Bayern Munich vs Borussia DortmundGerman Bundesliga, KO: 19:30 Sep 30, 2020, Allianz Arena
THE German Super Cup takes place on Wednesday night as Bayern Munich square off with Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena.
The Bavarians have been in breathtaking form since the turn of the year, however, their 32 match unbeaten run came to an abrupt end last Sunday after a shock 4-1 defeat away at Hoffenheim.
After bagging the UEFA Super Cup in Budapest last midweek the German giants will be desperate to bounce back in this bout when faced with old foes Borussia Dortmund.
Lucien Favre's vibrant young side lit up the Bundesliga in the early months of 2020, however, Die Schwarzgelben's title charge faltered last season following a damaging defeat in Der Klassiker back in May.
Big things are expected of Borussia Dortmund this time around but their bid to halt Hansi Flick's Bayern Munich juggernaut suffered an early-season setback in a 2-0 defeat away at Augsburg on Saturday.
Bayern Munich have come out on top in four of their last six tussles with Dortmund and the hosts are heavily fancied here at 1/2 with Bet 365.
Borussia Dortmund have failed to win at this venue since 2014 and that is reflected in the 5/1 (Bet 365) on offer for an away, while an all-square affair after 90 minutes is priced up at 7/2 with PaddyPower.
The bookmakers are certainly expecting goals to be on the menu in Munich and that is reflected in the general 4/9 quotes that are available for both teams to score, while over 2.5 match strikes is even shorter at 4/11 with Bet 365
Such skinny odds are hardly surprising given the plethora of attacking talent that will be on display at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night, not too mention this fixture is often viewed as glorified friendly on the German football calendar.
Indeed, there is little value in backing both sides to get on the scoresheet here, however, backing both teams to score and each team to collect over zero cards is a lot more attractive at 20/21 with Bet 365.
The last seven fixtures between these rivals have produced a whopping 30 strikes – an average of 4.28 goals per game – and given the array of attacking options both managers can turn towards, the above-mentioned bet builder catches the eye.
I'm also going to delve into the corner markets where I like the look of the Even-Money on offer with Betway for Borussia Dortmund to take over 3.5 corners in on Wednesday night.
Both Dortmund wing-backs play a key role in Favre's preferred system by providing width and I'm happy to back Borussia to hit four or more corners when they come up against what could be a jaded Bayern Munich team – the hosts will be playing their third fixture in six days.
That line of thought also has me attracted to the 8/5 on offer with 888Sport for deadly Dortmund striker Erling Haaland to hit the back of the net in this Super Cup showdown.
Yes, Bayern are the dominant force in the Bundesliga, however, their high defensive line often sees them concede chances and the Norwegian goal-machine looks overpriced to breach a Bayern backline that shipped four goals on Sunday.
This German Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will be played on Sep 30, 2020 and kick off at 19:30. Check below for our tipsters best Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund prediction.