Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Prediction & Match Preview

Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Prediction & Match Preview

Signal Iduna Park will take center stage as Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich clash in Der Klassiker on Matchday 10.


DateTimeLeagueSeasonFull Time
November 4, 202318:30Bundesliga2023-20240'

Bayern Munich showcased their dominance by thrashing Darmstadt 8-0 over the weekend, propelling them to second place in the league standings. Now, they have a golden opportunity to surpass Bayer Leverkusen and claim the top spot.

However, an important cog in their midfield, Joshua Kimmich, will be absent due to suspension, and with Kingsley Coman sidelined by injury, securing an away win may not be straightforward. The attacking midfielder, Jamal Musiala, is expected to return in time to face Borussia Dortmund.

Borussia Dortmund is determined to put an end to Bayern Munich’s stranglehold on the German top flight. Their recent 3-3 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt demonstrated their sharpness in front of goal, making a bet on both teams to score an enticing prospect.

Goalkeeper Gregor Kobel is likely to recover in time to face Bayern Munich, but Mats Hummels, Emre Can, Felix Nmecha, Julien Duranville, and Mateu Morey are still on the road to recovery.

Team News:

Borussia Dortmund’s midfielder Emre Can has missed the last two games due to a knee injury and remains uncertain for the upcoming match, although he has shown signs of progress in training this week. Julien Duranville is still sidelined with a thigh issue.

In the event of Can’s absence, Salih Ozcan could continue in the center of the midfield, potentially joined by either Felix Nmecha or former Bayern player Marcel Sabitzer. Mats Hummels, another former Bayern player, is expected to return in place of Niklas Sule in the center-back position. Additionally, Reus, Julian Brandt, and Donyell Malen could provide support in the attack for central striker Niclas Fullkrug.

As for Bayern Munich, Matthijs de Ligt may be sidelined for the next four to six weeks due to a partial knee ligament tear, and Tarek Buchmann is unavailable with a hamstring injury. Joshua Kimmich is set to serve a two-match suspension after his red card against Darmstadt.

Dayot Upamecano and Leon Goretzka’s availability remains uncertain; both players were seen in training on Friday, with Goretzka wearing significant strapping around his left hand following a recent operation. If both pass a late fitness test, Upamecano could return in the center-back position, while Goretzka would likely replace the suspended Kimmich alongside Konrad Laimer in the center-midfield.

Star striker Harry Kane, who has scored 12 goals in his first nine Bundesliga matches, is expected to make a return in the attack, with support from Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala, and Kingsley Coman if fit.