The Bundesliga may move to a play-offs format in the near future to increase competitiveness in the league. Bayern Munich have dominated the Bundesliga for the last 9 seasons. The Munich-based team are on a 9-year winning streak and are well on course to win their 10th Bundesliga consecutively.
To bring competitiveness to the league, the German football league (DFL) has proposed a new format for the coming seasons. The play-offs system usually consists of 4 teams who play-offs to reach the final. The play-offs system will ditch the league system which decided the winner by winning the maximum points over the course of the season.
Play-offs the need of the hour for Bundesliga
Bayern Munich have dominated the Bundesliga for the past 10 years due to some shrewd business. Their model of buying new players though has received a lot of backlashes. Bayern signed Lewandowski, Hummels, and Gotze from their arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund within the span of 2 years in the 2014-2017 period.
Last season, Bayern signed Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Sabitzer from RB Leipzig, the team who finished right behind them in the Bundesliga. To top it off, they snatched away Julian Naggelsmann from RB Leipzig to manage their team. Bayern’s model has weakened their straight rivals and made the Bundesliga a boring league since there is a lack of competition.
To counter this issue, the play-offs format is being pondered over by the German football league (DFL). A play-offs format leaves the scope for an off day. It allows the underdogs to have a fair shot at the title and brings in more excitement and competition.
It remains to be seen when the format will be implemented. The format though is indeed the need of the hour in the Bundesliga and should be implemented in the near future.
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