This isn’t the title decider we might’ve hoped for at the start of the season, but it should still be an exciting encounter as Bayern Munich host Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena. If Schalke don’t beat Freiburg earlier on Saturday, Bayern will win the title with a victory.
Where and when: Allianz Arena – 31 March, kick-off 17:30
Where you can see Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund: BT Sport, William Hill live streaming
Last time: Bayern knocked Dortmund out of the German Cup with a 2-1 win in December, thanks to first half goals from Jerome Boateng and Thomas Muller.
Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund Predictions and Preview
Whether or not they can seal their sixth consecutive Bundesliga title in this game or not, Bayern have the opportunity to record their fourth straight victory over Dortmund in all competitions. Die Borussen did beat the Bavarians in the German Cup at the Allianz Arena last April though, which should give them some hope ahead of this encounter.
The visitors are fighting hard for a top four finish and Champions League football next season. They’ve built up a four point gap over fifth-placed Bayer Leverkusen, but there’s a good chance of this being cut to a single point after this weekend’s round of fixtures.
Bayern meanwhile lost their last outing before the international break against RB Leipzig, despite going ahead through an early Sandro Wagner strike. Die Roten are the 4/9 faruvrites to get back to winning ways in this one, which would be good preparation for their midweek trip to Seville in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Dortmund only have the league to concentrate on after getting knocked out of the Europa League by Red Bull Salzburg, and are unbeaten in their last 12 Bundesliga matches. They’re available at 7/1 for the victory, which would be their first in the league at the Allianz Arena since 2014.
The Munich club were boosted by Manuel Neuer’s return to training this week after a broken foot, but this game will come too soon for the goalkeeper. Arjen Robben is fit after a back injury, although there are doubts over Kingsley Coman.
Marco Reus is a doubt for the visitors, who also have Andriy Yarmolenko, Shinji Kagawa and Sebastian Rode on the treatment table. With that in mind, a draw wouldn’t be the worst result for them, and that’s priced at 4/1.
One to watch for Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski will finish the season as the Bundesliga’s top scorer once again – the only question is by how many. The Polish striker is the 13//5 favourite to open the scoring, and 10/11 to score in a home win.
One to watch for Borussia Dortmund: Michy Batshuayi has eight goals for Die Schwarzgelben since joining on loan from Chelsea, and he’s 13/2 to break the deadlock in this one.
Long shot: Bayern were 3-1 winners at the Westfalenstadion back in November, and you can get odds of 25/1 on Lewandowski opening the scoring for Jupp Heynckes’ side in a repeat of that scoreline.