The top two sides in Bundesliga are set to square off at Signal-Iduna Park immediately after the international break that has been kind to some and ruthless to others.
And while Bayern Munich have the psychological advantage given they have moved four points clear at the league summit, the Bavarians will be looking to get revenge on their bitter rivals for the 4-2 defeat in the German Super Cup earlier in the season.
Pep Guardiola will have to make do without Bastian Schweinsteiger, Claudio Pizarro, Holger Badstuber and Xherdan Shaqiri, but his counterpart faces a genuine selection headache.
While Neven Subotic, Lukasz Piszczek and Ilkay Gundogan continue to miss out, Mats Hummels and Marcel Schmelzer both picked up injuries on international duty and have been ruled out of the Bayern game.
That basically means that Jurgen Klopp will be without his starting back four, which is enough to suggest there is a lot of value in backing Bayern for the win at 1/1.
This should see the likes of Kevin Grosskreutz, Sven Bender, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Erik Durm start at the back for the hosts, and that is hardly a perfect scenario for BVB.
The Bavarians haven’t exactly impressed in the past meetings against the Millionaires, but they probably will not get a better chance to triumph in Dortmund any time soon.
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