The German and European champions show no signs of easing up after last season's success, and Al Hain-Cole expects them to collect more silverware at Signal Iduna Park
Die Schwarzgelben must be sick of the sight of their opponents after losing out to them in both the league and in Europe last season, but are available at 29/10 (3.90) with bet365 to exact some revenge by collecting the first trophy of the season in front of their own fans.
Pep Guardiola has big shoes to fill after replacing the treble-winning Jupp Heynckes in the Bayern dugout, but his side are favourites at 5/6 (1.83) to mark a first competitive match in charge with a victory.
The match finished all square the last time these opponents met at Signal Iduna Park, and you can get odds of 11/4 (3.75) on them taking it into extra-time with a draw in this one.
Die Roten were head and shoulders above their rivals at home and abroad last season, and only appear to have become stronger over the summer.
While the retired Heynckes was replaced by perhaps the most esteemed young coach in the game, the European champions poached their closest rivals’ best player in Mario Gotze, before brushing aside competition from Manchester United to add Thiago Alcantara to a midfielder already jam-packed with talent.
Although some might have hoped the managerial change would throw them off kilter, an impressive pre-season campaign featuring 24 goals scored and just one conceded in six games suggests little has changed, and the recent 2-0 win over Barcelona was particularly intimidating.
With Gotze’s replacement Henrikh Mkhitaryan and fellow new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both out injured, Jurgen Klopp’s men will likely struggle to cope with their indomitable opponents, and odds of 5/6 (1.83) are too good to miss on the visitors coming out on top.
While the Wembley 2-1 defeat will no doubt still be fresh in Dortmund’s minds, they will also have unwelcome memories of last season’s Super Cup clash when they lost to the same opposition by the very same scoreline.
With both sides having scored in five of their last six encounters, it is worth backing the 15/2 (8.50) odds on Bayern emerging victorious by two goals to one yet again.
|Bayern Munich to win at 5/6 (1.83) with bet365
||Bayern Munich to win 2-1 at 15/2 (8.50) with bet365
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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.