99th Bundesliga Klassiker
Bayern vs. Dortmund – Germany's top two teams face off once again on Saturday evening (kick-off at 18:30 CET. It's the 99th meeting between the sides in the Bundesliga, and the 50th in Dortmund. With 15 victories apiece and 19 draws with an aggregate scoreline of 68-67 there, the record is finely balanced. Last year FCB win 3-1 at the Westfalenstadion. fcbayern.com has further interesting facts and figures for you ahead of the game.
Overall record in FCB's favour
FC Bayern hold a clear advantage in "der Klassiker", as the clash between FCB and BVB is known. The Munich club have 45 wins to their name, losing just 24 and drawing 29, scoring 188 and conceding 119. Bayern have lost just one of the last eight matches against Borussia (W6, D1).
Dortmund first, Bayern four points behind in third – that's how the Bundesliga table looks ahead of Saturday's encounter. The last time Borussia were ahead of the record champions ahead of a Klassiker was on matchday 30 in 2011/12. Back then Dortmund were three points ahead and went on to lift the title at the end of the season. The roles have been the other way around in the last 12 Bundesliga encounters with Bayern always top of the league.
Both seven from eight
Home form meets away might in this fixture. Dortmund have won seven of their last eight in all competitions at the Westfalenstadion, while Bayern arrive with a strong record of seven victories from their last eight on the road in the league. Which side will be able to build on their runs on Saturday?
Champions of champions
In the last nine years, the Bundesliga title has either gone to Munich (7) or Dortmund (2). Twenty-one of the last 25 honours have been shared between FCB (16) and BVB (5). They are the only teams in that time to lift the Meisterschale on more than one occasion.