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Bayern Munich will look to make a statement Saturday when they visit Borussia Dortmund for Der Klassiker in the German Bundesliga. Bayern (4-3-1) have been scoring tons of goals but haven't been winning as many games, but the 10-time reigning league champs are right near the top of the table. They are two points behind Union Berlin and Freiburg and even with Dortmund but ahead on goal differential. Both teams are off to rocky starts in league play, with FCB beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 in Matchweek 8 to snap a four-game winless streak and Dortmund (5-0-3) falling 3-2 to Koln for their second loss in three matches. But both come in off big victories in the Champions League, with Bayern routing Viktoria Plzen 5-0 on Tuesday and Dortmund taking a huge 4-1 road win over Sevilla the following day. Bayern have won seven in a row in the series, including a 3-2 victory at Dortmund last year.

Kickoff at Westfalenstadion in Dortmund, Germany is set for 12:30 p.m. ET. Bayern are the -140 favorites (risk $140 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in the latest Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Dortmund are +320 underdogs, a draw is priced at +340 and the over/under for total goals scored is set at 3.5. Before locking in any Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund picks or Der Klassiker predictions, be sure to check out what soccer insider Jon Eimer has to say

Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. He is 242-236-7 on all soccer picks in 2002, going 8-4 (+3.45 units) on Bundesliga plays.  

Now, Eimer has broken down Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund from all sides and just revealed his coveted picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich:

  • Dortmund vs. Bayern spread: Bayern -0.5 (-145)
  • Dortmund vs. Bayern over/under: 3.5 goals
  • Dortmund vs. Bayern money line: Dortmund +320, Bayern -140, Draw +340
  • BVB: Borussia Dortmund have at least one goal in 11 of 12 games in all competitions
  • FCB: Bayern have seven clean sheets in their 13 matches in all competitions
  • Dortmund vs. Bayern picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back Bayern Munich

FCB have been piling up goals, scoring 23 in league play and posting two or more in 10 of their 13 matches in all competitions. They have five more goals than any other team and have a huge lead in shots (181) and attempts on target (76). Bayern also control the ball for more than 68% of their matches, on average, while Dortmund is below 56%. They have scored 13 goals in the past four meetings. Midfielders Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich are expected to be out after positive COVID tests, but the Bavarians won without them Wednesday.

The attacking quartet is likely to be the same to make up for the missing midfielders, with Serge Gnabry leading the line. He should be supported by Sadio Mane, Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sane, and all are capable scorers. Sane and Mane combined for five goals in the two victories, with Sane netting two Wednesday. He leads the league in shots per 90 minutes at 5.11. Musiala and Gnabry also got on the board over the past week, and both scored in the 3-1 home victory against Dortmund last year. Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has a save percentage of 81.8 percent.

Why you should back Borussia Dortmund

BVB know this could be their best chance in some time to knock off the champs. Bayern are missing key players, Dortmund are at home and they come in with confidence after a huge road win in the Champions League. They have scored in all but one game and have allowed three goals in four home matches (3-1-0). Jude Bellingham became the first teenager to score in three consecutive UCL matches Wednesday, and he wore the captain's armband. The 19-year-old will be eager to impress as he prepares for his expected selection to England's World Cup squad later in the year.      

Julian Brandt leads the team with two goals and two assists, and he also scored in Wednesday's match. He had a goal in the 3-2 home loss to Bayern last season. Gregor Kobel returned in net for the UCL match at midweek and appeared to be fit after sitting out three matches with a muscle injury. He has three clean sheets in his five starts and ranks third in the league with an 81.8 save percentage. 

How to make Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich picks

Eimer has analyzed Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund from every angle and is leaning Over on the goal total. He also has provided five additional best bets and a full breakdown of the contest. He's only sharing those picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund on Saturday? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich match, all from the soccer expert who has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the world, and find out.