Dortmund vs Bayern Munich: Lewandowski the likely hero for Pep

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Bayern Munich may be nursing a few more weary limbs after Germany’s World Cup victory in Brazil but that hasn’t stopped the Bavarians from being priced as the favourites for victory in their upcoming German Super Cup clash.

Six of the 14 players used by Die Mannschaft in the showpiece game currently play for Die Roten, while just one Dortmund player – Mats Hummels – was used in the final.

But that hasn’t stopped the Bavarians from being the 6/5 favourites for victory, with their Bundesliga rivals just behind them at 21/10 for the win in 90 minutes while a draw can be backed at 5/2.

However, with little to choose between the sides at the time of writing, we’ve unearthed three great markets with the potential to help you cash-in on this titanic German football clash!

Half-time correct score 0-0 @ 13/5

With several players likely to be rested and many others still looking to get back to full-fitness, backing the first 45 minutes to be largely forgettable could be among the best bets of the day – particularly if you look at recent results between these two.

Three of the last five meetings between the two teams have been 0-0 at half-time with the other two encounters between the pair featuring just a single first-half goal each.

Robert Lewandowski to score first @ 9/2

Something Dortmund’s fans and players must undoubtedly be fearing ahead of kick-off, like Mario Gotze last season, it would not be a shock to see Robert Lewandowski net the opener against his former employers.

The Pole has hit the ground running for Bayern thus far, scoring the opener in three of Bayern’s last four friendly fixtures ahead of this Super Cup clash.

Both Teams to Score – No @ 11/8

Another bet to back for those expecting a cagey affair and one in keeping with the recent history between these two, past results tell us that the team that scores first goes on to win at a canter.

Bayern won the DFP Pokal final 2-0, and triumphed 3-0 at the Westfalenstadion earlier in the season while sandwiched in between those results was a 3-0 win for Dortmund at the Allianz. Another one-sided encounter could be on the cards here so hedge your bets with this one.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.