Mats Hummels Borussia Dortmund Arturo Vidal Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich will be wary of dropping points against Borussia Dortmund and allowing their rivals back into the Bundesliga title raceReuters

All neutrals, who want to see a title race in the Bundesliga, will be cheering Borussia Dortmund on when they host league leaders and champions Bayern Munich at the Westfalenstadion, Saturday.

Bayern looked like they were running away with the Bundesliga title, yet again, before a shock defeat to Mainz, coupled with a victory for Dortmund in midweek changed the scenario completely.

While Bayern still lead the Bundesliga by five points, a defeat to their title rivals on Saturday will drop that down to just two, with it making the race for the championship all the more interesting.

While Borussia Dortmund have the capability to get the better of Bayern Munich – Tomas Tuchel's men have been the best side since the winter break – you really wouldn't want to bet against Pep Guardiola's team would you, not when they have bona fide stars lining up all the way through.

"(This is) one of the best matches in Europe," Guardiola told the club's official website. "Games like this one are the reason why you become a footballer in the first place.

"Our idea is this -- take the ball and play. In any case, I hope it'll be spectacular. The match should be a great advertisement for German football. We aren't perfect. Sometimes you have to lose in order to understand what to do to be an even better team."

All eyes for this match will be on the two strikers of the two teams. Robert Lewandowski has been lighting it up, as expected, for Bayern Munich this season, but the real star has been Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

With two lethal strikers in this match, expect goals to be the order of the day, with Lewandowski, who saw his Bayern team win 5-1 in the same fixture last season, in particular, keen to impress against his former team.

Borussia Dortmund have worked really hard to cut the gap to Bayern Munich and put themselves in a position to fight for the title, so the last thing they will want is for Bayern to waltz in, pick up a win and with it leave the Signal Iduna Park with an eight-point lead.

"We have a situation now where we can get very close to them," Tuchel told Bundesliga's official website. "We've worked hard for this situation and hopefully we enjoy it. To a certain degree, losing 5-1 in Munich has made us into the team we are now. We absolutely want to win the game and we believe we have a victory in us. We'll need all the fans to get behind us."

Expected lineups: Borussia Dortmund: Burki, Piszczek, Bender, Hummels, Schmelzer, Gundogan, Weigl, Sahin, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang, Reus.

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Benatia, Alaba, Bernat, Alonso, Thiago, Robben, Muller, Costa, Lewandowski.

Where to Watch Live

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich is scheduled for a 11 p.m. IST (6.30 p.m. CET, 5.30 p.m. GMT, 12.30 p.m. ET) start. 

Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD1 will broadcast the match live, while the online live streaming coverage will be on Hotstar and Starsports.com.

Audience in Germany can watch Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich live on Sky Sport Bundesliga and Sky Go Germany.

BT Sports Europe is the place to be to watch the Bundesliga Der Klassiker live in the UK, while the match can also be live streamed on Watch BT Sport.

Fox Soccer will broadcast the game live in the US, while the live stream option is on FoxSoccer2GoViewers in Canada can watch the Bundesliga action live on Sportsnet and Watch Sportsnet.

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