Der Klassiker takes centre stage in the Bundesliga this weekend as Borussia Dortmund host reigning champions Bayern Munich. Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich are neck and neck in the league standings. Both clubs are on 15 points and sit atop of the table. With RB Leipzig losing last weekend, both Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich leapfrogged the Red Bulls. RB Leipzig could jump back into first place with a win and a result going their way in Der Klassiker.
Saturday’s game will have a major impact on the final Bundesliga standings. The title could go to whichever side wins this weekend. Saturday’s game will be the second Der Klassiker played this term. Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich played in the German Super Cup back in September. Bayern Munich won the German Super Cup 3-2 in a thriller.
Bayern Munich are on a four-game winning streak in the Bundesliga. After losing to Hoffenheim 4-1, Bayern Munich rebounded with four straight wins outscoring opponents 15-5. Borussia Dortmund are also on a four-game winning streak. Following a 2-0 loss to Augsburg, Borussia Dortmund outscored opponents 10-0. The Yellow and Black have kept four straight clean sheets claiming wins in each game.
Both clubs won in midweek Champions League play. Which side will prevail in Der Klassiker as both go into the weekend in form?
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Betting Odds
Borussia Dortmund went away to Club Brugge in midweek and claimed a 3-0 win. All three goals came in the first half as Thorgan Hazard opened the scoring and Erling Haaland bagged two more. Haaland goes into the weekend having scored nine goals in eight games in the Champions League and Bundesliga combined. He continues to show that major clubs around Europe missed out on signing him from Red Bull Salzburg.
Bayern Munich went to Austria and thrashed Haaland’s former team Red Bull Salzburg, 6-2. The scoreline flattered the Germans, however. The game was level at 2-2 until the 79th minute when Bayern Munich went into overdrive and bagged four more goals.
Bayern Munich secured six points from nine possible on the road. They have scored seven goals away from home but conceded six to opponents. Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten at home, claiming nine points from nine. The Yellow and Black have been brilliant bagging 10 goals and conceding zero.
Borussia Dortmund’s last home win in the Bundesliga against Bayern Munich came in 2018-19. The game was a thriller finishing 3-2. Since that win, Bayern Munich have won three straight league games.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Team News
Lucien Favre is sweating the fitness of key centre-back Mats Hummels. He is likely to play despite suffering from a slight injury. He did not play in midweek due to a hip problem. Favre will most likely pick Thomas Delaney to start in Hummels’ place if the centre-back is not fit. Defensive midfielder Emre Can could get a start in the centre of the park after finishing self-isolation from COVID-19.
The coach has a big decision on whether to pick raising American star Gio Reyna. It is likely Reyna will play with Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus as an attacking three supporting in-form striker Haaland. Dan-Axel Zagadou will not play due to injury nor will Marcel Schmelzer.
Hansi Flick is likely to start Leon Goretzka after working his way back to full fitness. He has a calf strain. Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coleman are all three likely to start behind Robert Lewandowski. The quartet has been brilliant in recent week scoring and creating goals.
David Alaba and Jerome Boateng are both expected to start the game as Niklas Sule is ruled out due to quarantining. Alaba has made headlines this week as possibly being sold in January as his current contract expires in the summer. Star left-back Alphonso Davies is ruled out due to an ankle injury and won’t return until at least the end of November.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Prediction
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Five of the last 10 games between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in all competitions finished with both teams scoring goals. Although recent matches have seen only one team score goals, this weekend’s game should be highly charged with two incredibly high-powered attacks competing at Signal Iduna Park. Their German Super Cup Der Klassiker in September finished with both teams finding the back of the net.
Erling Haaland to score anytime - BET NOW
Haaland is in brilliant form heading into the game. He struggled last season in the second Der Klassiker (his first) of the campaign and failed to make an impact. Haaland should make far more of an impact on Saturday evening’s game as Borussia Dortmund make a good showing versus Bayern Munich. Haaland has scored 10 goals in 10 games in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund. He missed last weekend’s game against Armenia Bielefeld but came back in midweek to score in the Champions League.
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The football Gods have declared there will be goals on Saturday at Signal Iduna Park. With two incredibly strong attacks going at it, the defences will struggle to keep the goals out. Ten of the last 12 games between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in all competitions finished with over 2.5 goals scored. That run of games includes the Der Klassiker played earlier this season in the German Super Cup.
Both clubs saw over 2.5 goals scored in midweek. If Bayern Munich’s defence give Borussia Dortmund an inch, the Yellow and Black will take a mile. Bayern Munich must be better on Saturday than they were on Tuesday night in Austria. They conceded two goals to Red Bull Salzburg. Although the Austrians are a good attacking team, they are not as strong as Borussia Dortmund. Therefore, conventional wisdom leads us to believe that Borussia Dortmund will get goals and win, if given the opportunity by Bayern Munich.
The last Der Klassiker to end in a draw came in 2015-16 in the German Cup. Do not expect this game to finish in a draw as a winner is declared.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Betting Tips
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Frequently Asked Questions
What are the odds on Borussia Dortmund winning vs Bayern Munich?
Borussia Dortmund can be backed at odds of 31/10 to beat Bayern Munich on Saturday.A
What are the odds on Bayern Munich winning vs Borussia Dortmund?
Bayern Munich are the favourites in Saturday's Der Klassiker. The Bavarians can be backed at odds of 4/5.A
What stadium will host Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich on Saturday?
Westfalenstadion will host Saturday's Der Klassiker match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.A