Bayern Munich: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge not expecting tight title race

Former Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is not expecting a title race in the Bundesliga. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)
Former Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is not expecting a title race in the Bundesliga. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images) /

The last game week before the international break saw Bayern Munich clearing another stern test in the Bundesliga. The defending German Champions managed to clinch a narrow 2-1 win against Freiburg at Allianz Arena to make it nine wins in 11 league games this season.

Despite a couple of poor results in the league, Die Roten has steadily improved under Julian Nagelsmann. They have been scoring goals for fun, while the defensive shape is also getting better with every passing week. Nagelsmann is managing to get the best out of exciting attacking talent at his disposal.

The consistent improvement from Die Roten in the last couple of months does spell bad news for their rivals in the Bundesliga. As of now, Borussia Dortmund remains second in the table, trailing Rekordmeister by four points. Dortmund suffered a setback last weekend as they suffered defeat against RB Leipzig.

As of now, Die Roten looks favorite to make it tenth Bundesliga title in a row. On the back of Dortmund’s defeat last weekend, former Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told SportBild that title is likely to remain in Bavaria.

"“Dortmund has lost again, now we can slowly dust off the championship trophy.”“I think they’re (BVB) hungry for titles. But it’s always the quality on the pitch, and Bavaria is simply ahead of the game at the moment. And the coach is a great fit for Bavaria too.”"

Rummenigge does make a very valid point about the title race, but it is too soon to say that Die Roten will cruise to the result. Bayer Leverkusen did look in good shape to compete for the title, but they are going through a rough run of form since losing 5-1 against Bayern at the start of October.

RB Leipzig is currently ten points behind Rekordmeister in the points table. Dortmund is the closest to the Bavarian club in the table, but they have also endured mixed form this season. Die Roten will occasionally drop points here and there, but the comfortable lead at the top will make sure that they will always have enough cushion of points to retain their position in the table.

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The only bitter pill for Nagelsmann to swallow this season has been 5-0 defeat against Borussia Monchengladbach in the second round of DFB Pokal. The German coach has missed out on one cup competition, but crucial lessons will be learnt ahead of big knockout games in the Champions League.

Rummenigge’s confidence about Die Roten is understandable, but there are a lot of games left in the Bundesliga. The Bavarian club is favourite to retain the trophy, but they cannot afford to become complacent in the league. Die Roten will resume Bundesliga action against Augsburg after the international break.