A weekend on from the Real Madrid’s 3-1 Clasico victory over Barcelona, FC Bayern Munchen can complete the double for bwin-stable sides in the German equivalent.
FCB are 1/2 to down Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena, with their visitors 21/4 to win and the draw priced up at 31/10.
The last six editions of der Klassiker have seen Dortmund holding their own for all their rivals’ domestic dominance with three wins apiece during that period.
Yet, given the area of low pressure that has enveloped Die Schwarzgelben’s Bundesliga campaign of late, it may be worth investing in Bayern reigning supreme at both half time and full time in bwin’s HT/FT market at 23/20.
Champions League and DFB Pokal victories have given the Westphalians’ formbook a slightly more healthy glow.
However, closer inspection reveals them as a smoke and mirrors combination designed to disguise their wretched results in the German top flight.
Jurgen Klopp’s disciples have lost five of their last six Bundesliga games and they’ll enter the home of their traditional title rivals on the back of four straight blots.
Bayern have taken the opportunity to make hay while the pre-season second favourites in the outright-betting fail to shine, winning six of nine league games and drawing the remainder.
At home they’ve won all six Allianz Arena outings in 2014/15 and last conceded a home goal some 488 minutes of football back, against Wolfsburg in August.
Of the vanquished sextet they faced, only Manchester City were able to maintain parity until the arrival of the half-time oranges.
FCB’s propensity for hitting the ground running when home on the range is unlikely to encounter stern resistance from Jurgen Klopp’s men if recent league form is a guide.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s in-vain opener in the 2-1 derby loss to Schalke is the sole time Dortmund have seen the net bulge in the first half in their last six league games.