Match start: 19:30(GMT+2)
For decades the main battle of each German season was the two-matches meeting between Bayern Munich and Borussia. But here we have to make one specification. The matter is that the long-term rival of the record master was Borussia from Mönchengladbach. And lately, the main opponent of Bayern became so called earlier Borussia 2, that is Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern (the head coach Jupp Heynckes)
Last Tuesday the super club from Munich had solved one of two tasks at the group stage of the Champions League. Having won in Glasgow over Celtic, Scotland with the score 1:2 the team of Jupp Heynckes together with PSG had got into the first round of play-off. It is obvious that during two left matches Bayern will try to fright against the vice-champion of France for the title of the final winner of the group B. And now all thoughts of the coaching staff of the champion are busy with the battle in Dortmund.
Borussia Dortmund (the head coach Peter Bosz)
Alas! As the latest results of the black and yellows demonstrate, the summer dismissal of Thomas Tuchel and the sale of Ousmane Dembélé to Barcelona for €100 million became a real problem for one of the grandees of German football.
We will remind you that during three last calendar matches of Bundesliga the team of Peter Bosz had lost 8 points out of 9 possible, having lost to Leipzig and Hannover with the total score 4:7 and shared the points with Eintracht Frankfurt (2:2).
At the same time, the vice-champion of Europa 2013 had practically lost all chances for leaving its Champions League group H and getting into the first round of play-off.
To tell the truth, earlier the battle between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich aroused great interest outside Germany but now the gaming advantage of the guests is obvious. And that is why, during the forthcoming German Derby the guests are bright favorite both according to bookmaker quotations and after the fact.
Borussia Dortmund – 3.40, draw – 3.60, Bayern – 2.05;
Our tip: Bayern to win - odds 2.07 SBOBET