The title question
In that sense, it is no longer a question, the certainty, the famous 100% have been achieved, the title will stay in Dortmund, they may accept the cup (and there is only one k missing, it would already be called “SchalKe”), they will be recorded in the history books and what not. But for the true sceptics who are still looking for doubts: what if there was another protest case? What if it turned out that a Dortmund player was not eligible to play in a match, one of Bayern’s opponents, who had beaten them? What if there was manipulation that would only be uncovered later, as happened in Italy a few years ago when Juventus Torino became champions and were subsequently stripped of two titles? There would even be the possibility that there was an incident in a pending match that could justify the title being taken away.
Well, there you see that there are always imponderables that can gnaw at even the seemingly so incontrovertible 100%. Nevertheless, it was recognised as “safe” to the extent that the betting offices paid out all the championship bets on Dortmund and retained those on Bayern (and all the rest). Whether they have done well or badly with these bets is up to them, even if one thinks one knows that whenever top favourites fail, this is tantamount to warm rain for the betting company. From our point of view, the computer advised us from the beginning of the season to bet on Dortmund as “back” and on Bayern as “lay”.
This should be mentioned in the context that personally, of course, this recommendation was followed, this part of the bets was credited at the weekend and this was able to alleviate to a considerable extent the disappointment about the results of the weekend, which really spoiled the balance. Because of these bets: on Dortmund and against Bayern, which are clearly to be added to the betting balance for this season, there can no longer be a bad result.
The computer has always had the same inclination towards the betting market: Dortmund’s chances are underestimated, Bayern’s chances are overestimated. In this respect, it has again and again – exception the very short kink after Bayern’s two defeats in a row in the first half of the season – advised Dortmund, which has been mentioned often enough here. These bet(s) count almost more than the balance of +14.37 units won (thus 7.15%) earned in the comprehensibly recorded bets on the matches, even if they are of course not included now. However, this gives the decisive hint: next season, one could also record virtual bets on (or against) the champion and settle them at the end.
Congratulations, of course, to Dortmund, who not only played a fantastic season, with really exhilarating, great football, but at the same time read this (computer) script and stuck to it: the odds are better than the masses think, even if it was an outsider’s chance, which the computer also recognised.