Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund in the 1/8-finals of DFB Pokal (German Cup).
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Match Preview
It is rare to find the two powerhouses of Germany stacked together so early in the DFB Pokal Cup, but such is the good fortune of the other teams that Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund will happen in the third round itself. This fixture will be played at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, December 20, so check out our match preview, betting tips and predictions for this interesting game.
After a below-par start to their campaign, Bayern have got back to doing what they do best as they currently occupy the first place in the German Bundesliga. Going into the winter break after 17 games, the Champions are leading with 41 points (W13, D2, L2) which is a whopping 11 points more than their nearest challengers Schalke. Bayern needed penalties to beat Dortmund in the season curtain raiser – the German Super Cup. The pair met once again at the Signal-Iduna Park and this time the result was much more convincing as Bayern romped to victory by 3-1 with goals from Arjen Robben, Robert Lewandowski, and David Alaba before Marc Bartra pulled one back for Dortmund. That looks an era ago, as Bayern have put together a 16-match streak in which they lost just once (W14, D1).
Dortmund started the season with bright hopes and were leading the Bundesliga table at one point. However, a wretched run of form in the Bundesliga and the Champions League has seen them sliding down the table. Two wins in the last couple of rounds brought them back on track, but they are still struggling to be consistent. Currently, Dortmund are third in the table with 28 points (W8, D4, L5) which is the same total for four the three teams below them as well. Dortmund generally turn up with full might when they are facing Bayern, but this time around their problems are running deep and we may not see the usual plucky Dortmund in this Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund fixture.
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund H2H
Bayern have won 54m drawn 34 and lost 30 of their encounters against Dortmund. More recently, Bayern have won three of the last four games, and in all the four games, both sides have found the back of the net.
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Team News
For Bayern Munich, Robben, Manuel Neur, and Thiago Alcantara are still out with injuries.
Dortmund are missing a clutch of stars like Erik Durm, Mario Gotze, Marco Reus, and Sebastian Rode.
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Probable Line-ups
Bayern Munich: Ulreich, Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba, Martinez, Muller, Rodriguez, Vidal, Ribery, Lewandowski.
Borussia Dortmund: Burki, Toljan, Sokratis, Toprak, Schmelzer, Weigl, Yarmolenko, Kagawa, Guerreiro, Pulisic, Aubameyang.
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Predictions
The importance of getting one up on their arch rivals will let both the sides take the field with their best possible XIs. Dortmund may have resisted the free-fall by picking up two wins, but winning against Bayern will be a very tough task; especially now that Bayern have picked the threads back under Jupp Heynckes. Expect the hosts to win, but the visitors should also get on the score sheet.