5 Key Battles Which Could Decide Bayern Munich vs Dortmund!

5 Key Battles Which Could Decide Bayern Munich vs Dortmund!

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund go head-to-head in what could turn out to be a ‘winner takes all’ affair at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.

Only seven matches remain this season and the biggest game of all – Der Klassiker – is fast approaching. Will the result propel Dortmund to just their sixth Bundesliga title or will it help Bayern towards their seventh consecutive?

Each side has plenty of quality, but there are a few areas of the pitch where the 100th rendition of the fixture could be won or lost. Free Super Tips takes a look at the key Klassiker battles that could prove pivotal…

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Jadon Sancho vs David Alaba

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Jadon Sancho is without a doubt Dortmund’s most direct attacking threat. The English teenager has shown a willingness to run at defenders with confidence far beyond his age, and that approach has been working well enough for him so far. He’s tallied 8 goals and a league-leading 13 assists from 26 appearances – in fact, no one in Europe’s top five leagues has more assists than him across all competitions – which was enough to earn him his first competitive start for England over the last international break.

His self-belief to continue taking on players, even when the first few attempts don’t go his way, make his head-to-head with Bayern’s David Alaba an interesting prospect. Alaba has been one of the highest rated left-backs in football for a number of years and his physical attributes are similar to the man he’ll be up against. Can Alaba push Sancho back and limit his impact on the match? This battle will be key in influencing the ways in which Dortmund may be able to break through the Bayern back line.