The race to win the Bundesliga comes to a test this weekend against two in-form teams. Borussia Dortmund welcome Champions Bayern Munich at the Der Klassiker this weekend. The match schedules for Saturday with kickoff at 8:30 pm.
Interestingly, both sides are currently at the top of the Bundesliga while sharing 15 points each. Bayern bests their rivals due to a superior goal difference. This weekend will prove vital for both teams in their race for the Bundesliga.
Dortmund continued their impressive run in the Champions League during their midweek fixture with a 3-0 win over Club Brugge. Erling Haaland continued his excellent scoring form in the Champions League by bagging 14 goals in 11 games.
On the other hand, in the Bundesliga, the side extended their winning form to four matches following their 2-0 win over Arminina Biefeld last weekend. The Yellow and Blacks have only conceded in one league match following their 2-0 defeat to Augsburg.
After a thrashing to side Arminia and Frankfurt after the international break, Bayern Munich has had to work hard for their victories in their past ten matches. The side was made to sweat for their 2-1 win over Koln. The decision to rest Lewandowski came backfiring for Hansi Flick. The side compensated in the Champions League with a 2-6 thrashing to side Red Bull Salzburg in the midweek fixture.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Head to Head
Both sides have 46 games against each other, with Dortmund taking home 15 wins while Bayern with 25 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Club Brugge 0-3 Dortmund
Armenia 0-2 Dortmund
Dortmund 2-0 Zenit St. Petersburg
Dortmund 3-0 Schalke 04
Lazio 3-1 Dortmund
Red Bull Salzburg 2-6 Munich
Koln 1-2 Munich
Lokomotiv Moscow 1-2 Munich
Munich 5-0 Frankfurt
Munich 4-0 Atletico Madrid
Borussia Dortmund Team News
Favre faces an injury doubt ahead of the clash with defender Hummels’ unavailability ahead of the clash. Other woes at the camp include Emre Can out with covid while Zagadou and Schmelzer out with knee injuries.
Bayern Munich Team News
Left-back Alphonse Alaba remains on the sidelines till December with an ankle ligament injury. Controversies continue to surround Alaba’s imminent departure from the camp in January after the contract expires with talks of an extension stalled. Leon Groteska is out with a calf injury while Sule with covid.
Prediction and Odds
With both sides missing defensive options, we expect a high scoring affair this weekend in the Bundesliga.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5