Der Klassiker to live up to its name yet again
The first Der Klassiker of the 2022/2023 season takes place in the Saturday early evening kick-off at Signal Iduna Park, with neither Borussia Dortmund nor Bayern Munich top of the Bundesliga and locked together on the same number of points. The hosts have lost two of their last three games in the division, whilst the visitors are coming back into form after a relatively poor start to the campaign by their own lofty standards. Read our preview here:
Edin Terzić's side rallied in midweek to dispatch Sevilla 4-1 in their own backyard to consolidate their hold on second place in their Champions League pool. Jude Bellingham was once again instrumental in the victory, further boosting his own standing within the team and his price tag as a consequence. With striker Sébastien Haller receiving treatment for testicular cancer, there is no clear first choice in the squad in terms of output. 17 year old Youssoufa Moukoko has been eased into prominence over a prolonged period of time, and could be handed a start in the high profile encounter where he'll try to add to his two goals thus far this season.
FC Hollywood have blasted in nine without reply in their last two games combined, demonstrating that the firepower they possess in abundance has returned in earnest to the scoresheet. In the pivot positions, Joshua Kimmich continues to be almost peerless at breaking up counters and picking out teammates with long, raking passes forwards, whilst partner Marcel Sabitzer has had a more steady time of it since signing a year ago. and will have his work cut out to stymie the youthful attack-minded players in BVB's ranks.
bet365 have odds of 2.60 for the reigning champions to get the win on the road with both teams scoring.