Borussia Dortmund will take on FC Augsburg at 15:30 CET on Saturday. We've put all the info you need to know about our home game at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK into the usual compact format below.
The scenario: After three games without a win (one draw and two defeats), seventh-placed Borussia Dortmund will be looking to return to winning ways against 12th-placed FC Augsburg, who recently ended their own three-match winless run by beating Union Berlin 2-1.
Home/away: Borussia Dortmund have won only one of their last seven Bundesliga home games played behind closed doors. FC Augsburg have an even away record this term, with three victories, two stalemates and three losses on the board. The men from the Fugger City did lose their last match on the road 2-0 to Werder Bremen, but they have not lost two successive Bundesliga away games since Heiko Herrlich's appointment as head coach.
Head-to-head record: The 5-3 thriller a year ago in Augsburg typifies previous meetings between the two clubs. Although BVB have lost only three of their 19 clashes to date, FCA have always been a tough nut to crack. The Swabians have taken points from five of their last nine Bundesliga matches against the Black & Yellows (two wins, three draws). On the other hand, Dortmund have scored at least three goals in over half of their clashes with Augsburg and have scored almost twice as many goals (48) as FCA (25) in their previous meetings.
Statistics: Only two teams have more victories on the board than Borussia Dortmund (nine), who – aside from the 2-0 defeat in the reverse fixture in Augsburg – have scored at least once in every game. FCA's tally of 22 points from 18 games is on par with previous seasons. The Swabians have had a worse record in five of their 10 Bundesliga campaigns. Augsburg have not lost any of the last 11 Bundesliga games in which they have opened the scoring. The last time they lost after being 1-0 up was the 5-3 defeat to Borussia Dortmund on 18 January 2020. Augsburg have failed to find the opposition net on six occasions – that's twice as many blanks in front of goal as they had at the same stage of 2019/20.
Biggest home win: A Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hat-trick and a Marco Reus brace sealed a 5-1 win against FCA on 25 October 2015.
Referee: The appointment will be announced by the DFB on the day of the game.
Compiled by Boris Rupert