Second-placed Borussia Dortmund will be out to keep the pressure on Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München with victory away to mid-table Hamburger SV on Friday (kick-off: 15:30CET/14:30GMT).



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Top facts

  • Hamburg have amassed twice as many points away (ten) as they have done at home so far this season.
  • HSV's only home win of the campaign came on Matchday 2 against VfB Stuttgart.
  • Dortmund's 29-point tally after 12 matches has only been bettered once before: when they went on to win the title in 2010/11 (31).
  • With 71 goals in 22 competitive outings under Thomas Tuchel, Dortmund are averaging over three goals a game.
  • BVB were the only team that failed to score against Hamburg last season.
  • Tuchel picked up more points in Hamburg as Mainz head coach (nine) than Klopp managed whilst in charge of Dortmund (four in seven matches).
  • Dortmund have scored more goals against Hamburg (167) than against any other club. The same applies to HSV, who have put 174 past BVB.
  • HSV duo Lewis Holtby and Nicolai Müller made their senior international debuts for Germany whilst playing under Tuchel at Mainz.
  • So far this season, Dortmund have given away more clear-cut chances (19) this season than HSV (13).
  • Along with FC Bayern München's Robert Lewandowski, Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the first player since Manfred Bürgsmüller (1980/81) to score 14 goals after 12 matches.

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Possible line-ups

Hamburg: Adler - Diekmeier, Djourou, Spahic, Ostrzolek - Diaz, Holtby - Müller, Illicevic - Lasogga, Schipplock

Dortmund: Bürki - Ginter, Sokratis, Hummels, Schmelzer - Weigl, Gündogan, Mkhitaryan, Kagawa, Castro - Aubameyang

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