Bayern and Dortmund Clash in German Cup | Predictions & Tips

The Bundesliga takes a break this week in Germany while the 16 remaining clubs in the DFB Pokal focus their efforts on making the quarter-final. There are many exciting cup ties to look forward to but the pick of the matches must be the clash between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night.

Betting Tip: Bayern and Dortmund

These two clubs remain the biggest in German football and have a good following both at home and abroad. Can Bayern Munich continue their surge towards to the treble this season or will Borussia Dortmund come to life under their new manager to knock them out?

Bayern Munich Form

Bayern Munich come into this match having continued their fine form with a 1-0 win at Stuttgart on the weekend. They had their goalkeeper to thank for the win as Sven Ulreich saved a last-minute penalty.

Jupp Heynkes has led the club to a win in each of their last 5 games in all competitions and they have lost only 1 of their last 16 matches, which is an impressive record. This record gets better when you consider Bayern Munich have won 14 of their last 15 games.

Both the attacking and defensive aspects of Bayern Munich’s game have been working well and they have scored and average of 2.85 goals in their last 7 matches in all competitions and conceded just 2 goals in the process.

Borussia Dortmund Form

Borussia Dortmund have endured a terrible couple of months, which has seen them sack their manager and install Peter Stoger to guide them to the end of the season.

So far, the new appointment seems to have worked and Borussia Dortmund have won their last 2 matches, both of which have been in the Bundesliga. There have been wins at Mainz, which was a 2-0 victory and this was followed with a 2-1 win over Hoffenheim at Signal Iduna Park on the weekend.

Away form has been poor and the win at Mainz two weeks ago was their first in 5 games. Scoring goals has not been a problem in those games and Borussia Dortmund have averaged 1.6 goals across those 5 matches but the issue has come at the back, where they have conceded 10 goals.

Team News

Bayern Munich will be without the injured trio of Manuel Neuer, Arjen Robben and Thiago Alcantara. However, Heynkes is likely to pick a strong team with Robert Lewandowski leading the line in attack. Borussia Dortmund continue to have major injury problems with Marco Reus, Mario Gotze, Erik Durm, Lukasz Piszczek, Gonzalo Castro, Sebastian Rode and Max Philipp all injured.

Top Betting Tips

This is a match which is set to have plenty of goal mouth action and both teams will feel confident of getting on the score sheet considering the way they are playing in attack. Both teams to score is 8/15 with Ladbrokes.

However, Bayern Munich have shown themselves to be the stronger team this season, especially in defence and should come out on top. Bayern Munich to win and both teams to score is 6/4 with Coral.

With that in mind, although we may see Bayern Munich concede, they should help themselves to a few goals at the other end of the pitch. Bayern Munich to win 3-1 is 9/1 with Coral.