5. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Hoffenheim is a relatively small team when you look at all the teams in the world, but in the Bundesliga Hoffenheim is a team that can almost always challenge the best teams in Germany. This year Hoffenheim participated in the Bundesliga and the DFB Pokal Cup; Hoffenheim were eliminated from the DFB Pokal Cup in the second round and are currently third in the league. If Hoffenheim can keep their position in the league or move up even more, then they can count this season as a success.
4. Hertha BSC
Hertha BSC is also a small team when you look at them in a global scale; Hertha are also a kind of small team in the German league and are doing surprisingly well this year. Hertha are currently fifth in the league and were knocked out of both ,the Europa League and the DFB Pokal Cup, in the round of 16. Hertha can already count the season as a success but will be looking to move up on the table.
3. RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig are a new team to the Bundesliga and are already doing very well. Leipzig have a lot of young players who are promising, talented, and hardworking; this year Leipzig participated in the DFB Pokal Cup and the Bundesliga. Leipzig were eliminated from the DFB Pokal Cup in the first round and are currently second in the league. Leipzig can already see the season as a success but are still looking to snatch first place in the league.
2. Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund is one of the main teams of the Bundesliga; usually the league is a two horse race between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. However, this year Dortmund have dropped a lot of points in the league and are currently in fourth place. Dortmund also were eliminated from the Champions League in the quarter finals. Dortmund are, however, still in the semi finals of the DFB Pokal Cup, so if they want some success this season then they need to win that.
1. FC Bayern Munich
FC Bayern are by far the best team in Germany, they consistently win the league and constantly are seen as one of the best teams in the world. Bayern’s team is full of star players, experienced players, and young talent. Bayern were eliminated from the Champions League in the quarter finals this year, but are in the semi finals of the DFB Pokal Cup and first in the league by 8 points. Bayern will be looking to win the league and the cup in order to have a successful season.