This will be the 19th Bundesliga meeting between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich where the teams occupy first and second place respectively. The facts preview on Saturday's big game at the Allianz Arena.
The scenario: Second versus first. BVB have picked up 10 more points than FCB since the winter break and are one point ahead of the defending champions (52) in the table.
Home/away: No team has racked up more away victories than Borussia Dortmund. Four of the seven away wins in total have come in the past five matches on the road. Bayern Munich have won their last three home games and are unbeaten in 19 matches on home turf. The last defeat in front of their own fans was a 2-1 loss to Mönchengladbach on 7 January 2022.
Statistics: Bayern Munich have 52 points on the board. That's seven fewer than at the same stage of last season (59). FCB have lost the fewest matches of any team in the league (three). Borussia Dortmund have won nine of their last 10 Bundesliga matches and are unbeaten since 11/11/22.
Head-to-head record: The 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture ended BVB's run of eight competitive defeats against Bayern Munich. The 107 Bundesliga clashes have produced 25 wins but 52 losses. There have been 30 stalemates. No team has kept more clean sheets away to Bayern than Borussia (seven).
Last BVB win: Bayern were beaten 3-2 at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK on 10 November 2018. Marco Reus bagged a brace, with Paco Alcacer scoring the winner. The last of BVB's 09 wins in Munich to date came on 12 April 2014, when they won 3-0 thanks to goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Reus and Jonas Hofmann. (br)