Big Game Focus: Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund


Reigning champions Bayern Munich takes on leaders Borussia Dortmund in probably the biggest game in this season’s Bundesliga. You can bet on the Bundesliga here.

Bayern host Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund in a pivotal Der Klassiker showdown this weekend. Bayern have underwhelmed this season but have shown tremendous strength of character to claw their way back into the title race after being nine points off in December.

Dortmund, on the other hand, have endured a dip in form in their last few matches and their hopes of ending their title drought hinge on this game. Bayern have dominated Dortmund on this fixture but the dynamics are different this time round.

Betting Preview

Bayern Munich have beaten their nemesis three times in the last five meetings. The hosts have also won their last seven home matches in a row. Therefore, you can back a Home Win at odds of 1.50.

In the last five fixtures between Germany’s most successful sides, three matches saw both teams find the back of the net. Bayern last failed to score in a league match back in October while the visitors have only failed to score twice in the Bundesliga this season. So you can back Both Teams to Score at odds of 1.50.   

Thirty-year-old Robert Lewandowski has scored 14 goals in 16 appearances against former club Dortmund. He also scored twice the last time they met although his team lost 3-2. Lewandowski is on 199 Bundesliga goals after netting six times in his last four league matches. Therefore you can back Robert Lewandowski as Anytime Goalscorer at odds of 1.55.

Team news

Bayern will be missing first-choice goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who is nursing a calf injury, alongside Arjen Robben. Corentin Tolisso is still the only long-term absentee for the hosts.

Dortmund will be missing defenders Achraf Hakimi, Abdou Diallo and Lukasz Piszczek, as well as forwards Maximilian Philipp and Cristian Pulisic

Possible line-ups

Bayern: Ulreich, Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba, Rodriguez, Thiago, Goretzka, Coman, Muller, Lewandowski

Dortmund:  Bürki, Wolf, Akanji, Zagadou, Larsen, Witsel, Delaney, Guerreiro, Götze, Sancho, Paco Alcácer