Tip FC Bayern Munich - Borussia Dortmund
Bayern Munich are set to host Borussia Dortmund this Saturday for the Bundesliga’s first instalment of ‘Der Klassiker’ this season. Both of these giants will hope to take 3 points from Saturday’s game, as they chase league leaders Borussia Monchengladbach. These two teams have been the two highest-scoring teams in the Bundesliga in 3 of the past 4 seasons. As we have grown to expect, neither of these two teams have been shy in front of goal this season. Bayern are currently the Bundesliga’s joint-highest goal scorers, scoring 25 goals in 10 Bundesliga games. Dortmund have been similarly impressive in front of goal this season. They are currently trailing Bayern by just 2 Bundesliga goals. While Bayern have been prolific in front of goal this season, they haven’t been as impressive at the back. They have conceded a total of 16 goals in 10 games. #
Bayern currently have the worst defensive record in the Bundesliga’s top 10. Bayern have also been struggling in recent weeks without the injured defensive pair of Niklas Sule and Lucas Hernandez. Bayern’s first clean sheet of the season without Niklas Sule came in midweek versus Olympiacos. This was Bayern’s first clean sheet without Sule in the team since March. We predict that Bayern will feel the absence of the injured Sule and Hernandez, as well as the suspended Jerome Boateng in Saturday’s contest versus a prolific Dortmund side. Bayern will likely concede in this Saturday’s game. However, they are also likely to score. Bayern have impressively scored in each of their last 24 competitive home matches. There have been over 3.5 goals scored in 6 of Bayern’s 10 Bundesliga games this season. There have also been over 3.5 goals scored in 7 of Dortmund’s 10 Bundesliga fixtures. On top of that, ‘Der Klassiker’ has delivered high scoring contests in recent times. There have been over 3.5 goals scored in 7 of the last 9 meetings of these two sides. There have also been over 3.5 goals scored in 4 of their last 5 meetings at the Allianz Arena.
Key points FC Bayern Munich - Borussia Dortmund
Bayern will likely concede in this Saturday’s game. However, they are also likely to score.
There have been over 3.5 goals scored in 6 of Bayern’s 10 Bundesliga games this season.
There have been over 3.5 goals scored in 7 of the last 9 meetings of these two sides.
Conclusion FC Bayern Munich - Borussia Dortmund
We feel that there are likely to be over 3.5 goals scored in this game. Dortmund are enjoying an impressive undefeated domestic run at present. They are currently undefeated in each of their last 7 Bundesliga games. However, Dortmund have drawn 4 of their last 6 Bundesliga fixtures. Dortmund have also drawn each of their last 3 Bundesliga away games. Meanwhile, Bayern have managed to win just 1 of their last 4 Bundesliga fixtures. Bayern are enduring a poor run of Bundesliga form at present. However, Dortmund’s recent record at the Allianz Arena has been poor. They have won just 1 of their last 7 fixtures away to Bayern Munich. Bayern have scored at least 2 goals in each of their last 5 home games versus Dortmund. Bayern have also scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 home Bundesliga games. 3 of Dortmund’s last 6 Bundesliga games have ended in a 2-2 draw. We are backing another 2-2 draw in this weekend’s game.
FC Bayern Munich Borussia Dortmund Prediction published on November 7, 2019