Everything You Need to Know on When Bundesliga Returns
The Bundesliga is the highest soccer tournament in Germany. It is made up of 18 teams. A typical Bundesliga season runs from August to May and most of its games are normally played on weekends. The German Football League suspended the Bundesliga on March 13, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. But it recently announced that the league would resume on May 16, 2020. Here is everything you need to know about the Bundesliga.
The Bundesliga Title Race
All football clubs in Germany aspire to compete in the Bundesliga and win the title. Before the German Football League suspended the tournament, Bayern Munich was at the top with 55 points. Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig are following closely with 51 and 50 points respectively. Bayern replaced Niko Kovac with Hansi Flick in November 2019 as its manager. He signed a four-year deal with the German club.
Hansi has played a crucial role in the club’s current league position. It had a shaky start last year, but he inspired the players to remain focused and avoid making costly mistakes. Most sportsbooks offer a variety of Bundesliga betting markets including the next goalscorer and total corners. Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry, and Thiago are some of the key players in Bayern Munich. You can wager on them as the next goal scorer in any Bayern Munich game.
The Relegation Zone
Most football teams avoid being in the relegation zone in the second half of the season. The relegation battle this season is tight. Fortuna Dusseldorf, Werder Bremen, and Paderborn are at the bottom of the league table. Top German footballers like Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil launched their professional careers playing for Werder Bremen. If the club gets relegated to the Level 2 Bundesliga, the Level 1 Bundesliga will have a huge loss since Werder Bremen was a top contender for the title in the 2000s.
Top 4 Finish Odds
Like other top European football tournaments, the Bundesliga has the Top 4 Finish Betting Odds. Punters predict which teams will lead in the league table at the end of the season. The current top four clubs are Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, and Borussia Monchengladbach. Even so, Borussia Monchengladbach needs to widen its gap with Bayer Leverkusen to maintain its current position.
Qualifiers for the Champion League
Each season, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) selects the top four Bundesliga clubs to compete in the UEFA Champions League. Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and RB Leipzig have a high chance of qualifying for the tournament. Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach will compete for the fourth slot as they have a two-point margin. Both clubs want to take part in international competitions next season.
The Bundesliga is one of the top football tournaments in Europe. It features talented players from all over the world. The league has been suspended since March 13, 2020. But the German Football League stated that it would resume on May 16. There are nine more games left before the season ends. Football associations and governments will keenly watch how the German Football League will organize the remaining games.