Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich 5/26/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
5/26/20 12:30 pm
Over 2.5 (-275), Under 2.5 (+220)
Borussia Dortmund is hosting Bayern Munich at Signal Iduna Park in Der Klassiker derby that could potentially decide the new Bundesliga champion.
Borussia is playing in great form and they have won seven of their last 8 games. Borussia has scored 6 goals in their last 2 games, while their defense has been outstanding, and Borussia has not conceded a single goal in their last 2 matches. In the standings, Borussia is in second place with 57 points, 4 points less than Bayern Munich at the top. It’s hard to say who is Borussia’s best player as they have plenty of talent, but Sancho who scored 14 goals and added 16 assists is certainly one of the best in Borussia and in Germany. Marco Reus has 11 goals, while Haaland added 10 goals in 10 games. Hazard has 12 assists, while Hakimi added another 10 assists. Reus and Zagadou are injured, while Schulz and Witsel are still questionable. In their last game in Bundesliga against Wolfsburg on the road, Borussia has had 62% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, and 86% of the correct passes. Borussia Dortmund was the better team in this game and has won 0-2. Borussia has scored a ton of goals so far this season, but they are still 6 goals behind Bayern, and their defense has been far less consistent. Since the Bundesliga has returned, Borussia has been playing well on both ends, but now is the crucial time in the season for them, and Borussia has been known to choke in this type of game before.
Bayern is in the outstanding form right now and they are scoring the insane amount of goals. In their last 2 games, Bayern has scored 7 goals, while conceding only 2, and that was at home against Eintracht last this past weekend. Bayern was fantastic in that match and they had 65% of ball possession, 10 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, and 84% of accurate passes. With 2-0 lead at half time, Bayern could have relaxed a little bit, but they started the second half with a fast goal in the 46th minute by Lewandowski. Six minutes after, Bayern has conceded a goal, three minutes after that another one and we had ourselves a game once again. That is when Bayern shifted gears and has scored 2 more goals and has won this match 5-2. Lewandowski is the leading goal scorer in Bayern and Bundesliga with 27 goals, while Gnarby added 11 goals and 9 assists. Sule, Coutinho, and Tolisso are injured, and all of them could certainly be of help to coach Flick. Bayern is at the top of Bundesliga with 61 points, something they are quite used to, but Bayern must stay focused until the end because Borussia is a good team and they can be up to par with Bayern. There are enough games left in the season to make this race interesting, especially if Bayern losses this match.
Match between Borussia and Bayern is one of the biggest derbies in Germany and it usually produces a lot of goals on both sides. Borussia hasn’t lost in their last 2 home games against Bayern, while they also won their six home games in a row. Both Borussia and Bayern are playing well and are scoring a lot of goals. This could be anyone’s game, but I think goals are the way to go here.