The Bundesliga 2018/19, the oldest football league in Europe, begins, last year 44,646 people visited it at stadiums in Germany. An express favorite is, of course, the Bavarian giant Bavaria, while the big fight will lead to the remaining 3 places in the Champions League and nothing will be less interesting and a struggle for survival. For the first time in the history of the Bundesliga, Hamburger SV became the highest rating.


For six years in a row, Bayern was sovereign in German football, and the question is where the end of this reign and who will complete it. A bad start to last season, and a terrible party in the Champions League against PSG cost Carla Ancelotti work, and in the role of «fireman» came old Jupp Heinks and took things into his own hands. With the Bavarians, he won an amazing series of victories in the Bundesliga, and in the semifinals of the Champions League they shot from Real Madrid, where, despite the uncertain match, they did not have the strength to reach the end.

Heinkes did not want to stay on Bayer’s side, despite long-held beliefs from the head of the club, and former club player from Munich Niko Kovacs, former coach of Eintrach, who had achieved great success in the Frankfurt club in the previous two seasons, took his place. Bayern is still largely dependent on Robben and Ribery, while Robert Lewandowski, the first goalkeeper, wanted to leave the club this summer (and probably still wants to), but still there. Neuer (missed last season due to injury) and Hammels are expected to be the leaders of the current champion team, which will rely heavily on James Rodriguez. A Colombian could be the first star in the upcoming seasons, and very important “wheels” in the offensive part of the communication line are certainly Thiago and Muller.

Great help this summer was Leon Goretsk, who came as a free player from Schalke, and young Davis (10 million Euros) came from Vancouver. Chilean Arturo Vidal moved to Barcelona (18 million euros). Bavaria always falls under the Bundesliga title, and all attention will be focused on the Champions League. On paper, the Bavarians did a great service to win the Bundesliga, and it would be a miracle if someone broke their ropes. Of course, the competitors (primarily Dortmund, then Leipzig and Leverkusen) will try to use Bavarian saturation to a certain extent and focus on the Champions League, hoping that Niko Kovacs will not be the best on the team bench with Allianz. Arena. We argue that Bavaria will win the Bundesliga, and Robert Lewandowski will be the best shooter!

First team: Neuer — Alaba, Hummels, Sule, Kimmich — Thiago (James), Javi Martinez, Muller — Ribery, Lewandowski, Robben


The difference scored goals saved Borussia in Dortmund last season, and thanks to this they got a place to participate in the Champions League. The club began the season with Peter Bosch, who came out in November after a month without a win, to replace Peter Stoger, who came from an amazingly crowded Colna, but managed to somewhat stabilize the situation. However, after pale results in the Bundesliga and failure in Europe, he left the club, and Lucien Favre arrived on the bench this summer.

Axel Witsel (Tianjin, 2 million euros), Thomas Delaney (Werder, 2 million euros) and Abdu Diallo (Mainz, 28 million euros) were to play important roles during the season. Christian Pulisic will get even more freedom in the game, and Marco Reus can play a key role in the game of Dortmund, and his health will be important because in the past he received a lot of injuries.

Westphalia left Yarmolenko (West Ham, 20 million euros), Sokratis (Arsenal, 16 million euros), Merino (Newcastle, 7 million euros), Castro (Stuttgart, 5 million euros), Shurrle (Fulham) and Batshuayi (end of loan Chelsea. It is expected that with a good coach, such as Lucien Favre, who is one of the world’s best experts in tactics, and with a very good team, they will have a high rating, so they will fight for the title itself, since he, at least paper will become the most serious competitor. Bavaria, but few believe that they could endanger Bavarian domination. I bet that Borussia Dortmund will be in the top 4 Bundesliga!

First team: Bürki — Schmelzer, Diallo, Akanji, Pischek — Delani, Witsel, Goetze — Reus, Philip, Pulisic


Leipzig was the first club in the history of European football, which in its first season at the highest level (2016/17) managed to win a place in the Champions League, but last season could not repeat this performance and finished sixth, which was enough only for qualifying in the League Europe.

After the disappointment they received, they broke up with trainer Ralph Hazenhuttl, and sports director Ralph Rangnik would lead the Bulls to the arrival of young Juliana Naglesmann, who would take the team from next season. Nabi Keita went to Liverpool (€ 60 million), and the club could not find the right replacement. 20 million euros was too much for Rudy, especially because UEFA investigated them for a violation of financial fair play. Options include Amadau Haidar from Salzburg, Tyler Adams from New York, clubs also under the patronage of Red Bull.

On the last line, Dayout Upamecano, Ibrahim Konat and Willy Orban, are excellent defenders, in attacking representative striker Timo Werner, one of the best young European golfers, and midfielder Marcel Sabitzer and Emil Forsberg are both on the ground and outside . Mateus Cunha, who came from Zion for 15 million euros, performed well in the pre-season, and Mukiel (Montpellier, 16 million euros) and Sarachi (River Plate, 12 million euros). It is unrealistic to predict their placement in the new season, primarily because of holes in the middle of Keith’s start, and they can finish somewhere between second and sixth place, although they certainly are in the top four and first place in the Champions League. We argue that RB Leipzig will enter the top 4 Bundesliga, and Timo Werner will be the best shooter!

First team: Gulaci — Sarachchi, Orban, Konate, Kloostermann — Demme, Kampl — Forsberg, Sabitzer — Werner, Augustine


After two ups and downs, Heiko Herrlich arrived last summer at the Bayer Bench and founded the club. Leverkusen played great football moments, and only because of the worst goal difference at the end of the season they were left without a place in the Champions League, and Dortmund was in front of them.

Kevin Walland, Julian Brandt, Kai Haverz, Leon Bailey and Jonathan Tach were candidates for leaving this summer, but five young stars remained at the club, signing new contracts. Bernda Leno (Arsenal, 25 million Euros) was replaced by Lucas Gradetsky from Eintracht, young Paulinho (Vasco da Gama, 18.5 million Euros) and Weiser (Hertha, 12 million Euros). ). Stefan Kiesling ended his career. In general, except for the goalkeeper of «Lena», «Bayer» did not lose a single important player in this transitional period and will become a favorite of one of the places in the Champions League. Bet on Bayer Leverkusen to be the best 4 Bundesliga!

First team: Hradecky — Wendell, S. Bender, Ta, Weiser — Aranguis, L. Bender — Brandt, Havertz, Bailey — Folland

Champions League


Schalke last season was the best in the competition «other» teams. While most of the top clubs were in crisis, the Ruders were the most consistent and ranked second after the Bavaria champion, who were well ahead of the competition. 32-year-old coach Domenico Tedesco, the second oldest in the Bundesliga (after Nagelsmann), was the architect of Schalke’s success last season. The German-Italian defensive football coach has achieved a very remarkable result, and we will see if he can repeat what he can do in the Champions League.

This summer, Schalke was left without key players: Leona Gorecki (Bayern Munich), Max Meyer (Crystal Palace) and Tilo Kerer (Paris Saint-Germain, € 37 million), but replaced by: Omar Mascarell (Frankfurt / Real Madrid)) Souz Serdar (Mainz), Salif Sane (Hannover), Mark Ut (Hoffenheim), Hamza Mendil (Lille) and Stephen Szybski (Union Berlin). With team leaders, Ralph Fermann, Naldo, Nabil Bentaleb and Guido Burgstaller, they have the difficult task of repeating their last year’s success, especially since the Champions League is ahead. I bet that Schalke will be in the top 4 Bundesliga!

First team: Fermann — Nastasich, Naldo, Sana — Caliguri, Mascarell, Bentaleb, Schopp — Ut, Burgstaller, Embolo


Hoffenheim has an exciting season, which was initially excluded from Liverpool in the playoffs of the Champions League, and then failed to score at the knockout stage of the Europa League, despite the light weight group, to form a dilemma around the status of the bench. Very young, but also a talented expert Juliana Nagelsmann, who then led the team to third place and place in the Champions League, after excellent results in the second part of the season.

Despite the success, Nagelsmann will leave Hoffenheim next season, and after contacting Bavaria and Dortmund, Nagelsmann was surprised to say that he will take over RB Leipzig next summer. Goalkeeper Oliver Baumann, defender Kevin Vogt, Nadim Amiri, Kerem Demirbai and striker Andrei Kramarich are key players, but unfortunately Amiri, Demirbai and Kramarić will miss the start of the season due to injuries.

Bittencourt (6 million Euros), Adams (Young Boys, 6 million Euros), Grifo (Mgladbach, 5.5 million Euros), Belfodil (Standard, 5.5 million Euros) Brenet (PSV, 3.5 million .Euro), Joelinton (credit / Rapid Vienna). This is most expected from Bittencourt and Joelinton. Nevertheless, the lending began with the best shooter Mark Ut and Serge Gnabri, who together reached 27 goals in all competitions, and the question is what will replace them so that Hoffenheim will become a real challenge for returning to the Champions League. Bet Hoffenheim to be in the top 4 Bundesliga!

First team: Baumann — Hübner, Vogt, Adams — Schultz, Kaderabek — Bittencourt, Demirbai, Amiri — Kramarik, Joelinton


Gladbach’s biggest problem last season was inconsistency, since they got 47 goals, but got 52, so such great games were often in the shadow of constant defeats. This summer, Alassane Plea came from Nice for a club record of 23 million euros. The statement was excellent in the French club, and if Hacking joined him, he could explode in the Bundesliga.

In addition, the young Florian Neuhaus, who secured good leagues in Fortune last season, may be back this season. Attracting the “ninth” Gladbach to solve problems in the attack, but left the Danish representative Yannick Vestergaard, who spent 25 million euros on Southampton, so the question arose whether Gladbach could join the battle for European competitions. Bid on Borrusia Monchengladbach!

First team: Sommer — Wendt, Yanchke, Ginter, Beyer — Zakaria, Kramer, Neuhaus — Johnson, Plea, Raffael


Eintracht in the Cup final did not allow Stuttgart to qualify for the European League, but, on the other hand, there could be a fortune in the Schwabe accident, because the toy team does not have such a width to push the front three. Typhoon Korkut seized the team in January, and after much criticism he managed to bring the club to the 7th place on the table.

From the summer of strengths, Daniel Didavi (Wolfsburg), Gonzalo Castro (Dortmund), Pablo Maffeo (Manchester City), Nicolas Gonzalez (Argentinos Juniors), Mark Oliver Kempf, Born Sosa (Dinamo Zagreb), only from Didavi and Castro expect to bring instant quality . Along with them, the leaders of this team will be Benjamin Pavard, who brilliantly spoke with France at the SP in Russia, striker Mario Gomez and Santiago Ascibar. They were left by Daniel Ginchek (7 goals in the Bundesliga last season), who went to Wolfsburg for 14 million euros. They have the potential for European competitions, but we see whether they can go further than last season. Bet on Stuttgart!

First team: Zieler — Insua, Badshtuber, Pavard, Maffeo — Askasibar, Castro — Tommi, Didavi, Gentner — Gomez


Previously, a club that regularly entered the top 4 of German football, in recent years, this is a club that is much closer to survival than European competitions. It seems that with the new coach Florian Kochfeldt, this could put an end to this trend, Werder played well last season, and Kochfeldt turned out to be a talented expert.

The key stimulus for this summer will be Davy Klaasen from Everton, who will be the backbone of the team with Max Kruse and super-justified Maximilian Egestein. Yuya Osaka arrived from Kolna, and the big loss was the departure of Thomas Delaney to Dortmund (20 million euros). Werder can also be involved in the fight for a place in the European league, but more realistic to expect that they will achieve the top 6 on the table. Werder Bremen bet!

The first 11: Pavlenko — Augustinsson, Moisander, Velkovic, Gebre Selassie — Claassen, Bargfrede, M. Egestein — Kainz, Kruse, Osako


The last two seasons have been almost lost for Vukow. The club owned by Volkswagen, of course, has much greater potential than the 16th place, which ended two times in a row, and in the playoff survival they were better than the Holstein Kiel. Coach Bruno Labbadia managed to save the club from falling, and they were lucky that HSV was in a crisis with the long-awaited Cologne.

Given that the club has the same budget as Atletico Madrid, such results are certainly disastrous. Nowakli was Daniel Ginchek (Stuttgart), Woot Weghorst (AZ Alkmaar), Felix Klaus (Hannover) and Jerome Roussillon (Montpellier), and Didav and Divok Origi, the two top scorers in the previous season (along with 17 goals), left them. Maximilian Arnold and Joshua Gilavogui lead the club, which eventually stabilizes and moves to the middle of the table. Bet on Wolfsburg!

First team: Castils — Roussillon, Brooks, Knoshe, William — Arnold, Gilavogui, Malli — Brekalo, Ginchek, Mehmedi


With 41 points won last season in Augsburg, they were released in a fight for survival and were not directly at risk at any time, and this season they entered their eighth consecutive season in the Bundesliga. However, each season for them can easily be the last in the highest rank.

The team’s biggest star is Alfred Finnbogason, while captain Daniel Beyer is the leader in this field as well. Maria Gotse’s younger brother, Felix, also deserves attention. Golman Marvin Hitz moved to Dortmund and left a big hole in the goal, and Khan from HSV (€ 3 million) and Finn came as a replacement. Jensen from Twente (3 million euros). Although they may enter the battle for survival, it is vital for them to be in the center of the table. Bet on Augsburg!

First team: Giefer — Max, Hinteregger, Guvolev, Schmid — Bayer, Khedira — Kayubi, Gregorych, Khan — Finnbogason


Last season, Gert badly played for the “boring” football, but he coped well, but last season he failed to reach the knockout stage of the Europa League, and the Bundesliga paid for the game on Thursday on Thursday. in the end there were only ten.

Pal Dardai is a typical coach who plays for results, but fans want to take a step forward, which certainly implies the integration of one of the most talented young generations into the first team. Representative Marvin Plattenhardt decided to stay at the club, despite the offer of England, and will play a key role in the new season, as well as the young Arne Mayer, one of the talents who promises a lot in German football. The loan was received from Marko Grujic from Liverpool, which is the biggest incentive, and left them with Weiser (Leverkusen, 12 million Euros). Hertha must not fight for survival, and another place in the center of the table acts out of control for them. Bet on Herth Berlin!

First team: Yarstein — Plattenhardt, Rekik, Stark, Klünter — Lustenberger — Kala, Meyer, Lazaro, Leki — Ibisevich


For Eintrachta, two great seasons that won a place in European competitions a year ago, and this year they made a splash by winning the German Cup final DFB over Bavaria. Head coach Nico Kovacs left them and sat on the bench of the Bavarian team, and they were replaced by Adi Hatter, who last season with Young Boyz interrupted Basel’s dominance in Switzerland.

Kevin Prince-Boateng, Omar Mascarell, Marius Wolf, Lukas Hradecki and Alex Mayer are gone, but the good news is that Ante Rebić, one of the heroes of Croatia in SP, has signed a new contract. Mexican representative Salsedo from Kivas and N’Dik from Auxerre paid for 5 million euros, Torro from Real, Pacencia from Port, Ronnau from Brondby and Philip Kostic from rent after the HSV broke out. Before Eintracht will certainly become a transitional season, it will be on the right track after a change on the bench and on the playing field. Bid on Eintracht Frankfurt!

The first 11: Rennes — Salcedo, Hasebe, Abraham — Willems, Guzman, Torro, Chandler — Rebić, Jovic, Gacinović.


Hannover was left without very important players such as Martin Harnik, who went to Werder, Salif Sane (Schalke) and Felix Klaus (Wolfsburg). Kevin Wimmer (Stoke) Wallace, Bobby Wood (both from Hamburg), Genki Haraguchi (Hertha) and Takuma Asano (lending / Arsenal) come to the club and are expected to bring instant quality, while the offensive line is headed by Niklas Fullkrug, The best shooter of last season.

Coach Andre Breitenreiter snatched the maximum from the limited team last season, while at the same time confronted with the conflict between the board and the most supportive fans, who sometimes boycotted the matches. Before Hanover, the season is full of challenges, and it is not excluded, even if the “pig” has a lower rank. Bet on Hannover!

The first 11: Esser — Albornoz, Wimmer, Anton, Korb — Schwegler, Valas — Haraguchi, Bebu — Fyullkrug, Wood


After sixth place in the 2016/17 season, European placement, Freiburg had problems throughout the past season, as they were left behind by key players. This season, they were left without a talented Sounku, who went to Leicester for 21 million euros, led by Waldschmidt (HSV, 5 million euros), Heintza (Cologne, 3 million euros), Lienharta (Real Madrid, 2 million euros). Gondorf (Werder, € 1.3 million), which are the strengths that should be left in the league, and with a bit of luck, they also broke into the middle of the table, with Florian Niederlerner and Nilsa Petersen, who will lead the team. Bid on Freiburg!

The first 11: Shvolov — Günther, Heinz, Gulde, Shtsenel — Hefler, Haberer — Waldschmidt, Franz — Niederlechner, Petersen


Last season for Mainz was transitional, under the leadership of Sandra Schwartz, who received significant financial resources for the team’s reconstruction and is expected to return recognizable football, such as Mainz, played under the leadership of Jürgen Klop and Thomas Tuchel.

They brought Mateta from Lyon for 8 million euros, Kundé from Athletics (7.5 million euros), Niahat from Metz (6 million euros) and Martino from Espanyol for rent (3 million euros). Iapk, the club also left some important players, such as Diallo (Dortmund, 28 million euros), Muto, (Newcastle, 10 million euros), Serdar (Schalke, 10 million euros). In any case, after these changes, they will have to find a real balance in the team if they do not want to get into the struggle for survival. I bet Mainz will leave the Bundesliga!

Top 11: Muller — Karikol, Niahat, Bell, Brozinsky — Baku, Gbamin, Kunde — Holtmann, Mateta, Kvason


After four years in the second league, the club returned from the second largest city of Bavaria to the Bundesliga. Giant div returned to the surprise of many, having one of the youngest in the 2nd Bundesliga. The 48-year-old coach Michael Kollner is one of the most credible for this success and under his leadership he played attractive football in the 4-3-3 formation.

Kevin Morvald left the club, but the top scorer of the season, Michael Ishak, midfielder Ondrey Petrak, captain Hanno Berens and Edward Olven remained in the club, and Timothy Tillman from the Bavaria reserve team Yuya Kubo from Gents and goalkeeper Mathenia HSV. If Kollner successfully “breaks” his coaching philosophy this season, Nuremberg can hope for survival, although players see in them the greatest outsiders of Fortune. Put Nuremberg to leave the Bundesliga!

The first 11: Bradlow — Leybold, Mühl, Margreittner, Valentini — Fuchs, Petrak, Berens — Kubo, Ishak, Leuven


Fortune failed in the Bundesliga as the winner of the Bundesliga last season, 3 points more than Nuremberg, who finished second. Key players such as Florian Neuhaus (borrowed from Gladbach) and Genki Haraguchi left the club. Newcomers Kevin Stoger (Bochum) and Marvin Dusksh (Kiel) performed well in the second league, but they still need to be at the highest level. This season, Takashi Osama’s Japanese will mainly depend on their outcome, and it will be difficult for them to choose survival, as they are the main candidates for consequences. I bet Fortuna Düsseldorf will leave the championship!

The first 11: Rensing — Gizelmann, Hoffmann, Ayhan, Zimmermann — Usami, Shtoger, Sobottka, Zimmer — Hennings, Daksch

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