Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund
German Bundesliga, Germany
Date: Saturday, 6th April 2019
Kick off at: 16.30 GMT
Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

Bundesliga title showdown set to spark Allianz Arena this weekend as Bayern Munich host Borussia Dortmund. Bayern need the victory more on Saturday as they’re now two points behind league leader, Dortmund.

Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for this Bundesliga showdown.  Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them get that win.

Bayern Munich

Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1

Probable Lineups: Neuer(g);Kimmich, Sule, Hummels, Alaba(def);Thiago, Martinez(mid);Gnabry, J. Rodriguez, Coman(att mid); Lewandowski(att).

Borussia Dortmund

Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1

Probable Lineups: Burki(g);Wolf, Akanji, Zagadou, Guerreiro(def);Delaney, Witsel(mid);Sancho, Reus, Larsen(att mid); Goetze.

Recent Form

Before heading into this weekend Bundesliga fixture, both teams have already been involved in several other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.

Bayern Munich

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WLWDW

Bayern have been getting a rather mixed results recently, putting their title defense still in jeopardy. Drawing their latest Bundesliga fixture against Freiburg cost them that lead at the top of table.

Their thrilling DFB Pokal win against Heidenheim are also concerning for Niko Kovac’s side. Die Roten must regain their composure and confidence for this weekend tie.

Borussia Dortmund

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :LLWWW

Dortmund seemingly able to walk away from their bad spell as they recently won three straight league fixtures. Lucien Favre’s men last Bundesliga fixture was a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg.

That victory helps Die Borussen to get back at the top of table again for this whole week. Dortmund will be aiming to maintain that position after this Saturday.

Team News

Bayern Munich

Kovac is still going into this Saturday fixture without Alphonse Davies, Arjen Robben and potentially Corentin Tolisso. However, Manuel Neuer, David Alaba and James Rodriguez could be available for Bayern.

Robert Lewandowski is looking to take down his former team once again. Bayern need to put on a great display in they are keen on beating Dortmund.

Borussia Dortmund

Favre’s squad continue to experience injury concern with Achraf Hakimi out until the end of season. Future Chelsea winger, Christian Pulisic is also set to be out also because of injury.

There’s some doubt regarding the fitness of Abdou Diallo, Lukasz Piszczek and Maximilian Philipp. Paco Alcacer has just recovered from injury, so Mario Goetze might start instead of the Spaniard.

Head to Head Records:

The last five meetings between both teams have been heading into Bayern’s favor as they won three times, drawing one and losing one.

Interestingly that only defeat for Bayern in their recent five arrived on November 11, 2018 as they were beaten 3-2 by Dortmund.

Match Prediction

Having the tie in front of their home crowd, Bayern are confident that they can take down Dortmund. Kovac’s side can’t afford another slip up in this intense Saturday clash.

Although a point will be enough for Die Borussen to maintain their lead, they are also keen on winning. This intense battle could go either way, though Die Roten are slightly favorite due to their home status.

Final Score: 1-1

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