Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich
Bayern will be hoping to bounce back from their defeat against Borussia Mönchengladbach in their last fixture when they face Dortmund on SaturdayReuters

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund come face to face in the second Der Klassiker fixture of the season as the two sides look to get a positive result on Saturday for very different reasons.

Dortmund are still not playing at the level that they are capable of, although they have been doing better than they were at the start of the season.

Jurgen Klopp's men have not lost their last seven fixtures in the Bundesliga, and this has resulted in them rising to the tenth position from the bottom of the table.

Now that they are no longer in the Champions League following their defeat to Series A Champions Juventus in the last sixteen of the tournament, they will be able to focus their energies in Domestic competitions.

Although the first Der Klassiker this season ended with Bayern beating Dortmund 2-1, Die Borussen will hope to get a better result this time around in their home turf.

And Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp has stressed the importance of beating Bayern on Saturday, insisting that where the result of the match takes his side is "secondary."

"We've got to try to beat Bayern and where that can take us in the league is secondary," said Klopp, according to Sky Sports.

"Although we're 10th, and although there's a huge points gap between us, and although a lot is different compared to the past, it's still a Borussia Dortmund home game."

"I don't recall us gifting any of these games in the past. Gladbach have shown us how it's done. Wolfsburg have also beaten them, but it's not all that easy."

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich will also be hoping to beat Dortmund and do the double over them this season.

Apart from their surprising defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach in their last fixture, the Bavarians have been doing pretty well, recording six wins in their last eight Bundesliga games.

However, Bayern will miss several of their stars including David Alaba, Frank Ribery, Arjen Robben and Javi Martinez on Saturday due to injuries, and Guardiola admits that his side are not as strong without these players.

"We want to fight for all competitions. But without David, Frank, Arjen and Javi, we are not as strong. When all are fit, we are strong. Nevertheless, there are no excuses. If we don't win, we're to blame."

Also, Guardiola insists Dortmund will not be making things easy for them on Saturday.

"The quality of the side, the coach, the team, is higher than [indicated] by their table position. The quality is still there," Guardiola said. "Tomorrow's game is like a final. It's not a final, but we're fighting to defend our title, and Dortmund are fighting for the Champions League or Europa League."

"My experience with Dortmund and [coach Jurgen] Klopp is of their pressing, their attacking game. It's good that way. It will be a super, super game."

Expected Lineups:

Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller, Kirch, Hummels, Subotic, Sokratis, Bender, Gundogan, Kagawa, Reus, Aubameyang, Immobile

Bayern Munich: Neuer; Rafinha, Benatia, Boateng, Bernat; Rode, Schweinsteiger, Ribery; Muller, Lewandowski, Gotze

Where to Watch Live

The Klassiker is scheduled for a 6.30 pm local time (10 pm IST, 5.30 pm BST, 12.30 pm EDT) start with live coverage in India on Neo Prime in India.

Coverage in the UK will be on BT Sport 2, while viewers can also watch the big Bundesliga match via live streaming online via Watch BT Sport or BT Sport Online Player.

Viewers in the USA and Canada can catch the game on GOLTV, while the match will be shown live in Germany on Sky Bundesliga 1. Viewers in Germany can also live stream the action on Sky Go Germany.

Audience in Australia can watch the match on Bein Sports or live online on Bein Sports Connect. Viewers in North Africa and the Middle East can also catch the game via live streaming on Bein Sports Connect or live on TV on Bein Sports Arabia.

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