BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 27: Lothar Matthaeus, newly elected president of the Club of Former National Players, poses prior to the friendly match between Germany and Brazil at Olympiastadion on March 27, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Ronny Hartmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

German legend Lothar Matthaus believes Borussia Dortmund remain in pole position for this season’s Bundesliga title

Lucien Favre’s side holds a six-point lead over reigning champions Bayern Munich at the top of the standings as they chase a first league crown in seven years.

And Matthaus is backing BVB to finish the job and end his old club’s dominance of the Bundesliga.

“This week, the most exciting second half of the Bundesliga in seven years will start,” Matthaus wrote on his Sky column.

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“The BVB will be the hunted ones while Bayern are the hunters. This is a new role for both teams. The team who can best handle this situation will win the championship.

“I still believe Dortmund will decide the title race in their own favour. But if anyone can catch up with them, then, of course, it’s Bayern.”

The Bundesliga will resume this week after the winter break with Bayern to travel to Hoffenheim on Friday and Dortmund to take on RB Leipzig the next day.