One of the biggest games in any Bundesliga season takes place this weekend, as Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund clash. However, neither side comes into this game sitting top of the German top-flight standings, with Dortmund sitting fourth and Bayern currently occupying third place. But, which team can pick up a huge win in the context of their season on Saturday?
Bayern Munich will be the favourites in the BetXchange markets to claim victory in the big match, as they are currently a 7/10 chance. A Dortmund victory is available at 7/2, which is the same price as the draw. The over/under total goals market may attract interest for the prestigious fixture, and over 2.5 goals is currently available at 7/20.
It hasn’t been an ideal start to the new Bundesliga season for Borussia Dortmund or Bayern Munich, and that is highlighted by the fact that neither side currently sits in the top two positions in the league standings.
That is a remarkable feat, which is echoed by the fact that this is the first meeting between the two German giants without either sitting in the top two in 13 years. The previous meeting when neither side was in the top two places came in the 2009-10 season, with Bayern running out 5-1 winners.
Bayern comes into the fixture after ending their four-game wait for victory, as they picked up a 4-0 home success against Bayer Leverkusen last weekend. Leroy Sane scored the opening goal in that match before further strikes were added by Jamal Musiala, Sadio Mane, and Thomas Muller. The Bavarian giants will also be aware that they could move to the top of the standings with a victory this weekend, should other results go their way.
Dortmund comes into this fixture having dropped to fourth in the Bundesliga standings. They have won five of their eight games this term, and have been beaten on three occasions. Dortmund has already allowed ten goals against them this term, which is the most of any team in the top five in the standings.
A third defeat was inflicted in their latest fixture, as they suffered a 3-2 loss on the road against Cologne. But, like Bayern, they could move to the top of the standings this weekend, depending on other results in the Bundesliga.
In total, this will be the 132nd meeting between Bayern and Dortmund in all competitions. Bayern has picked up 65 victories in the fixture, while Dortmund has managed to claim victory on 32 occasions. However, Dortmund’s recent record in this fixture is extremely disappointing, as they have been beaten in the previous eight fixtures against Bayern across all competitions. Their most recent win against their Bavarian rivals came in the 2019 Supercup.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Prediction
Dortmund’s sluggish start to the season is certainly more concerning than the slow start made by Bayern. The Bavarian side looks to have clicked into gear over the past seven days, and that is very concerning from a Dortmund standpoint. Bayern’s excellent record in this fixture is hard to avoid, and we could see them claiming a comfortable victory at the home of their biggest rival.