If this past weekend in the Bundesliga had it all, plenty of goals, drama at both ends of the table and even teams scoring twice in the final few minutes of a game to snatch a point from 2-0 down, then the midweek selection of games coming up on Tuesday and Wednesday this week could even eclipse that.

That is because on Tuesday night, the midweek action kicks off with arguably the biggest game in. German football and one that could well decide the destination of the Bundesliga title. Borussia Dortmund face Bayern Munich in Dortmund knowing that a win would move them just a point behind Bayern at the top of the table. A draw would see Bayern remain four points clear while a Bayern win would open up a seemingly unassailable 7 point lead over their main rivals.

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Bundesliga Weekend Results

  • Hertha Berlin 4-0 Union Berlin
  • SC Freiburg 0-1 Werder Bremen
  • Paderborn 1-1 Hoffenheim
  • Wolfsburg 0-2 Borussia Dortmund
  • Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-3 Bayer Leverkusen
  • Bayern Munich 5-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Schalke 04 0-3 Augsburg
  • Mainz 0-5 Red Bull Leipzig
  • Cologne 2-2 Fortuna Dusseldorf

It was another solid weekend for the top two with Bayern and Dortmund claiming good wins against Frankfurt and Wolfsburg respectively, Leverkusen moved up to fourth by virtue of their win at Borussia Moenchengladbach, while Red Bull Leipzig’s 5-0 win at Mainz saw them move into third.

Schalke’s form went from bad to worse with a 3-0 home defeat by Augsburg, while Werder Bremen picked up a massive three points with a 1-0 win away to Freiburg. Hertha Berlin continued their revival with a thumping 4-0 win in the Berlin derby against Union, while the last game of the weekend had late drama with Cologne scoring twice in the 88th and 91st minute to earn a 2-2 home draw with Fortuna Dusseldorf.

The weekend results now sets up an intriguing midweek matchday as the top two, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will face off at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday night (Kick off 5.30pm GMT).

Midweek Matchday

Although there is a full complement of games in the Bundesliga across Tuesday and Wednesday night, it is the Dortmund v Bayern game that has attracted most attention, so let us take a closer look at this massive game, one that could well decide the eventual destination of the Bundesliga title.

Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich Preview and Tips

  • Venue – Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund)
  • Kick Off – 5.30pm GMT
  • Dortmund Form – WWWWWW (2nd – 57 points from 27 games)
  • Bayern Form – WWWWWW (1st – 61 point from 27 games)
  • Previous Meeting – Bayern Munich 4-0 Dortmund (9th Nov 2019)

There is no doubt that this is an absolutely crucial game for both sides. A win for Dortmund would move them just a point behind Bayern and really open up the title race over the last six games. A win for Bayern would move them seven points ahead of Dortmund with just six games left to play and that would be an impossible gap to claw back given the form Munich are in (15 wins and 1 draw in their last 16 Bundesliga games).

Borussia Dortmund Team News

Mats Hummels is a slight concern for this game. The ex-Bayern defender, who Dortmund resigned from their rivals at the start of the season, was substituted in their win at Wolfsburg with an Achilles niggle, but he seemingly should be fit. Emre Can has returned to fitness and could come into the midfield ahead of either Mahmod Dahoud or Thomas Delaney. Jadon Sancho could also get his first start since the resumption of games after appearing as a substitute only in the last two.

Axel Witsel and Marco Reus however both look set to miss out as Dortmund chase the win to close the gap at the top to a single point, knowing that a draw will likely not be enough for them.

Dortmund Predicted Team (5-4-1) – Burki (Gk), Hakimi (DMr), Guerriero (DMl), Hummels (Dc), Piszcek (Dc), Akanji (Dc), Can (Mc), Dahoud (Mc), Brandt (AMl), Sancho (AMr), Haaland (Ac)

Bayern Munich Team News

Bayern’s biggest injury concern is midfield Thiago, who missed the game with Frankfurt at the weekend with a muscle injury and who could be a doubt for the Dortmund tie. Serge Gnabry, who started on the bench against Frankfurt, could also come back into the team for this game, where his pace on the counter could be very effective. Robert Lewandowski has been Dortmund’s chief tormentor of late, netting twice in his last four league games against Dortmund and he will spearhead the Bayern attack.

Philippe Coutinho and Constantin Tolisso will miss out for sure for Bayern with doubts also over Thiago as mentioned above and defender Sule who is not quite match fit.

Munich Predicted Team – (4-2-3-1) – Neuer (Gk), Pavard (Dr), Davies (Dl), Alaba (Dc), Boateng (Dc), Kimmich (Mc), Goretzka (Mc), Gnabri (AMl), Muller (AMc), Coman (AMr), Lewandowski (Ac)

Dortmund v Munich Top Tips

  • Match Result – Dortmund to win – 13/5
  • Match Result & Both Teams to Score – Dortmund to win and both teams to score – 4/1
  • Anytime Goalscorer – Erling Braut Haland (Dortmund) – 4/6

Of the two teams, I think Dortmund have been the slightly more impressive since the restart, ostensibly due to their better defensive performances. That said, I can see both teams scoring a goal in this game, so I do feel the both teams to score bet is a great value option. I fancy a Dortmund victory here by a scoreline of either 2-1 or maybe 3-2 if we get an early enough goal.

When it comes to goalscorers, Robert Lewandowski is very short odds for a good reason, but I feel Erling Braut Haaland at 4/6 is well worth a flutter at those odds, especially after he drew a rare blank at the weekend away to Wolfsburg. He doesn’t tend to go too many games without a goal.

Other Midweek Fixtures and Tips

  • Werder Bremen v Borussia Moenchengladbach – Away Win – 8/11
  • Eintracht Frankfurt v SC Freiburg – Draw – 11/4
  • Bayer Leverkusen v Wolfsburg – Home Win – 8/11
  • Red Bull Leipzig v Hertha Berlin – Home Win – 1/3
  • Augsburg v Paderborn – Home Win – 19/20
  • Union Berlin v Mainz – Home Win – 6/5
  • Hoffenheim v Cologne – Home Win – 7/5
  • Fortuna Dusseldorf v Schalke 04 – Home Win – 17/10

Put these eight games, plus a Dortmund win over Munich into an accumulator at bet365 and you could earn a return of 1,491.88/1 based on the current odds, which for a £10 bet, would see you win £36,290.70 if the bet is a winner!

*All odds shown were correct with bet365 Sport as of 9.45am on Monday 25th May 2020