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Friday, December 22, 2017

BAYERN MUNICH VS BORRUSIA DORTMUND

LEAGUE: GERMAN DFB POKAL (GERMAN CUP)

VENUE: ALLIANZ ARENA

TIME 2145 HRS

DATE: 26/02/2017

Bayern meet their bitter rivals in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund, this time in the German DFB Pokal semi-final.

Bayern Munich will be hoping to bounce back after they were eliminated by Real Madrid from the Champions League Quarterfinals. Their lack of concentration in the extra time saw real Madrid net three goals to make it 4-2.

They were also complacent in the league and were forced to a 2-2 draw by Mainz 05.Despite this, they are sitting comfortably at the top of the Bundesliga with 70 points and 8 points clear of RB Leipzig who are second with 62 points.

Bayern Munich has featured in the past four DFB Pokal finals and will be looking forward to making it fifth in a row.

Borrusia Dortmund has had a rough month.This is after their Team Bus was bombed, this incident saw one of their key players injured in that explosion. After this incident,  they were eliminated by Monaco from the UEFA Champions League losing both legs.

They then bounced back fairly well and have now won two of their last league matches but with difficulties.

This is Dortmund's only chance of any silverware this season, and they will come into this game strongly.

Bayern Munich is the favourite to win this match considering that they are also at home and thrashed Dortmund 4-1 a few weeks ago.

Bayern has won 18 of their past 23 games at home in all competitions losing one and drawing four; this translates to 78% success rate at home this season.

Dortmund has been widely inconsistent this season and has won very few matches in the recent past.


With both teams having strong forward lineups we expect them to score many goals.

HEAD TO HEAD 

Bayern Munich has won 32 of the 52 matches played aginst Borussia Dortmund.
Dortmund has only won 10.
They have drawn in 10 of the past 52 matches.

TEAM NEWS

BAYERN MUNICH

Manuel Neuer, David Alaba and Javi Martinez are not expected to feature in this clash.

BORRUSIA DORTMUND 

 Andre Schurrle, Sahin and  Sokratis are doubts for this clash.Mario Gotze is out.  Marc Bartra is ruled out after being injured in the Dortmund bus attack.

PREDICTIONS

Both teams to score.

Bayern Munich to win.