The German Super Cup against Bayern at Signal Iduna Park is today. Finally, the 2014/15 season will officially get underway.
Neither team is anywhere near full strength. Pep claims he only has about 8 or 9 fit players for this game so I expect a Bayern team even weaker than the one he played last year in this fixture, although still quite strong looking at their depth.
Hummels, Sahin, Blaszcykowski, Reus, Gundogan, Subotic, Durm, and most likely Weidenfeller won't play for BVB.
BILD's predicted lineups based on the last training sessions for both teams. As always, this could be as wrong just as easily as they could be right so that's why I am just saying they're projected possible lineups. As far as it goes with BVB's lineup, it's pretty much what I expect although I could see Hofmann get a start in this one.
In essence, it is almost like a friendly match. But it is against the best team in Germany, a trophy is up for grabs (not a big one, but it is one nonetheless that could bring some confidence into the team ahead of the season), and it's a game everyone wants to win. I'm definitely looking forward to it and hope BVB get it done again like last year.