- Eintracht on best unbeaten run in three years.
- Dortmund edged out champions Bayern on Matchday 11.
- Aubameyang has four career goals against the Eagles.
The hosts are unbeaten in their last five outings, thanks to a spirited comeback against SV Werder Bremen on Matchday 11 where all three points were clinched in dramatic style by a sublime winner from 18-year-old debutant Aymane Barkok. Niko Kovac’s side are a tough nut to crack, especially at home where they have yet to lose, and they will be looking to extend their fine run to cement their place in the European qualification spots.
Five games without defeat have seen Dortmund make a move up the table into third place before Matchday 12, with a gutsy display against FC Bayern München last time out clinching a first win over their perennial title rivals since April 2014. Coach Thomas Tuchel could have a selection dilemma for the trip to Frankfurt thanks to Marco Reus’ outstanding return to action from injury. Prevented from playing in Der Klassiker by a heel problem, Reus showed no ill effects from that or the groin strain that had sidelined him for months by grabbing a hat-trick in the astonishing 8-4 win over Legia Warszawa on Tuesday.
- After their 2-1 win in Bremen, Eintracht are undefeated through their last five matches - that’s the Eagles’ longest such streak in three years.
- A 21-point haul after 11 games is Eintracht’s best start in 23 years - and makes them the best-ever seventh-place team at this stage of the season.
- Dortmund’s 1-0 win over Bayern was their first since April 2014, and first overall under coach Thomas Tuchel.
- Frankfurt have picked up more cards this season (31) than any other team; Dortmund have been shown the fewest (15).
- The Schwarz-Gelben have made a habit of starting strongly lately. In five of the past six matches, BVB have taken a 1-0 lead within 17 minutes.
- Eintracht have more different goalscorers (10) than any other team in the league - though Dortmund, with nine, are close.