Summary

  • Ruhr rivals meet for the 89th time in the Bundesliga.
  • Dortmund unbeaten in last three meetings.
  • Electrifying derby with over 80,000 in attendance.

The industrial Ruhr region of Germany is preparing to come to a halt once again on Saturday evening as Borussia Dortmund host FC Schalke 04 in this season's first Revierderby (kick-off 18:30CEST/16:30GMT).

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Both points and local bragging rights are at stake and with Dortmund unbeaten in their last three Revierderby outings, they have a reputation to live up to here. In an exclusive interview with bundesliga.com Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang outlines what it means to win the fixture, so expect Thomas Tuchel's men to be highly motivated at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK.

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After losing their first five games of the season, Schalke have turned the corner with seven points from their last three matches, and a win at their arch-rivals would be the perfect way to get their season right back on track. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is back in contention for the Royal Blues, who are starting to come good, even without injured striker Breel Embolo.

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Schalke's Johannes Geis (front) gets stuck in against Dortmund in 2015/16.

Match Stats

  • Dortmund have never gone four games without a win under Tuchel – they are on a three-game winless streak for only the second time since he took charge.
  • A league table of the last three matchdays would have Schalke in third, behind Hoffenheim and Leipzig.
  • Schalke have scored more goals than anybody else over the last three games (eight).
  • Six of Schalke's last eight goals have come from summer signings.
  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has scored five times past Dortmund – more than any other Schalke player in Revierderbys.
  • Mario Götze has managed just two shots on goal in 302 minutes of action this season, while he has never scored in eight previous meetings with Schalke.

The venue - SIGNAL IDUNA PARK