All the matchday info
Fritz to referee | TV: Sky to broadcast | New routes for away fans
Borussia Dortmund will be away to FC Bayern Munich on Saturday. Kick-off is at 18:30 CET. We have compiled all the info on our Bundesliga away game in a compact format below. This page will be updated if there is any news.
Referee: Marco Fritz in charge
Marco Fritz (45) from Korb in Württemberg is already in charge of another BVB game three weeks after the derby (2-2). Dominik Schaal and Marcel Pelgrim will assist him on the sidelines, while Benjamin Brand has been appointed as the video assistant. Fritz has previously overseen 26 Bundesliga games involving BVB (13 wins, four draws and nine defeats). His club is SV Breuningsweiler in the Württemberg regional association. He has refereed 190 Bundesliga games to date.
Fans: New routes for away supporters
Arriving away fans should take the footpath along Fröttmaninger Heide (on the other side of the U-Bahn tracks) and over the new pedestrian bridge to get to the away entrance. Access to the south entrance of the Allianz Arena via the Esplanade is no longer possible. Click here for the fan info.
Live broadcast: Sky & Net Radio
The match will be broadcast live on TV by Sky. The pre-match coverage will start at 17:30 CET. Presenter Sebastian Hellmann will present the programme, with Julia Simic and Lothar Matthäus by his side as pundits. The BVB game will then be shown on Sky Sport Bundesliga 1 and on Sky UHD and will be commentated on by Wolff Fuss. The BVB Net Radio will give you the usual Black & Yellow take, with Boris Rupert and Stephan Gabele on the microphone. Match highlights as well as the press conference and match reactions will be available on BVB TV, among others.
Tactics: Quick possession turnovers
This is not only a meeting between the sides in first and second place in the Bundesliga table, but also one between the two teams that win possession back the quickest after losing it. Bayern need 12 seconds to do so on average, while Borussia require 13 seconds. This counter-pressing has resulted in 13 Bayern and eight Dortmund goals to date.
Kits: Red vs. Black & Yellow
Borussia Dortmund will line up in their usual colours: yellow shirts, black shorts and yellow socks. The home side will take to the field all in red.
Weather: Expect rain
The weather forecast for Saturday: changeable, the probability of rain is listed as being 70%. The temperatures are expected to sink from 10 degrees in the daytime to eight degrees during the game.