Bayern Munich – Borussia Dortmund – The fortune played with the lottery draw a little bit, and brought together in the quarter finals two best teams in Germany, so here it can be freely used the famous sentence that this is the final before the final. And there will be no wonder if the winner of this duel wins the Cup altogether, as Bayern Munich and Borussia are truly great teams that have no equal. This especially applies in this season to Bayern, while Borussia’s game is somewhat weaker, but only in the championship. In the Cup so far both teams were very convincing, and are great in the Champions League too. This season they have met twice and both games took place in Munich. In the Super Cup Bayern was better with 2:1, and in the championship the match ended 1:1. In the previous season Borussia had outclassed Bayern in the European Cup with 5:2. Begins: 27.02.2013 – 20:30 CET
Bayern currently has the game and the results, and are surly satisfied that already in the quarterfinals play against their biggest rivals. Almost all players of the Bavarian team are in a great form, which is visible in the championship and Champions League matches. It was expected that Bayern might loosen up a bit in the latter part of the season, especially in the championship where they accumulated a huge advantage, however, not only they haven’t relax but play even better. They have a row of six clean and convincing victories in the championships in which only in the last Saturday have received the first goal, where also belongs the match against Werder whose net was loaded with six goals. In the Champions League they fooled around with Arsenal in London and won 3-1, and almost certainly qualified to the quarterfinals. On last Saturday the coach Heynckes made ??expected changes in the team, but not to the degree that many predicted. Played Boateng, Contento, Luiz Gustavo and Shaqiri, who lately very rarely get a chance, plus Gomez and Robben who were expected in the team. And even that Bayern has outclassed the opponent, which is just a proof of its power. Ribery is not eligible to play against Borussia because of the showed red card and that is the only disadvantage for Bayern.
Probable lineups Bayern Munich: Neuer – Lahm, van Buyten, Dante, Alaba – Javi Martinez, Schweinsteiger – T.Muller, Kroos, Robben – Mandzukic
Borussia has again lost a victory in the championship but it is now quite expected because they are aware that the title goes to Munich, so Dortmund turns its attention to the Champions League and the Cup. In the Champions League they played well in Donetsk and have opened the path to the quarterfinals, but before that one is waiting this great duel. It must be said that Borussia played better in the last season and even now the game is not much worse. Individually, Borussia has several great players like Reus and Gotze, which can tip the balance. They have certain problems in the defense line and lately with red cards. The first scorer Lewandowski because of that pauses two games, and his replacement Schieber had been sent off too two rounds ago. That is why in Monchengladbach have played without a classic forward and barely managed to score just one goal from the penalty kick, which was enough for a draw. In the Cup Lewandowski is eligible to play, so they are complete although the defender Hummels complains of injury.
Probable lineups Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller – Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels (Felipe Santana), Schmelzer – S.Bender, Gundogan, Blaszczykowski – Reus, M.Gotze – Lewandowski
Bayern Munich – Borussia Dortmund Pick
One great match should be expected with open game from the both teams. It is clear that Bayern, as the host, will certainly play in that way while Borussia will not only sit and wait because they have a team that can play against everyone and everybody.
Tip: over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.73 at bet365 (down to 1.63 can be played)