Bayern Munich, the team that has won the Bundesliga every single time since 2012 is currently 4 points behind the table leaders Borussia Dortmund. That point gap can get even higher this Saturday evening when these two meet at the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund. So, who’s gonna be the happier side after the 90 minutes? This Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich prediction might have the answer. And make sure to read it thoroughly as at the bottom of it are some hopefully-useful betting tips.
After 10 rounds of Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund are still undefeated, with 7 wins and 3 draws. The good form brought them to the top of the table, with 4 points more than their biggest rivals, Bayern Munich. Winning the Saturday’s duel would bring them one giant step closer to the title.
Borussia Dortmund have been playing fantastic this whole season, not only in the Bundesliga, but in the Champions League as well. Sure, they did lose to Atletico Madrid last week, but they don’t have to worry much about their future in this competition. The chances are that we’ll see them in the knockouts in spring next year.
The reason why they lost to Atletico earlier this week probably has something to do with the big derby scheduled for Saturday. They had their focus on the Bundesliga game and were probably saving themselves for that duel.
And they do seem ready for Der Klassiker. Most of their key players are injury-free and 100% fit for the game. Furthermore, their bench is long, with a number of top-quality players ready to step in if needed. In fact, this team is packed with talented players, so it’s pretty difficult to single out their best one.
Their top scorer is Paco Alcacer with 7, while Reus has scored only a goal fewer in the Bundesliga. Jadon Sancho, who’s been mostly used as a substitute is their third-best scored with 4 goals in the league. He’s also the player with the most assists, not only in this team but in the whole league.
Apart from being sensational in the attack, with 30 goals after 10 rounds, Borussia Dortmund have been also doing very well defensively, allowing just 10 goals. Only RB Leipzig have conceded less goals than them (9).
Bayern haven’t been great since Niko Kovac has been in charge, but the manager isn’t the only man to be blamed. Actually, many pundits believe that Bayern’s board of directors are the culprits for this team’s poor form. Instead of singing new big-name players, they decided to rely on the veterans like 35 years old Ribery for example.
But, after a bleak start of the season, Bayern seem to be getting better. They are without a defeat since the early October, with 4 wins in the previous 5 games. Winning the Saturday’s match would mean that they’re definitely back on the right track and that it’s gonna be hard for the other teams to take the title away from them.
Borussia Dortmund absentees:
- Marcel Schmelzer (injury)
- Abdou Diallo (injury)
- Jeremy Toljan (doubtful)
- Sebastian Rode (doubtful)
Bayern Munich absentees:
- Arjen Robben (injury)
- Kingsley Coman (injury)
- Thiago Alcantara (injury)
- Corentin Tolisso (injury)
- James Rodriguez (doubtful)
Burki – Zagadou, Akanji, Piszczek, Guerreiro – Witsel, Delaney, Reus – Pulisic, Reus, Alcacer
Neuer – Boateng, Sule, Kimmich, Alaba – Martinez, Goretzka, Rafinha – Ribery, Gnabry, Lewandowski
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Prediction
I think Bayern are a slightly better team, but Dortmund are in a better form. Plus, Dortmund play in front of their own crowd which can be a big boost for them. In my opinion, they’re closer to winning this, but you never know when it comes to Bundesliga. Therefore, instead of putting a lot of money on the outcome, I think it’s better to bet on a large number of goals.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Betting Tips
- BTS @1.53 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.61 (bet365)