• Schalke 04 have lost just one of their last six derbies in Dortmund (W3, D2) – a 2-0 defeat in November 2011 after goals from Lewandowski and Santana.
  • While BVB have to face top-seven teams in five of their remaining eight fixtures this season, S04 have just two more matches against the league’s top sides.
  • Dortmund have won six of their last eight Bundesliga matches (two defeats). However, Klopp’s men have claimed just two victories in their last seven Bundesliga home games (D1, L4).
  • Schalke have lost just one of their last 11 Bundesliga matches (W8, D2) – a 5-1 loss in Munich on March 1st. The Royal Blues have collected the maximum nine points from their last three games.
  • Only Bayern (27) have collected more points than Schalke (22) and Dortmund (19) in the second half of the season.
  • Only Bayern (18) have scored more goals in the final 15 minutes of matches than Schalke and Dortmund (both 12).
  • Lewandowski is the top points-scorer (goals + assists) in the Bundesliga this season (16 goals + 6 assists – Roberto Firmino also has 22 scorer-points). Huntelaar is the top goalscorer in 2014 (8 Bundesliga goals).
  • Both Lewandowski and Huntelaar scored their first Bundesliga goal in the Ruhr derby – they both netted in the meeting in Gelsenkirchen on September 19th 2010 (3-1 for BVB).
  • Schalke’s Kevin-Prince Boateng (10 Bundesliga games in the second half of 2008/09) and Felipe Santana (95 Bundesliga games from 2008-13) both used to ply their trade at Dortmund.
  • Marco Reus returned to action on the last matchday against Hannover after missing four competitive matches and scored his first goal of 2014.