Borussia Dortmund are scheduled to host Bayern Munich in the Der Klassiker on Tuesday evening. Dortmund are presently four points behind Bayern, who are at the top of the table and they have the chance to reduce the deficit by beating them for only the second time since 2016.
Bayern, on the other hand, look unbeatable at present and they have won 12 of their previous 13 league outings, with the other game ending in a goalless stalemate against RB Leipzig.
Both teams have resumed action after the coronavirus shutdown with successive victories, and the midweek showdown promises excitement with 24 goals involved in the previous five meetings, where Bayern have won four of them.
Players to watch out for:
Erling Braut Haaland – Borussia Dortmund: The Norway international has been a superb mid-season purchase for Dortmund and he has already bagged 13 goals and three assists from just 13 appearances in all competitions. The teenager had an odd game against Wolfsburg last weekend where he squandered a couple of chances but he will definitely want to up his performance for the potential title-deciding clash. Haaland has impressive pace on the counter-attack and can’t be afforded with any space around the box with his ability to find the net from a distance. Jerome Boateng may have a busy evening in front of him.
Thomas Muller – Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski has obviously been the tormentor of the Dortmund defence over the years and he has netted an average of two goals in the previous six meetings against them. While he will remain the main scoring threat, Dortmund need to be wary of the players behind the Pole, who will provide the service. In this case, Muller is the man to watch out for, having rediscovered his best form after three seasons. The German has been an all-round threat with 11 goals and 20 assists. He is currently tied with Sancho for the most assists (17) in Europe’s top-five leagues.
Dortmund have conceded just one goal from the previous six league matches, but they can anticipate a stiffer challenge with Bayern having scored in every away game this season. The hosts could be fancied to find the net on Tuesday but we don’t see them getting the better of the table-toppers.
Dortmund 1-3 Bayern Munich
Stats from Transfermarkt.com