Borussia Dortmund host Bayern Munich in a Klassiker that could go some way to deciding who wins the Bundesliga Saturday at 5:30pm (UK time).
Even at this early stage, a win could make a big difference and Bayern go into the game top of the league, one point clear of second-placed Dortmund.
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Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich build-up, previous line-ups & injury news:
The Bundesliga title race is a close one once again, and Dortmund go into Der Klassiker trailing Bayern as they usually do. But they are just one point behind their rivals ahead of this showdown having hit pretty decent form. Dortmund have won six of their past seven games in the Bundesliga and 10 out of 13 overall, only losing to Freiburg, Borussia Monchengladbach and RB Leipzig. However, they don’t have a good record against Bayern.
Many fans look at the Bundesliga as a one-horse league but while Bayern may eventually secure another title, they haven’t looked unbeatable this season. In fact, they have already lost twice in 13 matches, winning 10 and drawing once. Those defeats have come in their past six Bundesliga matches, first losing to Eintracht Frankfurt before also falling away to Augsburg just last month. They did, however, return to winning ways against Arminia Bielefeld last weekend, responding after Dortmund had temporarily gone top.
- Borussia Dortmund (vs Arminia Bielefeld): Neuer; Pavard, Upamecano, Hernandez, Davies; Goretzka, Tolisso; Coman, Muller, Sane; Lewandowski.
- Bayern Munich (vs Wolfsburg): Kobel; Meunier, Hummels, Akanji, Schulz; Dahoud, Can; Wolf, Reus, Brandt; Malen.
Dortmund remain without Mateu Morey, Youssoufa Moukoko, Gio Reyna, Thorgan Hazard and Marcel Schmelzer, while Jude Bellingham and Roman Burki are not expected to return. Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, Joshua Kimmich and Marcel Sabitzer are all still out for Bayern.
Der Klassiker: Five key stats
- No other fixture has taken place as often in German professional football as Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich (129 times). Dortmund have lost more times against Bayern than they have any other side (63), but Bayern have also lost more times against Dortmund than any other side (32).
- Bayern have won each of their last six competitive matches against Dortmund, the best winning run in Der Klassiker. Prior to that run, Bayern had only won six of the previous 13 meetings, losing four with three draws.
- Dortmund have started a season with seven home wins for the first time in Bundesliga history. Including last season, Dortmund have won their last 11 home matches, just one short of their club record.
- Erling Haaland scored his 50th Bundesliga goal in his 50th game in the competition last weekend, reaching the milestone quicker than any other player. He is also the youngest to reach the milestone at 21 years, four months and six days.
- Robert Lewandowski has scored 24 goals in all competitions against Dortmund, his joint-favourite side to face (alongside Wolfsburg). He will also be looking to tie Klaus Fischer’s record for most Bundesliga away goals, currently on 116.
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