On Saturday, starting at 17:30 pm, the match Bayern – Dortmund will be played, during the 11th round of the Bundesliga, the 2019/2020 edition. “Der Klassiker” comes at a time when Bayern are without a permanent coach, and Dortmund have not defeated Allianz Arena in the Bundesliga since 2014. The two teams have won 22 of the last 26 trophies in the first German league, and the episode of Saturday will be the number 125 (58 wins Bayern, 33 wins Dortmund and 33 draws).
Allianz Arena was shaken last week after Bayern were sacked in Frankfurt, 1-5, as a result of which Croatian coach Niko Kovac lost his job. The specialist press puts forward 4 possible substitutes: Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger, Ralf Rangnick and Erik ten Hag. If Mourinho and Wenger were honored to prepare the Bavarian giant, Rangnick politely declined the offer, and Ten Hag is under contract with Ajax Amsterdam. Until a decision is made, Bayern is prepared by Hansi Flick, named interim for two parties. The Bavarians obtained the qualification in the best of the Champions League on Wednesday night, after a 2-0 victory against the Greeks at Olympiakos. It was far from an exciting evolution, the successes coming in the second half. Flick, however, announces that he is focusing on the match with Dortmund on Saturday and not on his fate.
On the opposite side, Dortmund comes with a very high morale after returning an incredible match with Inter Milan, from 0-2 to 3-2, despairing the Italian coach, Antonio Conto, who machine-gunned his players after match. But Lucien Favre is more temperate and has in his pocket success with Bayern in the German Super Cup, 2-0 this summer. However, at the Allianz Arena, “Galben-Negrii” lost 6-0 and 5-0 the last two meetings, being without victory in the Bundesliga at this stadium in 2014. Dortmund currently have a point (19) over Bayern (18) In the standings, both are under the leader Monchengladbach, who leads the hierarchy with 22 points. Favre has at his disposal a complete lot, without important absences, unlike the Bavarians, widowed by the accidents of the defenders Boateng, Hernandez and Sule.
It’s a very important derby for both teams, but maybe more for Bayern. Dortmund came to the Allianz Arena in maximum form and disappointed sharply, but Saturday’s match is again exciting! It remains to be seen which side, and we will bet on goals.
Bayern: Neuer – Pavard, Javi Martinez, Alaba, Davies – Kimmich – T. Müller, Goretzka – Gnabry, Coman – Lewandowski
Reservations: Ulreich, L. Mai, Coutinho, Cuisance, Perisic, Thiago, Tolisso
Absent: Arp, J. Boateng, Dajaku, Früchtl, Hernandez, R. Hoffmann, Singh, Süle, Will, Wriedt, Zirkzee
Coach: Hansi Flick
Dortmund: Bürki – Piszczek, Akanji, Hummels, N. Schulz – Witsel, Delaney – Hakimi, Brandt, T. Hazard – Paco Alcacer
Reserves: Hitz, Balerdi, Morey, Schmelzer, Zagadou, Bruun Larsen, Dahoud, Guerrero, Reus, Sancho, Weigl, M. Götze
Absent: Oelschlägel, Raschl, Unbehaun
Coach: Lucien Favre
PREDICTION: Bayern Munich to win @ 1,58