Dortmund, Bayern Battle for Top League Spot in Der Klassiker Derby

  • Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland (left) and Bayer Munich striker Robert Lewandowski (right)
    Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland (left) and Bayer Munich striker Robert Lewandowski (right)
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  • Borussia Dortmund will welcome Bayern Munich to Signal Iduna Park, as they battle it out to top the Bundesliga on Saturday, December 4 at 8:30 pm.  

    The two teams will face off in the Der Klassiker derby, the biggest match of the Bundesliga season. 

    Dortmund are second in the league with 30 points since the start of the season, W10 D0 L3, while Bayern has 31 points, W10 D1 L2. The two are separated by one point only. 

    Betika, the leading game website, predicts that Bayern are the favorites against Dortmund in the Bundesliga league clash.   

     

    See below Betika odds, prediction and analysis on possible lineups.   

     Borussia Dortmund win:                      3.65 

    Draw:                                                    4.20 

    Bayern Munich win:                             1.89 

     

    Other Match odds and statistics   

    Bayern is coming off of a 1-0 win over Arminia Bielefeld while Dortmund beat VfL Wolfsburg 3-1 win in their last match. 

    In their last 62 matches, Borussia Dortmund has W16 D13 L33. On average in direct matches both teams scored 3.24 goals per match.

    In 12 matches played at home, the total goals (team and opponent) was Over 1.5 goals. 

    In 9 matches played at home this season, the total goals (team and opponent) scored were Over 2.5 goals.

    In 11 matches played away, Bayern games this season has seen a total goals (team and opponent) of Over 1.5 goals. 

    In 10 matches played away the team witnessed Over 2.5 goals for both team and opponent.

     

    Both teams to score (Gg/ng)  

    Yes:  1.31                                No: 3.25 

     

     Over 2.5: 1.32                       Under 2.5: 3.65 

     

    Match news  

    Dortmund will be welcoming back Raphael Gurreiro, Mahmoud Dahoud and Marius Wolf in addition to Haaland who marked his return against Wolfsburg with a goal. 

    However, Jude Bellingham who has been out with a knee injury is still in doubt for the match  

    Bayern are still without Marcel Sabitzer who has a calf injury, Joshua Kimmich is also a doubt as he is under Quarantine as Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, Michael Cuisance, Niklas Süle, and Josip Stanisic are hopeful to be back for the weekend.   

     

    Possible Lineups:     

    Dortmund: Kobel,Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Schulz, Brandt, Witsel, Dahoud, Wolf, Haaland, Reus   

    Bayern: Neuer, Pavard, Upamecano, Süle, Davies, Tolisso, Goretzka, Müller, Sane, Gnabry, Lewandowski 

     

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