• Dortmund have lost just two of their last 14 meetings with Leverkusen (W7, D5), although they failed to win against Bayer 04 last season (1-0 loss at home, 2-2 away).
  • Leverkusen vs. Dortmund was the last late Saturday kick-off of the 2013/14 campaign; BVB had a positive record in that timeslot last season (W3, D1, L2) whilst Leverkusen are without a win in four Saturday evening games and won just one of their seven matches in that timeslot during 2013/14 (D2, L4).
  • Dortmund have won each of their last three Bundesliga openers, with matchday 1 last season producing a 4-0 win away at FC Augsburg.
  • Bayer 04 have lost the last two of their opening games of the season that have been away from home. However, their last away win on matchday 1 came in Dortmund (2010, 2-0 win).
  • Dortmund are undefeated in their last nine Bundesliga games (W7, D2). Leverkusen are currently on a five-game unbeaten run in Germany’s top flight (W4, D1).
  • BVB scored an impressive 34 league goals from set-pieces in 2013/14, the highest amount since Opta started collecting this statistic in 2004.
  • Dortmund secured the first title of the campaign thanks to a 2-0 win over Bayern in the DFL Supercup, before winning their DFB Cup match against Stuttgarter Kickers too (4-1). BVB won their first seven competitive games last season.
  • Roger Schmidt will make his Bundesliga debut in the Leverkusen dugout. He won the double in Austria with Salzburg during 2013/14. He had a spell in charge of Paderborn in 2011/12.
  • Jürgen Klopp is entering his seventh season at BVB, a club record since the Bundesliga was founded. He has collected the most BL wins of all Dortmund coaches (120), despite Ottmar Hitzfeld managing the club in more Bundesliga games (208, Klopp 204).
  • Bernd Leno could make his 100th Bundesliga appearance during the game in Dortmund (all for Leverkusen). He has kept 29 clean sheets in his 99 games so far (all in the starting XI).
  • Leverkusen’s Heung-Min Son has scored five goals in five BL games against Dortmund, more than against any other team. Last season, the South Korean scored the only goal in Bayer 04’s 1-0 win in the Signal Iduna Park.