Written 8th November 2019
Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips
This weekend sees the first Der Klassiker of the season as Bayern Munich host Borussia Dortmund. Surprisingly, neither side come into the match at the top of the Bundesliga with some surprising results holding both sides back. Bayern are without a manager as it stands following recent results, so how will the players react under interim management this weekend?
Bayern Munich’s Recent Form
Last Time Out For Bayern
It was a nightmare result for Bayern Munich coming into Der Klassiker, losing 5-1 away at Frankfurt. Jerome Boateng didn’t do much to dispel the rumours he is past his best by getting sent off after just 9 minutes. It took just 25 minutes for Frankfurt to open the scoring and Djibril Sow made it 2 just after half an hour. Robert Lewandowski scored before half time to try and inspire a fight back, but that would be the highlight of Bayern’s afternoon. Frankfurt were on top throughout the game and embarrassed Bayern with 3 second half goals. Niko Kovac was sacked following the result, not ideal preparation for the biggest game of the season. Despite the result, Lewandowski’s consolation means that he has scored in every Bundesliga match this season. It would be hard to back against him getting another one against his old side.
Borussia Dortmund’s Recent Form
Last Time Out For Dortmund
Dortmund put an end to Wolfsburg unbeaten season with a comfortable 3-0 win at the Westfalstadion. Wolfsburg did start the game on the front foot, hitting the bar early on through Lukas Nmecha. It wasn’t until after the break that Dortmund broke the deadlock. Thorgan Hazard received the ball just inside the box before firing in a shot at Wolfsburg’s near post. The goal invigorated Dortmund and just 6 minutes later, Raphael Guerreiro hit a low shot past Koen Casteels to double the home side’s lead. Wolfsburg came close to a fightback with shots from Max Arnold, but their attacks never really materialised. 10 minutes from time, Mario Gotze put the icing on the cake with a calm penalty. The result sends Dortmund up to 2nd, above their weekend rivals. Dortmund have had plenty of exciting games this season, averaging just under 3.5 goals. Against Bayern, we wouldn’t be surprised to see that average beaten with plenty of attacking talent on show.
Where’s The Value Bet?
Bayern have completely dominated Dortmund at home over the last 5 seasons. In the last 5 meetings between both sides at the Allianz Arena, Bayern have outscored their opponents by 22 goals to 3. Even in just the last 2 meetings, Bayern have won 5-0 and 6-0. In neutral venues and in Dortmund, the games have been much closer, but Dortmund historically struggle in Munich. Dortmund have only won 2 times in the last 10 years away at Bayern and despite the struggles that Bayern are facing, it will be tough to see that changing. With Bayern’s recent history in this fixture and the fact that they have a point to prove after a 5-1 defeat, we can see a big win on the horizon. We’re going to go for Bayern to win and over 3.5 goals.
How To Watch Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund
Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund will be shown live on BT Sport 1 from 5:30pm on Saturday 9th November.
Bet UK’s Headline Betting Tip
This should be the closest Klassiker in a few years with Dortmund closing the gap in terms of quality over the last 12 months. But, we still think Bayern will have enough quality to edge this one in an exciting match that could be the catalyst that Bayern need this season.
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