Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund Betting Preview (DFB Pokal Cup Semi-Final)

Bundesliga table toppers Bayern Munich host Borussia Dortmund in the sixth Der Klassiker in the DFB Pokal Cup in nine years.

Both German giants got knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in the past week, and will be looking to make big statements of bouncing back to winning as follow-up. Although Borussia Dortmund have got their acts right already by defeating Borussia Mönchengladbach in a hard-fought 3-2 away win in the league over the weekend, they will want to use this match as a confirmation of their recent good run.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men are currently on a four-game winless run that the Italian tactician will be hoping ends on Wednesday night. Coincidentally, the last win the Bavarians recorded was against Borussia Dortmund, in an impressive 4-1 league win two and a half weeks ago in Munich.

SportyBet have the most likely outcome of this encounter at (1.51), which is a Bayern Munich win and we feel that backing the hosts is the way to go here. However, one can go for a Dortmund win at (5.10), having in mind that Dortmund have beaten Bayern Munich once already, in the first half of this league season.

Judging by past meetings in the DFB Pokal Cup – in which four of their last six meetings advanced to extra-time, a draw is also very likely. Each of Bayern’s last three fixtures have ended in draws, and you can get odds of (4.32) for a draw in this tie, to take the match into extra time.

Striker Robert Lewandowski netted a brace in the last Der Klassiker, and is the leading goal scorer in the cup competition – with five goals in three appearances. A goal at anytime of the encounter is priced at (1.50) for the Polish striker, who is the likeliest to score. Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben follow with (1.95). On Dortmund’s side, we have goal machine Pierre-Emerick Aubamenyang at (2.30), Marco Reus (3.15) and Andre Schurlle (3.40).

In the thrashing of Dortmund in “Der Klassiker” earlier in April, Lewandowski scored a brace, while Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery also found the back of the net. Regarding a correct score bet, it’s reasonable to see Dortmund struggle again on Wednesday. A 3-1 correct score of Bayern Munich win at (10.32) with SportyBet offers some really decent value here.

Bayern Munich “-1.00 Asian Handicap” at (1.66) should prove to be a good bet because Bayern have won 78% of their home matches across all competitions since the beginning of the season (W18 D4 L1), fifteen of which (65%) have been wins by at least two goals or more.

Just a few weeks back, Bayern Munich thrashed Dortmund 4-1 at the Allianz Arena. Borussia Dortmund have conceded 13 goals in their last five games, but have also scored 35 goals in the previous 14 fixtures. Both teams to score is available on SportyBet at (1.54).

Form guide:
Last 6 matches
Bayern Munich: DLDLWL
Dortmund: WLWLLW

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