After Hannover finished fourth last season, their coach Mirko Slomka said it was his intention to establish his side as the number one force in the region ahead of Hamburg, Bremen and Wolfsburg.
However, ahead of Sunday's clash at the Niedersachsen Stadion, Allofs has given Slomka his version of the true classification of clubs from up north.
"Of course the balance of power in the north has shifted and Hannover have caught up a lot, but when we are talking about the title for the number one in the north, then we are definitely quite a way ahead," he said at a press conference yesterday.
"It is a long process and I think that Hamburg and Werder still have the better claims (to being number one).
"But I know that this can be viewed differently in different regions."
Indeed, the current Bundesliga table reflects that with Bremen lying second behind Bayern Munich and Hannover four points further behind in seventh.
However, Hannover are currently playing European football while Bremen are "forced to sit and watch" during the European weeks, as their coach Thomas Schaaf stated.
That should change next season, though, according to Bremen's in-form striker Marko Arnautovic.
"Werder belong in Europe," he said. "We want to show that.
"This is not a big derby like against Hamburg, but it is nevertheless attractive."
Attractive and delicate, according to Schaaf, who says Hannover are as strong if not stronger this season than they were last.
"Hannover have improved a great deal," he recognised. "Last season, they made a name for themselves and they have so far carried this forward this season.
"It is going to be a very interesting game. Hannover made our lives difficult last season.
"We would like to keep the best position in the north, and we want to prove that again tomorrow."
Schaaf welcomes Sokratis Papastathopoulos back into his defence tomorrow, but Tim Borowski is still out with an ankle injury.
Meanwhile, Tim Wiese is still suspended for two more matches.
Hannover returned from a gruelling trip to the Ukraine on Thursday without any knocks or ailments and their coach Mirko Slomka says the trip will not have taken too much out of them either.
"It is always easy to recharge your batteries when you have won," he said after his side's 2-1 win at Vorskla Poltava.
Didier Ya Konan, who did not make the trip to the Ukraine, could be fit to play and give one of Slomka's strikers a rest.