Bundesliga 2019/20 Preview
Nothing new is expected in the Bundesliga and everything becomes quite monotonous, at least the title race. Bayer is dominant for years, and even when they have problems like it was the case last season its biggest competitor don’t have strength to actually exploits the opportunity. Borussia Dortmund was the one that come the closest and it seems that is the only one capable to jeopardise the Bavarians.
Race for the Champions League was the most interesting event in the Bundesliga and it can be said that saved it from total lack of uncertainty. Several clubs run for the fourth place given that Leipzig much earlier secured the third place for itself. In the end it was Bayer Leverkusen that won it, which was kind of expected despite strong oscillations. Losers were Borussia M’gladbach and Eintracth Frankfurt which did well in the Europa League. Wolfsburg had returned to the top of league and that was expected after problems that plagued it for years. Werder also did more than was expected but Hoffenheim underperformed, and that would be it for the upper half of table.
The biggest disappointment by far was Schalke that ended in the 14th place after being a runner-up one season before. Regarding the survival race, three teams were relegated as Stuttgart underperformed in the play-off against Union Berlin. We expect to again see leading four teams at the top of table, where Schalke should return and together with Borussia M’gladbach should complete the group of six best teams. Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg are close but nevertheless they go the mid-table group alongside Werder, Eintracht Frankfurt, Hertha and possibly Mainz. The rest of teams objectively belong to the bottom part of table, and some of them are the most serious candidates for relegation.