The two German football giants Bayern Munich and Dortmund meet on Saturday in a crucial clash for the final standings of the Bundesliga standings. Our sportsbook is offering a great range of betting markets and props of the top European soccer leagues.
Bayern: Determined to Wrap Up the Title
With four games remaining until the end of the domestic season, Bayern Munich is comfortably leading the standings sitting nine points at the top of the table. Bayern has been named “autumn champion” 24 times before this season, and the team went on to win the title 21 times.
Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann has honed the team’s strengths since taking over from Hansi Flick. The players generally dominate possession, and they pressure relentlessly to recover the ball. Unfortunately, the Bavarian giants failed to qualify for the Champions League semifinals, a shocking loss to Villarreal in a double-legged tie.
Christian Seifert, one of the most influential figures in the German football administration, who back in 2017 warned that it would be a problem for the league if Bayern wins the title 10 seasons in a row has announced he is stepping down as the German Football League’s chief executive. Bayern will do it again no matter if they lose against Dortmund on Saturday. With just 12 points in play, Dortmund needs a miracle.
Bayern’s goal this weekend couldn’t be clearer. They want to earn the three points that would help them win the title in a game against their biggest opponent in the league, Dortmund. They scored three goals last week against Arminia Bielefeld and they enter this clash on the back of four wins in a row. Kingsley Coman is out for the hosts, as well as Lucas Hernandez, Niklas Sule and Corentin Tolisso. all of them have injury problems. They are one of the best teams in Europe but the price on them to win is not exactly what we want for our bets so we won’t include Bayern in our soccer picks and parlays.
Dortmund: Depleted Squad
The visitors have almost nothing to fight for but pride. Why pride? Because this is Der Klassiker and no matter where you are in the standings and no matter the form of the two teams, this is the most anticipated match of the season for the players and the fans. It’s very important to note that both teams hit top form just before this clash with Dortmund destroying Wolfsburg last weekend, beating them 6-1 on home soil after a superb performance that added huge belief and confidence to the team.
Erling Haaland’s brace against Wolfsburg ended a drought of five games without scoring and brought his Bundesliga tally up to 58 goals in 63 Bundesliga games, making him faster than any other player to reach that total. Dortmund’s injury list is huge. Hazard, Guerreiro, Dahoud, Hummels, Reyna, Meunier, Morey, and Tigges are all injured while Donyell Malen is doubtful. They still have one of the best creative and powerful attacking lines in the Bundesliga with Haaland, Reus, and Bellingham determined to pull off the upset.
Dortmund is trailing Bayern by nine points and in case they win this clash they will still be six points behind the leaders with three games to go. They need a huge miracle to leapfrog Bayern in the standings but they will be more than happy to postpone the title party. If you’re betting online you should take everything into consideration, including the head-to-head record between the two sides.
Bayern vs Dortmund Head-to-Head
Regarding Bayern’s recent results in Munich, they are without a defeat for seven straight fixtures, winning in five and posting two draws. The fun part here is that Bayern allowed in five matches, which wasn’t the case in the earlier stages of the season. Bayern won the reverse match beating Dortmund 3-2 on the road.
All of the previous five mutual encounters between the two sides saw over 3.5 goals and both teams scored in all of them. The hosts are the best home team in the league with 12 wins in 15 games in front of their fans and 43 goals scored in the process while Dortmund is the second-best road team in Bundesliga with eight wins and just four defeats in 15 road games.
Bayern vs Dortmund Game Information
- Game: Bayern (23-3-4) vs Dortmund (20-3-7)
- Location: Allianz Arena (Munich)
- Day/Time: Saturday, April 23th, 12:30 p.m. ET
- Bayern vs Dortmund Live stream: fubo.tv
Bayern vs Dortmund Betting Lines
Bayern vs Dortmund Predictions
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -230 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is priced at 4.
Bayern is by far the better team between the two but we can’t back them at -230 so we will try to find the best approach for this clash. Dortmund will be desperate for a win and bring some drama to the title race and given Bayern’s defensive issues, we expect the visitors to score at least two goals on their own which is priced at +165. They did it in their last three Bundesliga head-to-heads against Bayern and they can do it again.
As we previously stated, we’ve seen at least four goals in the last direct meeting between the two teams so, the goal line is not set that high and we are taking the overs. This should be the most entertaining match of the weekend and it should bring us great profit.