The footballers of German champions FC Bayern are going into the new Bundesliga season as favorites. This was the result of a survey by the German Football Association among the head coaches of the twelve first division teams.

The Munich team was named six times as the team with the best chance of winning the title, and runner-up VfL Wolfsburg is expected to be the toughest rival. The FCB players open the season on Friday at 6:15 p.m. (ZDF/DAZN and MagentaSport) at SC Freiburg.

“We will do everything we can to repeat our success from the previous season,” announced Bayern coach Alexander Straus (47), who, in addition to his team, also expects Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt to be high in the table. “But teams like TSG Hoffenheim, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and SC Freiburg will also try to attack here because they have what it takes.”

Wolfsburg coach Tommy Stroot, whose team won the DFB Cup in the last round and reached the Champions League final, was self-confident: “We are going into the season with the clear goal of becoming German champions,” said the 34-year-old. year olds. “Our main competitor will certainly be FC Bayern Munich again.”