Borussia Dortmund are hoping to derail FC Bayern München's march towards the title in Saturday's hotly anticipated Der Klassiker at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK (kick-off 18:30CET/17:30GMT).

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Dortmund have eaten into Bayern's lead at the top of the Bundesliga and can now move to within two points of the Bundesliga summit with a win over their historic rivals.

Watch: Darmstadt 0-2 Dortmund - match highlights

After seeing their flawless home record ended by 1. FSV Mainz 05 in midweek, Bayern will be bidding to bounce back immediately and maintain at least the five-point advantage over their biggest challengers for the title.

Watch: Bayern 1-2 Mainz - match highlights


Matchday 8 rewind: Bayern 5-1 Dortmund

Goals1-0 Müller (25'), 2-0 Müller (34', pen.), 2-1 Aubameyang (36'), 3-1 Lewandowski (46'), 4-1 Lewandowski (58'), 5-1 Götze (66')

Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski scored a brace apiece as Bayern extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga standings to seven points with an emphatic 5-1 win over Dortmund in Der Klassiker.

Watch: Match highlights

Matchday 25 - Match facts

  • Bayern are just five points clear of Dortmund – their smallest lead since Matchday 16.
  • Dortmund have more points than any other side in second place at this stage of a Bundesliga campaign. With their 57 points, BVB would have been top in 45 of the previous 52 Bundesliga seasons after Matchday 24.
  • Dortmund have yet to lose a game in 2016 (nine wins, one draw) and are on a seven-game winning streak in all competitions.
  • Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel have the best win records with Bayern and Dortmund respectively of all coaches in Bundesliga history to have overseen more than five games.
  • This season Dortmund boast the best home record in club history (ten wins, one draw). Their last home defeat came against Bayern (0-1 on 4 April 2015).
  • Bayern won the reverse fixture 5-1 and since that fixture, Dortmund have picked up two points more than the Bavarians.
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored at least one goal in each of his Bundesliga home games this season. the Gabon international can match a league record held jointly by Gerd Müller and Jupp Heynckes with another goal.
  • The Bundesliga's two leading scorers - Lewandowski (23 goals) and Aubameyang (22) - have scored 45 between them. Those returns are more than any other two players after 24 games in the past 42 years (Müller and Heynckes also had 45 in 1973/74.)
  • A total of 18 of the last 22 Bundesliga titles have gone to either Dortmund or Bayern.

Possible line-ups

Dortmund: Bürki - Piszczek, Bender, Hummels, Schmelzer - Weigl - Gündogan, Kagawa - Mkhitaryan, Reus - Aubameyang

Absentees: Sokratis (adductor)

Bayern: Neuer - Lahm, Kimmich, Alaba, Juan Bernat - Xabi Alonso - Robben, Müller, Thiago, Douglas Costa - Lewandowski

Absentees: Badstuber (ankle), Boateng (adductor), Javi Martinez (light training)

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