Here is our exclusive 119th Der Klassiker, Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich match preview. The most awaited match in Bundesliga is knocking at the door. Reigning German champions will be facing Dortmund at their home at Signal Iduna Park. This match can play a vital role in shaping up the points table as both of them have the same points but Bayern is ahead on goal difference. The recent form of both teams have been incredible and both of them are confident in winning the match. Bayern Munich will be concerned about there defensive shape as they have conceded 5 goals in last 6 games whereas Borussia Dortmund have only conceded only 1 goal in last 6 games.
We also have the team news and the injury updates in our Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Match Preview, for both the teams respectively.
Due to heavy squad rotation by Lucien Favre, there is not much of injury issues except their veteran centre-back Matt Hummels who was subbed off due to hamstring injury in their last league game against Arminia after scoring an impressive brace. He was not included in the squad for the last Champions League match against Club Brugge. Dortmund has not cleared out about the injury update regarding Hummels but Lucien Favre will be hoping to get back his best centre-back to stop the likes of Robert Lewandoski, Muller and Gnabry.
Few more injury updates are Emre Can out due to coronavirus, Marc Schmelzer and Zan-Axel Zagadou out due to knee injury.
The rest of the side is fit and good to go against their arch-rivals.
Bayern Munich has a short injury list including Alphonso Davies, Leon Goretzka. Alphonso Davies will not be available till the end of the December due tearing of an ankle ligament, Goretzka is out due to a calf muscle injury. Flick has to travel to Dortmund without these three players. Sule was initially left out due to coronavirus but recently he has been tested negative and might join the team.
Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1): Burki; Meunier, Witsel, Akanji, Guerreiro; Dahoud, Delaney; Sancho, Brandt, Reus; Haaland
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Hernandez; Tolisso, Kimmich; Gnabry, Muller, Coman; Lewandowski
Recent Forms and Records:-
Borussia Dortmund:- W L W W W W
Bayern Munich:- W W W W W W
Head to Head Statistics:-
Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich have met 118 times before where Bayern Munich have triumphed over Dortmund 58 times and Borussia Dortmund have won 31 times.
In the last 5 Der Klassiker clashes, Bayern Munich has won 4 times and Borussia Dortmund has managed to grab one win only.
Der Klassiker is a match, which can never be predicted before. In spite of that, keeping the recent forms and squad depths in mind we predict the scoreline will be 2-2 draw. Bayern Munich’s main test will be there defensive shape which has been broken many a time recently. It will a great challenge for Flick to organise their defence. But we can assure you that the match will be of great excitement and you will not be devoid of action.
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