Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich face off for the first time this season in the Bundesliga for the latest edition of Der Klassiker.
The two teams have both made unbeaten starts to their domestic league campaigns this season, with Dortmund and Bayern not losing any of their opening nine Bundesliga outings of 2023/24.
As such, this latest clash between the two sides comes as one of the most anticipated German matches in recent memory.
Bayern are, of course, the dominant side when it comes to this rivalry, having won 66 of the 133 competitive meetings. BVB have won just one of the past 13 Bundesliga matchups with Bayern, and 11 of the others have been defeats, the exception being a 2-2 draw last season.
Still, their performances in 2023/24 will give them hope of ending that poor run and, if they do, they will have real belief in their chances of a first Bundesliga title since 2012 under Jurgen Klopp.
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Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich match facts
- Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
- Kickoff Time: 6:30 p.m. local (1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT)
- Location: Westfalenstadion (Dortmund, Germany)
- Last meeting: Bayern Munich 4-2 Borussia Dortmund (Apr. 1, 2023 | Bundesliga)
Dortmund vs Bayern prediction, odds
- Moneyline lean: Draw (+320)
- Score prediction: Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Bayern Munich
to score Y / N
|Over / Under
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Dortmund vs Bayern: best bet
- Pick: Under 2.5 goals
- Odds: +205 (DraftKings)
Given these two sides combined for 11 goals across their last Bundesliga matches at the weekend, you might call me crazy for this, but I’m kind of fancying the under 2.5 goals selection here.
That could obviously be an error given the firepower of both sides — especially Bayern, who scored eight times in the second half of their outing on Saturday — but I’m expecting a close, cagey match between two top sides.
There’s also the added advantage of gaining a lot of value here at +205 with DraftKings as opposed to backing the over at a measly -280.
Dortmund vs Bayern flier bet
- Pick: Julian Brandt to score first
- Odds: +900 (DraftKings)
There’s so much talent on display here that in truth, the opening goal could come from anywhere. Bayern’s Harry Kane is the favourite in that regard, but instead, we’re going to pick Dortmund’s Julian Brandt.
The Germany international is having a stellar campaign this time around and has looked lethal in front of goal for his side.
He netted at the weekend against Eintracht Frankfurt, which proved to be his fifth of the season across all competitions, two of which have come as match openers. That gives this selection plenty of promise, especially at +900.
Nathan Evans is a data editor for The Sporting News.