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Prediction: Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund

Tom Dunstan in Bundesliga, Free Soccer Predictions 27 Mar 2024

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Verdict: Bayern Munich to score in both halves

Best Odds: 19/20

Bookmaker: Olympusbet

In what is a heavyweight showdown from the Allianz on Saturday evening, Bayern Munich will welcome Borussia Dortmund to town.

Bayern Munich

Starting with the hosts, with time now really starting to tick away for the German giants, Bayern Munich are seeking a real miracle in their bid to make more Bundesliga history this season. However, although Thomas Tuchel’s men might mark their return from March’s international break sat 10 points adrift in the title chase, they do appear to have turned a recent corner. Last seen entering the fortnight interval with a thrilling 5-2 victory away at Darmstadt, the former Chelsea boss has seen his squad collect 10 points from their previous four Bundesliga showdowns. Likewise, extending on their Champions League adventure earlier in the month as they secured a 3-1 aggregate win against Italian outfit Lazio, Bayern Munich have also gained a reputation for their clinical performances in the final third. Including an 8-1 romp against Mainz on March 9th, Saturday’s hosts have bagged 20 goals in just their last five showdowns across all competitions.

Team News

In what is a huge boost for Bayern Munich this weekend, England skipper Harry Kane has been given the green light to feature here after withdrawing from the Three Lions squad with a minor ankle issue. However, all still dealing with respective injury concerns, Tuchel’s men are once again sweating over the fitness of both Kingsley Coman and Morocco international Noussair Mazraoui on Saturday evening.

Continuing to shine this season and registering 16 Bundesliga goal contributions, Jamal Musiala will join Kane in the final third. Completing a shock January move from Tottenham, Eric Dier should once again partner Matthijs de Ligt at the heart of Bayern’s defence.

Borussia Dortmund

As for the visitors, although Borussia Dortmund might have a real tussle on their hands in the race to clinch a top-four finish, Edin Terzic’s men almost find themselves sat in an identical position to Saturday’s hosts. Last seen heading into March’s international break with a 3-1 romp at home against Eintracht Frankfurt, the one-time West Ham coach has seen his squad win all of their previous four appearances across all competitions. Likewise, also punching their own Champions League quarter-final ticket earlier in the month as they secured a 3-1 aggregate victory against Dutch high-flyers PSV, Dortmund will be desperate to spring a heavyweight upset this weekend. However, tipped as a real underdog here, Terzic’s men will be worried by a nightmare record against Bayern. Including a 4-0 romp when they welcomed the defending champions to rural Germany on November 4th, BVB have failed to win any of their previous 11 straight meetings.

Team News

Shown a straight red card during Dortmund’s 2-1 win against Werder Bremen on March 9th, former Bayern Munich midfielder Marcel Sabitzer will miss out through suspension on Saturday evening. Dealing with an ankle injury prior to March’s international break, Terzic is once again sweating over the fitness of Sebastien Haller this weekend.

Completing a January loan switch from Premier League giants Manchester United, England international Jadon Sancho could make a full return here. Finding the net while away with Germany earlier in the week, ex-Werder Bremen striker Niclas Fullkrug should lead BVB’s charge at the Allianz.

Key Factors to Consider

    • When Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund met for their reverse Bundesliga meeting on November 4th, Saturday’s hosts collected a 4-0 romp at Signal Iduna Park.
    • Bayern are unbeaten in all of their previous 11 straight meetings against BVB – a run that stems back to August 2019.
    • The defending Bundesliga champions have bagged a stunning 20 goals in just their last five matchups across all competitions.
    • Borussia Dortmund have won all of their previous four appearances across all formats by an aggregate score of 9-2.
    • All of the last nine meetings between Saturday’s opponents have finished with over 2.5 goals.

    Conclusion

    With all eyes falling on the Allianz this weekend, neutrals could be treated to a thrilling affair this weekend. Watching Bayern Munich enter March’s international break by bagging a stunning 20 goals in just their final five appearances across all competitions, chances could come thick and fast here. With the record-breaking Kane given the green light to feature here, Tuchel’s men will also be excited by a rampant record against their historic rivals. Landing a 4-0 romp when they last met Borussia Dortmund back on November 4th, the German giants will be desperate to make another heavyweight statement.

    Verdict: Bayern Munich to score in both halves

    Best Odds: 19/20

    Bookmaker: Olympusbet

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Tom Dunstan


    Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
    Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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