BORUSSIA DORTMUND take on Bayern Munich knowing they will likely need a win to prevent the visitors claiming an eighth straight Bundesliga title.
Bayern are four points clear of Dortmund, but both sides have won their two matches since the Bundesliga returned behind closed doors following the coronavirus pandemic.
What time does Dortmund vs Bayern Munich kick off?
- This huge game in the Bundesliga title race is set for TODAY – Tuesday, May 26.
- Kick-off is set for 5.30pm.
- When the sides met at the Allianz earlier in the season, Bayern ran out emphatic 4-0 winners.
What TV channel is Dortmund vs Bayern Munich on and can I live stream it?
- Here in the UK, you can watch this game live on BT Sport 1.
- Coverage will start at 5pm.
- If you're a BT customer or have BT Broadband, you can download the official app to stream on a number of devices.
- These include mobiles, tablet, PCs and games consoles.
How can I watch Dortmund vs Bayern Munich for free?
Every Bundesliga game this week is being shown live on BT Sport.
And if you're an EE customer, you can watch the remainder of the campaign for FREE.
Simply text SPORT to 150 and get a free three-month trial to BT Sport mobile.
What is the team news?
After being benched for the past two games, Jadon Sancho is set to be unleashed in this clash.
Mats Hummels got a knock against Wolfsburg and it remains to be seen if he is fit to face his old club.
Axel Witsel is a doubt, while Marco Reus is set to be out for the remainder of the campaign.
For the visitors, Thiago looks set to miss out again which leaves the door open for Leon Goretzka to impress.
While Philippe Coutinho also sits this one out after undergoing surgery on his ankle last month.
- Dortmund to win – 13/5
- Draw – 3/1
- Bayern to take three points – 20/23
- Both teams to score – 4/11
- Over 2.5 goals – 4/11
*All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.
The Bundesliga has the best crowds in Europe, with higher numbers than the Premier League when it comes to attendances (see what happens when you look after fans?).
And these two sides are the best-attended clubs in the country.
There will be only a couple of hundred inside the ground today though.
It may seem like only yesterday there was more Bundesliga on.
Well it was in fact only two days ago.
But there are more fixtures on tonight.
After Dortmund vs Bayern at 5.30pm UK time, there is Eintracht Frankfurt vs Freiburg, Bayer Leverkusen vs Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen vs Borussia Monchengladbach, which start at 7.30pm.
It’s finally here.
The match you might have watched if you weren’t busy on a Tuesday in May.
But now it’s the ONLY match – not just in town, nor Germany, nor Europe, but world football as we know it.
It’s Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich and it’s almost certainly a Bundesliga title decider from Signal Iduna Park.
The ‘Westfalenstadion’ – as many of us know it – is an empty shell.
Hand sanitisers, elbow greetings, socially distanced benches… football as we know it isn’t quite the same.
This cauldron of football is one of the most hostile arenas in Europe, but it lies grey, empty and chantless in Dortmund today.
Dortmund come into this tie with doubts over huge midfield names Axel Witsel and Marco Reus, while a change of formation for Lucien Favre’s side to 3-4-3 has sured them up at the back.
The club confirmed Witsel is likely to be involved today, while Mats Hummels has recovered from being hauled off during the 2-0 win at Wolfsburg on Saturday.
In truth, it could and should have been far more than just 2-0, but that is the score they have to live with.
Jadon Sancho came on in the second half and set up a goal for Achraf Hakimi, proving his fitness after a groin problem.
As for Bayern, the seven-time consecutive winners are certainly without Philippe Coutinho, while Thiago Alcantara is also unlikely, as is Manchester United target Corentin Tolisso.
Expect ex-Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry to push for a starting place after their 5-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt, where he started on the bench.
Either way, this promises to be a free-flowing football feast.
Sit down, relax and enjoy!
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