With Borussia Dortmund hosting Hamburg on Friday night, by the time Bayern Munich take to the pitch to play Nuremberg on Sunday, Dortmund could find themselves 15 points clear of Bayern in the Bundesliga.
Dortmund currently sit four points clear of Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga table, and the win would put them seven points clear of Mainz who host Hannover 96 on Saturday evening – Dortmund are 1/1 to win the Bundesliga.
With Dortmund playing at home, the Bundesliga betting market places the odds heavily in their favour and Jurgen Klopp’s side are 8/11 to beat Hamburg.
Dortmund have been so impressive this season that Germany coach Joachim Loew has called up Mario Goetze, Mats Hummels, Kevin Grosskreutz and Marcel Schmelzer into the international squad.
The loss of Ruud Van Nistelrooy, who has torn an abductor, is a huge blow for Hamburg as they face the Bundesliga’s top scorers and at 4/1 to beat Dortmund, Hamburg aren’t given much of a hope in the betting market.
The last time these two teams played out a 0-0 draw was in 1999, and with the Bundesliga averaging more goals per game in this season compared to the past 16, goals should be expected in the clash.
Despite the promise of goals, the last four encounters between these two at the Signal Iduna Park have only produced seven goals, and in those four games there have been four clean sheets.
Three of those clean sheets were kept by Dortmund and the league leaders should emerge victorious from the game, and can do so by a two goal margin.
A 2-0 Dortmund win is priced at 6/1 and Dortmund are 7/4 to be leading at half-time and full-time.
Lucas Barrios is in impressive form for Dortmund and his goals can steer his side to a win. See the full Borussia Dortmund vs Hamburg betting odds here.