Germany’s domestic football will witness their biggest evening on Saturday in Bundesliga fixture between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Bayern will host Dortmund at Allainz Arena in second Der Klassiker of the season. Whereas Dortmund will come into the match in a good mood after 3-0 victory over Hamburger, Bayern will be low on morale after 1-0 loss against Hoffenheim in midweek game.
Although, fifteen points differentiate the both clubs, but Hoffenheim’s victory at home against Bavarians may shift the momentum. Now, the big question arises, will Dortmund be able to hold on? The Black & Yellows did a good job back in November registering a 1-0 victory, and they can push for double with a victory at Allianz Arena.
RB Leipzig will be more delighted with Dortmund victory than Die Borussen themselves, because only ten points differentiate them from the Bavarians. Dortmund victory will cut the difference to seven points with six games left if they manage a victory in earlier game against Bayer Leverkusen.
Bayern don’t have much to worry in terms of their fifth consecutive title battle, but the real burden on them will be to win the Der Klassiker for the sake of their fans. They have already suffered by the hands of Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park, and their fans won’t like another humiliation at Allianz Arena. However, Bavarians will have another chance to avenge in DFB Pokal semifinal later in the month.
They have a big worry because they’ll be missing goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and striker Thomas Muller for the game. It’s same for Dortmund as well, they’ll be missing their key players as well in Mario Gotze, Marco Reus, and Andre Schurrle.
There is no chance for Dortmund to win the Bundesliga title as they have struggled to accumulate points consistently, but they can still finish the season with pride if they manage to pull a victory at Allianz Arena. Their 15 points adrift from Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich don’t do justice going into the Der Klassiker, but they can surprise completing the double in a season against their bitter rival.
Predicted Playing XI :
Bayern Munich: Ulreich, Hummels, Boateng, Lahm, Alaba, Vidal, Alonso, Thiago, Ribery, Robben, Lewandowski
Borussia Dortmund: Burki, Ginter, Bartra, Piszczeck, Guerreiro, Weigl, Kagawa, Castro, Dembele, Mor, Aubameyang