Prior to the start of the current campaign, much of the talk was on the battle between defending champions Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund for the title. However, it has been far from a two team battle as Bayern Munich have continued to struggle in this early period of the season. This has also now seen them sack there manager Niko Kovac, following the shock 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt. Following the opening eleven fixtures, they are sitting in third spot behind RB Leipzig and Monchengladbach. Despite this, they remain the strong favourites to lift their 30th top flight title to date and have been well supported with punters using offers at the NJ sports betting platform. Dortmund remain the second favourites.
RB Leipzig are another side who have been making great progress in recent years and could yet be close to a title tilt. They have made a similar start to Munich, with each of the pair having won six of their opening eleven fixtures, also drawing three and losing two. They are recently coming off the back of a very impressive 8-0 home victory over Mainz. Prior to that they also won 6-1 away at Wolfsburg in the DFB Cup second round, so are full of confidence and will be expected to continue to climb up the table.
Borussia Dortmund then remain the second favourites for the title and are sixth in the table following this opening period of eleven games. They have only lost twice in the league all season but have drawn too many games, dropping several points they should not have. This sees them with five wins, four draws and two losses to date. There only losses coming against newly promoted Union Berlin, in a shock 3-1 away defeat. The other most recently against Bayern Munich.
However, it is Monchengladbach who are currently leading the way and have a four points gap from the other sides. This is following there very strong start to the campaign, in which they have amassed 25 points from their eleven matches played. Monchengladbach have won eight games, drew once and lost twice. They have won their last two games against Bayer Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankfurt but prior to this they lost 1-0 away at Dortmund.
This all sets up for a fascinating Bundesliga season with just eight points currently separating the top nine sides. Can Monchengladbach hold on and win their sixth top flight title and first since back in 1977? Or will it be another victory for Bayern Munich as they look to progress back to the top of the table following the sacking off their manager.