BAY vs DOR Today’s Match Prediction, Squad, Playing XI, Preview, Fantasy Team News
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund
BAY VS DOR MATCH PREVIEW:
It’s the Der Klassiker- The biggest game in Bundesliga, and to some extent, it’s Germany’s answer to El Clasico. Because it’s too big a global fixture and fans are divided into half whenever these two teams collide on a football pitch.
Bayern Munich will be playing host to Borussia Dortmund in the latest installment of this fiercely fought fixture, and like always there’s so much riding on this game, but not the title.
Bayern could have wrapped up the title two weeks ago and before the international break playing the role of an intruder. But the Bavarian lost 1-2 against RB Leipzig and in the process missed the chance of equaling Pep Guardiola’s record of winning the Bundesliga in 27 games which he achieved with Bayern in the 2013-14 season.
But it could be a blessing in disguise as for the first and in a long-long time, something unique could happen if the reigning Bundesliga Champions win today.
First, if Schalke drop points against Freiburg and Bayern beat Dortmund, it will be the first time in 18 years that the Munich win the Bundesliga title at home.
Also, Bayern have already defeated Dortmund twice this season, once in Bundesliga and another 2-1 win in DFB Pokal Cup. But Munich giant have never beaten the BVB three times in a single season in the history of this fixture.
So what if Bundesliga is not the goal here for Dortmund, they will certainly not want to enter into the history books for all sorts of unwanted things.
For Borussia Dortmund, the target is very simple. They are aiming to become the 2nd best team in German football. But their eternal rival Schalke are 2nd in the table, one point better than Dortmund. And if the Royal Blues win the match against Freiburg, which looks certain, and Dortmund come out as the 2nd best at the Allianz Arena, which again looks a bigger probability, then the gap will be four points.
Considering how well, Schalke are playing this season and only six games after this round of fixtures, Dortmund may run out of games in their quest to finish 2nd in Bundesliga.
But the visitors are a potent team and possess enough talent to shock the host in this match. One certain player is Michy Batshuayi who has been scoring goals for fun since he switched his loyalties from Chelsea to Dortmund during the January transfer window. He has scored six goals since January and is the top scorer for Dortmund since the turn of this year.
Talking about the potency and you just can’t avoid Robert Lewandowski. The 29-year-old Polish International has 23 goals to his name this season and is destined to finish the season as Bundesliga’s top-scorer for third straight season.
When: March 31st, 10:00 PM IST
Where: Allianz Arena, Munich
Recent wins (Last six matches)
Bayern Munich – W D W W W L
Borussia Dortmund– D D L W D W
BAY VS DOR TEAM NEWS:
Kingsley Coman is still out injured as is their talismanic goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
While Jerome Boateng picked up a knock on international duty and is a big doubt for the game.
Ulreich (GK), Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba, Martinez, Robben, Muller, Vidal, Ribery, Lewandowski
Borussia Dortmund will be without a host of stars in this match. Andriy Yarmolenko, Sebastian Rode, Erik Durm, Dan-Axel Zagadou, and Shinji Kagawa are out injured.
While Marco Reus, and Omer Toprak are doubtful in terms of the attack.
Burki (GK), Schmelzer, Akanji, Sokratis, Piszczek, Dahoud, Weigl, Schurrle, Gotze, Phillip, Batshuayi
Bayern Munich – 27 Bundesliga Titles
Borussia Dortmund- eight Times German Champions
Head 2 Head- 111 meeting in official matches
Bayern Munich – 49 wins
Borussia Dortmund- 28 win
Bayern Munich – Lewandowski, Robben
Borussia Dortmund – Batshuayi, Schurrle
BAY VS DOR FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Bayern Munich are at home in this match, and considering they have a very big reason, i.e. the Bundesliga, host may come out as a more aggressive team in this match against the visitors who have their own big target of finishing at 2nd in the table is under big threat.
Backing Bayern Munich to win.
NOTE: THIS BAY VS DOR MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.