bundesliga.com takes a look at some of the most interesting statistical bits and bobs ahead of Matchday 34...
Regardless of the outcome of Saturday's south German classic, FC Bayern München have already played the second-best Bundesliga campaign of their history in terms of points - and visitors VfB Stuttgart the second-worst. Bayern's 87-point tally is second only to last year's mammoth 91, while Stuttgart's current meagre haul of 32 has been too little to save no fewer than 18 clubs from the drop since the introduction of the three-point rule in 1995/96.
Fitness and selection permitting, three of the five candidates for this season's Bundesliga top scorer cannon will be in action at the capital's Olympiastadion. Visitors Borussia Dortmund have 18-goal joint (with FC Bayern's ) frontrunner (pictured) in their ranks - for the final time in the Bundesliga before his summer move to Munich – as well as , two behind him on 16. has likewise bagged 16 for hosts Hertha Berlin and he, too, is playing his last league game for his current club. Next stop for the Colombia international: Borussia Dortmund!
With a home victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach, Maximilian Arnold (r.) and VfL Wolfsburg can still pip Leverkusen to fourth place if the latter slip up. Gladbach however would themselves overtake Wolfsburg with a win – and would even edge past Bayer into the Champions League qualifying slot should the Werkself come up short against Bremen.
If Heiko Westermann's Hamburger SV lose or draw at 1. FSV Mainz 05 and 1. FC Nürnberg win away to FC Schalke 04, Hamburg will drop out of the Bundesliga for the first time since its foundation in 1963. In the event of Eintracht Braunschweig winning at 1899 Hoffenheim, defeat would also mean the end of Hamburg's tenure as the German top flight's only ever-present club.
Barring an eight-goal defeat for Hamburg, Hiroshi Kiyotake and Nürnberg need to win away to Schalke to have any chance of moving above the Red Shorts into the relegation/promotion play-off slot - and possibly still avoid a record eighth demotion from the top flight.
361 minutes without a goal now, Domi Kumbela's Braunschweig need to break that run and win at Hoffenheim to keep alive any hope of slipping into the play-off spot. Eintracht have only won once on the road this season, however, and are bottom of the table on away form as well.