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6 facts on potential title decider against Borussia Dortmund

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FC Bayern host Borussia Dortmund on Saturday (18:30 CEST) in a top-of-the-table clash on Bundesliga Matchday 31. There's even greater significance than usual to this edition of Der Klassiker, with Bayern having the opportunity to wrap up a historic title. We've picked out the pertinent facts and figures on the clash with BVB.

1. Bayern on verge of historic title

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FCB set up a potential title decider against Dortmund with the 3-0 win at Bielefeld last Sunday.

Bayern can seal their tenth consecutive Bundesliga title with victory over Dortmund. That would be a new sole record among Europe's top five leagues - up until now FCB have shared the record of nine titles in a row with Juventus, who managed this feat between 2012 and 2020.

2. Müller would be new record holder

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Inseparable: Thomas Müller and the Bundesliga trophy - our number 25 can lift the 'salad bowl' for the 11th time on Saturday.

Thomas Müller could become the first player to win 11 German league titles and would move clear of former teammate David Alaba.

3. Winning streak in recent encounters

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Bayern won 3-2 in the reverse fixture in Dortmund in December.

The Bavarians have won each of their last seven competitive matches against the Black and Yellows - there's never been a longer winning run in this fixture.

4. Two best attacks

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Bayern scored goals 87 to 89 at Bielefeld.

This is a meeting between the two best attacks in the Bundesliga this season, with Bayern on 89 goals and Dortmund on 76. In the history of the Bundesliga, only Bayern themselves have surpassed 89 goals after 30 matchdays (90 in 2019/20).

5. Battle of most dominant sides

Bayern and Borussia are the two teams who, on average, have had the most possession and played the most passes per game this season. FCB average 65% possession and 648 passes per match, while for BVB it's 59% possession and 578 passes.

6. Lewy's favourite opponents

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Robert Lewandowski scored a brace in the reverse fixture at BVB.

Robert Lewandowski has scored more goals in all competitions against Borussia Dortmund (26) than against any other team during his career. Two of those came in the 3-2 win in the reverse fixture, when Lewandowski scored multiple goals against his former club for the eighth time. No other player in Bundesliga history has scored multiple goals against one club so many times.

We've looked back on some historic clashes with BVB: