Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund square off in the 2021 German Super Cup on Wednesday, August 18.
The powerhouses in German football will play the first Der Klassiker of the 2021-22 season at the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, with two new managers in Julian Nagelsmann and Marco Rose at the helm.
Bayern, for starters, have won the fixture a record eight times, while Dortmund are second in the list of German Super Cup winners with six victories. The head-to-head record between the teams in the German Super Cup favours the Bavarians, who have won four out of eight meetings between the clubs. Die Borussen have registered three wins.
While Bayern Munich historically start as favourites to win the German Super Cup 2021, Borussia Dortmund’s explosive start to Bundesliga 2021-22 will act as a confidence booster heading into Wednesday’s encounter.
Borussia Dortmund team news and injury update
Manager Marco Rose will field a Dortmund team with as many as 10 first-team players out with either illness or injury. Prominent names in the list include Julian Brandt and Thomas Meunier (COVID-19), Soumaïla Coulibaly (knee), Raphael Guerreiro (calf), Thorgan Hazard (ankle), and Mats Hummels (knee)
Emre Can, who missed the season opener against Frankfurt, could make his first start of the season for Die Borussen on Wednesday.
Bayern Munich team news and injury update
Julian Nagelsmann is yet to register a win as a Bayern Munich manager, but his side has a relatively smaller injury list compared to Dortmund’s.
Defenders Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard remain sidelined with knee and ankle injuries respectively, while 24-year-old Spanish midfielder Marc Roca is nursing an ankle injury sustained during training in July.
Where to watch Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich live in India?
The Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich German Super Cup match will be telecast live from 12:00 AM IST on Sony TEN 1 and Sony TEN 1 HD TV channels in India, on Wednesday, August 18.
Live streaming of Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich will be available on the SonyLIV app and website.
For Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich football odds and betting, visit Sportsbet.io and look under Top Events - Germany - Super Cup.
Featured photo: AFP / Christof Stache