Borussia Dortmund host DSC Arminia Bielefeld at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK on Saturday (15:30 CET). As usual, we've compiled all the most important information to prepare you for the game.
The scenario: Sixth versus sixteenth. The Black & Yellows remain six points below the Champions League places, while Arminia are hovering above the direct relegation zone by a single point. Borussia won the return fixture 2-0 thanks to two Mats Hummels goals.
Home/away: BVB have just the ninth-best home record in the league (five wins, two draws, three defeats), but have nonetheless gone unbeaten in their last four league games in front of the empty stands of Signal Iduna Park. Bielefeld have the second-worst away record (six defeats, three draws, a single win in Schalke), but have lost just one of their last four away games (a 3-1 defeat in Cologne on 31 January). They even managed to pick up a point in Munich with a 3-3 draw.
Head-to-head: Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten in their last five games against Arminia Bielefeld and have emerged victorious in the last two meetings between the two sides: a 2-0 away win earlier in the season and a 6-0 win in the most recent encounter at Signal Iduna Park in May 2009. The only time BVB have managed to string together three consecutive wins against Bielefeld was in the first three meetings between the two sides back in the early seventies. BVB are unbeaten in their last six games at home to Arminia (three wins, three draws), with the two most recent games ending in comfortable wins (6-0, 6-1). What is more, Dortmund's biggest ever Bundesliga win came at home to Bielefeld: an 11-1 thrashing on 6 November 1982.
Statistics: Only two teams have won more games than the Black & Yellows this season (11). Borussia have also scored at least once in each of their last 20 Bundesliga games. Arminia have lost three of their four matches in the second half-season thus far (the fixture against Bremen was postponed) - picking up just one from a possible 12 points - and have been unable to lift themselves out of the relegation play-off spot. The East Westphalians have picked up just two points from their 12 matches against teams currently in the top half of the table, most recently away to Bayern Munich (3-3).
Biggest home win: BVB's 11-1 win on 6 November 1982 lives long in the memory for a number of reasons: Bielefeld seized a 1-0 lead on the 15-minute mark thanks to a Frank Pagelsdorf goal. After Manfred Burgsmüller's equaliser in the 19th minute, the two sides went in at the break level at 1-1. Then, in the second half, the Black & Yellows scored ten goals - more goals than have ever been scored in a single half in the Bundesliga, let alone by just one team. Burgsmüller scored four further goals, with Rüdiger Abramczik and Bernd Klotz both grabbing hat-tricks and Marcel Raducanu and Lothar Huber also getting in on the act, the latter from the penalty spot. The match is one of the top five highest scoring games in Bundesliga history; since then, no more than 12 goals have been scored in a single game.
Referee: To be announced on matchday by the DFL.
Compiled by Boris Rupert