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Pre-match report

The Facts

Borussia with strong record against FC Augsburg

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The statistics speak in Borussia's favour prior to the upcoming home match against FC Augsburg. BVB have taken 23 of a possible 30 points from the ten duels between these two sides to date. As per normal, we have compiled all the information you need regarding the last home game of 2016, which takes place at 20:00 CET on Tuesday in the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK.

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Gonzalo Castro scored last season in the away victory against Augsburg.

How things stand: Fifth against twelfth. BVB have lost only one of their last nine league matches, while Augsburg have lost only one of their last six. On average, BVB's head to head record against Augsburg is surpassed only by theirs against Ingolstadt from all of the current Bundesliga team, given that they have won seven of their last ten fixtures against them.

Home and Away: In a run that began April 2015, BVB remain undefeated in 28 successive home matches! Augsburg have won two of their seven away games so far (in Bremen and most recently on match day ten in Ingolstadt). With eight points, FCA occupy berth nine of the away table.

Personnel: Reus (suspended), Sokrates (ankle), Guerrero (stress disorder), Piszczek (adductors), Bürki (fracture of the metacarpus), Subotic (lacking match fitness), Sahin (knee complaint) and Rode will not be present for Dortmund. FCA are missing Callsen-Bracker (rehabilitation after fracture of the fibula), Caiuby (knee), Bobadilla (calf), Finnbogason (inflammation of the pubic bone) and probably also Max (thigh).

Head to head: Only against Ingolstadt (3.0) do BVB score more goals on average than against Augsburg (2.8). In seven of the ten fixtures against the Swabians, the men from Westphalia have scored at least three goals.

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The stats: Borussia Dortmund have taken points from five games in which they were temporarily behind (best in the league!). BVB have also scored there or more goals in six games this season (best in the league!) and with 34 goals this season lie just behind the Bavarians, who are on 35. Only in games involving Mainz have more goals been scored (53/52). Only Darmstadt (11) have scored fewer goals this season than Augsburg (12), though Augsburg have only conceded 16 goals so far (league average, 20). Only the Bavarians have kept more clean sheets (seven times) than Augsburg (six times).

Referee: Guido Winkmann from Kerken on the Lower Rhine will officiate his 105th Bundesliga game, and with that, his third game involving Borussia Dortmund. The 43 year old police officer referees for SV Nütterden. He is complemented by Christian Bandurski and Arno Blos on the lines, while Arne Aarnink will serve as fourth official.

Attendance: Among the 81,360 visitors to a sold-out Signal Idun Park are 763 FC Augsburg fans.
Compiled by Boris Rupert