Dortmund welcome Bayern Munich in a top-two clash in the Bundesliga on Saturday evening. Who will win Der Klassiker? Don't miss our Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern betting preview with predictions, betting tips, starting lineups, team news, best odds, exclusive offers and no deposit free bets on the Bundesliga!
BORUSSIA DORTMUND vs BAYERN MUNICH BETTING PREVIEWAfter a good start of the season, Borussia Dortmund are now three points behind the Bundesliga table-topper Bayern and pressure is mounting on former Ajax manager Peter Bosz. They are effectively out of the Champions League after two horror draws with Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia and earned just one win (0-5 over 3. Liga side Magdeburg in DFB Pokal) in their last six outings across all competitions. BVB's last league match saw them suffering a defeat at Hannover (4-2) while their last home game in Bundesliga saw Peter Bosz men losing 2-3 against RB Leipzig.
Dan-Axel Zagadou picked up a red card against Hannover and will sit this out through suspension. Marcel Schmelzer will return in the starting XI after being only a substitute in midweek. Marc Batra could help out at right-back again, as Jeremy Toljan has struggled defensively so far and Lukasz Piszczek is still injured. Christian Pulisic and Andrij Yarmolenko are in contention to join Maximilian Philipp and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang upfront. Marco Reus and Lukasz Piszczek are sidelined with long-term injuries.
Bayern Munich regained consistency under new manager Josef Heynckes as they enter Der Klassiker on the back of a six-match winning streak after narrowly beating Celtic (1-2) in Champions League on Tuesday. Domestically, they gained a major advantage in the title race after beating RB Leipzig 2-0 at home. Bayern's most recent direct match with Dortmund was in the Super Cup with the game finishing as a 2-2 draw while their last visit to the Signal Iduna Park for Bayern Munich ended in a 1-0 defeat.
Robert Lewandowski is a doubt but is expected to recover in time and feature from the off, while Frank Ribery is definetely out. As a result, the Pole striker is likely to be supported by Arjen Robben, Thiago Alcantara and Kingsley Coman up front. Thomas Müller could also make a surprise return, having returned to training on Thursday morning following a hamstring problem. In midfield, Sebastian Rudy and Javi Martinez are expected to get the nod, with Arturo Vidal as viable alternative. Juan Bernat and Manuel Neuer reamin out through injury.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND vs BAYERN MUNICH PROBABLE LINEUPS
Borussia Dortmund (4-3-3): Burki; Schmelzer, Toprak, Sokratis, Bartra; Weigl, Castro, Gotze; Yarmolenko, Philipp, Aubameyang
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Ulreich; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba; Rudy, Martinez; Robben, Coman, Thiago Alcantara; Lewandowski
BORUSSIA DORTMUND vs BAYERN MUNICH ODDS
|BORUSSIA DORTMUND||3.50 with||Bet £10, win £35.00|
|THE DRAW||4.00 with||Bet £10, win £40.00|
|BAYERN MUNICH||2.08 with||Bet £10, win £20.80|
BORUSSIA DORTMUND vs BAYERN MUNICH PREDICTIONS
|OUR PICKS||BEST ODDS||BOOKMAKER|
|Bayern Munich to win||2.08|
|1-2 Correct Score||10.00|
|Bayern first team to score||1.75|
|2-3 Total Goals||2.35|
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