Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Preview

Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund

Competition – DFB Pokal

Stadium – Allianz Arena

Date: 20th December 2017

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

Bayern Munich currently look unstoppable in the Bundesliga and many expect them to run away with the league title again this time around.

However, Borussia Dortmund still remains their biggest rival and they will be looking to give them a run for their money in the DFB Pokal third round.

Bayern Munich needed penalties to defeat Dortmund in this season’s curtain raiser – the German Super Cup.

However, when they both met for the first time in the league at Borussia Dortmund’s home, it was Bayern Munich who won thanks to goals from Arjen Robben, Robert Lewandoski and David Alaba before a consolation goal from Marc Bartra from Dortmund.

Bayern Munich are form favourites heading into this game as they have five wins and one loss from their last six matches while Borussia Dortmund managed just two wins and two draws from their last six games.

With their attacks being led by Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Robert Lewandoski respectively, this game should be a thriller with goals at both ends.

Aubameyang has already netted three times in this competition this season, with Lewandoski helping himself to two goals.

Bayern have been dominant in the league this season and they have already beaten Dortmund twice.

They are clear favourites, however, both teams did score in their previous two encounters and that makes this game a tight affair.

Bookmakers side strongly with Munich in this game making them early odds-on favourites to come out on top.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Bayern Munich

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Eintracht Frankfurt 0-1 Bayern Munich 9 Dec, 2017 German Bundesliga
W Bayern Munich 3-1 Paris Saint-Germain 5 Dec, 2017 UEFA Champions League
W Bayern Munich 3-1 Hannover 96 2 Dec, 2017 German Bundesliga
L Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 Bayern Munich 25 Nov, 2017 German Bundesliga
W Anderlecht 1-2 Bayern Munich 22 Nov, 2017 UEFA Champions League

Borussia Dortmund

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Werder Bremen 9 Dec, 2017 German Bundesliga
L Real Madrid 3-2 Borussia Dortmund 6 Dec, 2017 UEFA Champions League
D Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Borussia Dortmund 2 Dec, 2017 German Bundesliga
D Borussia Dortmund 4-4 Schalke 04 25 Nov, 2017 German Bundesliga
L Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur 21 Nov, 2017 UEFA Champions League


H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Borussia Dortmund 1-3 Bayern Munich 4 Nov, 2017 German Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Bayern Munich 5 Aug, 2017 German Super Cup
Bayern Munich 2-3 Borussia Dortmund 26 Apr, 2017 German DFB Pokal
Bayern Munich 4-1 Borussia Dortmund 8 Apr, 2017 German Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Bayern Munich 19 Nov, 2016 German Bundesliga

 

Check Also

France vs Croatia Preview

France have reached the finals 3 times in the last 6 major competitions while Croatia ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *