The 2018/19 season of the Bundesliga will kick off in exactly one month on August 24th when Bayern München play Hoffenheim at home. The DFB-Pokal will start one week earlier as usual, giving us our first taste of German football. The following teams will be competing for the title: * Bayern München (CL) * FC Schalke (CL) * 1899 Hoffenheim (CL) * Borussia Dortmund (CL) * Bayer Leverkusen (EL) * RB Leipzig (ELQ) * VfB Stuttgart * Eintracht Frankfurt (EL) * Mönchengladbach * Hertha BSC * Werder Bremen * FC Augsburg * Hannover 96 * FSV Mainz 05 * SC Freiburg * VfL Wolfsburg * Fortuna Düsseldorf (P) * 1. FC Nürnberg (P) Trivia: * Bayern München have now won 6 championships in a row, 15 out of the last 22 and 21 out of the last 34 Bundesliga seasons. * This will be the first time Hoffenheim plays in the Champions League. * Nürnberg last played in the Bundesliga in 2014 whereas Düsseldorf played one lone season in 2013 after last being seen in 1997. * This is the first Bundesliga season that doesn't feature Hamburger SV.