Southampton football fans top list of those most excited for Bundesliga’s return

MIILLIONS of football-starved fans are ready to ‘turn German’ this weekend for a first slice of match action for two months.

Two thirds of sports lovers say they are excited by the Bundesliga re-starting the season after games were halted by the coronavirus crisis, a study by OLBG shows.

Southampton supporters are more up for foreign footie than any other fans in the country, followed closely by Newcastle fans and Scots based in Edinburgh, according to the poll. Fans in Liverpool and Bristol are least excited.

The survey of 1,000 football fans also reveals most of the nation will be getting behind either Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund. But for Bournemouth fans, the spotlight is fixed on Eintracht Frankfurt who, on a national level, rank bottom of the list.

Fans most excited by region:

Southampton (77%)
Newcastle (67%)
London (66%)
Edinburgh (65%)
Aberdeen (62%)
Fans least excited by region:

Bristol (35%)
Liverpool (39%
Coventry (43%)
Manchester (44%)
Nottingham (46%)

Monchengladbach also haven’t fared well when it comes to British backing but, when polled, ranks top of the league when it comes to their strip.

And who are the top players? British football fans are most looking forward to seeing Robert Lewandowski hit the pitch, who is closely followed by England star Jadon Sancho.

Richard Moffat, CEO of OLBG says: “It’s so exciting we have top-quality football returning to our screens this weekend. Lockdown has been tough, and the Bundesliga season gives something for football fans to look forward to, following a long two months of no action!”


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