Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund: Bundesliga – Match Preview

Bayern Munich can take a giant stride towards another Bundesliga title when they host Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Munich were beaten for just the second time this league season during the week, going down 1-0 away at Hoffenheim on Tuesday evening.

Borussia Dortmund continued their amazing home record with a comfortable success over Hamburg on the same evening.

Bundesliga form: Bayern Munich W4 D0 L1; Borussia Dortmund W3 D1 L1
Bundesliga top scorers
Bayern Munich – Robert Lewandowski 24 goals
Borussia Dortmund – Pierre Emerick Aubameyang 25 goals

Match history
The meeting last year saw Munich thrash Dortmund 5-1, with Thomas Muller scoring twice.

Munich lifted the DFB Pokal final, overcoming Dortmund via a penalty shoot-out after a goalless 120 minutes.

Last five Bundesliga meetings
Borussia Dortmund 1 Bayern Munich 0 – 19/11/16
Borussia Dortmund 0 Bayern Munich 0 – 05/03/16
Bayern Munich 5 Borussia Dortmund 1 – 04/10/15
Borussia Dortmund 0 Bayern Munich 1 – 04/04/15
Bayern Munich 2 Borussia Dortmund 1 – 01/11/14

Both teams to score – 5/7 with 888 Sport

Team news
Bayern Munich will have to make do without the injured trio of Douglas Costa, Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer.

Julian Weigl, Shinji Kagawa, Lukasz Piszczek and Marca Bartra have been described as very doubtful for Saturday’s clash with Bayern Munich.

Expected starting XI’s
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Ulreich; Lahm, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba; Alonso, Vidal; Robben, Thiago, Ribery; Lewandowski
Borussia Dortmund (4-5-1): Burki; Piszczek, Sokratis, Barta, Schmelzer; Pulisic, Kagawa, Weigl, Castro, Dembele; Aubameyang

Predictions

Result: Bayern Munich (4/6 with Paddy Power)

Correct Score: 3-1 (12/1 with Bet Victor)

Anytime Goalscorer: Arjen Robben (7/4 with 888 Sport)

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