Bundesliga futures: Bayern Munich a clear favorite to repeat

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Bundesliga futures: Bayern Munich a clear favorite to repeat

It only feels like yesterday that Bayern Munich was crowned German champions for the 12th straight time, but now, we’re already close to another campaign starting. With that in mind, we will take a look at the latest Bundesliga futures, with the Bavarians tipped to win yet another title after a busy transfer window for not only them but other potential contenders like Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig. Keep reading for the in-depth analysis, with matchday one under a month away.

Quick Take

  • Bayern is tipped to win their 12th title in 2024
  • Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig follow in the latest Bundesliga futures
  • Find the preview and analysis below for the upcoming campaign

Bayern Munich

On paper, Bayern was dominant in 2022-23. They had a 21-8-5 record, scored a whopping 92 goals, and conceded just 38 times. But for their standards, there wasn’t as much consistency as past years. Thankfully, Dortmund slipped up on the final matchday while Munich produced the goods, which resulted in another title.

There have been some changes this summer so far, too. Most notably, Min-jae Kim, a physical center-back, has arrived from Napoli and should be a key cog at the back for Thomas Tuchel. Meanwhile, Raphael Guerreiro and Konrad Laimer both joined on free transfers from Dortmund and Leipzig, respectively. Up top, Sadio Mane is likely to leave, but there’s nothing confirmed quite yet on that front. With -333 odds at 888sport, the Bavarians have every chance to win another title. The squad is still extremely strong and Harry Kane reportedly wants to join. That would put them over the top, but Bayern and Tottenham first need to come to an agreement.

Borussia Dortmund

BVB lost quite a bit of talent in the transfer window, but none is more significant than Jude Bellingham. The English midfielder is now a Real Madrid player and although Dortmund would’ve loved to keep the youngster, it was time for him to move on to a new adventure. That leaves a gaping hole in the middle of the park for Edin Terzic’s men because, after all, Bellingham is one of the best at his craft in the world. Plus, Mahmoud Dahoud and Guerreiro also departed. When it comes to incoming players, Dortmund nabbed Wolfsburg midfielder Felix Nmecha, while Marcel Sabitzer is now at Signal Iduna after a loan spell at Manchester United from Bayern. It’s very difficult to imagine Dortmund competing for a title without Bellingham, though. It will be an uphill climb.

RB Leipzig

Leipzig is another top club in the Bundesliga that lost a couple of important players in Dominik Szoboszlai and Christopher Nkunku. However, the club managed to do some good business on the transfer market, signing a plethora of players including Benjamin Sesko, Xavi Simons, Lois Openda, and Christoph Baumgartner. Leipzig finished in third place last term and only five points off Bayern, solidifying themselves as one of the best sides in the German top flight. Nkunku and Szoboszlai were crucial in the final third, but they’ve brought in enough additional pieces to remain competitive. While a top-four finish is very much possible though, I don’t see them competing for the title. That’s likely why they have steep odds at most soccer betting sites.