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Lewandowski comfortably atop Bundesliga top goalscorer odds

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June 12th, 2020

With Bayern Munich closing in on the Bundesliga championship, their prized striker Robert Lewandowski is also on the verge of winning the league’s scoring title. 

The race has ultimately been narrowed down to two players, including Lewandowski and RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, but the former is the overwhelming favorite to lead the league in goals when the season ends in a few weeks.  

Lewandowski has been nearly unstoppable

Lewandowski has scored a whopping 30 goals for Bayern Munich in Bundesliga competitions this year, and the two-month hiatus of the season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has had no adverse effect on his timing. 

Since the season resumed last month, Lewandowski has maintained his place as the Bundesliga’s top scorer with five goals in five league competitions. His previous Bundesliga single-season career best for goals scored was 30, a feat he has twice accomplished, and he could surpass in the coming matches.  

Lewandowski will sit out Saturday's match

He will, however, be unavailable for Saturday’s highly anticipated match against fourth-place Monchengladbach due to yellow card accumulation. Bayern Munich has a chance to wrap up the league title with a win Saturday and a Borussia Dortmund loss, but it won't be easy without both Lewandowski and Thomas Muller. 

Bundesliga top goalscorers for 2019-20

PlayersClubGoals
Robert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich
30
Timo Werner
RB Leipzig
25
Jadon Sancho
Borussia Dortmund
17
Rouwen Hennings
Fortuna Dusseldorf
14
Sebastian Andersson
FC Union Berlin
12

What’s even more remarkable has been Lewandowski’s sustained scoring success throughout his career. He has been a staple at the top of the Bundesliga scoring race for the past several years, even before his time at Bayern Munich when he was with Borussia Dortmund. 

Bundesliga top goalscorers for 2016-2020

YearPlayerClubGoals
2019-20
Robert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich
30
2018-19
Robert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich
22
2017-18
Robert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich
29
2016-17
P.E. Aubameyang
Borussia Dortmund
30
2015-16
Robert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich
30

Unfortunately for bettors looking to cash in on the Lewandowski goal fest, there just isn’t any value in taking Lewandowski for the top scorer market at odds of -2000 at BetAmerica.

Werner will need a miracle to catch up

So late in the season, there is really only one player with any chance – albeit a very small one – to catch Lewandowski in the scoring race. And it would take nothing short of a miracle for Werner to catch and pull ahead of him.

Werner has four goals in five matches for RB Leipzig since the Bundesliga returned. When he scores, he seems to do so in bunches. He has recorded a hat trick on three different occasions this season, most recently against Mainz at the end of May. 

It would likely take at least one more similarly special performance from Werner combined with a sudden season-ending drought from Lewandowski to turn this scoring race on its head, and that is definitely reflected in the odds. 


Bundesliga action continues Saturday. Wager on matches and futures now at BetAmerica!

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