Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund: Live stream, TV, lineups & odds
Welcome back to the Bundesliga, Thomas Tuchel.
The former Borussia Dortmund boss debuts for Bayern Munich against his former club in Germany's greatest rivalry amidst a fierce title race as the Bavarian giants host Der Klassiker.
Bayern made waves as they sensationally sacked coaching sensation Julian Nagelsmann over the international break, to everyone's surprise, and hired Tuchel, who was on his couch after being sacked by Chelsea earlier in the season.
The change came as Bayern fell a point behind their Der Klassiker opponents in the Bundesliga title race, thanks to Dortmund's incredible start to 2023. BVB have the most points in the German top flight since play resumed following the World Cup, going unbeaten through 10 matches while dropping just two points.
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Tuchel has opted to keep Jamal Musiala on the bench for this tie, as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury, with Eric Choupo-Moting and Kingsley Coman preferred to Sadio Mane and Joao Cancelo.
Bayern Munich are missing goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and defender Lucas Hernandez to season-ending injuries, but Leon Goretzka has been passed fit to start.
Bayern Munich starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Sommer (GK) — Pavard, Upamecano, De Ligt, Davies — Kimmich, Goretzka — Coman, Muller, Sane — Choupo-Moting
In-form forward Karim Adeyemi misses out for the visitors through injury, but Julian Brandt, and goalkeeper Gregor Kobel, both return in time for this match.
Borussia Dortmund starting lineup (4-1-4-1): Meyer (GK) — Wolf, Sule, Schlotterbeck, Ryerson — Brandt — Reus, Can, Bellingham, Guerreiro — Haller
Despite Borussia Dortmund's excellent league record in 2023 and Bayern's current managerial upheaval, the hosts are listed as huge favourites. This is likely due in part to Bayern's status as a consistent league champion, and their long unbeaten streak against Dortmund that stretches back nearly a full four years.
More notably, goals are expected to pour in, as the total goals over prop is juiced all the way up to 3.5, and both teams are also heavily expected to find the back of the net based on the odds.
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6 of June 2023