Munich - The 51st edition of the Bundesliga begins on Friday with the clash between Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach. The battle for the title, the European positions, and the fight against relegation will be decided later in the season, but a good start can provide the platform upon which a successful campaign can be built.
Which teams find themselves in form and will start with a bang? Which sides will be caught flat-footed as the season gets underway? bundesliga.com's form guide offers an overview of pre-season performances. This third section deals with the teams who are currently in top form.
Did you know that... the incumbent German champions haven’t lost a season opener since 2002, with eight victories and three draws?
Did you know that... last season, games in which Dortmund were involved saw the most goals (123)?
Did you know that... Bayer Leverkusen have won their last five Bundesliga games? That’s the longest run of anyone in the league, Freiburg await them on the first weekend.
Did you know that... Eintracht lost no key players this summer? That’s absolutely unheard of for a surprise package.