Bayern Munich is the lone Lion in the Bundesliga, their dominance over the year has only strengthened and their is hardly any challenge for them for the title race. Winners of the Bundesliga 7 times in past 10 seasons speaks for their sway. In the upcoming season and their first season under their new coach and former AC Milan, Real Madrid coach Carlos Ancelotti they will look to keep their records straight, and to win the title for record 5th time in a row. Signings of the Captain of fiercest rival Borussia Dortmund’s Matts Hummels and the Portugese sensation Renato Sanches has added quality to their already world class squad.
Football is a funny game and Leicester City’s story from English Premier League tells you how you can’t take anything for granted in football. The Bavarian outfit are surely the favorites and we look the top 3 clubs that will challenge them this upcoming season.
1. Borussia Dortmund
Last title win in 2012, Borussia Dortmund have recently been the only German who could put up with the mighty Bavarians. Even with a gap of 10 points last season among them and Bayern, they were very much neck to neck for most of the season. The departure of their skipper to Bayern itself is certainly something anyone associated with Dortmund could take and it is huge blow to their potential title challenge.
The return of Mario Gotze, and signings of Andre Schürlle from Wolfsburg to resolve arguably their best player last season, Henrikh Mkhitaryan. They also signed some of the biggest talents in Ousmane Dembele from Rennes and Emre Mor. They look very promising and Tomas Tuchel will look to keep the spirits high among the players as he’ll try to outclass Ancelloti’s Bayern.
2. Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen looked fantastic more most the season last season as Manchester United outcast, Javier Hernandez was banging in goals after goals for them. Die Werkself finished third regardless it was a testament to the impressive depth that they have created in the squad as well as Roger Schmidt’s smart albeit sometimes flawed, management of the group of players at his disposal. Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez, Kramer, Hakan Calhanoglu and Bernard Leno will be the key players for them. Their attack looks absolutely fabulous and they conceded third least goals behind just Bayern and Dortmund. So, if they believe in their abilities and few good shrewd additions to their squad and they could put up a fight against Bayern.
3. Borussia Mochengladbach
Even though there was a huge gap between the champions Bayern Munich and Mochengladbach, their is a lot about them that will put them as the dark horses for the upcoming season. Andre Schubert’s men did a commendable job since he took over the reins, and their performances against the top clubs in the league was really good to keep them off the title challenge, their 3-1 Bayern was even better than what the scoreline tells as their created whole lot of chances. Their record against both Bayern and Dortmund was impressively splendid and if they could grind out constant results against the lower teams then they could be the dark horses and take the title away from the Bavarian clutches for first time in 5 seasons.