The match at the Signal Iduna Park will be the 120th time the two teams meet in the Der Klassiker.
Tonight, the two giants of the Bundesliga go head to head in a match which surely guarantees spectacle and high-quality football. Kick-off at 6.30pm CET.
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) November 10, 2018
Currently, Borussia Dortmund top the Bundesliga with 24 points and are still to lose a match in the league. However, the Schwarzgelben lost their first match of the season in the Champions League against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.
Just below them in third place are Bayern Munich at 20 points, who are unbeaten in the last six matches with five wins and a draw. Despite the significant improvement in Bayern’s latest form, a defeat for Kovac’s team could still compromise the manager’s position at Bayern Munich.
The last encounter between the two clubs ended in a solid 6-0 win for Bayern and therefore the black and yellow will try to get revenge with a win over their arch-rivals. Surely this will not be an impossible task even because Bayern are surely nowhere near last season’s form.
Borussia Dortmund team news
The key players for Dortmund expected to make a difference include Germany international Marco Reus, Real Madrid loanee Achraf Hakimi, Jadon Sancho as well as frontmanPaco Alcacer. The latter has had a dream start to the season at his new club with 8 goals in 7 appearances in all competitions. All of them need to be at their best if they want to do harm to the Bayern line of defence.
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— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) November 9, 2018
Two significant absentees for the home side include club veteran Marcel Schmelzer and french prospect Abdou Diallo.
Borussia Dortmund Probable line-up (4-2-3-1)
Piszczek – Akanji – Zagadou – Hakimi
Witsel – Delaney
Sancho – Reus – Bruun Larsen
Bayern Munich team news
For Bayern, the main individuals to keep an eye on and who could influence the evolution of the match at any moment include the squad’s top scorer Robert Lewandowski, Leon Goretzka and James Rodriguez in midfield. Kimmich is also expected to continue his impressive run of form with another solid performance in midfield.
— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) November 9, 2018
Niko Kovac will have to surely do without injury prone Arjen Robben, out due to a knee injury. Thiago Alcantara together with French duo Corentin Tolisso and Kingsley Coman are also unavailable for the big match.
Bayern Munich Probable line-up (4-3-3)
Kimmich – Sule – Hummels – Alaba
Muller – Martinez – Rodriguez
Gnabry – Lewandowski – Ribery