Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
There will be fireworks when Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich face each other at Signal-Iduna-Park in Der Klassiker. Borussia Dortmund have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team beating both Hoffenheim and Schalke, while losing to Leipzig and Koln. The Yellow-Blacks are eager to stay in the title race as longer as possible, but they will have a mountain to climb in Saturday’s derby. Considering that key attacker Marco Reus continues to miss out with injury, home win should not be considered.
The title holders, on the other hand, faced no difficulties in a 4-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen. Julian Nagelsmann’s men impressed in a 5-0 Champions League triumph over Plzen as well, which is yet another reason why we are going to put our money on the Bavarians this time out. Both Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich are major doubts following their recent positive tests for coronavirus, while Hernandez, Coman, and Sarr remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Marco Reus):
Marco Reus is a German football player who was born on 31 May, 1989. The pacey attacking midfielder, who is capable of playing as a winger as well, started his senior career at Rot Weiss Ahlen and it has to be noted that he made 43 league appearances for the club in lower leagues.
In 2009 he signed a four-year contract with Borussia M’gladbach and he scored his first Bundesliga goal against Mainz on 28 August, 2009. After impressing with the Fohlen in the 2011/2012 Bundesliga campaign, he joined Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season. He has been playing for the Millionaires ever since and he represents Germany on the international stage as well.
However, he was more than unfortunate to miss the 2014 FIFA World Cup with injury when Joachim Low’s team lifted the prestigious trophy. To make things even worse for Marco Reus, he was forced to withdraw from the Germany Euro 2016 squad as well (injury). The German ace has a contract with Borussia Dortmund which expires on 30 June, 2019.
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.