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Image for Greg Lea Greg Lea - Updated February 14, 2023

Bundesliga Top Scorer Predictions, Odds, Picks 2022/23

  • Robert Lewandowski finished as the Bundesliga’s top goalscorer in 2021/22
  • The Poland international and Erling Haaland have both left the Bundesliga
  • The season will take a break in November and December for the World Cup

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.

Bundesliga Top Scorer Odds 2022/23

The odds for the Bundesliga Top Goalscorer 2022/23 are taken from the DraftKings Sportsbook.

Bundesliga Top Scorers Odds
Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)+260
Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich)+2000
Karim Adeyemi (Borussia Dortmund)+10000
Patrik Schick (Bayer Leverkusen)+20000
Anthony Modeste (Koln)+20000

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Bundesliga Top Scorers

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.

Bundesliga Frequently Asked Questions

Who Was the Highest Scorer in the Bundesliga 2021/22?

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

Who is the All-Time Bundesliga Top Scorer?

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

Which Players Have Finished as Bundesliga Top Scorer?

(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

Who Has Finished as the Bundesliga Top Scorer Most?

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.

What Does the Bundesliga Top Scorer Receive?

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.

When Is the Bundesliga Top Scorer Announced?

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.

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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