For Dortmund, this game probably makes or breaks their season. They are aiming to end their seven-year Bundesliga title drought. Lucien Favre’s side will be without the famous ‘Yellow Wall’, which means they must produce a performance of the ages to beat the leaders. The hosts suffered an embarrassing 4-0 defeat in the reverse fixture and therefore have more reason to get all three points.
Bayern are aiming for their eighth successive league title and they are heading into this match in red-hot form. Hans-Dieter Flick’s men are on a five-match winning run and are unbeaten in their last 17 games, 13 of them in the league. The reigning champions demolished Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 this past weekend meaning they are the team to beat.
Der Klassiker betting preview
One thing this encounter always delivers is entertainment and goals. The last six Bundesliga Der Klassikers have seen 29 goals in total. You can back Over 3.5 Goals in this game at odds of 1.85.
Both Dortmund and Bayern have scored in all of their last five league matches. Both Teams to Score has won in six of the last ten Der Klassikers. Moreover, these two sides boast the two best attacks in the league this season. Therefore, you can back Both Teams to Score at odds of 1.35.
Robert Lewandowski is the current top scorer in the Bundesliga with 27 goals. The Pole has scored 18 goals in 19 appearances against his former club, including four in the last two league games against Dortmund. For that reason, you can back Robert Lewandowski as Anytime Goalscorer at odds of 1.65.
Jadon Sancho is pushing for a start having begun on the bench in Dortmund’s last two league games. Marco Reus and Nico Schulz will miss tonight’s match as they are recovering from thigh and knee injuries respectively.
Niklas Sule is doubtful for Bayern. Philippe Coutinho, Thiago Alcântara and Corentin Tolisso will miss out through injury.
Der Klassiker possible line-ups
Borussia Dortmund: Bürki; Piszczek, Hummels, Akanji, Hakimi, Can, Brandt, Guerreiro, Sancho, Haaland, Hazard
Bayern Munich: Neuer, Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies, Kimmich, Goretzka, Gnabry, Müller, Coman, Lewandowski