Defeat against RB Leipzig in the last game before the international break means Bayern Munich missed the opportunity of winning the Bundesliga title in record-equalling time - A feat achieved by Pep Guardiola when his Bayern clinched the title after 27 games in the 2013-14 season.
Now Bundesliga marks its return after the international break and Bayern will be playing host to Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena. The Bavarians can make up for the mistake they made in Leipzig and may win the title against their fiercest rival, provided Schalke drop points against Freiburg in their match. Also, if Bayern win the match and the other results go their way, this will be the first time in 18 years that Bayern win the title at their own home.
Borussia Dortmund have their own issues heading into this match. They have already lost two times against Bayern this season, once in Bundesliga and a 2-1 loss in DFB Pokal. But the BVB have never lost three games in a single season against their esteemed opponent. So Peter Stoger's team will be aiming not to enter the history books for this unwanted record.
Also, Schalke are sitting at 2nd in Bundesliga, one point ahead of Dortmund who are 3rd in the table. If the Royal Blues win against Freiburg, which looks a most probable outcome, the gap could become four if Bayern win at Allianz Arena. Considering how Schalke are playing this season, Dortmund may not have the games to make up for the lost ground.
In attack, Michy Batshuayi looks like a good replacement for the departed Pierre Emerick Aubameyang. The Belgian has already notched up six goals and is the top-scorer for Dortmund in 2018 since he made his move from Chelsea to Signal Iduna Park during the January transfer window. Talking about the potency rate in Bundesliga and there is only one name that comes to our mind and that is Robert Lewandowski. The 29-year-old Poland International has scored 23 league goals so far and is well on course on finishing as the top scorer in Bundesliga for the 3rd straight season.
Bayer Munich will be without Kingsley Coman and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. While Jerome Boateng is a doubt for this match. Arjen Robben is fit and healthy and could make a start in this match.