Bayern Munich and Dortmund Fight for the German Super Cup

Florin P. - August 5, 2017

Bayern Munich travels to Dortmund for a match against the Cup winner, just a few days before Bundesliga is set to resume (7:30 p.m UK Time).

Bayern Munich and Dortmund are once again the main favorites to win the German Bundesliga, with the reigning champion in pole position. Fans of German football look forward to see these two teams go head to head and the first opportunity presents itself on Saturday. The match will be played in Dortmund and the winner will walk away with the German Super Cup in front of a sold-out crowd.

Poor Performance in Friendly Games

Bayern Munich and Dortmund are head and shoulders above their German counterparts, so they encounter little challenge in the domestic championship. Instead, they try to make the most of each opportunity they have to test their mettle against international teams. The campaign of friendly games that recently concluded was disappointing as both suffered a surprisingly high number of defeats.

Dortmund chose to rotate key players against Antalya and Espanyol, losing both matches against these subpar opponents. The most disconcerting thing is that they looked toothless and were not really a threat despite the low quality of their opponent’s backline. Against the reigning champions they need to raise their level quite a lot to stand a chance.

High Goals Production for Bayern Munich

Bayern is traditionally a great defensive team that concedes few goals in all competitions. In July, their backline was utterly shattered by Liverpool, Inter Milan, Chelsea and AC Milan. Against these four teams they allowed an average of three goals per match and only managed to score against the Premier League champions. The string of defeats should be a wake-up call for Munich ahead of this match.

Punters will find great pleasure in seeing that bet365 Sports offers odds of 11/10 on Bayern Munich to win in regulation time. The high odds are a consequence of their poor performance in friendly games, but shouldn’t have a deterring effect on those ready to bet.

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