It all looked set up for Borussia Dortmund to end Bayern’s dominance in the Bundesliga and secure a famous title win this season.
Bayern, struggling under Niko Kovac, faltering during the opening months of the season, allowing Dortmund to open up what seemed like an uncatchable lead at the top of the table. The youth and skill of Jadon Sancho was guiding Dortmund to their first title in several years but as the months have gone, the German giants have now clawed their way back to the top.
Kovac’s men now sit at the summit of the Bundesliga table, leading the way on goal difference. A position that looked simply unattainable before the turn of the year. Bayern are now leading the way and are favourites to lift the trophy this year and using a Betlion coupon code you back them to go all the way.
The 6-0 thrashing over Wolfsburg was enough to see normal order resume, with Bayern taking up the top spot. Dortmund have stuttered at a crucial part in the season, having led way since September. Perhaps the pressure had got to them or the reality of a potential title win was finally dawning on what can be considered as a relatively young and inexperienced squad.
Poor results against Nurnberg and Augsburg have been costly for Dortmund, who have been forced to watch on as their bitter rivals rediscover their best form at the worst possible time. The save and grace for Dortmund is their Champions League exit at the hands of Tottenham. While it was a disappointing performance over two legs, it offers them some clarity at a make-or-break point in their season.
The two teams meet at the beginning of April in what could be a title-defining game in the Bundesliga. For the first time in months, Dortmund are now playing catch up and must hit the ground running if they want to stop Bayern running away with would be their seventh consecutive Bundesliga title and their eighth in the last 10 years.
Should Dortmund fail to overcome Bayern now, the club certainly will be able to take spirit from their form over the season. It will no doubt as a huge learning curve for some of the younger players, but at the same time, it’ll come as a huge blow for the club not to go on and lift the trophy after the lead they had.