And welcome to the live blog for Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund!
Today’s Der Klassiker is important for the home side, as they need to win to remain about title challengers RB Leipzig who are one point behind in the Bundesliga table.
Avoiding defeat will keep Hansi Flick’s side two or more points above Leipzig.
Equally, a win for Borussia Dortmund keeps their Champions League hopes alive with Edin Terzic’s side sat in 5th, four points behind 4th place Eintracht Frankfurt.
Dortmund have managed to bounce back from their poor run with four consecutive wins across all competitions.
With Terzic’s side’s last win coming against Borussia Monchengladbach in the DFB-Pokal.
In terms of team news, Bayern Munich have some first-team stars making their way back from injury.
Right-back Benjamin Pavard has returned after recovering from covid-19, but today’s game might come too soon for a competitive return.
Niklas Sule, a natural centre-back, will most likely fill in at right-back for the meantime.
Corentin Tolisso, Douglas Costa, Alexander Nubel and Tanguy Nianzou will all miss out through injury.
And Thomas Muller and Serge Gnarby are looking likely to start after the impact they made from the bench in Bayern’s last game against Koln.
As for Dortmund, they will travel to the Allianz without Manuel Akanji, Axel Witsel and Marcel Schmelzer.
Jadon Sancho is also set to miss out after picking up a knock against Gladbach.
Left-back/Left-winger Raphael Guerreiro could also miss out through injury.
Emre Can is set to partner Mats Hummels in the heart of the defence, with Thomas Delaney providing the defence with some cover in midfield.
The teamsheets are due to be released in half an hour, so don’t go anywhere!