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Bundesliga

Dortmund head to Hamburg with Bayern in their sights

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).

History

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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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