BVB are preparing for their second Bundesliga home game against 1. FC Union Berlin. The Black & Yellows will be aiming to take revenge for their defeat in the reverse fixture. Here are facts on the match against the Köpenick club.
The scenario: There are three places and six points separating Borussia Dortmund in fifth and eighth-placed Union Berlin, who had almost identical records in the first half season (Borussia 29 points, Union 28 points). The home team has won each of the previous three games; the visiting team has never even been ahead.
Home/away: Borussia Dortmund have won three of their last four home games in the league and have lost only one of their last eight matches on home turf. Union have only won one of their last seven matches on the road (a 1-0 victory in Freiburg on 20 February), but already have more points on their travels this term (17) than they amassed in the entirety of last season (14).
Head-to-head record: This is the sixth time the clubs will have faced off competitively. BVB have won both of their DFB Cup meetings at home, which were decided in extra-time (2018/19) and by penalties (2016/17) respectively. Last season they claimed a comfortable 5-0 home victory, which represents Union’s biggest defeat in their (still relatively short) tenure in the top flight. BVB have lost both games in Köpenick – 3-1 and 2-1 respectively.
Statistics: Only two teams have won more games than Borussia Dortmund (15 wins). BVB have the fewest draws in the division (only four stalemates) and have scored at least one goal in each of the last 27 matches. Union have tasted defeat on only one of their last nine outings (a 5-2 loss in Frankfurt on 20 March) and already have more points in the board (43) than they picked up in all of last season. The capital club have drawn more matches than anyone else (13).
Compiled by Boris Rupert