AFTER making a successful debut looking at last weekend’s televised Premier League games, Mark Stinchcombe (@MarkStinchcombe) returns with a bet from Der Klassiker today.
Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund Tips | Saturday 17.30 | BT Sport 1
According to the league table there is a huge gulf in class between these two sides. Top takes on 15th with Bayern Munich already a massive 14 points clear of their old rivals after just nine games.
Dortmund have got off to a horror start and have already lost six games – they lost just seven in the whole of last season. In recent weeks Jurgen Klopp has branded his sides football as ‘pointless' citing in one defeat, “we just made it too easy for our opponents. We've got to eradicate these mistakes. We've got to resolve this and nobody's going to help us.”
Despite this, Dortmund sit top of their Champions League group with three wins out of three, boasting three clean sheets and nine goals scored. In his five meetings with Pep Guardiola since the beginning of last season,
Klopp has got the better of Bayern boss on three occasions, including impressively winning this corresponding fixture 3-0 last season. At odds of 11/2 (Ladbrokes), there's no doubt BVB will have their backers this weekend.
An area of interest when these two sides face each other is the bookings market. In their last 15 meetings, Munich have received the most booking points 12 times (10 for a yellow, 25 for a red), twice it has finished 0-0 and only once have Dortmund received more points. In those 15 meetings, Munich have averaged 27 points and Dortmund just nine. You can back the defending champions to get the most booking points at a massive 2/1 with Boylesports.
The price is huge for a bet that’s banked in 80% of their meetings, spanning a four-year period. Manuel Grafe has been appointed referee for the clash and in his last 20 Bundesliga matches has averaged 48 points, so we should be expecting a few cards. In actual fact, he refereed one of their four meetings last season, with Munich winning the bookings points 30 – 20.
Bayern Munich v Dortmund – Bayern Munich to receive the most booking points (2/1 Boylesports)