The Bundesliga was founded in 1963 in Germany. The reigning champions of the competition are Bayern Munich who also hold the record for most titles, 28. This season kicks off on 16th August 2019 and will end on 16th May 2020. We have compiled a list of teams which you should keep an eye on!
The German League has been dominated by Bayern Munich. The club have won the last seven titles, including the 2018/19 trophy.
Bayern Munich can afford to be confident heading into their 2019/20 campaign. With wins against Real Madrid and AC Milan already under their belt, the record Champions are in the right mindset.
Last season’s Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski picked up where he left in 2018/19, scoring two goals in three pre-season games, while Jerome Boateng has been putting in imperious performances at the back.
Along with French FIFA World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard and promising Germany youth international striker Fiete Arp, and Bayern’s pre-season fixtures have been games you can’t miss.
Borussia Dortmund have been producing splendid displays in pre-season and the fact that they outplayed Champions League winners Liverpool in a warm-up game is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Saturday’s football match against Bayern Munich.
Along with returning players are new players who will all be looking to help Dortmund push Bayern for the Bundesliga title. Marco Reus is coming off his best season, after years of struggling with injury. He came back with a bang to remind everyone just how exceptional he is. If Reus is able to stay healthy again it’s hard to imagine he won’t be Dortmund’s most impactful players over the course of the season.
Dortmund scored 81 goals across 34 Bundesliga fixtures last season – seven fewer than record champions Bayern. However, with Hazard joining the likes of Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus, Mario Götze and Paco Alcacer in the BVB attack, there’s little doubt opposition nets will be left rippling even more in 2019/20.
Things have been going on a downward spiral for Leipzig since their 2018-19 campaign in the Bundesliga and DFB Pokal. The German outfit’s predicament began in the culminating stages of the previous campaign itself with the side going on a four-match losing spree to wrap up their campaign.
Leipzig ended Bundesliga in third place due to their problems with defence. They went on to lose the DFP Pokal final to Bayern Munich by 3-0, an encounter in which they were trashed. And the callous nature of their defence continued in their first pre-season encounter against Zurich as they went onto to be decimated 4-1.
Bayer Leverkusen captain Lars Bender is confident in their chances as he believes they are blessed to have Kai Havertz in their team. Havertz has prodigious quality and potential in their ranks.
Bender, 30, had already made 178 Bundesliga appearances when Havertz took his league bow as a 17-year-old against Werder Bremen in October 2016.
After becoming Leverkusen's youngest ever player to appear in the Bundesliga followed by the youngest in the Bundesliga to reach 50 appearances, Havertz made another piece of history last season as the first teenager in German top-flight history to reach 17 goals in a single campaign.
Hoffenheim recently signed 23-year old Denmark striker Robert Skov from FC Copenhagen. The Bundesliga club were in the market for attacking reinforcements following the departure of Joelinton to Premier League club Newcastle for a record fee of €40 million.
He becomes their fifth close-season signing after the arrivals of Philipp Penske, Konstantinos Stafylidis, Sargis Adamyan and forward Ihlas Bebou.
Will he be enough to help Hoffenheim to victory?