Adding James Rodriguez could make Bayern Munich a Champions League Favorite


Clearly, Bayern Munich had two thoughts after a premature Champions League finish at the hands of Real Madrid:

1. Losing is for poor people
2. How do we take Madrid down, once and for all?

The answer to the second thought was clear, to lure away their young stars. Now Columbian captain James Rodriguez Joins a team that already dominates the Bundesliga with their sights set on their first Champions League title since 2013. Rodriguez, 26, notched 8 Goals and 6 Assists in 22 appearances with Los Blancos last season, much of that time spent coming off the bench. He joins an already talented midfield. Robben, 33, scored 13 goals and 9 assists in 26 contests. Ribery, 34, scored 5 goals and 11 assists in 22 games, and Muller, 27, put up 5 majors and 12 assists in 29. Pretty good company to be joining, but the youngest of the bunch Rodriguez stands to uproot one of these starters and out perform them.

So whats the mean for their odds?

Well first off, a likely Bundesliga win. They currently sit at 1/7, and that’s before adding Rodriguez. This, if you want to turn $100 into $107, this is as good as it will likely get as the season progresses.

They sit in a league where they have won 11 of the past 17 Championships dating back to 2000-2001, and beyond. Just this past season, Bayern Munich lead the league by 15 points, scored 89 goals and had an overall goal difference of +67.

The Runners up were Leipzig and Dortmund.

Bayern Munich: 82 points, 89 Goals, +67 Goal difference
Leipzig: 67 points, 66 Goals, +27 GD
Borussia Dortmund: 64 points, 72 Goals, +32 GD

And this is without the young Columbian star. In The Champions League, they sit at 11/2, behind Barcelona and Real Madrid at 5/1 (though Real Madrid could see a decline this season).

Our early prediction is these are the best odds you’ll find them at in both contests, as they only prove to be more and more dominant through the season.

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