Should Bayern simply be handed the championship trophy outright? Or will one team manage to stop the record champions? An analysis of the Bayer chasers at the start of the Bundesliga season.
n recent years, there really hasn’t been much excitement in the Bundesliga. At least not as far as the championship title is concerned. Because that has gone to Munich every year since 2013. FC Bayern has won ten titles in a row, so many that soccer fans outside Munich are already wondering whether celebrating the championship trophy is even appreciated at Säbener Straße. Only once was it really close. In 2019, Borussia Dortmund finished just two points behind the FCB. So how will it be now in this season, which will start next weekend? Is there any serious competition to prevent the eleventh title in a row? Show what you think about it, bet on football predict a new victory for a legendary team or an unexpected defeat.
Strong Bayern on without Lewandowksi
At first glance, it has to be said: it will also be very unlikely in 2023 that another team will see the championship trophy on Matchday 34. Because sports director Hasan Salihamidzic and his team have done plenty of shopping. Even though Robert Lewandowski, the outstanding goal scorer of recent years, has finally landed in Barcelona after much transfer haggling, the Bayern squad has not been greatly weakened. With Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus) and Noussair Mazraoui (Ajax Amsterdam), the defense was strengthened. With Ryan Gravenberch came another Ajax player for the midfield. And in addition to star addition Sadio Mané from Liverpool, the outstanding 17-year-old forward talent Mathys Tel was also signed. And if you believe the transfer rumors, it’s not over yet, although Bayern have already invested almost 140 million euros in the additions. Especially penalty striker Harry Kane is said to be at the top of the wish list. Changes in the composition of the teams are felt, it is even more intriguing. So who can stand up to these Bavarians?
Eintracht gets to open the Bundesliga season next Friday in its own stadium. The guests will be FC Bayern Munich.