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Back Bayern to beat Borussia in Bundesliga’s biggest battle

| 01.11.2014

Past head-to heads between Germany’s top two team Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have been very even, as they are unseparated in the last 18 head-to-heads in all competitions since 2009, with eight wins apiece in normal time.

However, their current form couldn’t be more different, with current Bundesliga leaders Bayern (odds-on at 1/2 to win with Coral) unbeaten in their first nine league games, and well as the Champions League and German Cup.

Borussia (5/1), on the other hand, lag way down in 15th, just one point above the relegation zone, after losing their last four German top-flight fixtures. They have beat defeated more times this term in the Bundesliga than any other side, and it seems the best they can hope for is a draw at 10/3.

The last time this duo faced each other at the Allianz Arena, though, Jurgen Klopp’s men came out 3-0 victors in the league, and they are priced at 125/1 to somehow shock them with that results here again.

Marco Reus, who is being tracked by Pep Guardiola’s men, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were on target that day for the visitors, and are tempting 11/4 and 10/3 shouts respectively to net again anytime.

The last four meetings have all been wins to nil, with each sides get two victories apiece, and so an enticing bet to make would be for the hosts to beat Borussia without conceding at 15/8.

Bayern are 31/20, meanwhile, just to claim a clean sheet, which is even more likely given that they have taken two of Dortmund’s most talented attackers in recent years, Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski.

Prolific Polish poacher Lewandowski failed to net against his former side in the season-opening German Super Cup this term but, having scored four times in his opening eight games for Bayern, he is 10/3 to strike first. Gotze has managed to grab a goal against Borussia, though, and is evens to grab another anytime.

Ahead of the game, Germany’s World Cup star Thomas Muller, of Munich, spoke of his upcoming opponents: “Dortmund are always an uncomfortable opponent. Maybe it is even easier for them than when they face other teams because they know exactly what plan to follow against us.

“I don’t expect we will be leading 5-0 at half time. There have been a lot of tight games in the past years between but if we keep our cool and avoid their quick breaks then we will look good.”

Muller, who has six goals in all competitions so far this season, and scored last in this reverse fixture last term, so is 7/2 to strike last or 4/1 for two or more.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.