Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Bayern Munich can all but secure their 32nd Bundesliga title on Saturday afternoon when they welcome Borussia Dortmund for the biggest clash in German football. Julian Nagelsman’s men hold a nine-point lead over BVB with just four rounds to go and a victory in Der Klassiker is the last hurdle for the hosts

Where and when: Allianz Arena – 23 April, kick-off 17:30

Where you can see Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund: Sky Sports, Bet365 Live streaming

Last time: Bayern Munich earned a dramatic 3-2 victory at Westfallenstadion in the last edition of Der Klassiker back in December. Borussia took the lead thanks to a Julian Brandt strike, but Robert Lewandovski and Kingsley Coman gave Bayern the lead, before Erling Haaland equalized for the hosts, who eventually lost to Lewandovski’s late penalty strike.

Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund Predictions and Preview

Bayern Munich’s shocking Champions League exit at the hands of Villarreal means that Julian Nagelsmann’s debut season at the helm of FC Holywood would be considered as disappointment by the majority of the fans. However, another Bundesliga title would still be a significant achievement for the former RB Leipzig tactician and a victory against Borussia on Saturday would all but cement that.

The defending champions are coming off a 3-0 victory away to Armenia Bielefeld, so they will be in good spirits, while a run of seven consecutive wins in Der Klassiken would give Bayern further boast ahead of this huge clash.

However, Borussia will also be in good mood after trashing Wolfsburg by 6-1 at Westfallenstadion last time. Tom Rothe, Axel Witsel, Manuel Akanji, Emre Can and Erling Haaland (x2) were all on target for BVB, who are unbeaten in their last seven games on the road.

Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund full time result odds

The hosts will be without Thomas Muller, Kinglsey Coman, Lucas Hernandez, Corentin Tolisso, Niklas Sule and Bouna Sarr, who are all injured, but this is nothing compared to Borussia’s long list of absentees, so it’s no surprise to see Bayern being heavy 2/5 favourites to get three points this weekend.

BVB will have to do without no less than 11 first-team players, as Thomas Meunier, Donyel Malen, Raphael Guerreiro, Thorgan Hazard, Mahmoud Dahoud and Matts Hummels among others are all injured and unavailable for Marco Rose. Borussia are always a dangerous side and will be extra motivated to postpone Bayern’s title celebration, but the odds of 31/5 show that there is slim hope for the Black and Yellows to spoil the Bavarian party.

Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund both over/under odds

Each of the last five meetings between those teams have seen over 3.5 goals pay off and a repeat of that scenario this time can be backed up at 13/19. In four of those we’ve seen over 4.5 goals to be scored and placing a bet for that at 13/8 seems like a decent option, while if you are feeling even more adventurous you can also go for over 5.5 goals at 7/2.

Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund correct score odds

Three of the last five editions of Der Klassiker ended up in 3-2 victory for the Bavarians. At the same time Borussia’s last loss on the road in the Bundesliga was a 3-2 defeat away to Hertha Berlin back in December, so going for a 3-2 victory for the hosts at 17/1 in these Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortund tips makes sense.

Borussia Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund first goalscorer odds

Robert Lewandovski’s record of 32 strikes in 30 Bundesliga outings this term means that it’s impossible to look beyond the Polish superstar in the first scorer market. The 33-year-old strikes has eight goals in the last four editions of Der Klassiker, so baking him up to score first at 19/8 is a good option, while the odds raise to 56/1 if Lewandovski breaks the deadlock and Bayern end up winning 3-2.

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