Created on 2021-03-05 at 15:07 PM
FC Bayern host Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena on Saturday (kick-off 12:30 pm ET) for the timeless Bundesliga ‘Klassiker’. In the meeting between the two highest-scoring sides in Germany’s top flight this season, the record champions can equal a record that has stood for over 50 years. Read on for further facts and stats on the headline fixture of Matchday 24.
1. Winning run against BVB
The Bavarians have won each of their last four Bundesliga encounters against Dortmund. If they manage another success on Saturday, FCB will match their best run of five consecutive league wins against the Black and Yellows between 1968 and 1970.
2. Bayern reign in Munich
At home, Bayern have in fact won the last six Bundesliga clashes between the two sides, by an aggregate score of 26-3! They’ve also scored at least four goals in each of the last five. Bayern have only scored such a high number of goals in more consecutive games against one team once in their Bundesliga history: between 2011 and 2018, they fired four or more past Werder Bremen in seven successive matches at the Allianz Arena.
3. Best attacks in the Bundesliga
Bayern have scored 67 goals in the Bundesliga this season, a tally bettered only by FCB themselves during the 1973/74 campaign, when they had 68 goals after 23 matches. The Reds have found the net in all of their last 36 Bundesliga fixtures, while Dortmund – the second-best attack this season with 48 goals – have done so in their last 21.
4. A force at home
Hansi Flick’s side are unbeaten in 21 league games on home turf (W17 D4), their longest run of this kind since March 2016 to April 2018, when they went 38 home matches without defeat. Dortmund have struggled on the road lately, losing three away games on the bounce before regaining confidence with a 4-0 victory in the derby at Schalke.
5. Lewandowski vs. Sancho – top attackers of 2021
Since the turn of the year alone, Robert Lewandowski has been directly involved in 13 Bundesliga goals (11 goals, two assists). That’s more than anyone else in 2021, one ahead of Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, who has posted six goals and six assists since January.
6. Expect drama until the end
Bayern and Dortmund have each scored 13 goals in the final 15 minutes of matches this season. Only Stuttgart have bagged more goals in the closing period (14).
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