This weekend’s Bundesliga schedule throws up a pre-Christmas cracker between bitter rivals Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. Only a single point separates the sides coming into this match, with the hosts looking to leapfrog their visitors on Saturday evening.
Where and when: Signal Iduna Park – 4 December, kick-off 17:30
Where you can see Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich: Sky Sports
Last time: Robert Lewandowski opened and closed the show as Bayern beat Dortmund 3-1 in the German Super Cup back in August.
Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich Predictions and Preview
Table-topping Bayern Munich lead Borussia Dortmund by one point heading into this crucial Bundesliga clash. With Die Roten aiming for an unprecedented 10th successive Meisterschale, Die Schwarzgelben would love nothing more than to take the title initiative this weekend.
It’s been all or nothing so far this season for Dortmund, who’ve won 10 of their opening 13 Bundesliga fixtures and lost the other three. Die Schwarzgelben have responded to their 2-1 loss at RB Leipzig by beating Stuttgart and Wolfsburg, although their Champions League form has been letting them down.
Marco Rose’s have been knocked out of Europe’s premier cup competition with a game still to play, whereas Bayern have already secured their safe passage to the knockout rounds. However, Munich did slip up domestically the weekend before last, losing their second league match of the season 2-1 away to Augsburg.
They got back on the winning trail last time out, with Leroy Sane’s stunner the only goal of the game against Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday. And speaking of winning trails, Bayern are currently on a brilliant run against Dortmund.
Die Roten have won each of the last six meetings between the rival clubs, including two Super Cup triumphs. It’s five in a row for the Bavarians in the Bundesliga, with Munich scoring 17 goals in that spell while conceding four at the other end.
The last 10 meetings between the clubs in all competitions have produced 43 goals in total, with an over 4.5 goals bet this weekend priced at 9/5. Bayern have accounted for 31 of those goals, and they are the odds-on favourites at 10/11 to make it six wins in a row here. The hosts are 29/10 in this Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich preview, while the draw is priced at 10/3.
The visitors could be without Joshua Kimmich and Eric Choupo-Moting for this monster clash due to Covid-19, while Dortmund could be missing Thorgan Hazard for the same reason. Jude Bellingham, Giovanni Reyna and Mateu Morey are all out, while Raphael Guerreiro, Luca Unbehaun and Roman Burki are all doubts.
One to watch for Borussia Dortmund: Erling Haaland made his welcome return from injury and promptly scored as a substitute against Wolfsburg at the weekend. He is 7/2 to break the deadlock in these Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich predictions.
One to watch for Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski is the 29/10 favourite to open the scoring against his former club. The Polish striker finished as the runner-up in the Ballon d’Or voting this week, but remains Europe’s deadliest marksman with 14 goals in 13 Bundesliga appearances so far this term.
Long shot: There’s every chance this game will be packed with goals, as it often is when these two rivals lock horns. The away team are 16/1 to win 3-2 in these Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich tips, while those odds rise to 55/1 if you add Lewandowski as the first scorer.