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Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Tips and Predictions

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
2 November 2023, 06:44

Der Klassiker, the derby between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, is considered one of the biggest games in Germany. We will have the chance to watch the first Klassiker of the season on Saturday, November 4, with the kick-off at Signal Iduna Park scheduled for 6:30 pm local time.

Dortmund fell short of winning the league title last season and, after losing Jude Bellingham over the summer, have been less impressive in the 2023/24 Bundesliga campaign. Nevertheless, they are fourth in the standings and can overtake the Bavarians in case of a win. We will discuss the implications to the title race further in our Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich tips.

Bayern Munich win

At first glance it may seem that Bayern Munich are the only team in the Bundesliga as they have won the league 11 consecutive times now. However, there is someone who tries to break their dominance every year, and this season, that responsibility has fallen on the shoulders of Bayer Leverkusen. Xabi Alonso’s men currently top the standings with 25 points after nine matches.

Bayern – who are two points behind – would certainly not like to see Bayer extend their lead. This makes the away match against Borussia Dortmund a must win, regardless of the midweek game in the DFB-Pokal and upcoming UEFA Champions League clash. Moreover, BVB has a similar schedule so they won’t be much fresher on Saturday.

Both sides have been undefeated in the 2023/24 Bundesliga, but we expect this positive run to end for Edin Terzic’s men as they will face an extra-motivated Bayern. Bet365 offers 1.70 odds on a victory for the visitors. 

Harry Kane to score anytime

Since the match against Borussia Dortmund will be a big occasion, the Bavarian fans should expect their star players to take a step forward. And there is no better candidate for the job than Harry Kane.

The England international arrived at Bayern Munich this summer and he hasn’t needed any time to adapt. In nine matches in the Bundesliga so far, Harry Kane has scored 12 goals and provided five assists. The 30-year-old has scored in every match but two, including a hat-trick in the previous league encounter against Darmstadt.

Moreover, since Bayern are playing third-tier Saarbucken in the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday, Kane will likely be rested. This means he will be able to go all out against Borussia Dortmund on the weekend, with Bet365’s odds on Harry Kane scoring anytime standing at 1.83.

Under 4.5 goals

Harry Kane may well end up scoring but we do not expect too many goals in our Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich tips. Certainly, the Bavarians have an impressive scoring record of 34 goals in nine matches, and Dortmund's record of 20 goals scored is respectable too. 

However, BVB has proven to be a pragmatic team that is no stranger to parking the bus under Terzic, and we expect this exact approach on Saturday. This playing style has allowed Dortmund to beat Newcastle United 1-0 in the UEFA Champions League and draw 0-0 with AC Milan, with both games played away from home. 

While it is unlikely that the hosts will end up keeping a clean sheet, Bayern won’t go on a scoring spree like in their 8-0 wins over Bochum and Darmstadt either. At the same time, Thomas Tuchel’s men have the best defence in the 2023/24 Bundesliga with just seven conceded goals. Thus, the 1.40 odds on under 4.5 goals on Bet365 look attractive. And if you expect even fewer goals, then you may be interested in the under 3.5 goals line for 1.90.

Please remember to always gamble responsibly. Our Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich tips are not a call to action. Always rely on your own judgement first and foremost.