Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund
Date: Saturday, 9th November 2019
Kick off at: 17.30 UK Time
Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Bayern Munich are looking to get themselves back into the top of Bundesliga after experiencing disappointing defeat last weekend. The Bavarians attempt won’t be easy though as they must face their arch rival, Borussia Dortmund this weekend at Allianz Arena.
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for this weekend German Bundsliga fixture. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be gearing up to help them get all three points.
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Neuer(g);Pavard, Martinez, Alaba, Davies(def);Kimmich, Alcantara(mid); Coman, Goretzka, Gnarby(att mid); Lewandowski(att)
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Burki(g); Piszczek, Akanji, Hummels, Schulz(def);Delaney, Witsel(mid); Hakimi, Brandt, Hazard(att mid); Alcacer(att).
Before heading into this weekend Bundesliga big match, both teams have been involved in other matches. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have more information about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : WWWLW
Bayern able to bounce back from their shocking 5-1 defeat in Bundesliga against Eintracth Frankfurt last weekend. Under interim boss Hans-Dieter Frik, Bayern picked up an important 2-0 victory over Olympiakos in their midweek Champions League fixture.
It’s was certainly a positive result for the temporary tactician, but the league remains a challenge this Saturday. Having win just one league match from their last four, facing Dortmund will be a tough task for Die Roten.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) LDWWW
Dortmund themselves looking to rediscover their spark recently, winning their last three matches in all competition. Their latest victory came against Inter Milan in the Champions League as Lucien Favre’s men came back from two goals down to win 3-2 at home.
That result should bring tons of confidence for Die Borussen ahead of their historically difficult trip to Allianz Arena. Favre will be hoping that his players can maintain their beliefs and spirit in their weekend big match battle.
Bayern are still struggling with injuries to their defensive department with several important players are unavailable. Lucas Hernandez, Niklas Sule and Jerome Boateng are all still out for this weekend big match clash against Dortmund.
Having that many center backs out, Die Roten look to play Javi Martinez and David Alaba one again in that central defensive role. Up front, Robert Lewandowski remain the main man up front for Bayern with support from Coman and Gnarby.
Favre is in a much better situation in preparing for Dortmund’s weekend clash as no confirmed absentee for his players. There’s still some doubt with Reus and Sancho, but they could still make the trip.
Hakimi will be the main threat again from the flank with support from Julian Brandt and Thorgan Hazard. Dortmund could decide to start Paco Alcacer up front as they might need a center forward presence against Bayern.
Head to Head Records:
In their last five meetings, Bayern are still slightly edging their rival with three wins and two defeats.
Their most recent match up happened just recently on August 4, 2019 in the Super Cup which saw Dortmund taking a 2-0 victory.
Having loss their boss, Niko Kovac earlier this week, Bayern are hoping to regain their confidence in Bundesliga by beating their rival. Playing at home could certainly help Die Roten players from putting on their best effort, but it still will be a tough battle.
Dortmund will arrive at Allianz Arena targeting all three points as they’re hoping there’s still confusion at Bayern. The home team might still be favorite to win, but Der BVB have a big chance in taking down their arch rival.
Final Score: 1-1