As eyes around the footballing world centred on the Bundesliga fixtures following news of the league’s imminent return a few short weeks ago, one fixture will have stood out above any other – Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich on May 26th at Signal Iduna Park.
Upon the league’s return, die Roten sat top of the table with a four point gap over their rivals and that gap remains at four points going into the clash, with both teams picking up the maximum six points from their first two games back on the pitch.
The Bavarians picked up where they left off before the break under Hans Dieter-Flick, securing a comfortable 0-2 win over Union Berlin before running out 5-2 victors in an enthralling clash with Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena this weekend.
Die Schwarzgelben were impressive themselves upon their return, earning a 4-0 win over Rivierderby rivals Schalke. They appeared less confident at the Volkswagen Arena at the weekend, but still picked up three points with a 0-2 victory against Wolfsburg.
A victory for Dortmund would really open up the title race heading into the final fixtures of the season, whilst Bayern will feel three points here will all but secure an eighth consecutive Meisterschale.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Betting Tips
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Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Predictions
Squawka stat: There have been an average of 4.0 goals in Bayern Munich games this season.
These two teams don’t only lead the league in terms of goals scored, they also lead the league in terms of average goals per game.
The German top tier is a high-scoring league anyway, with an average of 3.26 goals scored per game, but after their 5-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt, the average goals per game in Bayern fixtures is now up to 4.00 – the highest in the league ahead of Dortmund, who average 3.96.
What’s more, goals have been forthcoming in meetings between these two rivals in recent Der Klassiker fixutres. Over 3.5 goals have been scored in the last six Bundesliga matches that these two sides have played out – although this one is unlikely to be as one-sided as the 4-0 win managed by die Roten back in November.
It’s hardly surprising when you look at the attacking talent on display that we’re expecting the same again here. From Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski with Bayern to Erling Braut Håland and Julian Brandt with Dortmund, you simply cannot expect anything other than goals in this clash.
Squawka Bet Tip: Over 3.5 goals at 87/100 with STS
Squawka stat: Erling Braut Håland has scored 13 in goals in 13 games in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund this season
Erling Braut Håland has risen from promising relatively unknown Red Bull Salzburg youngster to one of the most talked-about players in the world this season thanks to his incredible form in front of goal in Austria and a big money move to Borussia Dortmund in January.
Since arriving in North Rhine-Westphalia in January, the Norwegian has carried his form into the higher level of competition in Germany. In 13 games in all competitions for BVB, he’s racked up 13 goals, including one in the 4-0 win over rivals Schalke last weekend.
The odds are against Dortmund in this game – but there’s no evidence to suggest that Håland won’t shine again here. In the most high-profile fixture of his life in Germany so far, at home to PSG in the Champions League, the 19 year old scored not once – but twice.
There won’t be many fixture in which Håland is odds against to score with his record in front of goal – you have to make the most of it when that opportunity comes around.
Squawka Bet Tip: Erling Braut Håland to score at any time @ 6/5 with Grosvenor
Squawka Expert Ben Green says:
There really is only one player on the lips of every BVB fan at the moment. Or, at least, there’s only one player earning comparisons to Ronaldo (Nazario). In either case, his name is Erling Braut Haaland. The teenage superstar has taken to German football like a duck to water, netting 10 Bundesliga goals in only nine games; only Paco Alcacer hit that goalscoring milestone in quicker time.
Bayern Munich Form
Hoffenheim 0-6 Bayern Munich (29/02/20 – Bundesliga)
Schalke 0-1 Bayern Munich (03/03/20 – Bundesliga)
Bayern Munich 2-0 Augsburg (08/03/20 – Bundesliga)
Union Berlin 0-2 Bayern Munich (17/05/20 – Bundesliga)
Bayern Munich 5-2 Eintracht Frankfurt (23/05/20 – Bundesliga)
Borussia Dortmund Form
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Freiburg (29/02/20 – Bundesliga)
Borussia Monchengladbach 1-2 Borussia Dortmund (07/03/20 – Bundesliga)
PSG 2-0 Borussia Dortmund (11/03/20 – Champions League)
Borussia Dortmund 4-0 Schalke (17/05/20 – Bundesliga)
Wolfsburg 0-2 Borussia Dortmund (23/05/20 – Bundesliga)
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