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Lewandowski has netted 10 goals this season but is far from first choice under Pep Guardiola Getty Images

Dortmund host Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich at the ​Signal Iduna Park Stadium on Saturday.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 5.30pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be available on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 1 HD.


Borussia Dortmund have not been at their best this season and there is a major gulf of class between these two sides at this point, with 29 points separating the league leaders with Dortmund, who are in 10th spot.

It has been a massive recovery for the Borussians, who were at one point struggling to save relegation. However, much work needs to be done if they have to recover from their fall and secure a Champions League spot, which looks like a distant possibility at this point.

The mid-season break has done wonders to their confidence and ensuing performance, with Juergen Klopp's men currently unbeaten in their last seven games in the league. However, they have crashed out of the Champions League to Italian Champions Juventus and do not have anything else to play for this season.

Meanwhile, Bayern will be looking to rectify the wrongs from their performance against Borussia Monchengladbach before the international break where they succumbed to what was only their second loss of the season.

They have a plethora of injuries to worry about, with Bayern set to be without David Alaba for this clash, after he injured his knee on national duty with Austria, while Arjen Robben (stomach) and Javi Martinez (knee) are also out of contention. Franck Ribery (ankle) and Thiago Alcantara (knee) are also major doubts for the clash.

What Managers Say

Jurgen Klopp: "Given how things have been this season, I shouldn't come and sit here and be all brazen, considering that we'd also fancied our chances against Juventus. There are still plenty of people who have not forgotten that game and still blame me for it, but above all feel bad when they think about it. That's why I'm just going to suggest that we don't talk too much, but that we instead try to play a decent game and we'll get what we deserve from it. Where it takes us in the league table is secondary."

Pep Guardiola: "Robben is great in one on ones, also coming in, scoring goals from the side. Ribery too. Without them, we don't have players for one on ones, so we have to pass the ball. The players have to know, we need more, more, more. We need 100 percent. The squad Bayern have put together is there to fight for all the titles. No excuses. If we don't win, it's our fault. We are happy to play in April with all the [title] possibilities still open. Now every game is a final. Earlier in the season if you don't win you carry on. Now if you lose, that's it. . We don't want any more injuries."

Betting Odds (By 888Sport)

  • Borussia Dortmund win: 27/11
  • Draw: 12/5
  • Bayern Munich win: 15/13

Team News

Borussia Dortmund

Possible XI: Weidenfeller, Kirch, Hummels, Subotic, Sokratis, Bender, Gundogan, Kagawa, Reus, Aubameyang, Immobile

Bayern Munich

Possible XI: Neuer; Rafinha, Benatia, Boateng, Bernat; Rode, Schweinsteiger, Ribery; Muller, Lewandowski, Gotze