Kick-off: 1730, 10/11/2018
TV: BT Sport
Borussia Dortmund go into the first Klassiker of the season with a four-point lead in the Bundesliga and can strike another huge blow by beating Bayern Munich.
FC Hollywood have ruled the roost in Germany for the past seven years but belief is growing that Die Borussen can end their title monopoly.
Punters can get 2/1 for Lucien Favre’s progressive side to prevail on home turf and that appeals for our initial Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich prediction.
A Look At Borussia Dortmund’s Betting Odds
Dortmund suffered their first defeat in 16 matches in all competitions this term when losing 2-0 at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday but played like a team distracted by this domestic dust-up.
Favre’s men had crushed the Spaniards 4-0 at Westfalenstadion a fortnight earlier to make it three straight wins in Europe’s elite club competition, so they could afford to let one fixture slide.
Overall, Borussia have been a breath of fresh air this season, recapturing the attacking swagger which saw them top the table in 2011 and 2012 under Jurgen Klopp.
Marco Reus has been rejuvenated by the arrival of Favre, who steered him to stardom at Borussia Monchengladbach, while the supporting cast has been buoyed by bringing through athletic and enthusiastic young guns.
The pace of full-back Achraf Hakimi and England winger Jadon Sancho has helped bring out the best in former Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer and there is energy all across the pitch.
Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel and Denmark’s Thomas Delaney provide a steadying influence in the engine room and we can see few flaws in Favre’s line-up.
A Look At Bayern Munich’s Betting Odds
Bayern boss Niko Kovac enjoyed a much-needed boost via Wednesday’s 2-0 triumph over AEK Athens, with Robert Lewandowski bagging both goals.
Kovac had come under fire as a result of some laboured displays in the Bundesliga, which had brought just two wins in the last six outings.
A 1-1 draw with Augsburg at Allianz Arena, a 2-0 loss at Hertha Berlin and an embarrassing 3-0 home defeat against Borussia Moenchengladbach set alarm bells ringing just over a month ago.
FC Hollywood did respond with a couple of domestic triumphs, but last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Freiburg in Munich was another sloppy effort.
Bayern still have all their big names, but they have looked disjointed and even indifferent during several of the setbacks.
Let’s add 5/1 for Reus to open the scoring to our Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich betting tips.
Atletico Madrid 2-0 BORUSSIA DORTMUND
BAYERN MUNICH 2-0 AEK Athens – Robert Lewandowski (2)
Head-to-head: Munich 6-0 Dortmund, Munich 2-1 Dortmund, Dortmund 1-3 Munich, Dortmund 2-2 Munich
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