Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich
|Date & Time||Tuesday April 28, 2015, 3:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Bayern Munich 1/2 Draw 10/3 Borussia Dortmund 13/2
Bt sport; ESPN
Action from the first semi final of the DFB Pokal comes from the Allianz Arena where Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich take on their long term nemisis Borussia Dortmund. Bayern Munich are still missing important players as Robben and Ribery continued absence due to injuries leaves Bayern just short of their best side. Pep Guardiola will look to former Dortmund stars Goetze and Lewandowski to lead Bayern through this tough game. Lewandowski in particular has been excellent of late and the striker finally looks to have settled into his new home at the Allianz. With a team full of stars Bayern have a squad that can cope with injuries but there is no doubt that Robben in particular has been missed as the dutch playmaker has been Bayern's best player all season.
Borussia Dortund in Jurgen Klopp's last season will want to finish on a high. A cup win over Bayern Munich would be a good way to achieve that. Klopp will look to his star man Marco Reus to lead the way for Dortmund. aubeymeyang and Kagawa have found some form late in the season and both have scored in their last two games with Aubeymeyang hitting five in his last six appearances. This is a good squad and Borussia Dortmund will really want to stop Bayern's march towards a treble. A win here would be moral boasting for the Borussia players and fans and would also give them a shot at a trophy.
Easy to take Bayern here for the win but I'm going to go against the league Champions. I'm going to take Borussia Dortmund +1 on the handicap, I think this one may go to extra time and possibly even penalties. I just like the way Dortmund have been playing recently and I think they can upset the champs here. Klopp has had a habit of being able to frustrate Bayern in these games and I think he will get it right one more time before he leaves at the end of the season. This should be a crakcing game to watch for the neutral.