Bayern strong title favourites with German bookies
Bayern are bidding to become the first team to win four German titles in a row as Pep Guardiola starts the third and final season of his current contract when Bayern welcome the northerners to the Allianz Arena.
Bookmakers bwin are offering just 1.12-1 on the Bavarians winning the title again with last season’s runners-up VfL Wolfsburg their closest rivals at 17-1.
Borussia Dortmund, the last team to beat Bayern to the title in 2012, are 19-1 under new coach Thomas Tuchel and Lucien Favre’s Borussia Moenchengladbach, who will make their Champions League debut after finishing third last season, are 41-1.
Some 17 years after Kaiserslautern won the Bundesliga title in their first season after promotion, Darmstadt — back in Germany’s top flight after a 33-year absence — have odds of 2001-1, while fellow new-boys Ingolstadt, who are making their bow in the German top flight, are 1001-1.