Prediction and odds for the game: Dortmund (11/4) v Bayern Munich (4/5)
We are backing the away win at odds of 4/5
When: Saturday, 7th November 2020, Kick-off 17:30
Where: Signal Iduna Park
On Saturday evening, Dortmund host Bayern Munich at Signal Iduna Park, in der Klassiker the biggest game in the German top-flight.
BVB have won their four games in the German top-flight, including a 2-0 win at newly-promoted Arminia Bielefeld last time out. Lucien Favre’s team also recorded a 3-0 away win at Club Brugge in midweek round three Champions League games.
The home side has been strong in attack of late scoring at least twice in six of their previous eight games in all competitions. Dortmund also have a strong recent defensive record too, as they have kept clean sheets in six of their previous seven competitive matches.
BVB have won their last three home games in the Bundesliga, scoring at least three times in their last three league games at Signal Iduna Park. At the back, they have also kept three straight clean sheets on home soil in the German top-flight. However, the potential absence of former Bayern Munich centre-back Mats Hummels will not help BVB defensively.
The reigning German champions have made a typically strong start to their campaign at home and abroad. A midweek 6-2 win at Salzburg in the Champions League was Hansi Flick’s ninth straight victory in all competitions. Bayern have also scored at least twice in all nine of the recent victories.
In the Bundesliga, Bayern have won their last four games, scoring at least twice in all of the wins. Incredibly, the visitors have failed to score in just one of their last 41 matches in the German top-flight.
Unsurprisingly, Bayern Munich have a stellar recent away record in the Bundesliga, winning 12 of their last 13 matches on their travels. The Bavarians have also been prolific in front of goal scoring at least twice in ten of their previous 13 matches away from home.
Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski will look to add to his Bundesliga goal tally of ten games in just five appearances. The former Dortmund star also scored a brace in the midweek Champions League win over Salzburg after being rested last time out in the Bundesliga.
As always this game is a massive one in the race for the Bundesliga title race. Dortmund are in decent form, but they have a habit of underperforming against their perennial arch-rivals. We are predicting that Bayern Munich will record a narrow victory. The other recommendation we are making is that there will be goals, with the likes of Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski in prolific goalscoring of late.
Verdict: We are backing the away win at odds of 4/5 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/11. (All odds are taken from Bet365)[geosnippet id=3620]
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