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Bayern vs. Dortmund: A prediction (Bavarian Football Works)

When Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund hit the pitch at the Allianz Arena, the league title may not necessarily be on the line, but the game will play a major role in helping determining who will ultimately wear the crown.

For Bayern, the strategy is simple: control the pace and avoid defensive breakdowns. One way to control the play of the game is to put your four most dangerous weapons together. If Niko Kovac truly wants to go for it, he should align Robert Lewandowski at striker and Thomas Muller as the attacking midfielder with Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry on the flanks. Sadly, Kovac has seemingly been hesitant to use this grouping. Hopefully whatever he decides will help Bayern achieve its goal of stripping the ever-dangerous Dortmund attackers of time with the ball.

Defensively, Thiago and either Leon Goretzka or Javi Martinez will have to be a much more stable defensive presence in the double pivot. With Marco Reus, Mario Gotze, Jadon Sancho, and friends ready to pounce on any mistake made by the Bayern defense, the Bavarians must win the midfield battle. BVB’s Axel Witsel won’t make that easy.

In the end, though, Bayern has a bit of a chip on its shoulder and this game should be closely contested. I’d expect a 2-1 contest until late when Lewandowski will secure a brace a 3-1 victory for the home side.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 3, Borussia Dortmund 1

Another week, another Dybala rumor (Calciomercato)

If I had a nickle for every rumor about Paulo Dybala leaving Juventus in favor or Bayern...

Paulo Dybala’s Juventus future hangs in the balance. The Argentine forward has been given somewhat of a smaller role to play under Massimiliano Allegri at the Bianconeri this season; largely due to the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer. Dybala has been linked away from Juve for some months now; with Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and PSG linked as teams interested in him.

Bayern scoping Neres? (Transfer Market Web)

Is Bayern taking a look at Ajax winger David Neres? Is there any player on Ajax that Bayern is not looking at?

Recently inquired by Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, and PSG, Brazilian international winger David Neres (22), one of the uprising Ajax main young stars, has been targeted, according to Sport.de, by Bayern Munich, on a pre-summer market signing spree. Thanks to the already set up Frenkie De Jong’s signover, and the most likely to happen Matthijs De Ligt’s one, Dutch giants might even succeed in keeping the 1997-born put

Der Klassiker gets the Game of Thrones treatment (@FCBayernUS)

Bayern U19s kick off at 7AM EST and you can watch! (@FCBayernEN)

Waiting for Der Klassiker to start? Check out Chris Richards and the Bayern U19s take on FC Augsburg.

More Klassiker hype (You Tube - Bundesliga)