Bayern vs Dortmund: Predicted XIs, key stats & picks

The 2020 DFL-Supercup final sees Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich face up to the team that ended as the runners-up in Germany’s top-flight in 2019-20.

With Bayern Munich winning the league and cup double in 2019-20, they face Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund here in the German Supercup.

Dortmund won this competition last year, beating Bayern 2-0 to claim their sixth title.

Seven-time Supercup winners Bayern saw their 23-game winning run in all competitions end at the weekend – a run that saw them secure four trophies – as Hoffenheim thumped them 4-1.

Still, Bayern finds themselves as heavy favourites for a reason. They’ve netted 4+ goals in five of their last nine competitive matches, as well as in three of the last six meetings with Dortmund (W4, L2).

With nine of the last 11 competitive meetings between these sides producing goals in both halves, there’s no reason to believe that this will be any different.

Likely starting XIs

Bayern (4-2-3-1):

Neuer; Pavard, Sule, Alaba, Hernandez; Kimmich, Goretzka; Coman, Muller, Gnaby; Lewandowski

Dortmund (3-4-2-1):

Bürki; Can, Hummels, Akanji; Meunier, Brandt, Witsel, Guerreiro; Sancho, Reus; Håland

Key betting facts

  • Nine of the last 11 competitive head to heads saw goals in both halves.
  • None of the last four meetings between these sides has seen goals by both sides.
  • Bayern’s 4-1 defeat to Hoffenheim ended their 32-match unbeaten run since last December, a streak that has seen them win the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, Champions League and UEFA Super Cup.
  • Robert Lewandowski was named as a substitute in the defeat against Hoffenheim, it was the first Bundesliga match that he hadn’t started in over two years.
  • That was the first game across Bayern’s previous 33 that they trailed at the break, and they’ve now lost the last three fixtures in which they were losing at halftime.
  • Dortmund also enters this match on the back of a league defeat at the weekend, going down 2-0 to Augsburg on Saturday in what was a hugely disappointing team display.
  • Robert Lewandowski is the all-time leading scorer in this competition with five goals, but it was Joshua Kimmich who scored Bayern’s sole goal in their last game and the previous head to head.
  • Our pick is at Over 2.5 goals

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