Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich
Date: Saturday, 10 November 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Signal-Iduna-Park (Dortmund).
Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Betting Tips
Borussia Dortmund’s landscape has changed plenty for the reason that glory days of the early 2010’s and final season’s warm and bloodless performances precipitated due exchange. Former-Nice and Borussia Monchengladbach boss Lucien Favre is the person Der BVB have assigned to mildew them into name contenders yet again, and with 24 factors from their establishing ten fits (W7 D3), it’d be affordable to say they look back on the right tune. Spanish forward Paco Alcacer, on mortgage from Barcelona, is expected to maintain his function as the lone striker this weekend no matter three games with out a intention – tremendously, he’s scored seven in just 205 mins. He should spearhead an attacking quartet that has scored a massive 22 dreams over their closing six league outings!
At Bayern, slowly however genuinely the darkish cloud is clearing, but there’s paintings still to be carried out inside the Bavarian camp. A with no trouble 2-0 win over AEK Athens in the Champions League on Wednesday become a relief after yet some other hiccup over the weekend. Youngster Serge Gnabry has been impressing at the left wing on account that his advent into the beginning line up some weeks back however even his injection of creativity wasn’t enough to see them beat Freiburg. And drawing 1-1 at domestic to a side like that isn't always something a team like Bayern need to be doing. A loss of free-flowing goals is what’s maximum concerning – in reality, their 18 desires scored is their worst tally at this degree of the season considering 2010/eleven below Louis van Gaal. And even though things are looking up, train Niko Kovac might be absolutely aware about how crucial a fixture that is. He might also even be content material with a factor.
So how does this one look in terms of having a bet? Well, this will arguably be the hardest fixture of the season for Bayern, and yet within the bookies’ eyes, the reigning champions stay favourites. For us, the price has to lie Dortmund, a aspect that appears without a doubt capable of tough for the identify. Bayern had been a ways from their quality these past weeks and even with a discounted number of goals, you don’t anticipate a side like them to be suffering so awful defensively. Not all of the blame can be placed on Manuel Neuer, but he has did not shop any of the closing eight photographs on track against him, and with Dortmund one of the maximum risky attacking aspects in Europe in the meanwhile, you’d ought to like their probabilities. Forwards Marco Reus, Christian Pulisic, and Jordan Sancho (to name only a few) have all contributed in a single manner or any other in the 18/19 season thus far and Der BVB are averaging over a large three dreams according to game scored.
Of direction, Bayern themselves have veteran ahead Robert Lewandowski, however you can’t assist but feel that he isn’t getting the carrier he desires for one purpose or every other – arguably beneath the alternate of fashion that Niko Kovac has added as supervisor. And yet even when they’re not at their nice, it’s easy to peer that Bayern are nevertheless able to controlling a recreation – in truth, no team has recorded higher possession stats, passing accuracy or shots in step with game than Bayern. So despite the fact that Dortmund have the plenty more powerful attacking pressure at gift, we don’t surely see this one getting too out of hand. Dortmund themselves have did not hold a easy sheet in 4 in their five home outings up to now too (80%), so awaiting Bayern to get a intention as well isn’t too much of a stretch of the creativeness, but in the end, ‘Der BVB’ have loads going for them. As the most effective side unbeaten thus far this season (W7 D3), we don’t see them dropping. Our prediction: a 1-1 draw.
Borussia Dortmund (four-2-three-1): Bürki; Piszczek, Akanji, Zagadou, Hakimi; Witsel, Delaney; Sancho, Reus, Bruun Larsen; Alcacer
Bayern Munich (4-1-four-1): Neuer; Kimmich, Süle, Hummels, Alaba; Martinez; Robben, Goretzka, James, Gnabry; Lewandowski
Head to Head
There had been 119 competitive conferences among Dortmund and Bayern, ranging from league furnishings to Champions League finals. Bayern have the higher document with fifty six wins towards the Schwarzgelben, who handiest have 30 wins to their call.
Dortmund have gained just one of their final 8 league meetings with Bayern, after they won 1-zero in November 2016. Bayern have had the better of them for years, including an emphatic 6-0 win in their last assembly at the Allianz Arena.
We also can assume dreams in Saturday's meeting, as there has been simply one goalless draw in the remaining 21 league furniture among the 2 aspects.
With both teams keen to get the better of their arch opponents and gain a huge three points, Der Klassiker guarantees to stay as much as its identify.
Dortmund will appearance to retain their unbeaten run, and increase their lead on the top of the desk. Meanwhile Bayern might be seeking to close the space on BVB, and combat to go back to the pinnacle spot for the first time considering that September.
It might be a totally tight affair at Signal Iduna Park, however Dortmund appearance likely to extend their exceptional begin to the Bundesliga, and defeat their arch nemesis in the most important sport of the season. There is a lot at stake on Saturday - roll on Der Klassiker.
Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Bayern Munich