The German Klassiker: Dortmund v Bayern Munich
On Saturday it is time for another Der Klassiker when Borussia Dortmund welcomes Bayern Münich to Signal Iduna Park. The Yellow Wall will sadly have to watch this one from home, but we expect an exciting game nevertheless.
Both teams are at the top of the league, with just a goal difference separating the two. Both Dortmund and Bayern have won 5 of the first 6 games, picking up one loss each.
Dortmund has picked up an impressive 5 clean sheets at the start of their campaign and we’ll see if Lewandowski can do anything about that stat.
On the other side of the pitch, the Norwegian youngster Haaland aims to get another one past Neuer, just like he did in the German Super Cup earlier this year. He is off to a great start with 5 goals in 5 games in the league, with a 2 for 2 in the Champions League.
Bayern on the other hand has picked up the points they need, but their defense is not making their lives any easier. Nine conceded goals in six games are a few too many for the German Champions, and they better improve this if they want to be on the winning side for this one (four of the goals came from Hoffenheim and three vs Hertha).
Last year when these two giants clashed in the league, the Bavarians came out on top in both games with a 4-0 thrashing in the first game and a close 1-0 win when the teams faced off after the unexpected break in the spring.
Der Klassiker is always a big game, and it wouldn’t be the first time this fixture decides the league title. Of course, it’s too early to tell about how the Bundesliga campaign 2020/21 will end, but this one you just cannot afford to lose. Three points here would be priceless for Dortmund that ended up 13 points behind the champions from Bavaria last season.