Bayern Munich will have a chance to mathematically secure their 10th Bundesliga title and the further incentive of defeating fierce rivals Borussia Dortmund makes it interesting as the two teams meet each other in the 31st round of Bundesliga. Bayern Munich could be crowned Bundesliga champions (once again) should they overcome Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker on Saturday.
Julian Nagelsmann might have seen his side knocked out of the Champions League by Villarreal at the quarter-final stage but could claim his first title before April is done. Many might suggest that is simply par for the course at the Allianz Arena, but it’s important to remember this is a young manager getting to grips with life at a super-club.
We do have reasons to expect the visitors to offer a strong resistance here, especially after their fantastic performance in the last weekend’s thumping of Wolfsburg.
Form Guide: Bayern Munich
A comfortable 3-0 victory at relegation-threatened Arminia Bielefeld last weekend has put Bayern on the brink of yet another Bundesliga title on Saturday.
An own goal from Jacob Laursen just 10 minutes in set the Bavarians well on their way, before further goals from Serge Gnabry and Jamal Musiala at the end of each half saw them cruise to a routine victory against the minnows.
Those three points took Julian Nagelsmann’s side nine points clear at the top of the table and presented them with the ideal opportunity to confirm the retention of their Bundesliga crown against their competitive rivals.
Form Guide: Dortmund
Dortmund, meanwhile, have hit form of late. Losing only one of their last six games, there’s little hope of catching Bayern even if they do win, although Marco Rose could do with the morale boost after a disappointing first campaign.
Dortmund would be looking to cause an upset here and make the title race seem more interesting for the fans. Recent visits to the Allianz Arena have included 5-0 and 6-0 defeats, whilst Dortmund have conceded at least three goals to the league leaders in each of their last five meetings in all competitions.
Those defensive frailties, and a relative inconsistency, are what has hindered BVB’s hopes of preventing Bayern’s 10th consecutive title this season, as numerous unexpected slip-ups from their rivals have gone unpunished throughout the campaign.
How the match could go
As has been the case in recent years, this looks set to be a hugely entertaining game on Saturday, with both sides tending to ignore defensive concerns to focus on an attacking mindset in past meetings.
We believe that trend will continue here, with Bayern having too much for their visitors, who are missing several players and look incapable of being able to contain the threat of their hosts.
Dortmund’s rather lax defending in big games will surely cost them at the home of the champions.
Bayern to Win
Bayern Munich played two winless games in the last four attempts but have succeeded four consecutive times in the 2021-22 campaign of Bundesliga. The Bavarians have also won four of the last three home duels. On the other side, Dortmund are making turns of wins and draws from the previous four away outings and won only two of the recent five. Back to the latest H2Hs, Bayern secured the lead in all of the last five. We predict another home advantage for the Bavarians to continue their winning streak in Der Klassiker. Bet9ja have 1.38 odds, while 1xbet have 1.40, and Paripesa have 1.40 odds.
Both teams to score (YES)
Bayern and Dortmund have secured two clean sheets in their respective last five games, however, the recent all H2Hs witnessed both teams on the scoring side. The Reds have scored consistently in all of their previous home games. The Black and Yellows also rattled the net in all of the recent outings. We will be waiting for another BTTS outcome in this Der Klassiker. But three clean sheets out of the last five hosting H2Hs will help the Reds to restrict the rivals to a low score. Bet9ja have 1.45 odds, while Paripesa have 1.50 and 1xbet have 1.50 odds.
Anytime Goalscorer (Bayern Munich)
The former Dortmund player loves this fixture as he has always produced stellar performances when facing his old owners. Nobody has scored more goals in this fixture than the forward with 31 goals making this a very easy pick for us. He is the league’s top scorer and inevitably the man to turn to if the goals are needed for the team here today. Bet9ja have 1.40 odds for him to score while Paripesa have 1.42 odds for him to score.
Serge Gnabry is the second player with the most goals for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga this season making him a selection here today. He scored the final goal as his team saw off Arminia Bielefeld last weekend. He has proven to be a reliable source of goals in the absence of Lewandoski which is why he has been tipped to score. Bet9ja have 2.10 odds for him to score while Paripesa have 2.20 odds for him to score.
Anytime Goalscorer (Dortmund)
Back from his injury and now scoring goals for his team, Dortmund fans would be happy to see him return in what could be his final Der Klassiker. He scored two goals and gave an assist in Dortmund’s thrashing of Wolfsburg. He completed Dortmund’s scoring in the last three league H2Hs. We know how much the young talent has embraced this fixture and how well he performs for his side. Bet9ja have 2.20 odds for him to score while Paripesa have 2.50 odds for him to score.
He has been the standout performer with four-goal contributions in his last two games he seems to be inevitable in this tie. He is the new boy with the third most goals for Dortmund in the Bundesliga this season and he surely can step up when he is being called upon. Bet9ja have 5.75 odds for him to score while Paripesa have 5.30 odds for him to score.
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