German heavyweights Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will lock horns in the latest edition of Der Klassiker - Germany’s biggest football game - at the Allianz Arena in Munich. This clash will be a top-of-the-table encounter in Bundesliga 2022-23 and the match will start at 10:00 PM IST on Saturday, April 1.
Saturday’s Der Klassiker will be the first match for former Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel as Bayern’s new manager after Bayern Munich sacked Ex-manager Julian Nagelsmann during the international break.
BAY vs DOR Dream 11 prediction for Bundesliga 2022-23
Dortmund is at the summit of the 2022-23 Bundesliga standings with 53 points after 25 games, whereas Bayern trail Die Borussen by one point having managed 52 points from 25 matches. A win would see Bayern leapfrog Dortmund in the standings, while a Die Borussen victory would give them a four-point lead in the points table.
Die Borussen have four wins and a draw in their last five league games, while the Bavarians have won three and lost two of their five previous league outings. The head-to-head in all competitions gives Bavarians the edge in this encounter.
Out of the 132 Der Klassikers so far, Bayern has won 67 and Dortmund has won 34, while there have also been 31 draws. With a new manager on the bench, a bounce can be expected for the players, which is why Bayern are slight favourites to win this clash.
BAY vs DOR Dream11 team tips for Bundesliga 2022-23
Top tip: Best forward - Sadio Mane
After not always being on the same page as former Bayern manager Nagelsmann, expect Sadio Mane to prove a point under the tutelage of Thomas Tuchel. Mane has scored 11 goals and provided five assists in all competitions so far. With the full backing of the manager, expect Mane to kick on and have a strong end to the season, starting with Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash.
Top tip: Best midfielder - Jamal Musiala
A prodigious talent with unfathomable potential, having Jamal Musiala in your fantasy football team is a no-brainer. The young German international has 15 goals and 12 assists in all competitions, including 11 goals and nine assists in the Bundesliga. A threat whenever on the ball, Musiala is likely to make his presence felt against Dortmund.
Top tip: Best defender - Raphael Guerreiro
A reliable defensive presence and a livewire while bombing forward as a left-back, Dortmund’s Raphael Guerreiro makes for a smart addition to your fantasy team. He can defend when called upon and is a huge threat in attack as his 11 assists in all competitions, including nine in the Bundesliga demonstrate. He’s also netted thrice in the Bundesliga and twice in the UEFA Champions League this season.
Top tip: Best goalkeeper - Alexander Meyer
Alexander Meyer has enjoyed plenty of game time as Dortmund custodian of late, and he can expect another challenging outing against Bayern on Saturday. Even though he’s kept just three clean sheets in all competitions, Meyer doesn’t concede many and can be expected to make his fair share of fine saves against the Bavarians, making him a wise pick for your fantasy football team.
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