5 reasons Bayern Munich will win the Bundesliga 2021-22
Bayern Munich are a force to be reckoned with in European football and are an absolutely dominant team in the Bundesliga. The Bavarians have won the Bundesliga title 30 times (a league record), nine of which have been in contention since the 2012-13 campaign.
This season they have taken a step forward to another title by being crowned Herbstmeister, or winter champions in December.
Their offense has been their greatest strength in recent years and they consistently rank among the top teams in Europe’s top five leagues at the end of each season.
As the reigning champions end 2021 at the top of the league table with a nine-point lead over Borussia Dortmund, here we take a look at five reasons why Bayern Munich will win the Bundesliga 2021-22.
# 5 Bayern Munich’s impressive record against potential title contenders
While it’s important to be consistent throughout the season and consistently get wins against small teams, for a team that challenges the title, it’s crucial to measure up against big teams.
Bayern Munich have shown poise and determination to do just that this season. They haven’t lost to other Bundesliga teams in the top five so far. Their only loss to a team in the top half of the table was a shock 2-1 home loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in October.
They performed well against their direct rivals for the title and the comeback victory over Borussia Dortmund was one of their best performances of the season. It was their sixth consecutive league victory at Der Klassiker.
Some of their biggest wins this season have come against RB Leipzig (4-1 in September) and Bayer Leverkusen (5-1 in October). They avoid dropping points in key games which helps them keep a good lead at the top.
# 4 Bayern Munich have never lost nine points after the winter break
Bayern Munich have been winter Bundesliga champions 25 times so far, more than any other top German team. Out of their nine consecutive winning campaigns, they had failed to lead the standings during the winter break only twice, in 2018 and 2019.
Of the 25 times they’ve managed to be crowned fall champions, they haven’t lost their way in the top 21, an astonishing 84% success rate.
While being at the top of the standings midway through the campaign is no guarantee of success, it will be difficult for a team to earn points at the same rate as the strongest team in the league.
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