Followers of German football have a hectic Saturday ahead with six games on the schedule. The main attraction is set for a 17:30 GMT start as Bayern Munich welcome Borussia Dortmund in Bundesliga. This remains one of the competition’s most famous fixtures and the live TV action will ensure a global audience follow the play.
These teams have met twice already this season and both games were memorable affairs, providing a total of 10 goals. The first match ended in a thrilling 3-2 victory for Bayern Munich at this venue in the German Super Cup before FCB did the same again away from home in the league back in November. A third five-goal thriller would be something special but it’s certainly possible with these two attack-minded teams.
Bayern surge into pole position
Bayern Munich have surged to the top of the league following an unconvincing start to their title defence. They entered the week in pole position with their stats for the campaign so far showing 16 wins against four draws and three defeats, scoring 67 goals while conceding only 32. The 52 points gained means Munich are two ahead of nearest challengers RB Leipzig and seven above third-placed Wolfsburg. This looks like a two-horse race for the trophy.
Bayern have won three, drawn one and lost one of their last five games but they did bag a maximum of three points in their most recent start. That came courtesy of a stunning 5-1 win at this venue over FC Koln last Saturday. What a way to show they mean business as we enter the home straight of the title race. Lewandowski and Gnabry scored two goals each with Choupo-Moting on the spare.
Dortmund pushing for a top-four finish
Borussia Dortmund started the week in fifth place with 39 points on the board meaning they are three off the top-four. A dozen wins with three draws and eight defeats stand as their tally at present and they take heart from a three-game unbeaten run, taking seven points from the last nine that was available to them.
Dortmund followed a draw with back-to-back wins and were last seen in this competition hammering Arminia Bielefeld last Saturday by a 3-0 scoreline. Goals from Dahoud, Sancho and Carvalho made sure of the points and the victors would have taken confidence from that result. They have scored seven goals in their last two league games while keeping a pair of clean sheets. That stubborn defence will be tested to the max here.
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund prediction
Two teams in need of the win and two teams capable of getting it. Another goal-fest would be welcomed by fans but both managers would much prefer a boring 1-0 win. There’s confidence in both dressing rooms and this match should live up to the hype.
Bayern Munich are 1.63 favourites to win with Borussia Dortmund trading at 4.56 with 22bet for victory. The draw is 4.5.
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