Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips and Predictions
Fourth placed Bayern Munich welcome second placed Borussia Dortmund to the Allianz Arena on Saturday evening for their Bundesliga Matchday 11 clash, or to give it its German name; Der Klassiker. Bayern have just fired Niko Kovac thanks to a lacklustre start to the league and losing 5-1 away to Eintracht Frankfurt but got back to winning ways, beating Olympiakos 2-0 in the Champions League midweek. Dortmund on the other hand are on a good run and midweek came from 0-2 down to beat Inter 3-2 in the CL. Can Dortmund take advantage here against a managerless Bayern or are the Barvarians just too strong? Read on to find out our value bet.
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips and Predictions: Bayern
Kovac’s assistant manager and former Bayern player Hansi Flick has taken over the managerial role for the time being with former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hotly tipped to take over the role until the end of the season. They outclassed the Greeks in the Champions League midweek, having 10 shots on goal and winning 2-0. The Bayern hierarchy felt the time was right to get rid of Kovac ahead of that important CL tie and this match against title rivals Borussia Dortmund.
Things could be a whole lot worse for Bayern were it not for the form of Polish striker Robert Lewandowski. Thanks to his 14 goals in 10 league appearances they’ve not lost pace with ‘Gladbach, Dortmund and RB Leipzig above them. Thanks to his form really the results have gone Bayern’s way but Kovac had lost the dressing room thanks to his tactical naivety and inexperience at this level, now Bayern must get in a high profile manager to get them back on top of the league.
In team news Jerome Boateng received a red card against Frankfurt so is suspended but other than that, Bayern have no new injuries to report.
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips and Predictions: Dortmund
Dortmund were woeful in the first half against Inter and manager Lucien Favre must have eaten them alive at half time because they came out for the second half a different team and came from 0-2 down to win the match 3-2.
In the Bundesliga, Dortmund have been drawing far too many matches of late, of their last five they’ve drawn three and on the road they drawn their last three matches in a row. They’ve only three points off ‘Gladbach at the top of the table, but they’ve been throwing away games in the closing stages of late and really need to kill off matches earlier. They are in good goal scoring form though, and they’re going to need their scoring boots here to match an in-form Lewandowski.
The Allianz Arena is not a happy hunting ground for Dortmund, since the turn of the century Dortmund have won just four matches there in 19 years.
In team news, Marco Reus missed the Inter match and they’ll be hopeful of him returning here, but at the time of writing there’s no news yet. Thorgan Hazard is also a doubt.
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips and Predictions: Stats
Over Bayern’s five most recent matches, they’ve won four and lost one. Over 2.5 goals has occurred in 4/5, while BTTS has landed in 4/5 as well.
In Dortmund’s five most previous matches, they’ve won three, drawn one and lost one. Over 2.5 goals has landed in 3/5, while BTTS has occurred in 2/5.
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips and Predictions: Tips and Predictions
The Asian Handicap line opened at 1 and there’s been some price movement. Bayern -1 opened at 1.86, it’s now at 1.92. Dortmund +1 opened at 2.04, it’s now at 2.01.
The goal line opened at 3.25 and hasn’t moved much.
The Over 3.25 price of 1.87 is pretty much bang on so there’s no value, however, Over 1.5 First Half goals is currently 2.04. This bet would have landed in five of the last seven Klassikers at the Allianz so we’re getting good value there. Our pick then is Over 1.5 FH goals at 2.04.