On Wednesday evening we have the clash of the German titans: Dortmund vs Bayern with each team vying for the first Cup of the season. Dortmund have played 7 games in the preseason going 6-1-1, 28 GF/10 GA albeit many of the wins against 3rd or 4th div teams. In their only meaningful game they got massacred 4-0 by Liverpool (full squad) in what was a horrendous game. In their defense the are missing Reus who is still injured as well as Bender, Grobkeutz and Immobile who only came in at the start of the 2nd half. Bayern haven't fared better going 3-2 (9 GF/5 GA) although they've been fielding their B team most of the time. Six of Bayern's World Cup winning players have had limited play thus far (Dortmund had six players as well)
Before we start lets look at some historical stats/facts between these two.
Bayern------48-30-27 (WIN/DRAW/LOSS) 194 GF 17 Super Cup
Dortmund--27-30-48 114 GF 3 Super Cup
Dortmund and Bayern have split the past two super cups with Dortmund winning 4-2 in 2013 and Bayern 2-1 in in 2012. Marco Reus had 2 goals last year and was named player of the game. The attacking midfielder has played 16 times against Bayern and boasts 6 goals and 5 assists. He is injured though and will miss the game. Lewandowski is another player who has fared well against Bayern scoring a hat trick in 2012 in a 5-2 win in the DFB-Pokal final. Lewandowski can be expected to start for Bayern. Robben was instrumental in 2012 when they won their last CL game against the same Dortmund. He also had the game winning goal in the 2013 DFB-Pokal final against BVB. In 13 games against them he has 8 goals, 4 assists.
Prediction: 1-0 or 2-0 win for Bayern.
Bayern Munich win @ 2.3 - Betfair
Robben to score anytime @ 2.54 - Betfair