Bayern unbeaten in seven against Borussia
FC Bayern travel to Dortmund for Saturday evening's Bundesliga cracker buoyed by a strong record of seven competitive fixtures without defeat against the Ruhr valley outfit. The last defeat against Borussia dates back to August 2014, a 2-0 reverse in the Supercup final. Bayern have won four and drawn three meetings since then. fcbayern.com has collected more facts and figures prior to the top clash.
Overall record favours FCB
Bayern and Borussia have crossed swords in 94 Bundesliga fixtures, and the record is stacked in favour of the German record champions. Bayern have won 42, lost 23 and drawn 29 encounters, with 175 goals scored and 116 conceded. The record in Dortmund is evenly balanced: both sides won 14 times, with 19 games ending in a draw. The goal difference slightly favours the hosts: Bayern have scored 64 and conceded 66.
Attacking quality aplenty
The Bundesliga's best attacking units face off on Saturday. Borussia have scored 25 goals in ten matches, whereas the Bavarians netted 24 times. The teams have created the most clear-cut chances: Bayern 33, Dortmund 32. However, the Black and Yellows have not conceded on their home field in 298 minutes against Bayern.
Home strength v away power
Borussia have gone unbeaten in 26 Bundesliga home matches, winning 21 and drawing five games, a club record for the hosts. Borussia's last home defeat in the Bundesliga dates back to April 2015, a 1-0 reverse against FC Bayern. The men from Munich are unbeaten on foreign soil in 2016, boasting 11 wins and four draws. The last time they lost on the road was in December 2015, a 3-1 reverse against Mönchengladbach.
Stieler in charge
Tobias Stieler will be the man with the whistle for Saturday's top clash. The 35-year-old match official from Hamburg will take charge of his first match involving the Reds this term. Stieler oversaw Bayern's match away to Dortmund last season, a goalless stalemate, as well as the matches in Hoffenheim and Schalke, both of which ended in victories for Bayern. His assistants will be Sascha Thielert and Dr Matthias Jöllenbeck, with Guido Kleve acting as fourth official.