Coach Pep Guardiola is expected to win his first major in Germany when his men tackle cross city rivals, Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion
The stage is now set as European champions, Bayern Munich battle Borussia Dortmund for the 2013 Germany Super Cup in what has been tagged a repeat of last season’s Champions League final held at the Wembley stadium in England.
Having lost out to the Bavarians in both the league and in Europe last season, Die Schwarzgelben will be on a revenge mission to rub Guardiola’s wards of some shine as they will be banking on home support to cart away their first trophy of the season.
One thing is certain, Jupp Heynckes will nowhere near Bayern technical bench and the onus to continue winning from their impressive treble-winning feat now rest on former Barcelona coach, Pep Guardiola
Bayern Munich are overwhelming favorites with Ladbrokes at 5/6 (1.83) to collect the first available silverware this season judging by their brilliant run in their pre-season games.
Despite having the luxury of playing before their home fans, Dortmund are underdogs at 3/1 (4.00) to win this tie with the same bookie. The draw is available at 11/4 (3.75).
With the addition of Thiago Acantara and Mario Gotze to the Bavarian fold, then team who nicked in an heart-warming 24 goals in six matches is expected to breeze aside Jurgen Klopp’s team and possibly win the trophy at 4/9 (1.44) , though will be without goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Frank Ribery who sustained injuries against Barcelona few days back.
For the goalscorers, in-form striker, Mario Mandzukic has been tipped to net first in this tough fixture. He is a 4/1 (5.00) shot with Ladbrokes, while Robert Lewandowski at odds of 6/1 (7.00) to open scoring for Dortmund against the same team who piped them to win last season’s Super Cup.
Backing total goals over 2.5 at 4/6 (1.66) will be a wise choice for punters who seek for value bet from this sold-out cracker.
Victory over Bayern two weeks before the Bundesliga returns might help Dortmund cast out the memories of their Wembley disappointment, though coach Jurgen Klopp insists revenge will not be a motivation.