Unfortunately the Bundesliga has become a one-horse race in the last few seasons and Bayern Munich are almost crowned champions before the start a ball is kicked. This year will be a big challenge for Borussia Dortmund having lost Lewandowski to Bayern but they have brought in reinforcements in Adrian Ramos and Ciro Immobile try and offset his loss. Elsewhere it will be interesting to see the development of Schalke’s young side with players like Max Meyer and Julian Draxler such outstanding prospects. Other contenders for the remaining Champions League places will be Leverkusen, Wolfsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach. At the bottom a collection of clubs that have possibly over-achieved in the past few seasons might suffer this year. Hertha Berlin have performed very well in the last couple of years but they have lost their best two strikers and this could cost them dearly. Expect Hannover, Mainz, Freiburg and the newly promoted Paderborn to be fighting it out for survival too.