Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
All eyes will be on Signal-Iduna-Park when Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich face each other in the Bundesliga deby. The Millionaires hammered Hamburger 5-2 in their last league match and thanks to the triumph they melted Bayern Munich’s advantage to six points. Thomas Tuchel’s men need to keep on raising their form if they are to stay in the race and Saturday’s football match against the title holders could well decide their destiny. Borussia Dortmund face a must-win situation in the Bundesliga derby and we predict that Aubameyang and Co. will find the net in Saturday’s showdown. Bayern Munich dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim and considering that Carlo Ancelotti’s men are desperate to return to winning ways in the national championship, a high-scoring affair appears on the cards. A man to watch in the away team will be Robert Lewandowski, who has been scoring goals for fun in all competitions this season.
Highlighted Player (Nuri Sahin):
Born in Germany to Turkish parents, Nuri Sahin is a Turkish international midfielder, who hasn’t exactly managed to realise his full potential. The left-footed footballer remains one of the most impressive players to have graduated from the Borussia Dortmund youth academy, and he went on to become a first team regular at Westfalenstadion at the age of 17. Following a thoroughly impressive loan stint with Feyenoord, Sahin returned to Dortmund, where he enjoyed two more very successful years before signing for Real Madrid. However, it was at that time that his career started taking the wrong turn as he was never able to rediscover his form, and he eventually returned to Borussia following a somewhat disappointing stint at Liverpool. Sahin is no longer considered a first team regular for either club or country, but he has amassed around 50 appearances for the Turkey national team, and he still has time to get his career back on track.
Highlighted Team (Bayern Munich):
Over the years Bayern Munich have established themselves as one of the most successful European clubs. The Stern des Sudens (Star of the South) are the dominant force in German football and it has to be noted that the Bavarians clinched their 26th Bundesliga title in 2016. Bayern Munich have won 18 German Cup trophies, while winning the Champions League (European Cup) five times.
The German giants clinched the Intercontinental Cup in 1976 and 2001, while lifting the FIFA Club World Cup trophy in 2013. Bayern Munich was founded in 1900 by eleven football players and their leader was Franz John. The Bavarians host their rivals at Allianz Arena (75,000), the stadium that was built in 2005.
Fellow Bavarian sides TSV 1860 Munchen 1860 and Nurnberg are regarded as Bayern Munich’s fiercest rivals, but the rivalry between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern is big as well. The likes of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Franz Beckenbauer, Lothar Matthaus, Oliver Kahn, Gerd Muller and Giovane Elber are famous footballers who played for Bayern Munich in the past.