Next Wednesday, the Bundesliga firecrackers between Dortmund and Bayern will be inspiring the masses like never before. The BVB claimed and registered fewer than 450,000 requests for tickets for the home game at the Signal Iduna Park.
Not a single fan would want to miss the possible pre-decision in the fight for the title. Never before in the history of the Bundesliga, has one lost six-point standings lead with four games before the end. If BVB manage to beat Bayern at home, that would be only half the battle for the championship. With the bettings for Dortmund versus Bayern, the bookmakers see no favorites; the chances are balanced and the odds are, accordingly, open.
Conversely, the Bayern team could take on the championship lead by an away win – albeit this might happen only on the basis of a goal difference. Should the big coup succeed, the giants would naturally continue with a huge psychological advantage up to the finishing line.
While the coach Heynckes diminished the importance of the Bundesleague summit games, the Bayern boss Rummenigge announced unequivocally: “ On no account must we allow a defeat, otherwise the championship is a write-off“.
In the forefront, there were only slight verbal attacks on the part of Munich; lastly, even Uli Hoeness remained unusually quiet. At Sabener Street the focus is currently more on themselves and the intensive preparation before the „decideing game“. Attacks from Munich would bounce off his team anyway, so the BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke knows: eventually, the results will speak for themselves.
As the little retort that Jürgen Klopp could not resist to claims, the game against Bayern was under the motto: „Mia san Mia, against us is only football“. Dortmund had a good laugh and certainly held the better cards in the championship’s final. It was not only the three points in favor of the defending champions; the series of 23 games without a single defeat are the main cause for their great optimism.