Bayern Munich set to battle with Bundesliga title rivals Borussia Dortmund in a crucial edition of Der Klassiker as a tumultuous time at ‘FC Hollywood’ continues on Saturday.
Thomas Tuchel recently replaced Julian Nagelsmann after Bayern Ruthlessly sacked the coach.
Ahead of this clash which is a must watch for football fans across the world, Dortmund sit on top of the Bundesliga table having won 9 of their last 10 matches.
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund: Match Preview
Bayern Munich sacked their 35-year-old head coach and hired a Champions League winner – Thomas Tuchel immediately, to see if he can save their season.
Bayern Munich have already lost more points in 10 games this year than in 15 games played before the break, after a 2-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen last time out.
This particular form forced Bayern’s leadership to intervene to put an end to Nagelsmann’s brief reign in Bavaria when coupled with Nagelsmann’s problems off the field.
Thomas Tuchel will now take on his former club in the Der Klassiker encounter and the result of the match will stir up in the air.
Tuchel took over the helm at the Allianz Arena at the ideal moment for the club as they need to revitalize every aspects of the team.
Bayern Munich, however remains the favorites to win the Bundesliga title as they have won it 10 times in a roll, but if they fail to beat BVB on Saturday, it will be devastating for the title charge.
Dortmund have scored 72 goals this season, which is the highest amount of goals in the league, despite some recent defeats, and they have only failed to score once in their first 37 competitive games of the 2022–23 season.
Bayern is one of the only two German teams still competing in Europe this season alongside Union Berlin.
Munich have not lost any of the their 8 meetings with Dortmund and this one might be a walkover for Bayern despite their inconsistency in the League.
Tuchel has confirmed that he won’t make any changes in the line up or tactics. He is expected though to tweak the starting lineup from the match in which Julian Nagelsmann finished his tenure as head coach.
Jama Musiala is Tuchel’s biggest fitness concern as he may miss out due to a hamstring injury, and he has been instrumental for the team.
Joao Cancelo, Noussair Mazraoui, Josip Stanisic, and Benjamin Pavard compete for spots on the right flank, Lucas Hernandez and Manuel Neuer will watch the action from the sidelines.
Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting is expected to start at the front this season for Bayern Munich this season.
Jamie Bynoe-Gittens and Youssoufa Moukoko might not play for Dortmund and other teenagers like Karim Adeyemi and Julian Brandt could play despite injury concerns.
Marco Reus has scored four goals in his past matches, and Sebastien Haller, also scored a hat trick against Koln just before halftime in their last time out.
Raphael Guerreiro’s recent streak of five Bundesliga games with nine goal involvements is even more outstanding.
Emre Can is back from suspension and was recalled to the German squad, he is likely to help the visitors effort to extend the point in the standing.
Bayern Munich probable starting lineup:
Sommer; Pavard, Upamecano, De Ligt; Cancelo, Kimmich, Goretzka, Davies; Sane, Muller; Choupo-Moting
Borussia Dortmund probable starting lineup:
Kobel; Wolf, Sule, Schlotterbeck, Ryerson; Bellingham, Can, Guerreiro; Brandt, Haller, Reus
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction
Bayern are in the best position to influence the title battle, but not before a few thrills and spills, as they boast the big-time mindset that comes with the territory in Munich.
Here at Futballnews, we are going with Bayern Munich winning Dortmund 3-2.