The 2022/23 Bundesliga season is just around the corner. The action will get under way on August 5 and will conclude on May 27, with the campaign due to take a break in November and December to make space in the calendar for the 2022 World Cup.
Bayern Munich are strong favorites to win the Bundesliga title, but the race for the top goalscorer award looks to be wide open. Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland both left German soccer in the summer, joining Barcelona in La Liga and Manchester City in the Premier League respectively. That leaves the path clear for a new face to scoop the prize this time around.
Check out the Bundesliga top goalscorer 2022/23 odds below, and read on for our analysis and more information about the award.
The odds for the Bundesliga Top Goalscorer 2022/23 are taken from the DraftKings Sportsbook.
|Bundesliga Top Scorers Odds 2022/23|
|Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)||+125|
|Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich)||+900|
|Patrik Schick (Bayer Leverkusen)||+6500|
|Karim Adeyemi (Borussia Dortmund)||+8000|
|Anthony Modeste (Koln)||+10000|
|Randal Kolo Muani (Eintracht Frankfurt)||+10000|
Patrik Schick is the favorite to finish as the Bundesliga top goalscorer in the 2022/23 campaign. The Czech Republic international was second only to Robert Lewandowski in the charts last time out, and he will be among the strikers licking his lips at the Pole’s departure.
Christopher Nkunku looks like excellent value at the price listed in the table above. The RB Leipzig frontman was linked with Chelsea and Manchester United in the summer but will be at the Red Bull Arena for at least another season. Nkunku is a huge talent who found the net 20 times last term.
Sadio Mane and Serge Gnabry will be tasked with filling Lewandowski’s boots at Bayern this term, while Karim Adeyemi will be expected to make up some of the goals Borussia Dortmund lost when they sold Erling Haaland. His new team-mate Sebastien Haller would have been in this list had he not been diagnosed with a testicular tumor during pre-season.
Anthony Modeste of Koln and Andre Silva of RB Leipzig are considered as dark horses, while the group of outsiders according the sportsbooks includes Stuttgart’s Sasa Kalajdzic, Hoffenheim’s Andrej Kramaric and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Randal Kolo Muani.
If you would like to find out more betting options for the Bundesliga 2022/23 season, check out our guide on how to bet on soccer.
|Player and Club(s)||Goals|
|Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)||35|
|Patrik Schick (Bayer Leverkusen)||24|
|Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)||22|
|Anthony Modeste (Koln)||20|
|Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)||20|
|Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin)||15|
|Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich)||14|
|Moussa Diaby (Bayer Leverkusen)||13|
|Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Monchengladbach)||12|
|Max Kruse (Union Berlin, Wolfsburg)||12|
|Player and Clubs||Goals|
|Gerd Muller (Bayern Munich)||365|
|Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich)||312|
|Klaus Fischer (Schalke, Koln, 1860 Munich, Bochum)||268|
|Jupp Heynckes (Borussia Monchengladbach, Hannover)||220|
|Manfred Burgsmuller (Borussia Dortmund, Werder Bremen, Essen, Nurnberg)||213|
|Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen, Bayern Munich, Koln)||197|
|Ulf Kirsten (Bayer Leverkusen)||181|
|Stefan Kuntz (Kaiserslautern, Bochum, Uerdingen, Arminia Bielefeld)||179|
|Dieter Muller (Koln, Stuttgart, Saarbrucken)||177|
|Klaus Allofs (Koln, Dusseldorf, Werder Bremen)||177|
(Last 10 seasons)
|Player(s), Club and Goals||Season|
|Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich – 35||2021/22|
|Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich – 41||2020/21|
|Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich – 34||2019/20|
|Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich – 22||2018/19|
|Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich – 29||2017/18|
|Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Borussia Dortmund – 31||2016/17|
|Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich – 30||2015/16|
|Alexander Meier, Eintracht Frankfurt – 19||2014/15|
|Robert Lewandowski, Borussia Dortmund – 20||2013/14|
|Stefan Kiessling, Bayer Leverkusen – 25||2012/13|
Gerd Muller and Robert Lewandowski have both finished as the Bundesliga top scorer seven times. As you can see from the table above, Lewandowski finished as the division’s chief goal-getter in all but two of the last nine campaigns – once with Borussia Dortmund, and on six occasions with Bayern Munich.
Muller spent his entire Bundesliga career with Bayern. His top scorer awards came between 1966/67 and 1977/78, although he shared the prize twice. Muller is also the leading Bundesliga goalscorer of all time.
The Bundesliga top scorer receives a trophy called the ‘Kicker-Torjagerkanone’, which translates as the ‘top scorer cannon’. The prize has been sponsored by Kicker, a respected German soccer magazine, since 1966.
The Bundesliga top goalscorer is simply the player who has scored the most goals over the course of the season.
The winner is only confirmed after each team has played all 34 of its games, although the top scorer can often be predicted a few matches before the end of the season if the player in first place has built up a significant lead. Nothing is official, though, until the campaign has been completed.
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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