Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
There will be fireworks when Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund face each other in der Klassiker on Saturday. A win over Borussia Dortmund will see Bayern Munich defend their Bundesliga trophy, but Robert Lewandowski and Co. will have to prove their worth on the field. Niklas Sule should recover in time to take part in the Bundesliga derby, while all Kingsley Coman, Lucas Hernandez, and Corentin Tolisso are likely to miss out with injuries.
Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Stuttgart and Wolfsburg. Die Borussen face a must-win situation in Saturday’s clash, and seeing that they will adopt an attack-minded approach, we predict that Julian Nagelsmann’s men will have a number of opportunities to score on the break. As for the visiting side, all Hazard, Guerreiro, Dahoud, Hummels, Reyna, Meunier, and Morey have been struggling with injuries of late. A man to watch in the away team will be Erling Haland, who scored a brace in the 6-1 crushing of Wolfsburg.
Highlighted Player (Robert Lewandowski):
After scoring 36 goals in 59 league games for Znicz Pruskow, Robert Lewandowski joined Lech Poznan in June, 2008. The 184-cm-tall attacker scored 18 goals in 28 appearances for the club in the 2009/2010 Ekstraklasa campaign and during the season he was on Borussia Dortmund’s radar.
The Polish forward signed a four-year deal with the Bundesliga side in June, 2010 and he quickly established himself as the team’s key attacker. Lewandowski was producing excellent performances with the Millionaires between 2010 and 2014 and it has to be noted that he won two Bundesliga trophies with the club (2010/2011, 2011/2012). He participated in the 2012/2013 Champions League final with Borussia Dortmund, but the Millionaires were beaten by fellow Bundesliga side Bayern Munich in the title game.
However, he betrayed Borussia Dortmund fans in 2014 as he signed a four-year deal with the Bundesliga giants. Lewandowski impressed in the 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign as he scored 30 goals in 32 league games for Pep Guardiola’s troops. The Polish footballer represented his homeland at Euro 2016 in France and he scored one goal at the showpiece tournament in France.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football.
Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times.
However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.