RB Leipzig Odds Of 10/1 To Win Bundesliga On Return
May 7, 2020
Earlier this week, the German FA (DFL) announced that Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 will return on Saturday 16 May, with the intention that both leagues will finish by 30 June. The DFL is the first football association in Europe to re-commence play and fans of the sport will be delighted, particularly as the next few weeks may well prove nail-biting for the five teams that were leading the results table when play was suspended on 13 March. Only six points separate these teams and, with the top four finishers going through to play in the Champions League next season, the stakes could not be higher.
At present, Bayern Munich leads the pack with 55 points (goal difference 47), no surprise there as the team has won seven successive league titles and bookmaker William Hill offers odds of 2/9 that the Munich team will lift the Meisterschale trophy at the end of June.
However, Borussia Dortmund are still in the race to win the Bundesliga and, with 51 points (goal difference 35), Dortmund have a realistic chance of doing so and this is reflected in the odds on offer of 11/2 from Unibet. In the revised fixture schedule Dortmund have a crunch home game against Bayern Munich on either 26th/27th May and victory in this game would give Lucien Favre’s side a huge boost.
But Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich cannot discount the threat of RB Leipzig. The team from Saxony is also jostling for a top two finish and is currently only one point behind Dortmund (50 points, goal difference 36). Bookie Ladbrokes has best odds of 10/1 that Leipzig will win the league. Leipzig who were founded as recently as 2009 have been in great form in the Champions League also this season have a relatively straightforward run-in and do not have to play either of the main rivals for the Bundesliga in the remaining fixtures.
Of the outsiders, the online bookmakers reckon Bayern Leverkusen – currently on 47 points – have the same chance of winning the league (with odds of 150/1 from Unibet), as rivals Borussia Monchengladbach on 49 points (with odds of 150/1 from BetVictor). The odds are so long that we shouldn’t anguish over the reasons but, suffice it to say that whilst winning the Bundesliga is probably out of the question, both teams will strain every sinew to achieve fourth place by 30 June as that precious ranking will secure the financially lucrative and prestigious entry into the 2020/21 Champions League competition.
The Bundesliga season is now set to end with all final fixtures being played simultaneously on the 27th June – could yet be a few surprises !