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Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Preview – Prediction, team news, line-ups

Saturday’s Bundesliga action closes out with the 133rd edition of the famous ‘Der Klassiker’ as Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund go head-to-head in the top-table Bundesliga six-pointer.

One of the most exciting Bundesliga fixtures pits the two sides battling it out for the crown against each other.

The mouth-watering contest at the Allianz Arena, alongside other matches in Germany’s top-flight, are available to watch online via Bundesliga live streaming sites.

Despite an overwhelming 3-0 win at relegation-battling Arminia Bielefeld last time out, Bayern’s performance flattered to deceive.

However, Julian Nagelsmann’s men hold a substantial nine-point lead on second-placed Dortmund ahead of this round, meaning a triumph here would all but confirm their tenth successive Bundesliga title. 

Marco Rose’s team will be out to throw a spanner in the works and maintain their faint hopes of halting Bayern’s decade-long reign in Germany’s top division. 

Unfortunately for Dortmund, the recent H2H record heavily favours the Bavarians.

Match Preview

Bayern Munich

The perennial German champions have won their last seven matches against Dortmund in all competitions, including a come-from-behind 3-2 victory in the reverse fixture at the Signal Iduna Park.

Inspired by a five-game unbeaten home league form (W4, D1), Bayern will be looking to take their winning H2H streak over long-standing rivals to eight for the first time.

Further adding to their confidence, the Bavarians have won their last seven home league games against Dortmund, netting 4+ goals in six of them. 

Borussia Dortmund

Die Borussen head into proceedings on the back of a thumping 6-1 home triumph over Wolfsburg, making it two Bundesliga wins in a row following a brace of winless league fixtures (D1, L1). 

Indeed, Dortmund will turn up in a confident mood after going unbeaten in their seven away Bundesliga matches in 2022 (W5, D2), including a 2-0 win at Stuttgart on their most recent league travel. 

Rose’s men have bagged a staggering 76 goals after 30 Bundesliga games this season, only bettering that tally at this stage of a top-flight season once in their history. 

Team News

Star winger Kingsley Coman and first-team regular Lucas Hernandez should return in contention despite minor injury setbacks, reports the official Bundesliga website

Dortmund’s lengthy list of absentees features the likes of Gregor Kobel, Axel Witsel, Mahmoud Dahoud, Thomas Meunier, Gio Reyna, Thorgan Hazard, Mats Hummels and Donyell Malen. 

Bayern Munich Potential Starting XI

(4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Niklas Sule, Lucas Hernandez, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka; Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane; Robert Lewandowski.

Borussia Dortmund Potential Starting XI

(3-4-2-1): Marwin Hitz; Marin Pongracic, Manuel Akanji, Dan-Axel Zagadou; Marius Wolf, Emre Can, Jude Bellingham, Raphael Guerreiro; Julian Brandt, Marco Reus; Erling Haaland.

Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction

In other circumstances, Bayern would be clear-cut favourites to thrash Dortmund in front of their home crowd, but the Bavarians’ topsy-turvy spell of form means they cannot take anything for granted.

The recent Bundesliga meetings between Bayern and Dortmund have witnessed fireworks on both ends, and we expect antoher electrifying fixture with plenty of goals.

With Robert Lewandowski on one end and Erling Haaland on the other, another high-scoring contest should be the order of the day. 

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