Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund: TV and Live Stream, Team News and Key Stats

Rory MarsdenFeatured ColumnistApril 12, 2014

Bayern players celebrate at the end of the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Manchester United in the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Bayern won 3-1 to win the tie 4-2 on aggregate.  (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Matthias Schrader

The Allianz Arena plays host to the top two sides in the Bundesliga on Saturday for a Klassiker of no significance as far as the title is concerned, but one that is still likely to be a thrilling occasion. 

While Bayern Munich made it through to the Champions League semi-finals during the week, Borussia Dortmund went out of the competition at the hands of Real Madrid.

However, Jurgen Klopp's side go into this this clash in winning form having beaten Real 2-0 and gone out only due to their 3-0 first-leg loss, as noted by Spanish football writer Sergi Dominguez:

Bayern may have already clinched the Bundesliga title, but there is still pride at stake, while Dortmund are looking to hold off third-placed Schalke, with whom they are tied on points.

Read on for TV and live stream information, as well as team news and key stats.


When: Saturday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m. BST/ 12:30 p.m. ET

Where: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

TV Info: Live on BT Sport 1/ BT Sport HD (UK), GOLTV (US)

Live Stream: BT Sport app (UK only)


Team News

Frank Augstein

Changes in personnel for Bayern in the Bundesliga ahead of their recent Champions League legs against Manchester United have seen the champions pick up just one point from their last two outings against Augsburg and Hoffenheim.

However, Pep Guardiola is likely to put out as strong a team as possible this weekend to regain their winning momentum after their 53-game unbeaten streak came to an end.

The Spaniard will more than likely start with Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and Philipp Lahm, none of whom featured in the squad against Augsburg.

Thomas Muller should also play out the full 90 minutes, rather than the 30-minute cameo appearance he put in last weekend.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 01:  Pep Guardiola head coach of Bayern Muenchen at the end of match during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Manchester United and FC Bayern Muenchen at Old Trafford on April 1, 2014 in Manchester
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Klopp's side are plagued by the same injury woes that have troubled them all season, with key players like Ilkay Gundogan, Sven Bender, Neven Subotic and Jakub Blaszczykowski all still unavailable. 

However, Robert Lewandowski will surely feature and look to impress his future employers—he will join Bayern in the summer—while also looking to end the season as top scorer in the league, he currently has 17 per


Key Stats

Both Bayern and Dortmund go into this game in winning form after their respective midweek Champions League triumphs over Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Dortmund are unbeaten in the Bundesliga in four matches, a run that includes wins against Hannover, Stuttgart and Wolfsburg.

Bayern's form at the Allianz has been quite incredible this season—they are undefeated and have won 13 of their 14 matches at home in the Bundesliga.

Guardiola's side triumphed 3-0 in the reverse fixture back in November, a key moment in this year's Bundesliga that Klopp will be looking to avenge.

However, with Bayern having conceded just 17 goals all season, BVB will have to put on some display to claim a victory.

Dortmund have conceded 17 goals in 14 away games this season, and Bayern's 42 goals from their 14 home matches suggests Klopp's men will struggle to keep a clean sheet and will therefore need to outscore their opponents in order to pick up the three points.


All key stats provided by ESPN FC.