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Bundesliga 2022/23 Winner Predictions, Odds, Picks

  • The Bundesliga 2022/23 season begins on August 5 and will end on May 27
  • The campaign will take a break in November and December for the World Cup
  • Bayern Munich are the reigning champions and the heavy favorites to triumph

The Bundesliga 2022/23 season gets underway on August 5 and will run all the way through to May 27. There will be a lengthy break in November and December to make space for the 2022 World Cup, which will be held in the winter for the first time.

Eighteen teams will compete in the top tier of German soccer, but only one can win the title. Bayern Munich have done so in each of the last 10 years, leaving neutrals to hope that there will be a new name on the trophy this time around.

Bundesliga 2022/23 Title Winner Odds

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Bundesliga 2022/23 Title Winner Odds
Borussia Dortmund +120
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RB Leipzig +350
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Freiburg +800
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Union Berlin +1000
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Eintracht Frankfurt +1200
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Borussia Monchengladbach +1600
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Hoffenheim +1600
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Bayer Leverkusen +2500
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Cologne +4000
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Mainz +5000
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Wolfsburg +8000
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Who Will Be Bundesliga 2022/23 Title Winner?

Bayern Munich have won 10 Bundesliga titles in a row, and although their squad has undergone some changes during the summer transfer market, it is hard to see them finishing anywhere other than first place. Julian Nagelsmann is an excellent coach and Bayern’s strength in depth surpasses that of all their potential rivals.

Borussia Dortmund are the most likely challengers, but Erling Haaland’s exit robs them of their main attacking threat. RB Leipzig could challenge for second spot but will struggle to match Bayern.

If you would like to check out more betting options available to you for La Liga 2022/23 season, make sure you have read our guide on how to bet on soccer.

Who Are the Champions of Bundesliga 2022?

Bayern Munich are the defending champions after they won the title in 2021/22. The Bavarian outfit amassed 77 points by winning 24 and drawing five of their 35 matches.

Bayern finished eight points clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund and wrapped up the title with a 3-1 defeat of the runners-up on 23 April 2022.

Who Won the Most Bundesliga Titles?

Club Number of Titles
Bayern Munich 32
Nurnberg 9
Borussia Dortmund 8
Schalke 7
Hamburg 6
Stuttgart 5
Borussia Monchengladbach 5
Werder Bremen 4
Kaiserslautern 4

The Bundesliga was only formed in 1963, which was significantly later than the equivalent national competitions in England (1888), Spain (1929), Italy (1929) and France (1932).

West Germany was slow to professionalize the game, and had already won one World Cup before this happened with the launch of the Bundesliga.

The above table includes title wins in the pre-Bundesliga era. Only one of Nurnberg’s victories occurred after 1963, yet they remain the second-most successful club in German soccer history. Bayern Munich are the only team to have reached double figures, and the fact they are 23 titles clear of second place shows that their dominance of the German game is historic as well as recent.

Interestingly, two of the five teams (Nurnberg and Hamburg) with the most titles will not be competing in the Bundesliga in 2022/23.

How Many Teams Have Won the Bundesliga Title?

Twenty-nine different clubs have won the German championship, including in the pre-Bundesliga era. Since the league was launched in its current guise in 1963, there have been 12 title winners.

By way of comparison, 12 different teams have won the English top flight since 1963 – which suggests the competitiveness of the two leagues has been similar over the last 60 years. Over in Spain, only seven clubs have won the La Liga title in the same period.

However, the last decade or so has ushered in an era of Bayern Munich dominance – as you can see below. Many argue that this is unhealthy for the Bundesliga, which only occasionally features a genuine title race.

Who Won the Last 10 La Liga Titles?

Club Season
Bayern Munich 2021/22
Bayern Munich 2020/21
Bayern Munich 2019/20
Bayern Munich 2018/19
Bayern Munich 2017/18
Bayern Munich 2016/17
Bayern Munich 2015/16
Bayern Munich 2014/15
Bayern Munich 2013/14
Bayern Munich 2012/13

What Happens if You Win the Bundesliga Title?

The Bundesliga title winners receive the Meisterschale (Champions’ Bowl), a trophy that has been awarded to the German champions since 1949.

Engraved on the trophy are the names of every title winner since 1903. The original trophy is held by the current league champions, and the Bundesliga allows title winners to make a replica for their club museums or trophy cabinets.

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When Is the Bundesliga Title Winner Announced?

The Bundesliga is not a knockout tournament and it does not use a play-off system like MLS. That means there is no ‘Bundesliga final’ – the title winner is simply the team that amasses the most points over the course of the campaign and is therefore equivalent to the Supporters’ Shield award in the United States’ main soccer league.

As a result of this double round-robin format, there is no fixed date on which the Bundesliga title winner is announced. Confirmation comes when it is mathematically impossible for rivals to overtake the team in first place.

How can I watch the Bundesliga on TV?

Soccer fans based in the United States can watch the Bundesliga on ESPN. Kick-off times usually range from 9.30 AM to 2.30 PM (EDT).

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Greg Lea is a freelance soccer journalist from London. He is the former editor of The Set Pieces, and has contributed to the Guardian, FourFourTwo, and ESPN. A Crystal Palace fan, he is a long-time subscriber to the belief that it's the taking part that counts. Email: [email protected]

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