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Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich : All you need to know about the Der Klassiker

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2nd Der Klassiker of the season is upon us, it’s Dortmund vs Bayern yet again in the Bundesliga, overall the two German giants will meet for the 110th time.

 

Match Details:

Venue : Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund.

Date : 04/11/17 – 23:00 (IST), 17:30 (GMT), 19:30 (CEST).

TV Telecast : Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select 2 HD, beIN Sports, Canal Sports, Sky Sports.

Live Stream : http://www.sport365.live/en/home

 

Team News:
Dortmund~

Borussia Dortmund is going through a strange situation presently, they just can’t win matches. Mid week they drew against Apoel Nicosia yet again. And that draw can be concluded as Dortmund’s farewell from the Champions League as the present situation says, Dortmund has to win against both Real Madrid and Tottenham, with Real Madrid either losing or a draw against Apoel will help Dortmund to qualify for the Round of 16. Looks impossible. So they should go for a Europa League place atleast. In DFB Pokal they will meet Bayern in the Round of 16, so early exit for the Borussens may be on the cards. Now in the Bundesliga on Saturday they face rejuvenated Bayern Munich, tough times. Though you can’t predict a Der Klassiker easily, it is expected be a delicious encounter anyway. Peter Bosz will be without Piszczek, Durm, Rode and Reus for the clash with injuries. Though he will be delighted with the comeback of Raphael Guerreiro who scored in midweek against Apoel, Andre Schuerrle is also back and can be used as a super sub. So Bosz has options, it remains to be seen if he can use those wisely.

Bayern Munich~

After a hard fought win against Celtic FC in the Champions League which secured their Round of 16 place, Bayern Munich will be hoping to keep their 1st place intact in the Bundesliga against mighty Borussia Dortmund. If we look at Bayern closely we would see Javi Martinez is the main man of Bayern Munich, playing in the CDM role blocking the attack of the opposite team and not only that scoring in tough times and assisting too, he’s the new Bastian Schweinsteiger of Jupp Heynckes. Will he be able to do the same against BVB? time will tell. Team news is Bayern will be without Neuer, Bernat, Müller and Ribéry for the clash with injuries, though Heynckes will be delighted with the fact that Robert Lewandowski (hamstring) who missed the midweek clash against Celtic in the Champions League is back and will start against his former club Dortmund. Kimmich, Hummels should also return to the line up as they were rested against Celtic with Kimmich only featuring as a sub for 5 mins.

 

Predicted Line ups:

Dortmund~

Formation: 4-3-3

Bürki; Bartra, Papastathopoulos, Toprak, Guerreiro; Castro, Weigl, Götze; Yarmolenko, Philipp, Aubameyang.

Bayern Munich~

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Ulreich; Kimmich, Süle, Hummels, Alaba; Martinez, Thiago; Robben, James, Coman; Lewandowski.

 

Head to Head Stats:

Overall – 109 matches.

Drawn – 34 matches.

Borussia Dortmund won – 28 matches.

Bayern Munich won – 47 matches.

Borussia Dortmund scored – 147 goals.

Bayern Munich scored – 208 goals.

 

Special Der Klassiker Facts :

Most matches won (as a player) – Oliver Kahn (13).

Most wins (as a Manager) – Ottmar Hitzfeld (10).

Most Goals scored – Gerd Muller (14).

Most Appearances – Michael Zorg (28).