The main event “heavyweight” showdown between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will take centre stage on Saturday at the Allianz Arena. The reigning champions of every single trophy they’ve played for in the past 18 months, Bayern Munich, come into the clash heavily favoured at 13/20 odds, while Borussia Dortmund’s inconsistencies finds them trailing the log-leaders by 13 points.
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German Bundesliga | Saturday 6 March | Allianz Arena | 19:30
To Win Match
Atletico Madrid 17/10
Real Madrid 33/20
With just seven games left of the Bundesliga campaign, Dortmund’s realistic target will be securing UEFA Champions League football that will allow the Yellow and Blacks to possibly keep hold of their star-studded names that have the entire football world on notice.
The current “FIFA Best Player” Robert Lewandowski has carried his excellent form from last season into this campaign, with the Polish assassin having scored 31 times in 27 appearances across all competitions. Meanwhile, the creative heartbeat of the team, Thomas Muller, has recovered from Covid-19 and made a cameo appearance off the bench last weekend. It remains to be seen if Muller will be fully fit to go the entire distance this Saturday evening.
There’s quality all over the Bavarian’s squad with world class players competing for every single position on the field. Healthy competition for places is what you’d expect from a team that are currently attempting to defend the treble they won last year. Joshua Kimmich is one to look out for. Everything the player does simply oozes class on the football pitch, with his brilliant chip that stole all three points at Signal Iduna Park last May creating yet another memorable moment for Bayern fans in a glorious campaign that they’d love repeat.
In the Yellow and Black corner, BVB will have their hopes pinned on Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho to inspire Dortmund to victory that could serve as a catalyst to help them finish the season strongly, before new coach Marco Rose takes the hotseat in July. Haaland and Sancho are both just 20 years old. With elite European clubs closely monitoring their progress, this occasion provides a chance to prove they can get the job done when it matters most.
Giovanni Reyna (18), Jude Bellingham (17), and Youssoufa Moukoko (16) have all been impressive and featured regularly since the start of the season. Dortmund is renowned for developing excellent talents and then selling them on for ridiculous amounts of money, with the above-mentioned trio eager to impress against the juggernaut that is Bayern Munich.
Defender Manuel Akanji whom I personally rate very highly will have his hands full trying to deal with the threat of Lewandowski and company, but the player to look out for is veteran Marco Reus who has Yellow and Black flowing through his veins, rejecting numerous offers over the years and instead deciding to continue playing for his beloved Borussia.
Haaland recently spoke of his admiration for Lewandowski, who he feels is simply just a class striker with lots to offer his team, whether it be build-up play or finishing. The opportunity to outperform one of his idols will be motivation enough for one of football’s brightest young prospects to turn on the magic when the world is watching on.
Bayern Munich: 4-2-3-1
Neuer; Sule, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Muller, Gnabry; Lewandowski
Borussia Dortmund: 4-3-3
Burki; Morey, Hummels, Akanji, Guerreiro; Bellingham, Can, Reyna; Sancho, Haaland, Reus
Verdict: Draw & Both Teams To Score (Yes) 38/10
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Written by Bryan Naicker