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Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund – Preview & Betting Prediction

Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund - Preview & Betting Prediction
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Ace Football previews the DFL Supercup clash between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, and offers the latest betting tips, odds, and team news.

The DFL Supercup takes place on Wednesday evening with no spectators for the latest installment of ‘Der Klassiker’ between rivals Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

Both sides head to the Allianz Arena licking their wounds following shock defeats over the weekend. Bayern, for instance, suffered a harrowing 4-1 loss away to Hoffenheim on Sunday. While Augsburg ensured Dortmund similar misery by pounding them 2-0 a day earlier.

It sets up an interesting scenario in the Bavarian capital as Germany’s biggest clubs go head-to-head for the 118th time, seeking an immediate return to winning ways and a chance to add to their collection of silverware.

Dortmund won the last DFL Supercup meeting last year, with Paco Alcacer and Jadon Sancho sealing a 2-0 win.

Bayern Munich Form & Stats

Hansi Flick’s side were brought crashing back down to earth in brutal fashion on Sunday following a 4-1 loss to Hoffenheim. It ended a remarkable 32-match unbeaten run in all competitions. In fact, they hadn’t lost since December 2019.

Fatigue was partly responsible for Bayern’s demise at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena. It was their third match in nine days and left Flick to resort to a makeshift line-up, leaving stars like Robert Lewandowski benched.

It’s unlikely, though, the defeat will weigh too heavily on the Bavarians for the Supercup. The record seven-time winners have been in resounding form all year, having won 24 games in a row before Hoffenheim.

The chance of winning a fifth piece of major silverware should give the players a timely boost as they aim to add to their Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, Champions League, and UEFA Supercup successes in 2020 alone.

Key Team Stats
  • Won 24 of their last 25 games in all competitions (one friendly included).
  • Robert Lewandowski has scored 18 goals in 20 games against Dortmund in all competitions.
  • Over 3.5 goals in last five games in all competitions.
  • Won four of their last six games against Dortmund in all competitions.

Borussia Dortmund Form & Stats

Dortmund have made a similar start to Bayern in the Bundesliga, having recorded a win and defeat in two games. Last weekend’s 2-0 loss to Augsburg was an unwelcome setback. If not for the defeat itself, then in the team’s overall performance.

They dominated possession but were wasteful in front of goal, with just six of their 18 shots on target. Most of the players were below their average standards as well. Lucien Favre’s decisions regarding his starters and substitutions, meanwhile, also came under scrutiny.

Dortmund have been second-best to Bayern for a long time now, with their inconsistency hindering them greatly. The Augsburg defeat is a typical example as they had won their previous two games with eight unanswered goals.

Favre’s side, though, won the 2019 DFL-Supercup and will hope to claim another win in the Bavarian capital on Wednesday evening.

Key Team Stats
  • Won seven and lost three of their last 10 games in all competition (friendlies excluded).
  • Over 3.5 goals in first three goals of 2020/21 campaign.
  • Aged 17 years and 93 days on the night, Jude Bellingham can usurp Gianluca Gaudino as the youngest player, Julian Draxler as the youngest winner and Christian Pulisic as the youngest scorer in Supercup history.

Team News

Bayern Munich: Leroy Sane & Tanguy Nianzou (both injured); David Alaba (doubt).

Borussia Dortmund: Thorgan Hazard, Tobias Raschl, Dan-Axel Zagadou, & Marcel Schmelzer (all injured); Nico Schulz & Mateu Morey (both doubts).

Predicted Line-up

(Note: The image will change to the official XI once announced)

Head-To-Head Record (DFL Supercup)

Match Facts

Betting Tips

Winner – Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich are the overwhelming favorites to win on Oddschecker, with Unibet pricing them at 13/25. Around half of the punters are also tipping them for victory.

A Dortmund win, meanwhile, is available at 11/2 on William Hill. While a draw is priced at 4/1 with Sportnation.

Anytime Goalscorer – Robert Lewandowski

The Pole has scored 18 goals in his 20 games against former club Dortmund and has been in scintillating this year. He’s priced at 1/2 with Betfair on Oddschecker to score.

Over 2.5 goals

Betfair has also priced over 2.5 goals at 4/11 on Oddscheker and tipped both teams to score (BBTS) at 4/9.