Bundsliga title without Bayern odds: Still nobody near Leverkusen

Bayern Munich are 4/11 favourites to win the Bundesliga title, after a statement 4-0 win at Borussia Dortmund last weekend.  They have won 11 league titles in a row, and are currently second in the Bundesliga, just two points off of the top of the table.

Spearheaded by new striker signing Harry Kane, it is hard to see past Bayern winning it again, but there are other teams that will feel they are in with a chance…

Harry Kane could be key in Bayern Munich retaining their Bundesliga crown – Photo by Icon sport

Bundesliga title without Bayern odds – The frontrunners

Leverkusen

Currently leading the Bundesliga ahead of Bayern, it is no surprise to see that Bayer Leverkusen are 7/2 second-favourites to win the title. Xabi Alonso has got them playing some sumptuous football, and they have won nine of their ten games so far, only drawing to Bayern themselves.

Alongside Bayern, Leverkusen remain only one of two teams still unbeaten in the league, and a 3-2 win over sixth-placed Hoffenheim last weekend would have given them even more confidence that they can win it.

Xabi Alonso is the mastermind behind Bayer Leverkusen's title push – Photo by Icon sport

RB Leipzig

Despite losing 2-0 to Mainz on Saturday, which places them in fifth in the Bundesliga table eight points off of the top, RB Leipzig are 50/1 third-favourites to win the title.

They still boast a lot of quality in their side, despite losing the likes of Christopher Nkunku and Josko Gvardiol this summer, but are admittedly huge outsiders outside of Bayern and Leverkusen.

RB Leipzig still boast stars like Xavi Simons despite losing a number of key players this summer – Photo by Icon sport

Borussia Dortmund

After losing 4-0 at home to Bayern on Saturday, Borussia Dortmund are now 66/1 fourth-favourites to win the Bundesliga. It was their first defeat of the season, but it now leaves them seven points adrift of top spot, and in fourth place.

Dortmund are the last team to win the Bundesliga aside from Bayern, lifting the title in the 2011/12 campaign, and cruelly lost out on the final day of last term. However, with Leverkusen also emerging as genuine title contenders, it is a big ask for them to win it this season.

Players like Julian Brandt could still spur Borussia Dortmund on in the title race – Photo by Icon sport

VfB Stuttgart

Stuttgart are fifth-favourites to win the Bundesliga, but are real outsiders at 500/1. This is despite them currently sitting in third place in the table. Like Dortmund, they also lost last weekend, going down 2-0 to Heidenheim on Sunday.

It was their second defeat in a row, and after such a promising start, they too are seven points adrift of first place. Chasing a first Bundesliga title since 2006/07, it remains to be seen whether Stuttgart can keep up with the pace at the top of the league.

Stuttgart are the surprise packages in the Bundesliga so far – Photo by Icon sport

Bundsliga title without Bayern odds: Can anyone win it outright?

Bayern have the experience, know-how and determination to win the Bundesliga again this season, but Leverkusen should not be ruled out. After earning a 2-2 draw at the Allianz Arena in September, they have already marked that daunting trip off of their calendar.

The return fixture at home in February could be crucial for Leverkusen, and if they are still in the title race by then, three points could be huge in them winning their first-ever Bundesliga, and brush off the unfortunate nickname of “Neverkusen” aside.


Adam is a lead writer on Football Whispers. He is a big Arsenal fan, and also follows his local club Wealdstone, made famous by The Wealdstone Raider, of whom he has interviewed. Adam also follows darts, boxing, cricket and tennis, among many other sports.