Bochum won 2. Bundesliga and Greuther Furth finished second.
Holstein Kiel finished third but lost the playoffs against FC Koln.
Holstein Kiel lost 5-1 at home after winning 1-0 away in the first leg of their promotion/relegation playoff fixture.
Bochum and Greuther Furth join the top flight for the 2021/22 season of the German Bundesliga.
Rober Lewandowksi is looking at the 5th year of being the league top scorer.
41 goals last season to break Gerd Muller’s scoring record in the Bundesliga. The new record also brought the European Golden Shoe to the German Bundesliga for the first time since Gerd Muller. .
Will it be another season of goal fest?
Five players scored 20 or more goals last season in the Bundesliga.
Robert Lewandowski scored 5 hat-tricks last season in the Bundesliga.
Robert Lewandowski with 41 goals for Bayern Munich, Andre Silva with 28 goals for Frankfurt, Erling Haaland’s 27 goals for Dortmund, Wout Weghorst with 20 goals for Wolfsburg, and Andrej Kramaric with 20 goals for Hoffenheim.
If things go as it typically does, Bayern Munich will likely go unchallenged.
Dortmund will be expected to have some hot streaks and eventually go cold without warning at some point during the season; typically without any pressure. They will be expected to drop points when they face Bayern Munich; typically they won’t pick up any points.
Now that RB Leipzig have lost their manager to Bayern Munich, there might be little they can do to surprise Bayern.RB Leipzig will do enough to be a contender but will likely just end up being the best of the rest.
Wolfsburg, Frankfurt, Leverkusen, and maybe Monchengladbach can work on Champions League football qualification.
Bayern Munich going for title number 31.
Bayern won the league by 13 points last season. We doubt there is any team in Germany that will stop them from their 31st title this season.
Bayern Munich are on their best title winning run. Nine straight years of being the German Bundesliga champions. Their best title winning run has been 3 consecutive seasons. This happened on three occasions.
In the early 70’s, mid 80’s, and the end of the last century to the beginning of this one.
The only other team to have won the Bundesliga title for three years in a row was Borussia Monchengladbach side from 1975 to 1977.
Unless the unexpected is to happen, Bayern Munich will be making it 10 title wins in a row since Borussia Dortmund held the title for consecutive seasons in the 2010/11 – 2022/12 season.
TEAMS IN THE 2021/22 GERMAN BUNDESLIGA
1. Bayern Munich – 78 points
2. RB Leipzig – 65 points
3. Borussia Dortmund – 64 points
4. Wolfsburg – 61 points
5. Eintracht Frankfurt – 60 points
6. Bayer Leverkusen – 52 points
7. Union Berlin – 50 points
8. Borussia Mönchengladbach – 49 points
9. Stuttgart – 45 points
10. Freiburg – 45 points
11. Hoffenheim – 43 points
12. Mainz – 39 points
13. Augsburg – 36 points
14. Hertha Berlin – 35 points
15. Arminia Bielefeld – 35 points
16. FC Köln (Q) – 33 points
18. Greuther Fürth
The opening day of the 2021/22 season of the German Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich will kick off their league title defense away against Monchengladbach. This can be a tricky start for Bayern Munich that will be under the pressure to get a winning start with their new manager.
Should we get a competitive run for Bayern Munich this season, RB Leipzig and Dortmund will need a winning start to their season. Newly promoted Greuther Furth and Bochum will both be playing away from home.
August 13, 2021
Monchengladbach vs Bayern Munich
August 14, 2021
Arminia Bielefeld vs Freiburg
Augsburg vs Hoffenheim
Union Berlin vs Leverkusen
Stuttgart vs Greuther Furth
Wolfsburg vs Bochum
Dortmund vs Frankfurt
Mainz vs RB Leipzig
FC Koh vs Hertha Berlin