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Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund
German DFB Pokal
Date: Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Allianz Arena (Munich).
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund: Preview and Predictions
The early DFB Pokal draw was cruel to the likes of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund setting up Der Klassiker in the last 16 round of the competition. However, the Bavarians might even be happy with the fact they have the chance to eliminate probably the greatest threat on their way to the final by taking advantage of the momentum which is highly on their side at this stage.
It has not been a perfect season for the Bavarians, but they did manage to find the winning formula under the new manager Jupp Heynckes who significantly raised the level of Bayern’s game compared to the Carlo Ancelotti period.
Bayern will head into this on the back of five straight wins in all competitions, including a fine display in the 3-1 win over the star-studded PSG lineup in the sixth round of their Champions League campaign. Heynckes’ men have done well without being prolific lately and that’s thanks to their defensive line which kept three consecutive clean sheets in narrow wins over Eintracht Frankfurt, Koln and Stuttgart.
The defending DFB Pokal champions have been struggling badly with their form recently, but the new manager Peter Stoger seems to have managed to shift their fortunes around. BVB won two on the bounce under the Austrian’s leadership and they’ll come into Der Klassiker with an improved confidence. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Christian Pulisic were on target in weekend’s 2-1 victory over Hoffenheim.
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund: Predictions
The hosts are set for the revenge after losing the last year’s DFB Pokal semis to Borussia. Even though the 6.50 odds offered for the away win pi9ck look tempting, we just can’t see such scenario happening under these circumstances.
Bayern look just too good for Borussia under Heynckes and we can’t go past backing the home win even though the odds are as low as 1.40.
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund: Bet Tips
Bayern Munich to win 1.40
Bayern Munich to keep a clean sheet 2.75
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-to-head
Dortmund clinched a shocking 2-3 win when the two sides met each other in the semifinal of the competition last season.
FCB took a win after penalties in the pre-season Super Cup clash.
Bayern Munich took a comprehensive 1-3 victory in this term of Bundesliga back in early-November at Signal-Iduna-Park.
Bayern Munich have generally been much more successful as they’ve won 52 and lost only 29 of 110 meetings with BVB.