Bundesliga Preview: Dortmund Vs. Bayern MunichPublished May 26, 2020 by Sol FH
Can Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern Munich without the "Yellow Wall," as no fans to be present in this Bundesliga clash at 17:30 GMT.
What a way to get back into the world of German soccer than today's "Klassiker" (classic) between the two top teams in the Bundesliga. Bayern is in first place in the standings with 61-points, while Dortmund is in second with 57, but, Dortmunds' last two tests were against Wolfsburg and Schalke, and they crushed them both. Bayern also won its last two matches against Union Berlin and Eintracht Frankfurt but allowed two goals against the latter.
From the way things look, the home advantage does not exist anymore. It was wild to watch the first week that the Bundesliga came back and only one of nine teams playing at home emerged with 3-points. Dortmund is a team with a dedicated fanbase that the squad depended on to provide the motivation needed to beat teams like Bayern Munich, but as another fan-less matchday gets going, it is the better team that will reign supreme.
There was recently a study done of 200 teams in Europe that have played behind closed doors and the discovery was that the home advantage dropped significantly. Crowds can inspire or intimidate and there is the potential for minor decisions to be influenced and shape the flow and outcome of the game.
This is especially true for Dortmund. Their average attendance exceeds 80,000! This makes them the best-supported team in all of Europe. Yes, all of Europe. Their fans are some of the loudest and most supportuve in the world. - making them the best-supported team in Europe - and those supporters are more vocal than most too.
It is such an experience that Jurgen Klopp once said that coming through the tunnel at Westfalenstadion is almost like reliving being born. "You look to your left and it seems like there are 150,000 people up on the terrace all going completely nuts," Klopp said of the ground's Sudtribune, also known as the Yellow Wall.
"If you are the enemy, it crushes you but if you have her at your back as a goalkeeper, it is a fantastic feeling," commented Dortmund's former goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller.
At 10Bet Sports, Bayern Munich is big favorites at 1.95 but don't count Dortmund out just yet, even at 3.60. Punters can expect a long list of live in-play bets throughout the match.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmaker site at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00am GMT.