Bayern Munich are back to their free scoring best and can continue their bundesliga winning run against Borussia Dortmund Robert Lewandowski has a sensational record against his former club and is backed in the goal scoring markets.
Bayern Munich have a narrow 2 point lead at the top of the Bundesliga. They struggled in two matches after winning the FIFA Club World Cup. The Bavarians drew 3-3 at home against promoted club Arminia Bielefeld before a 2-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt. Hansi Flick’s side bounced back strong in the UEFA Champions League. FC Bayern won 4-1 at Lazio with Robert Lewandowski, Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sane all scoring in the first half. Bayern Munich’s last match was a 5-1 home win against Koln. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting opened the scoring with Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry bagging braces. Lewandowski is in sensational form, scoring 19 goals in his last 17 matches in all competitions. He has tormented his former club in the Bundesliga where he has scored 13 goals in his last 8 matches against Dortmund. Bayern Munich right back Benjamin Pavard and attacker Thomas Müller could return after testing positive for corona virus. Midfielder Corentin Tolisso and winger Douglas Costa are injured.
Borussia Dortmund were struggling but have found form with four straight wins. They won 3-2 at Sevilla in the UEFA Champions League which seems to have provided some confidence. Edin Terzic’s side returned to the Bundesliga with an easy 4-0 win at Schalke. Jadon Sancho, Erling Haaland (2) and Raphael Guerreiro were all on target in Gelsenkirchen. Borussia Dortmund then won 3-0 at home against Arminia Bielefeld. Mahmoud Dahoud, Sancho and Reinier scored in a routine victory. Dortmund’s last match was a 1-0 win at Borussia Monchengladbach in the German Cup quarter-finals. Jadon Sancho scored the winner to continue his great run of form, providing 9 goals and 7 assists in his last 14 matches. Dortmund centre back Manuel Akanji is injured alongside midfielder Axel Witsel. Left back Raphael Guerreiro and winger Jadon Sancho are doubtful.
Bayern Munich have a 63-34 advantage against Borussia Dortmund with 30 draws in 127 matches. Bayern have won the last four encounters and the last five in Munich. Bayern Munich have scored 9 goals in their last two matches while Borussia Dortmund have won four straight games.
PREDICTION : BAYERN 3-2 WIN
ACCUMULATOR TIP : OVER 2.5 FT GOALS