Bundesliga to take centre-stage from Premier League? Often undervalued German league has the chance to take the central focus of the world.
The German Bundesliga has often been ignored or under-appreciated by the football fans who think that Bayern Munich’s dominance has made the league “non-competitive”.
But on the contrary, Bundesliga is one of the most thrilling and tactically difficult leagues in the world, and the quality of football is definitely very high but often non-German football fans misunderstand the quality of teams amidst the dominance of Bavarians.
Maybe, this time, the Coronavirus pandemic has come out as a blessing in disguise for Buli, as it is going to resume from Saturday and the football fans across the world are desperate to view some football action.
The football in Europe has been at pause for the last two months with the outbreak of the COVID-19, and Germany is one of the countries in the world to flatten the curve.
Thus, Bundesliga will surely bring respite to the fans, as it is the only elite league in Europe, which is going to be active for some time. But at the same time, Bundesliga’s viewership will surely soar high dramatically.
Not only fans from Europe, but across the world tune into Bundesliga, while the most followed football league in the world- The Premier League will be absent.
The Premier League clubs have huge fanbases throughout the world and a huge section of it is only used to watch this single league and regard it as the “best league in the world” followed by La Liga which also enjoys a huge fanbase outside Europe, courtesy to Barcelona and Real Madrid.
But with Bundesliga taking the centre stage, all the fans will give their undivided attention to Bundesliga until things reach to normal, and if it manages to pull off its usual quality, surely it will attract new viewers, who were earlier used to watch Bundesliga clubs only during the Champions League.
Meanwhile, with lockdown imposed in several countries and families packed together, there are limited things to keep one entertained during this time.
So, football as overall can expect a rise in its huge viewership base, and with these new viewers watching Bundesliga as their first match or casual football viewers also turning in, German clubs might be able to pull a new set of fans from abroad, because this is how clubs usually gain fans from overseas.
Therefore, it is the right time for Bundesliga to pounce on this once in a lifetime opportunity to change the mindsets of the people and explore new markets. Certainly, they have a huge probability to achieve that due to some factors.
Because, first of all, Bundesliga’s table after so many years has been so tight and competitive, as the top-4 are encompassed in a gap of six points, and any slip up can cost huge damage with 11 games to go.
Moreover, on its first day after return, Bundesliga has Ruhr Derby (Borussia Dortmund Vs Schalke) to offer. Surely, nothing can go wrong for Germans from here. Although, with only a handful number of fans allowed inside the stadium, it is surely a spoilsport, but does it really matter, when one is getting to see football after so long.