League Preview: Bundesliga
One of the best five football leagues in Europe, Bundesliga, will see the light of the day on 18 August this year. It will last until 18 May 2024 but will have relegation matches until 28 May.
With clubs like Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, RB Leipzig, and many more, I expect nothing less than the most entertaining matches with the highest levels of professionalism. Even though Bayern Munich has been winning the Meisterschale for years now, this league has its other very serious title pretenders.
The last season showed us exactly this, as the Bavarians grabbed the title in their very last game after Borussia’s disastrous performance. What about the new season? Let’s go through some major things together.
What’s New and What’s the Same?
The Bundesliga still features the best 20 teams from Germany. The format in this league, as many of you know, is the round-robin format. Every club from this league will play with all the other teams twice.
The club that scores the most points at the end of the league wins. It is also well-known that goal difference becomes the relevant factor in determining the winner once two teams have the same number of points.
First of all, things that we’ll see in the 2023/24 season which we couldn’t come across one season before are some new teams. As Schalke 04 and Hertha had to leave, Heidenheim and Darmstadt appeared on the Bundesliga horizon.
The rest of the clubs from this league that played in the last season remained there. However, most of them made some important improvements when it comes to transfers and their staff.
Some top players, like Bellingham and Sancho, went to other leagues. However, the arrival of some superstar footballers here was as loud as thunder. First, the veteran and one of the best forward players in the world, Harry Kane, became part of Bayern Munich’s squad.
The Bavarians didn’t miss a chance to bring Raphael Guerrero to their team, either. In addition, Leipzig strengthened its offensive line by signing Benjamin Sesko. Liverpool’s ex-player, who knows German football very well, Keita, is now the new player for Werder.
A very young talent, Arthur is now officially part of Leverkusen’s squad. Just the same Grant-Leon Ranos, a 20-year-old Armenian born in Germany, will hopefully bring Borussia Mönchengladbach’s game to another level.
The Strongest Links
Bayern Munich is once again the contender number one for the Bundesliga title this season. Their marvellous games in the years behind us show their confidence and long tradition.
With some new players, many football experts think that they will reach the 12th consecutive title. Still, clubs like Leipzig do know how to play big and make surprises. This is why they are in second place on the list of clubs most likely to lift the Meisterschale.
Leverkusen has the ace up their sleeve, and it’s Liverpool’s legend, Xabi Alonso. This is why the majority of analysts believe that the Black and Reds have a fair chance of winning the title this season.
Last but not least, the wounded Dortmund may have a special drive to get revenge and rise above all. That being said, BVB is another major title pretender for breaking Bayern Munich’s winning streak.