Borussia Dortmund will welcome Rasenballsport Leipzig to Signal Iduna Park on Saturday afternoon for their penultimate home game of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season. Kick-off is at 15:30 CET. Here are the match facts.
The scenario: Fifth versus second. Nine points separate the clubs. Leipzig can prematurely wrap up second place if they get a result themselves or if Union Berlin (in Wolfsburg) and Mainz (in Frankfurt on Sunday) help them out. Borussia could move up to third with a home win, provided Union and Mainz don't lose.
Home/away: Only Bayern and Leipzig (11 victories each) have won more home games than BVB (nine), who have won each of their last five matches at Signal Iduna Park and have found the net at least once in every single one of their home games this season (34 in total; the second-most in the league). Only Bayern (11 wins) have won away more than Leipzig, who – like BVB – have claimed eight wins on their travels. Five of those eight away victories have come in their last six games on the road! No team has lost fewer away games (three).
Head-to-head record: The Black & Yellows are unbeaten in six Bundesliga matches against the side from Saxony (W4 D2) and have only failed to score in their first meeting – a 1-0 away defeat in September 2016. There have been 17 goals in their last four meetings at Signal Iduna Park, equating to around four per game. The last one ended 3-3 (after BVB had been 2-0 and 3-1 up).
The biggest win: BVB ran out 4-1 winners on 26 August 2018, though it was the visitors who took the lead through Augustin after 31 seconds. Dahoud netted in the 21st minute, Sabitzer scored an own goal (40) and Witsel netted to make it 3-1 at the break. Reus rounded off the scoring in stoppage time.
Statistics: Borussia Dortmund have won their last four league matches, have kept clean sheets on their last two outings and have found the net at least once in every game apart from their Matchday 2 clash with Augsburg. No club has been involved in fewer draws (only four). Leipzig have the most clean sheets in the league (15). Only Gladbach (11) have been awarded more penalties than Leipzig (nine).
Compiled by Boris Rupert