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Bayern Munich vs Dortmund Preview, Lineups prediction, and more

Bayern Munich vs Dortmund Preview, Lineups prediction, and more

Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund preview

The Bundesliga will likely have a winner this season, which will not be Bayern Munich. This sentence was last true in the 2011-12 season when Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern to the title. Now, the two teams meet each other yet again in the famous Der Klassiker. However, Dortmund are not in contention but could very well make their opponents’ title aspirations even bleaker with a victory or draw. Bayern Munich currently trail Xabi Alonso’s high-flying Bayer Leverkusen by ten points with only eight games to go.

Bayern Munich have been far from perfect this season. Manager Thomas Tuchel’s relationship with his players has deteriorated, causing massive tensions inside the dressing room. Players like Joshua Kimmich and Leroy Sane were not in the best of their form.

Their greatest weaknesses, though, have been their individual mistakes. The defence has been the major culprit, especially Dayot Upamecano. However, the club can take motivation from last season, when they won the league in the final minutes of a dramatic final match day.

On the other hand, Dortmund recovered after a slump in the middle half of the season. Since then, they have only lost one in their last 12 games. The return of Jadon Sancho on loan has also given the team a different edge in the attack.

Both teams have also made their way to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League. This game is also important in a different context. With the revamped Champions League format that will be in effect starting next season, two of the top leagues on UEFA’s coefficient will get an additional slot in the competition. Bundesliga is currently among the top two, and if it stays that way, it could mean automatic promotion for the fourth-placed team. And with Dortmund currently ten points ahead of sixth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt, Dortmund have a real chance of qualifying even if they finish fifth.

Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund predicted lineups 

Bayern Munich lineup 

Star striker Harry Kane, who pulled out of the England squad after injury, has recovered and is fit enough to feature in the game. After the injury to Noussair Mazraoui and Bouna Sarr, Sacha Boey was brought in the winter transfer window to fill the void. However, Boey has also joined the duo on the sidelines. This means that Kimmich (a former right-back himself) will play the role of something he did for Germany recently in the international friendlies. His spot in the midfield…

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