Upbeat Dortmund look to end Bayern Munich’s Der Klassiker dominance - get Bundesliga 2021-22 fantasy tips
Borussia Dortmund (DOR) host Bayern Munich (BAY) in the 2021-22 Bundesliga season at the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday, December 4. The game will kick off at 11:00 PM IST.
DOR vs BAY Dream11 Prediction
Dortmund sit second in the league standings, one point behind defending champions Bayern Munich. Marco Rose’s men have won each of their seven home games in the 2021-22 Bundesliga season and will start as slight favourites in the upcoming fixture.
On the other hand, Bayern returned to winning ways in the league against Arminia Bielefeld after a 1-2 defeat at Augsburg in gameweek 12. The Bavarians are unbeaten against Dortmund in the previous six meetings across competitions and they will eye a win at Signal Iduna Park to consolidate their lead at the summit of the points table.
DOR vs BAY Dream11 team tips for Bundesliga 2021-22
Top tip: Best forward
While fantasy players will have a hard time deciding between Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland for the Der Klassiker game, the numbers back Lewandowski as the best pick. The Poland striker, who won the Striker of the Year award at the 2021 Ballon d’Or ceremony, is the leading goal-scorer in the fixture with 15 goals and he will be eager to add to his tally this weekend.
Top tip: Best midfielder
Marco Reus starts as the top midfielder for Saturday’s tie. The 32-year-old, with four goals and eight assists in the league, will be eager to have an impact on the midfield from the wide areas against Bayern Munich. He’s been in fine form this season and will be a massive threat to Bayern’s defence.
Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper
For a defender, fantasy football players should consider Dayot Upamecano in their teams over Raphael Guerreiro, who has a muscular injury. The Bayern defender has won 116 tackles and 35 aerial duels while contributing four assists in Bundesliga 2021-22. Upamecano will be hoping to add to his 240 fantasy points tally this season on Saturday.
When it comes to goalkeepers, Manuel Neuer is the first-choice pick ahead of Dortmund’s Gregor Kobel. Even though Bayern are likely to be on top for most of the match, Neuer will have to make his fair share of saves against Dortmund’s attack, meaning he’s going to be among the points through his shot-stopping ability.
DOR vs BAY probable playing XI
DOR probable XI: Gregor Kobel (goalkeeper), Thomas Meunier, Manuel Akanji, Mats Hummels, Nico Schulz, Emre Can, Mahmoud Dahoud, Julian Brandt, Marius Wolf, Marco Reus (captain), Donyell Malen
BAY probable XI: Manuel Neuer (captain and goalkeeper), Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernández, Anthony Davies, Corentin Tolisso, Leon Goretzka, Kingsley Coman, Thomas Müller, Leroy Sané, Robert Lewandowski
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