Bayer Leverkusen are chasing a maiden Bundesliga title
Bayer Leverkusen look well placed to finally clinch the first Bundesliga title in the club’s history
- Bayer Leverkusen sit 5 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table.
- Xabi Alonso’s side beat Bayern Munich 3-0 last time out.
- Coined Bayer ‘Neverkusen’ because they have remarkably not managed to win the Bundesliga title before.
- Leverkusen are unbeaten in the Bundesliga with 21 games played.
Despite having reached the Champions League final in 2002 and having finished as runners up in the Bundesliga on multiple occasions, Bayer Leverkusen have never tasted German league glory.
Their pen champs for finishing runners-up has always made them the butt of the joke with opposition fans but Leverkusen look to be the real deal this season, as they look to chase the Bundesliga dream with punters and international betting sites'
Over the past decade, the German Bundesliga has been dominated by Bayern Munich, who have overpowered the competition both on and off the pitch, making German football a predictable entity.
Challengers such as Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig have threatened to dethrone Bayern but invariably, the Bavarian greats have had the resources to overcome any mounting threats.
However, Bayer Leverkusen, a side famously always on the periphery, look ready to finally break their own Bundesliga curse and they have been the standout performers in the German top division this season, making them the favourites to go all the way with many Bundesliga betting sites.
For the first half of the 2023/24 Bundesliga season, Bayer Leverkusen’s title credentials were seen as fleeting, with many punters and international betting sites expecting their challenge to falter.
However, Xabi Alonso’s side were primed and ready for their clash with Bayern Munich on February 10th and their 3-0 home win will live long in the memory for all associated with the club.
Goals from Josip Stanisic, Alex Grimaldo and Jeremie Frimpong ensured Leverkusen collected a famous win and they are now in the driving seat to clinch the Bundesliga title this season.
Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich superstar Xabi Alonso has been hugely influential in the transformation of Leverkusen this season.
Having finished 6th in the Bundesliga last term, few could have foreseen the overhaul in personnel and playing style that Alonso has been able to achieve at the Bay Arena.
With Jurgen Klopp set to depart Liverpool, Alonso has been touted as the perfect replacement from 2024/25 onwards, but for now the Spaniard has his eyes firmly on the Bundesliga prize.
Not over yet
Alonso however will know all too well from his playing days that overcoming Bayern Munich to win a Bundesliga title is a feat seldom completed, with Borussia Dortmund the last team to complete the feat in 2012.
With Leverkusen currently unbeaten and with a 5-point lead to boot, they are now the favourites to win the Bundesliga with many online betting sites.
However, football can throw up so many different scenarios and there is so much still to play for in the race for the Bundesliga title this season, especially with Bayern Munich involved.
Bayer Leverkusen have been in incredible form throughout the Bundesliga so far in the 2023/24 season and their 3-0 win over title rivals Bayern Munich has edged them closer to breaking their Bundesliga duck, with many punters and online betting sites now installing them as the favourites to lift the title this season.