Start of the 2023/2024 season in the Bundesliga - we predict the top scorer title winnerTomorrow is the time for the first match in the German Bundesliga season 2023/2024 as Werder Bremen host reigning champions Bayern Munich at 20:30.
As usual, Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga last season, although this time they didn't really do it on their own but rather because Borussia Dortmund managed to lose the title in the last round.
Bayern Munich big favourites - and even bigger with Kane in the teamAs usual, Bayern Munich are big favourites to win the league. They have 11 straight league titles and had by far the best squad even before they landed their signing of Harry Kane. Bayern paid 100 million euros for Kane, who now leaves his Tottenham where he played for his entire career. Of course, he signs for Bayern to win titles, and that's something he will do as well. Last season's signing of Sadio Mané as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski was not so successful, but the chance of getting it right with Kane is all the greater.
In addition to Harry Kane, they have also signed Napoli's South Korean success defender Kim Min-jae for 50 million euros and has also brought in Raphaël Guerreiro and Konrad Laimer on a free transfer. So the team feels even stronger despite the loss of Lucas Hernández (to PSG) and Sadio Mané, who is one of the players who chose to go to Saudi Arabia and signed for the club Al Nassr. The only question mark in the team is the goalkeeper position where Manuel Neuer is still injured, and Yann Sommer was sold to Inter. However, most likely they will sign a replacement until Neuer is ready to play.
Kim Min-jae - one of Bayern Munich's important signings
Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig challengeFirst contender for the title is Borussia Dortmund, that should have won the title already last season. For this season, they have lost Jude Bellingham to Real Madrid, Raphaël Guerreiro to Bayern and midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud to Brighton. They have strengthened the midfield with promising Felix Nmecha from Wolfsburg and Marcel Sabitzer who was signed from Bayern, although he was on loan at Manchester United last season. Considering Bayern's new signings and the fact that the club lost Jude Bellingham, it will be tough for Dortmund to challenge this season again.
The other candidate who could challenge Bayern for the title is RB Leipzig. There has been a lot of rotation in the squad as they have sold Josko Gvardiol to Manchester City, Dominik Szoboszlai to Liverpool, Christopher Nkunku to Chelsea and lost the already mentioned Konrad Laimer to Bayern. Heavy names to lose, but they have also made interesting signings as the very promising Belgian striker Loïs Openda was brought in from Lens, defender Castello Lukeba from Lyon, Christoph Baumgartner from Hoffenheim and the offensive super talents Benjamin Sesko from Salzburg and Dutch Xavi Simons, Simons on loan from PSG. In the long run, this large player rotation may even out for the club, but when losing four established starting players it may take some time to get the team back together, meaning it will be harder to challenge Bayern for the title already this season.
Other teams will surely not be able to challenge the top three teams. Clubs such as Bayer Leverkusen, Union Berlin, Eintracht Frankfurt and Wolfsburg are primarily fighting for the fourth and final Champions League spot, but can certainly break in ahead of Dortmund and Leipzig if they have a good season.
Harry Kane - big favourtie to win the top scorer title in Bundesliga this season
Who will be top scorer in Bundesliga 2023/2024?Last season Christopher Nkunku and Niclas Füllkrug shared the Bundesliga golden boot title with 16 goals each, with Randal Kolo Muani and Vincenzo Grifo right behind with 15 goals each.
Here are the hottest candidates to win the top scorer title in the Bundesliga in the 2023/2024 season.
1. Harry Kane, Bayern MunichHarry Kane is undoubtedly one of the world's best strikers and has been for many years. He has won the top scorer title in the Premier League three times and once in the World Cup in 2018. When he now goes from the world's toughest league, where he tid play in a top team although far from the league's best team to Bayern Munich who are far superior to most of the clubs in In the Bundesliga, we will see him scoring goals in the best Lewanandowski style. The only thing stopping Kane from winning the golden boot this season is if he were to suffer an injury that would keep him out of action for a longer period of time.
2. Sébastien Haller, Borussia DortmundSébastien Haller had testicular cancer, which he is thankfully free from now, which kept him out of action for the first half of last season. Once back, he was carefully matched into the team again and it was only at the end of the season, when he was more regular in the team, that he started to show his true skills again. In the end, he scored nine league goals, a number he will surpass by far this season. Haller is probably the only player who has a real chance to challenge Kane for the top scorer title.
3. Randal Kolo Muani, Eintracht FrankfurtFrenchman Randal Kolo Muani was a success at Eintracht Frankfurt in his first season and he scored 15 league goals. He was also in France's World Cup squad and scored a goal there in the semi-final against Morocco. He may very well increase his goal scoring considerably this season, but the question is how long he will remain at the club as he is surrounded by many transfer rumours.
4. Loïs Openda, RB Leipzig23-year-old Belgian Loïs Openda exceeded everyone's expectations last season at his French club Lens as he scored 21 goals, including two hat-tricks, as he helped the club to a surprise second-place finish in Ligue 1, and his performance made RB Leipzig signing him. Bundesliga is a tougher league, but as he plays in one of the league's best teams it is not impossible that he can repeat the success already in his first season in his new club.
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