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Is the Premier League Better than the Bundesliga?
The PL is more entertaining from a competitive standpoint.
The title is more contested in the PL than in the BL. During the past ten seasons, the champion was on average 5.3 points ahead of the second-ranked team in the PL, but 9.8 points ahead in the BL.
Of the BL's
25 most-valuable players
, 18 play for either Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund. In the PL, the players of no single team occupy more than seven spots on
Market value is distributed far more unequally in the BL. The share of all BL players' market value owned by the league's top two clubs is roughly equal to the share of all PL players' market value owned by the league's top four clubs (
Spending is distributed more equally in the PL than in the BL.
In the last 5 years the PL has seen 4 different champions (Manchester United, Manchester City, Leicester and Chelsea), where as the BL has seen one (Bayern Munich).
If the latest season is excluded, the past decade saw only five teams making it into the PL's top-3, whereas nine teams did so in the BL. Including the extraordinary last season, these numbers change to seven vs. nine.
While the title race might be more competitive in the PL, the race for CL and EL places is usually uninteresting, because the "Big Five" who compete for the title also built the runner-ups which are the European Places.
During the last ten years, four different teams have won the PL, which is the same number as in the BL.