Let me just say it, Robert Lewandowski deserved the Ballon d’Or. I have nothing against Lionel Messi, but Lewandowski is a scorer like no other. In fact, he’s one of the main reasons for visiting Bayern Munich to be soccer betting favorites against Borussia Dortmund.
The reigning Bundesliga champions are offering a -125 price despite playing on the road. It would have been higher, but Erling Haaland is back for the home side.
Bayern Munich Vs Borussia Dortmund 2021 Bundesliga Matchday 14
Bayern Munich Atop Table
Bayern Munich won the last nine Bundesliga titles and is on track of winning the 10th. They currently sit in first place with 31 points thanks to a 10-1-2 record. One of those losses was on the road, 2-1 against Augsburg. I must say it was a huge surprise.
The most impressive number when looking at the Bundesliga table is 42. That’s how many goals Bayern has scored. We’re talking about 3.2 goals per game. Not even a team from one of the other top four European leagues has scored more goals.
Their last victory was a modest one, 1-0 over Arminia. No, Lewandowski didn’t score the winning goal. Leroy Sane did and he leads the team and the league with 14 goals. You know what else is crazy? He alone has scored more goals than five teams.
Other than losing to Augsburg, Bayern has won all its road matches, and yes, has done it as favorites. The only way for Bayern to be a betting online underdog would be for them to have half the team injured.
Right now, only Joshua Kimmich and Marcel Sabitzer are on the injury list. Leon Goretzka is questionable, but he’s expected to play. Having already qualified for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, they can fully focus on the Bundesliga. That’s why I wouldn’t expect any player to hold back.
Bayern Munich’s predicted lineup: Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Niklas Sule, Alphonso Davies; Leon Goretzka, Corentin Tolisso, Kingsley Coman, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane; Robert Lewandowski.
Borussia Dortmund: Christmas Miracle
Haaland wasn’t expected to return until 2022, but guess what? The striker returned last week and scored. Borussia Dortmund had no trouble fulfilling its role as the favorite in the sport bets and beat Wolfsburg 3-1.
Besides Haaland, Emre Can and Donyell Malen also scored. Malen has done a good job replacing Haaland in the starting lineup. He scored in each of their last three games. If both remain healthy, we’re talking about a very scary duo.
Dortmund sits in second place only one point behind Bayern Munich. They don’t like to tie, as their 10-0-3 record shows, but in this case, they could consider it. Having Haaland back is what made them go from +300 to +290.
Another reason to include them in your soccer picks is that they’ve transformed Signal Iduna Park into a fortress. They won all seven matches with a 20-9 aggregate. They kept winning even without Haaland.
Despite recent good results, manager Marco Rose is brutally honest when talking about facing the reigning champions.
“Overall, we know that there are still things we want and need to keep working on. We need to get better if we actually want to be able to pose a real threat to Bayern,” said Rose in an interview.
No major injuries to report here. In fact, Giovanni Reyna is back training and could get some minutes for the first time since September.
Borussia Dortmund’s predicted lineup: Gregor Kobel; Thomas Meunier, Manuel Akanji, Mats Hummels, Nico Schulz; Emre Can, Mahmoud Dahoud, Marius Wolf, Marco Reus, Julian Brandt; Erling Haaland.
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 129
- Bayern Munich Victories: 63 (249 goals)
- Borussia Dortmund Victories: 32 (159 goals)
- Draws: 34
Recently, Bayern Munich has been dominant over Borussia Dortmund. The reigning champions own an 8-0-2 in their last 10 meetings. Regarding goals, they scored 32 and allowed only 10. Again, crazy.
Those eight victories include two from last season. First, Bayern won 3-2 at Signal Iduna Park and later won 4-2 at Allianz Arena. Dortmund beat Bayern for the last time in the 2018-19 season.
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Game Information
Date: Saturday, December 4
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Location: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Live Stream: FuboTV
Bayern vs Borussia Betting Lines
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction
Without Haaland, Borussia Dortmund wouldn’t have been able to put up a fight. Bayern’s offensive power is too much, but now the scale is balanced. You can expect Haaland and Lewandowski to shine, enough for the total to go over. Both will keep fighting for the title until the end, and a draw will make that fight even better.