By Maryam Naz
9th November 2018
Bayern Munich will make the trek to the Westfalonstadion this Saturday to face Borussia Dortmund. The home team have the chance to extend their lead at the top of the table to seven points, while a win for Bayern will see them closing the gap to one point.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich: odds and predictions
Lucien Favre’s side are firm favourites to win our Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich predictions and betting tips, while Der FCB are wagering as 11/10 outsiders, with a potential draw projected at a 14/5 pick.
an attack featuring prolific goalscorer across the board doesn’t look too good for Bayern’s chances.
Aside from the teenage sensation that is Jadon Sancho, Favre’s men boast the likes of Paco Alcacer and Marco Reus.
The former Manchester City man has six assists as the youngest Englishman to do so outside the Premier League, while the latter has netted seven goals in five games and is in red-hot form.
With the odds trading at 5/1 for Alcacer and 8/1 for Sancho, the first of our Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich predictions forecast the dynamic duo to be in the thick of the goals.
If Niko Kovac’s men are to snatch a surprise win on the road, they will have to operate through Robert Lewandowski.
The Polish international has bagged five goals in nine appearances this season and has shown skill and accuracy in front of goal in both the Bundesliga and the Champions League group games.
The 30-year-old is our pick to score anytime during the game, be it a lifeline to Bayern or a consolation goal, betting at 16/5.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich head-to-head: (most recent first) Dortmund 0-6 Bayern, Dortmund 1-2 Bayern, Dortmund 1-3 Bayern, Dortmund 2-2 Bayern, Dortmund 3-2 Bayern.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich match betting: score, best bet, scorer tips
Predicted score/best bet: Dortmund to win and both teams to score, trading @ 15/4
The leading match bet in our Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich predictions and betting tips wagers that Der BVB will win the match, but we still expect the away side to make it onto the score-sheet too.
Bayern may have scored only 18 Bundesliga goals this season- their worst tally after 10 matches since the 2010/11 season- but glimpses of individual brilliance from the likes of Arjen Robben and Leon Goretska suggest they are capable of challenging Dortmund.
Nevertheless, given the away side’s track-record against sides at the top of the table, where they have lost four of their last eight Bundesliga matches, we’re tipping Favre’s men to cause further woe for the Munchen men.
And if Kovac’s side aren’t careful, Jadon Sanchon and co could repeat their 4-0 Champions League trouncing against Atletico Madrid at the Signal Iduna Park this Saturday.
All in all, the odds are not in Bayern’s favour.
Predicted scorer: Marco Reus our pick to score first, odds trading @ 6/1
With all eyes on the sensational Sancho, one player who’s contribution might’ve been overlooked is Marco Reus.
The 29-year-old has already bagged six goals this season, alongside three vital assists that has allowed those around him to also flourish on the attack.
Combine this with the fact that Bayern Munchen keeper Manuel Neur has let in eight of the last shots he’s faced into his goal, Reus could make it seven goals scored this Saturday.
Aside from his obvious talent, the German’s experience in this Saturday’s clash will be valued most by Favre. Reus has been with Der BVB for five years now, and with plenty of De-Clasico’s already under his belt, his footballing nouse on the game could be the crucial difference.
With all this in mind, the last match bet in our Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich predictions are projecting him to score first, with the odds trading at 6/1.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich stats: Opta
- Bayern München have lost just one of their last eight Bundesliga matches against Dortmund (W6 D1). They’ve netted 13 goals across the last three clashes (4.3 per game), conceding just twice.
- Dortmund host Bayern München for the 50th time in the Bundesliga this weekend. Both sides have won 15 of the 49 clashes to date (D19).
- Dortmund haven’t been ahead of Bayern München in the table going into a Bundesliga match against them since matchday 30 in 2011/12. BVB were three points clear of FCB back then, won 1-0 (H) and pipped FCB to the title (2nd).
- Dortmund have 24 points on the board – they’ve only been better off after 10 Bundesliga matches twice: 2010/11 and 2013/14 (both 25).
- Borussia Dortmund have scored 30 goals this term – their best-ever tally after 10 Bundesliga matches.
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.