Bayern showed a great display and won 5-1 at Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday to go level on points with Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern Munich and Niko Kovac continue to enjoy a very successful 2019. They have won their seventh game of the year, with a dominant performance at Borussia-Park and are now only two goals away from the first place on the Bundesliga table.
The Bavarians are now on level points with Borussia Dortmund and what seemed very unlikely after their loss to Bayern Leverkusen at the Bay Arena, now seems very plausible: Bayern has every chance in the world to win the league.
In fact, we believe they are now the favorites to retain the crown and win their seventh successive Bundesliga title.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) March 2, 2019
Borussia Dortmund was the team to set the pace in the first half of the season, as the Black and Yellows won 12 out of the first 15 Bundesliga matchdays.
They were perfect in November and with the 3-2 victory over Bayern Munich announced themselves as serious candidates to stop the Bavarians’ dominance and win the league for the first time since 2012.
Dortmund lost their first game in the campaign in December to Fortuna Dusseldorf, but finished first on mid-season, before the traditional winter break in the Bundesliga.
Bayern, on the other hand, were struggling and the German champions won only six of the first 12 league games of the season.
There were points of the season when the Bavarians were nine, or at least seven points behind Borussia Dortmund and it seemed like their time as the ultimate kings of the Bundesliga has come to an end.
But the things have turned around in the past month. Bayern won 10 of the past 12 league games, while Dortmund was hit by an injury crisis and the Black and Yellows have won only one game since the start of February and have been knocked out of the DFB-Pokal.
They are also on the brink of a Champions League exit, as they lost the first leg of their round of 16 clash against Tottenham 3-0 at Wembley.
The poor form of Borussia Dortmund resulted in losing their advantage at the top of the Bundesliga table. They are still first, but only on a goal difference ahead of their Bavarian rivals.
Dortmund 3-2 Bayern FT:
Pass accuracy: 80%-84%
Chances created: 7-8
An incredible Der Klassiker as Dortmund beat Bayern thanks to goals from Reus and Alcacer. pic.twitter.com/6Jb6IuCL8u
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 10, 2018
With the experience and the momentum on Bayern Munich’s side, we consider them to be the favorites for the title for the rest of the campaign.
Nico Kovac has finally found his best side and if the reigning champions continue with their fine form they can even attack the Treble.
Bayern are in the quarter-finals of the DFB-Pokal, where they face the 2. Bundesliga side – Heidenheim and will host Liverpool in the second leg of the Champions League’s round of 16, with the first game finished 0-0 at Anfield.
Of course, we don’t want to write off Borussia Dortmund, as the Black and Yellows have a team full of young stars like Jadon Sancho, Paco Alcacer and Abdou Diallo who are hungry for success.