Summary

  • Dortmund hoping to make it three from three.
  • Out-of-form Leverkusen arrive needing pick-me-up.
  • BVB scoring goals for fun at present.

Borussia Dortmund are looking make it three wins in a row when hosting Bayer Leverkusen at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT).

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Third-placed Dortmund chalked up a second consecutive 3-0 win with victory in Freiburg on Matchday 22. That was the first time that Thomas Tuchel’s side had kept back-to-back clean sheets in the Bundesliga this season and also saw Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang return to goalscoring form. The Gabon striker’s brace took his tally to 19 league goals, level with Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski at the top of the scoring charts.

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By contrast, Bayer Leverkusen slumped to a third defeat in five league matches last weekend when Mainz left the BayArena with a 2-0 win. Having scored four times in their two wins before that, Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez will be planning to get back among the goals: the Mexico international has 10 Bundesliga goals this season – the third of which came in Leverkusen's 2-0 home win against Dortmund at the start of October.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit a brace against Freiburg last time out.

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Match Stats

  • In 2017 only Bayern Munich (14) have picked up more points than Dortmund (13).
  • In their win over Wolfsburg, Tuchel’s men had 24 shots on goal. A week later against Freiburg, they had 27. Both of those are their highest tallies of the season.
  • Aubameyang has scored 73 league goals in 116 games for Dortmund. Lewandowski netted 74 in his 131 Bundesliga matches at the club.
  • Leverkusen have their worst points tally (30) in 10 years. They have already lost as many times this season (10) as they did in the whole of the last campaign.
  • The visitors have conceded 10 goals from set pieces this season.
  • Werkself defender Ömer Toprak has already agreed to join Dortmund in the summer.

The Venue - SIGNAL IDUNA PARK