Ahead of tonight Der Klassiker between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich we are going to compare both teams base on head-to-head stats, the live coverage of Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich live streaming is available here.
Can Borussia Dortmund make home advantage count against Bayern Munich even without the Yellow Wall? That is the question ahead of Tuesday’s Klassiker and the stats suggest that Dortmund rely on their fans more than most
It was no surprise that this team was Borussia Dortmund, 4-0 winners over rivals Schalke at an empty Westfalenstadion. But perhaps they should still be more worried than most.
Those opening results were an early indication of something that has long been suspected – the home advantage is diminished if not neutralised when supporters are absent.
But why is this a particular problem for Dortmund?
Dortmund’s average attendance exceeds 80,000 – making them the best-supported team in Europe – and those supporters are more vocal than most too.
So heightened are the senses that former Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp once compared emerging from the tunnel to a packed Westfalenstadion like the feeling of being born.
“You look to your left and it seems like there are 150,000 people up on the terrace all going completely nuts,” Klopp said of the ground’s Sudtribune, also known as the Yellow Wall.
“If you are the enemy, it crushes you but if you have her at your back as a goalkeeper, it is a fantastic feeling,” said former Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller.
Asked before one game whether it was the manager or the players in the Dortmund team that most concerned him, ex-Bayern Munich captain Bastian Schweinsteiger made it clear.
“It’s the Yellow Wall I’m afraid of,” he replied.
Erling Haaland even got goosebumps when he first experienced the atmosphere
Over the past six seasons, Dortmund has secured 229 points at home compared to 150 points away from home. In five of those six seasons, they have picked up a greater proportion of their points at home than the league average.
In short, home advantage matters more to Dortmund.
Just as pertinently given that they are in a race for the title, head-to-head to Dortmund than it does to Bayern Munich – the league leaders and champions in each of those previous five seasons as well as the two prior to that.
In the opening 26 games of this season, Bayern picked up 29 points at home and 29 points away. Over the course of the past six seasons, their spread of points has been much more balanced than Dortmund with 53 percent coming at home compared to their 60 percent.
In fact, Bayern has picked up a lower percentage of their points at home than the league average in every one of the past six Bundesliga seasons. That would suggest that the influence of the crowd is not so pivotal to Bayern’s success on the pitch.
They have the biggest budget and, in terms of reputation at least, they have the best players. Remove the intangibles and they will be the team who emerges victorious.
The lingering question that remained this season prior to the lockdown was whether or not Bayern Munich could go to Borussia Dortmund and get a result in the frenzied cauldron that is the Westfalenstadion on the day of Der Klassiker. Could they cope with the Yellow Wall?
If they could not, Bayern’s four-point advantage at the top of the Bundesliga would fall to just one and the momentum would be with Dortmund for the run-in.
Now they must pull off the feat without their fans there to support them.
“Borussia Dortmund, with a 2-0 victory over Wolfsburg, looked pretty good. I didn’t think Wolfsburg gave them too many problems, but the same could be said about Frankfurt, who scored twice in quick succession to make it 3-2 against Bayern. Dortmund has started with 4-0 and 2-0 wins, while Bayern hit Frankfurt for five, so there is not a lot between them.
“The away teams are coping much better in this scenario than the home teams – we saw that at the weekend. Bayer Leverkusen won at Borussia Monchengladbach, Dortmund won at Wolfsburg, Werder Bremen registered a shock victory at Freiburg, Leipzig won at Mainz and Augsburg thumped Schalke on their home turf. It does not enhance the home side at all without the fans and so that could be an advantage for Bayern – there will not be 80,000 packed inside the Signal Iduna Park.
“It is either going to finish 3-3 or the odd goal will make the difference. Bayern will extend the lead to seven points with what I am predicting. It will be a great game to watch and there are some real players to watch. If Dortmund did turn them over, you could see how, with the quality of players they have. Raphael Guerreiro, Erling Haaland, and Julian Brandt have all been great. Even Jadon Sancho could make his first start since the break.
“But I will side with Bayern. There is more pressure on Dortmund to win here. Even if they do, they go a point behind. I think both teams have real quality right across the park, but the experienced quality lies with Bayern and I think that may make the difference.”
|Head-to-head matches: DORTMUND – BAYERN MUNICH|
|09.11.19||BUN||Bayern Munich||Dortmund||4 : 0|
|03.08.19||SC||Dortmund||Bayern Munich||2 : 0|
|06.04.19||BUN||Bayern Munich||Dortmund||5 : 0|
Having looked at the League contender between Dortmund and Bayern both teams have lost 4 games this season out of 27 matches played. Dortmund and Bayern head-to-head stats showed that the away team lead the h2h results over the year. Bayern leads Dortmund with 4 points in the League table with 61 points while Borussia Dortmund on 57 points after the matchday 27 was completed.
Both teams have won their last five games in the Bundesliga this season, so if Dortmund wins tonight game they will close the gap and if Bayern wins they will top the League table with 7 points clearer, but if the game settled in a draw the points differences remain the same.
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