Bayern Munich Vs Borussia Dortmund Match Preview

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As it stands, the gap between Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in second spot is 17 points.

However, league matters will be put to one side when the two clubs meet at the Allianz Arena tomorrow night for what will be a DFB-Pokal quarter-final clash.

Bayern, after a season of endless aches, has come back the way they were not quite expected to. This season, they have suffered only two losses in all competitions. This year, Bayern has let in only two goals and has won each and every one of their matches by at least a two goal margin. Dortmund has been playing quite well this season too, especially in the Champions League.

Team News 

Bayern Munich

Favorites Bayern Munich will have to make do without the services of France international Franck Ribery, who is suspended because he was sent off during the match against Augsburg in the last round.

His absence is likely to hand a starting opportunity to former Chelsea and Real Madrid winger Arjen Robben.

However, Javi Martinez has shaken off a minor groin strain which forced him off early against Werder Bremen at the weekend, while Daniel Van Buyten has shaken off the flu.

Borussia Dortmund

In contrast, visiting Dortmund should be at full strength for their trip to Bavaria. Robert Lewandowski is available following a one-game ban.

Meanwhile, Mats Hummels is fine after being withdrawn at half-time against Borussia Monchengladbach with a thigh problem, while Jakub Blaszczykowski has recovered from a minor injury.

Recent Form

Bayern Munich: W/W/W/W/W/W

Borussia Dortmund: W/W/W/W/L/W

Probable Lineups

Bayern Munich: Neuer (GK); Lahm, Van Buyten, Dante, Alaba; Martinez, Schweinsteiger; Muller, Kroos, Robben; Mandzukic

Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller (GK); Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer; Gundogan, Bender; Blaszczykowski, Gotze, Reus; Lewandowski

Live Streaming

Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany 

Date: Wednesday February 27th 

Live Stream: ESPN UK/ HD. ESPN 3 for USA. 

Check local times here: http://www.livesoccertv.com/match/691395/bayern-m-nchen-vs-borussia-dortmund/

Prediction

Bayern Munich  2-1 Borussia Dortmund 

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