Recent history suggests that Borussia Dortmund are set to claim a vital victory over bitter rivals Bayern Munich in their latest Bundesliga clash
Recent history suggests that a rejuvenated Borussia Dortmund are on course to record a domestic league victory over reigning champions and bitter rivals Bayern Munich.
The two German sides have won alternatively over the previous seven competitive games, and if that pattern continues, it would be the Black and Yellows’ turn to come away with a win.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are a best priced 13/5 with Coral to emerge victorious at the Signal-Iduna-Park, having gone their last seven league games unbeaten. This revived run includes a recent 3-2 coup against Hannover 96, a victory which has seen them climb to 10th position in the table.
Dortmund flirted with the relegation places early in the campaign, after a horrific start to the campaign. However, they have collected 18 points from nine fixtures this calendar year, three more than they acquired in the entire first half of the season.
The visitors will take confidence from their opponents’ recent form, with Pep Guardiola’s Bavarians having picked up just 12 out of a possible 27 points from their previous nine Bundesliga outings against the five sides that made it to the knock-out stages in Europe this term.
Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski both won the Bundesliga title with Dortmund in 2011 and also celebrated a domestic double with the club in 2012. However, they have since made the switch to rivals Munich, and will aiming to fire their current employers towards a third consecutive league crown.
Poland international Lewandowski is a 15/8 chance with BetFred to strike at anytime, having scored in the reverse clash at the Allianz Arena last November. German World Cup winner Gotze, along with his Polish teammate, have netted for both teams in this fixture and he is 9/4 with 888sport to net again anytime this time out.
Dortmund fan favourite Marco Reus will be hoping to continue his recent rampant run in front of goal, and history suggests the Germany international can deliver in the derby again. The wonderful wideman is 15/2 with BetVictor to open proceedings, after doing so in the last matchup between these fierce rivals.
The hosts suffered a shock 2-0 defeat in their last league outing and Klopp’s travelling side will hope to capitalise on that lacklustre spell. With four of the last five meetings having ended in a win to nil, Dortmund are a 6/1 chance with Boylesports to win without conceding this time out.