Winners of the DFB Pokal, Borussia Dortmund themselves with new manager in Marco Rose - formally of Borussia Monchengladbach - and without the great Jadon Sancho. Rose has stated his intention to win the title with Dortmund and believes he can with the squad at his disposal. The Englishmen had formed a formidable partnership with Erling Haaland during their time together and his replacement Donyell Malen has big boots to fill.
However, Dortmund have kept much of their squad together and this season will likely see even more minutes for Jude Bellingham as well as Giovanni Reyna. On the other hand, with an injury-hit squad entering the season with the likes of Mats Hummels, Emre Can and Thomas Meunier, the backup players will have to show their quality from the off.
They are now 8/11 to finish as the Bundesliga winners without Bayern.