Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund: As we move on from the FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers, the focus once again shifts to the domestic leagues in different nations that go on throughout the year. As we get back to the domestic leagues, we await lots of big matches, and one of those is the Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund clash in Germany. So let’s have a look at the Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich match preview, team news, match prediction and also the TV guide & online streaming details.
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund: Match Preview
Whenever we talk about the German Bundesliga, the first two teams which come to our mind are Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. And when these two teams face off on the field, we get to witness some scintillating football as both teams have some big names on their roster.
In the upcoming Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund clash, we have the likes of Thomas Mueller, Robert Lewandowski, Philip Lahm, Manuel Neuer and many others taking the field for Bayern, while players like Aubameyang, Shinji Kagawa and Andre Schurrle from the Borussia Dortmund side. The reigning champion as well as current league leader Bayern Munich, have a decent defence line-up besides having a world-class midfield and forward line, whereas Dortmund boast of a host of young players. So it’s definitely going to be interesting when these two big German clubs meet on the field coming Saturday. However, Pulisic is going to make a start ahead of Andre Schurrle.
In their last Bundesliga encounter, Dortmund managed to hold the mighty Bayern Munich in their own backyard, but in the latest match between these two in the German Super Cup, Bayern have beaten Dortmund with a clinical scoreline of 2-0 way back in August. In the last 5 matches in Bundesliga, Dortmund ahs managed to pick only one win, and that is a concerning factor for the men in yellow. But Bayern Munich is still unbeaten in this year’s league and have won 3 out of their last 5 matches, the other ending in a draw.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich: Team News
Both teams will be looking forward to winning this match and make a good start to the campaign once again after the international break. Hence it is expected that both teams will be fielding their best possible playing eleven. There are injury concerns for both teams. Despite that, we can expect a star-studded affair in the upcoming Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich encounter.
For Bayern, Frank Ribery and Javier Martinez have been ruled out because of injuries, while for the hosts, it is not looking good as they have 4 players injured including their biggest bet Marco Reus. Reus has finished his rehab but can’t make a comeback to the field before late December. Of late he has received yet another injury and this time it is on the heels.
Latest news has revealed that Frank Ribery will be making a comeback for Bayern while they will be without Arjen Robben who sustained an injury during the international duty for Netherlands. Carlos Ancelotti has told the media that Ribery is ready to play in competitive matches having missed 8 games due to a thigh injury. Besides this Bayern Munich will be without the service of Arturo Vidal, Javi Martinez and Kingsley Coman as well. Arturo Vidal will be a big miss for the defending champions for he holds the key for Bayern in the midfield. Also, Thomas Mueller’s goal draught in the Bundesliga will be a matter of concern for the manager.
Bayern Munich (probable starting line-up): Neuer, Rafinha, Boateng, Hummels, Bernat, Thiago, Alonso, Müller, Ribery, Lewandowski, Costa
Borussia Dortmund (probable starting line-up): Burki, Ginter, Papastathopoulos, Bartra, Piszczek, Rode, Castro, Guerreiro, Kagawa, Pulisic, Aubameyang
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund: Match Prediction
As a number of big names are set to take the field after the international break, we expect an end-to-end match on Saturday. With quite a considerable number of goalscorers in the line-up of both the teams, we can expect a good number of goals in this Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund tie. We predict a 4-2 win for Bayern Munich as they possess more firepower than Dortmund in all sectors on the field. The goalscorers for Bayern are expected to be Thomas Mueller, Robert Lewandowski and Xabi Alonso, while we speculate that Aubameyang will score both the goals for Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich: Match Details
Date: November 19, 2016
Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Time: 11:00 PM IST, 12:30 EDT, 05:30 BST
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund: TV Guide and Online Streaming
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund TV Listings: The match will be aired live in India on Start Sports Select HD 2, in the UK on BT Sport 2, and in the USA on GOLTV and Fox Sports.
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Online Streaming: Live Streaming of this Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund clash will be available in India on Hotstar, on BT Sport Live Streaming in the UK, and in the USA on Fox Soccer 2GO.
The upcoming match is going to see many of the older teammates coming against each other after quite some time and that is going to make it absorbing. Hope this preview of the match Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund, TV guide and live streaming details helps you tracking all the details related to the match.