Bundesliga holders Bayern Munich visit rivals Borussia Dortmund in the latest instalment of Der Klassiker. The champions hold a four-point lead over their closest challengers for the title and both squads will be confident after comfortable wins on their return to competitive action. The Bavarians secured a routine two-goal triumph over Union Berlin while the hosts thumped Schalke by four.
Where and when: Westfalenstadion, Dortmund – 26 May, kick-off 17:30
Where you can see Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich: BT Sport
Last time: Munich dismantled Dortmund in the reverse fixture courtesy of a Robert Lewandowski double and efforts from Serge Gnabry and Mats Hummels.
Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich Predictions and Preview
All eyes were on Lucien Favre’s young guns last weekend as football made its return after a two-month absence. After much deliberation, Germany’s top-flight resumed and the upcoming heavyweight encounter between the division’s top two clubs promises to deliver.
The sides have netted a whopping 147 goals between them and there are a number of fascinating sub-plots and battles to keep an eye on throughout the pitch.
Lewandowski and Erling Haaland will receive top billing with the young Norwegian picking up where he left off in March. Haaland hit a brace against Schalke, bringing his tally for the campaign to 41, and 13 from just 12 appearances for BVB since moving from Red Bull Salzberg in the winter.
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The teenager’s exploits have unsurprisingly caught the eye of all the elite clubs on the continent with Real Madrid reportedly ramping up their interest in the Leeds born attacker. Haaland is an attractive 5/1 to open proceedings, while Dortmund are 5/2 to emerge triumphant and 14/5 to earn a draw.
Travelling party Bayern have picked up maximum points from 11 of their last 12 league fixtures. The Bavarians boast one of, if not the best number nine in Europe in Lewandowski and a stellar supporting cast, including Gnabry, World Cup winner Thomas Muller, Thiago Alcantara and Philippe Coutinho.
The Pole is 3/1 favourite to break the deadlock, while Joshua Kimmich is 11/2 in the anytime scorer market. The champions are 19/20 to secure bragging rights and extend their lead at the top of the standings.
One to watch for Borussia Dortmund: Jadon Sancho has 29 domestic goal contributions to his name and is 7/1 in the final scorer betting. The Manchester United target has linked up to devastating effect with Haaland and his tussle with Davies will be a thrilling watch.
One to watch for Bayern Munich: Similarly, Gnabry has enjoyed a fine year through on goal and is a mainstay for both club and country. The former Arsenal youngster is 23/4 in the same market and will be hoping to add to his 11-goal haul.
Long shot: Der Klassiker has served up some classics over the years and there will be no inferiority complex for BVB despite the scoreline in November. Haaland and Sancho may grab the headlines but Hazard, Julian Brandt, Raphaël Guerreiro and Achraf Hakimi are all worthy of recognition for their roles in the eleven. An exciting 2-2 outcome is available 10/1.