The Bundesliga title is definjy between Dortmund and Bayern. And former Dortmund defender, Dede believes Dortmund will fight Bayern all the way.
Dortmund who won the title in 2012 have enjoyed a brilliant start to the season, winning the first five matches and two back-to-bback draws under Tuchel.
Even though Dortmund are four points behind Bayern Munich, Dede, who won two titles with the club is certain they’ll fight for the trophy.
“As a fan, you can say that the battle between Bayern Munich and Dortmund is the most important in the Bundesliga,” he told Omnisport.
“Bayern are a kind of exception in terms of talent, everyone knows that. But right behind them are Dortmund. It will be a nice fight for the title this year.”
While Dede accepts that Pep Guardiola’s Bayern will be considered favourites for this weekend’s game, he does not believe the result will prove significant to the title race as a whole.
The Brazilian added: “Bayern are playing at home and they will probably be odds-on favourites but even if Dortmund were to win, this game is just too early in the season to say whether the winner will be the clear favourite for the title.
“Bayern won both league meetings with Dortmund last season but lost to the Signal Iduna Park outfit on penalties in the DFB-Pokal semi-finals.