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Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

12:30 BST 05/04/2019
Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 2018-19
Recent Klassiker encounters haven't been short of goalmouth action, and Al Hain-Cole expects more of the same when Die Roten take on Favre's men

The Bundesliga title race could take a decisive turn on Saturday, when Bayern Munich welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Allianz Arena in a top of the table clash.

Niko Kovac’s men surrendered their lead at the top of the table after being held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at Freiburg last weekend, ending a run of six consecutive league wins.

Latest odds

Having won each of their last four home games against this opposition in the league by an aggregate score of 17-3, they are 52/100 (1.52) favourites with William Hill to move back into first with a big win here.

However, the Schwarzgelben ran out 3-2 winners in November’s reverse encounter, and can be backed at 24/5 (5.80) to open up a five-point gap at the top by completing the double over their rivals for the first time since 2011/12.

Just one of the last 11 league meetings between this pair has resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 7/2 (4.50) on this one finishing up all square.

Team news

Arjen Robben, Corentin Tolisso and Alphonso Davies are all injured, although Manuel Neuer and David Alaba could be fit to return.

Christian Pulisic is ruled out, while Abdou Diallo, Maximilian Philipp and Lukasz Piszczek are all doubts and Paco Alcacer will face a late fitness test.

Entertaining clash

It is certainly fitting that there is so much riding on this 100th Klassiker in Bundesliga history, and the spectacle looks likely to be suitably entertaining considering the last seven meetings between these rivals have produced 32 goals – an average of over 4.5 per match.

Tips and Predictions

On target 24 times in their last six fixtures, Die Roten should come into this clash in full confidence of punishing a visiting defence that has kept just two clean sheets in the last 12 matches.

Considering Lucien Favre’s team has struck 21 times in their previous nine league games, odds of 8/11 (1.73) look like solid value on them joining Bayern on the scoresheet in a game that produces over 2.5 goals for the seventh meeting in eight.

Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score at 8/11 (1.73) for a 2pt stake with William Hill