Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
The ground at Allianz Arena will shake when Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund face each other in Der Klassiker on Saturday. The Bavarians failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen, but they are still seen as favourites to beat the Yellow-Blacks in front of home fans. The bad news for the hosts is that key midfielder Jamal Musiala has joined the likes of Manuel Neuer, Eric Choupo-Moting, and Lucas Hernandez in the recovery room, while Serge Gnabry is pushing for a start.
The league leaders, on the other hand, impressed in a 6-1 win over Koln, but keep in mind that they were beaten by Bayern Munich in each of their last eight meetings at Allianz Arena. Since Julian Nagelsmann’s troops scored 22 goals in total in the last five Der Klassikers at the venue, home win should be considered. As for the away team, all Julian Brandt, Nico Schlotterbeck, Karim Adeyemi, and Youssoufa Moukoko miss out with injuries, while Salih Ozcan is a major doubt (illness).
Highlighted Player (Sadio Mané):
Sadio Mane is a Senegalese footballer who plays for Liverpool as a winger. Mane was born in Sedhiou Senegal on April 10, 1992, but he made his senior debut at French club Metz. In 2012 he moved to Red Bull Salzburg, with the pacey winger scoring 31 goals in 63 appearances for the club in the Austrian Bundesliga.
Mane then decided to take a step forward in his career as he joined famous Premier League club Liverpool for a fee of £34 million, signing a five-year contract with the Reds. The Senegal international quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Liverpool and, no doubt, he helped the Anfield outfit make it to the 2017/2018 Champions League final.
Speaking of trophies, Sadio Mane won the Austrian Bundesliga with Salzburg in the 2013/2014 season. In 2017 he was named Liverpool player of the year for the 2016/2017 season. Sadio Mane made his Senegal debut in 2012 and he was part of the Senegal team that participated at the 2012 Olympic tournament.
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.