matches remaining. DraftKings Sportsbook offered odds of +1400 on Julian Nagelsmann’s side finishing on top of the pile last summer, so it speaks to their progress this term that the price of a Leipzig triumph has dropped to +600.
They may have been third-favorites to lift the trophy going into the campaign, but Leipzig’s principal objective was securing a top-four finish. Nothing can be taken for granted in soccer until the mathematics takes over, but an 11-point lead over Borussia Dortmund in fifth place suggests Leipzig will be in the Champions League next term.
They now have what could be termed a ‘free hit’ against Bayern in a head-to-head contest for the title. Leipzig’s main problem last season was an inability to turn some of their draws into wins, and they deserve great credit for having fixed that problem this time around. With a much superior defensive record to Bayern, Leipzig are very much in the title conversation. At odds of +600, they are a very attractive proposition.
Dortmund, by contrast, have underachieved this campaign. They were the second-favorites at +550 before a ball had been kicked, but have now drifted to +15000 courtesy of a 13-point deficit between them and first place. BVB will hope to challenge for the main prize in German soccer when Borussia Monchengladbach head coach Marco Rose takes over at Signal Iduna Park next season, but their chances of triumphing in 2020/21 are already over.
Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt Are in the Top-Four MIX
At a price of +8000, Wolfsburg are considered around two times more likely to win the Bundesliga title than Dortmund. Oliver Glasner led the club to a seventh-place finish last season, and some thought they could crack the top six this time around. Wolfsburg have exceeded those expectations and currently sit third in the table.
Their success up to now has been built on a rock-solid defense. The Wolves have scored just 37 goals thus far – a tally bettered by Stuttgart and Hoffenheim, who are both in the bottom half of the table. But with just a league-low 19 goals conceded, Wolfsburg have shown themselves to be experts at shutting out opponents. It will not be enough for them to win the title, though.
Eintracht Frankfurt are available at +15000, while Bayer Leverkusen are listed at a more distant +25000. Eintracht are currently fourth and will not make up the 10-point gap between them and Bayern Munich. Leverkusen are a further five points back and will be fully focused on trying to climb into the top four, which would bring with it a place in the Champions League.
The Bundesliga title race is now between Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig. From a betting perspective, Leipzig makes the most sense.