Finally the ball is rolling again in the German upper house of football. To mark the start of the Bundesliga, the comparison platform “Sportwettentest” started a large fan survey.
Which is the most hated club in Germany? Which is the most popular? Who will be the master and who will be relegated? 2000 football fans took part in the voting and submitted their season forecasts.
Which club is the most hated?
Clear answer: FC Bayern Munich. 24 percent of the surveyed participants found the record champions the least likable. If you only ask the supporters of RB Leipzig or Borussia Dortmund, the hate rate against Bayern is even over 40 percent. Dortmund takes second place by a large margin (nine percent), followed by the second division side Schalke (seven) and Dynamo Dresden (five). Four percent of the participants chose RB Leipzig.
But there is also good news for FC Bayern!
Because on the popularity scale, Munich residents also enjoy the greatest support among respondents with a total of 25%. Dortmund grabbed second place with 13 percent ahead of Cologne (five), HSV, Stuttgart and Schalke (four each).
When it came to the championship question, the Nagelsmann troupe took first place by a large margin – 62 percent of the fans believe in a tenth title in a row for Bayern. 17 percent trust BVB with the shell. Four percent voted for Leipzig.
Which clubs qualify for the Champions League?
Here, too, there is a clear top three. Bavaria received the most votes with 78 percent – ahead of BVB with 74 percent. 52 percent of the fans see Leipzig as the third German participant in the premier class. According to the survey, it will be more exciting in the race for fourth place: Here the fans see Gladbach with 30 percent just ahead of Bayer Leverkusen (28%).
Who is going down?
49 percent believe that the promoted Greuther Fürth will slide straight back into League 2. When it comes to the question of who will follow the clover into the football lower house, however, the fans are not so unanimous. Arminia Bielefeld received the second most votes with 33 percent, but according to the voting, Bochum (29%) and Cologne (28%) also have to worry about staying up in the league.