All you need to know: Dortmund v Bayern
Find out everything you need to know about the clash between Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern München.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich: Line-ups
Bayern Have Too Much Attacking Power
Dortmund had plenty of players absent through injury ahead of their trip to Cologne but, having led at half time through Brandt’s strike, will have been disappointed to come away empty-handed, especially as defeat allowed Bayern to move back ahead of them in the league table prior to Der Klassiker. Still, had Terzic been offered sitting level on points with the Bavarians at this stage of the season – as well as gaining six points from a possible nine to open up a five-point gap in second place in Group G – then the 39-year-old may well have taken it.
Given their forthcoming opponents’ relative lack of form in recent times, he may well feel that it is time for Dortmund to deliver in front of a raucous Westfalenstadion and prove that they have what it takes to stay the course in the title race this campaign.
However, Bayern’s trip to Dortmund on Saturday may well be their toughest test of the season so far, potentially providing a more accurate measure of whether they have put their remarkable run of four winless league games prior to the international break behind them.
With two of their most experienced leaders in Muller and Joshua Kimmich unavailable after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, it will also push their squad depth to the limit, especially in central midfield, where they are short of numbers compared to most of Europe’s elite teams.
Still, with the likes of Sane and Mane in excellent goalscoring form of late, there is little doubt that Nagelsmann’s side have the capabilities to demolish any opponent on their day, and they may well view Der Klassiker as the perfect match to get their season truly get back on track.
We expect to see an entertaining Der Klassiker on Saturday, with both teams possessing plenty of attacking firepower. However, Bayern have looked somewhere close to returning to their best in the past week – scoring nine goals in two matches combined – and should have too much quality for their rivals.