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Dortmund will be looking for revenge after going down 4-0 to Bayern in the reverse fixture, though the Bavarians have made a habit of winning big at the Allianz Arena – taking the last three head-to-heads there by a combined 15-0.
Back at the Signal Iduna Park results have been much more even, with the hosts possessing a W3-D2-L1 record dating back to 2015/16 across all competitions, including victories in both meetings since the start of last season.
Haaland v Lewandowski
One thing Der Klassiker rarely lacks is output, with all but one of the past 10 clashes featuring a minimum of three goals, while eight of these saw four or more.
The addition of teenage sensation Erling Haaland to this fixture only raises the prospects of a thriller, as both he and counterpart Robert Lewandowski arrive in fine fettle for this one.
Indeed, Haaland already has 10 goals from as many league games and although he failed to register last time out in Dortmund's subdued 2-0 win away at Wolfsburg, he bagged the opener here in their 4-0 demolition of Schalke in the Revierderby on the Bundesliga's return.
In fact, the Norwegian wonderkid has netted eight times in six outings at this venue when including his Champions League brace over PSG – netting at least once in five of these games.
Haaland To Score Anytime
The visitors have suffered defensively this term after Niklas Sule suffered a long-term injury, though despite conceding twice against Eintracht Frankfurt at the weekend, they still found time to bag five goals down the other end.
Unsurprisingly, one of these belonged to Lewandowski and the Polish striker has a phenomenal record in this fixture, recording 12 goals in the past six league meetings as he netted at least twice in each of the last four. However, at the prices, Haaland looks the more attractive option.
Over 3.5 Goals
It would be a surprise if Jadon Sancho were restricted to the bench again, having come on as a second-half substitute in both games since the restart, only increasing the chances of a higher output.
BVB are the only side in the division with three players on double figures for goals, though club captain Marco Reus will play no part here having been sidelined since February.
That leaves us unconvinced at the hosts' prospects, with Mats Hummels also a slight doubt having come off at Wolfsburg with an Achilles problem, while Axel Witsel isn't ready for a return either.
The absence of Hummels would deny them leadership at the back and could result in a makeshift backline featuring returning midfielder Emre Can in his place, though the bigger worry may well be their record in this fixture without Reus.
The 30-year-old has grabbed 10 goals and eight assists against Bayern throughout his injury-hit career, while his side have lost seven of nine encounters (aggregate scoreline 28-7) since 2015/16 where he's played less than a half or been absent entirely.
However, despite Bayern's irresistible form since Hansi Flick took the reins, it's been over 12 months since Dortmund lost on home turf and we'd want at least evens to back the visitors to end that unbeaten run.
0.5pts: Erling Haaland anytime At 11/10