Bayern Munich – Borussia Dortmund (DFB Pokal)
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund face each other this Wednesday, at Allianz Arena (Munich), for the the penultimate phase of the DFB Pokal 2016/17 (semi-finals). Bayern Munich arrive here after a 2-2 home draw against Mainz. In the DFB Pokal they have played a total of 4 matches, and won them all. They have 12 goals scored and only 1 conceded, which means that their defensive form has been very consistent and they have a very offensive football, since they have scored consistently.
At home, in the DFB Pokal, Bayern Munich have already played and won 3 matches. They won against FC Augsburg (3-1), Wolfsburg (1-0) and against Schalke 04 (3-0). They are in first place in the Bundesliga table with 70 points that come from 21 wins, 7 draws and 2 defeats, with 73 goals scored and 17 conceded in the process.
At home in the Premier League, so far, the team has played 15 matches: won 11 and drew 4, which means that they have been presenting really good results and making good use of the home advantage. Their offensive and defensive form have been extremely effective. In these 15 home matches they have 50 goals scored and only 8 conceded.
Both Neuer and Alaba are out, due to injury.
Probable Lineup: Ulreich – Rafinha, Hummels, Bernat e Kimmich – Alonso e Vidal – Coman, Alcântara e Costa – Lewandowski.
Borussia Dortmund arrive here after a 2-3 away win against Borussia M’gladbach. In the DFB Pokal, they have played a total of 4 matches: won 2 and tied the other 2. They have 8 goals scored and only 2 conceded, which means that their defensive form has been very strong, and that they have scored consistently.
As a visitor, in the DFB Pokal, the team has already played and won 2 matches. In these 2 matches they have 6 goals scored and 0 conceded. In this competition, their away results are better than their home results, since they have been presenting 2 home draws.
They are in 3rd place in the Bundesliga table with 56 points that come from 16 wins, 8 draws and 6 defeats, with 65 goals scored and 35 conceded in the process. As a visitor in the Premier League, so far, the team has played 16 matches: won 5, drew 5 and lost 6. In addition, in these 16 away matches they have 30 goals scored and 27 conceded.
Borussia Dortmund will face a team of very high quality and theoretically superior, which in addition to being playing at home, have very talented players and hold the current DFB Pokal title. Borussia Dortmund will probably suffer strong attacks from Bayern Munich, from start to finish.
Probable Lineup: Burki – Ginter Bender e Schmelzer – Durm, Castro, Sahin e Guerreiro – Pulisic, Reus e Dembélé.
The head‑to‑head history favours the current champion, Bayern Munich, since in their last 5 matches they have won 3, tied 1 and lost 1.