On Tuesday night Borussia Dortmund take on Bayern Munich in the DFL Supercup at the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund.
Bayern qualified for the final of this trophy having won the Bundesliga for a record 31st time last season ahead of RB Leipzig under the management of Hansi Flick, whilst Dortmund beat Leipzig in the final of the DFB Pokal via a 4-1 scoreline thanks to braces from Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland.
Both sides come into this clash with different managers than they did last season, as Bayern are now managed by Julian Nagelsmann formerly of RB Leipzig following Flick’s resignation, whilst Dortmund sacked Lucien Favre earlier on last campaign, before giving Edin Terzić the job until the end of the season to allow them chance to find a permanent replacement, which saw the Black and Yellows opt for Marco Rose of Borussia Monchengladbach.
In the opening weekend of Bundesliga action, Rose’s side hammered Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 at the Signal Iduna Park, with goals coming from Marco Reus, Thorgan Hazard, Erling Haaland (2) and Giovanni Reyna inside 70 minutes. Meanwhile, Bayern could only labour to a 1-1 draw against Monchengladbach, Robert Lewandowski managed to equalise for the champions in the 42nd minute following an opener by Alassane Plea.
Lewandowski’s goal against Gladbach meant that he has now scored on the opening day of the season seven times in a row, a new Bundesliga record for the prolific Pole who managed the most goals in a 34-game format last time out, with 41 in 29 appearances.
Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 1 – 3 Bayern Munich 12/1