Borussia Dortmund have yet to lose a match away to Bayer Leverkusen under Jürgen Klopp. Here are all the facts and figures on Saturday’s Bundesliga fixture in which the away side often has often come away winner in the last seven years...
Leverkusen have won 28 points so far this season which is a whopping nine points less than at the same stage last year (37), but still good enough for third place in the Bundesliga. Borussia have won only one of their last six matches and go into the second half of the season in 17th place.
The home team has picked up only one point in the last four meetings between the two sides, with the away side winning three of them. BVB have won three and drawn four at Leverkusen in the last seven years, with the last defeat at Bayer dating back to 19 May 2007 under Thomas Doll.
Leverkusen are currently on a 13-game unbeaten streak at home stretching back to last season, their worst streak in four years, with their last home defeat dating back to 23 March 2014 when they lost 3-2 to Hoffenheim. BVB are on an eight-game winless run on the road, their worst run since 2003 under Matthias Sammer.
Both sides have a strong record when scoring first. Leverkusen haven’t lost any of their last 15 games when scoring the opening goal. The last time they lost after scoring first was a 3-2 defeat at Freiburg on 25 January 2014. BVB have lost only one of the seven games this season when they scored first.
- Jürgen Klopp has lost only one of his nine Bundesliga matches at Leverkusen (a 2-0 defeat with Mainz on 13 February 2005).
- Ilkay Gündogan has yet to lose against Leverkusen (three wins, two draws).
- Marco Reus has scored four goals and created another three in his last seven games against Bayer.
- Oliver Kirch’s only Bundesliga goal for BVB was at Leverkusen last season.
- Stefan Kiessling has scored eight goals in 21 matches against BVB (but only twice in the last 12 outings).