• The “German El Clasico” sees the best attack in the league (Dortmund - 32 goals scored) against the best defence (Bayern - 7 goals conceded).
  • Dortmund inflicted FC Bayern and new manager Guardiola’s only defeat in a competitive match this season (4-2 win in German Super Cup).
  • FC Bayern are without a Bundesliga win against Dortmund in six meetings (D2 L4). Only Bremen (12 matches 1988-93 and 8 matches 2000-04) have gone on longer runs without a Bundesliga defeat against the record champions.
  • FCB have come out on top in the two recent pivotal clashes against BVB in the German Cup quarterfinal (1-0 at home) and the Champions League final (2-1 at Wembley).
  • Bayern set a new league record on matchday 12 by reaching their 37th game without defeat. Their last league loss (2-1 at home to Leverkusen) was almost 13 months ago.
  • Since a 0-0 draw with Mainz on April 14th 2012, FCB have scored in their last 49 Bundesliga games. However, they have scored just three times in the last six league games against BVB.
  • Dortmund have lost their last two competitive matches. The last time Klopp’s men lost three games in a row was in January/February 2010, with two consecutive home defeats last happening in September 2009. Bayern were amongst their opponents on both occasions.
  • BVB have won their first six home games this season (as they did in 1994/95 and 2003/04). Dortmund have never started a season with seven home wins in their Bundesliga history.
  • Mario Götze could make his first appearance against his former club Dortmund. The Germany international has been in Bayern’s starting XI for the last three competitive games, but hasn’t been involved in a goal in any of them.
  • Robert Lewandowski is the top scorer in the league (9 goals) and the joint-top points-scorer (goals + assists) alongside Marco Reus and Bayer 04’s Sidney Sam (12 scorer-points each).