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Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund injury update & predicted starting line-ups



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Bayern Munich host Borussia Dortmund on Saturday aiming to give their Bundesliga title hopes a major boost. Check out EagleBet for the latest odds ahead of the game.

The reigning champions head into the game fourth in the table, four points behind leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.

Their recent 5-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt spelt the end of Niko Kovac’s reign as manager and they will be eager to return to winning ways this weekend.

They eased into the last 16 of the Champions League with a midweek victory over Olympiakos, but Dortmund are expected to provide a much sterner test.

Bayern defenders Niklas Sukle and Lucas Hernandez are both sidelined with injuries, while Jerome Boateng is suspended.

Dortmund were mauled 5-0 on their last visit to the Allianz Arena and will undoubtedly be out for revenge this time around.

Lucien Favre’s side are unbeaten in their last seven outings in the Bundesliga and have kept clean sheets in their last three matches in Germany’s top flight.

They overhauled a two-goal deficit in the Champions League on Tuesday to record a stunning 3-2 victory over Inter Milan.

Dortmund will be without Marcel Schmelzer, while Marco Reus and Jadon Sancho are both struggling to recover from their respective injuries.

The two sides have met on 115 previous occasions with Bayern securing 55 victories. Dortmund have won 31 matches and there have been 29 draws.

Predicted starting line-ups:

Bayern: Neuer, Pavard, Alaba, Martinez, Davies, Kimmich, Tolisso, Gnabry, Coutinho, Coman, Lewandowski.

Dortmund: Burki, Piszczek, Hummels, Akanji, Schulz, Witsel, Delaney, Hakimi, Brandt, Hazard, Alcacer.

Goals have been a feature of recent fixtures between Bayern and Dortmund, with the last six meetings between the two sides producing 25 goals. Over 3.5 goals in the match is priced at 21/20 at Eagle Bet and that looks a solid wager.