Dortmund slipped to a fifth away defeat of the season against Hertha Berlin on Matchday 24, but they will expect to maintain their unbeaten home record against lowly Ingolstadt. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the scoring charts on his own and he will be hoping to pull further clear of Robert Lewandowski by helping his team move to within three points of second-placed RB Leipzig.
Back-to-back wins for Hamburg means Die Schanzer are now seven points behind the team that currently occupies the promotion/relegation play-off spot. The visitors could do with getting a fourth away win of the season on Friday but they will be taking inspiration from their success in Frankfurt in February rather than the 5-2 hammering that followed it in their last away game against Hoffenheim.
- Despite losing 2-1 to Hertha Berlin last time out, Borussia Dortmund are still yet to taste a home defeat under Thomas Tuchel. BVB’s last loss at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK came at the hands of Bayern Munich back in May 2015.
- Ingolstadt were the most fouled team in the Hinrunde (405). Dortmund were the second-most fouled (396).
- With 22 goals, Bundesliga top-scorer Aubameyang has only one fewer goal than the entire Ingolstadt team after 24 matchdays.
- Die Schanzer were minutes away from winning the reverse fixture 3-2 on Matchday 8, with Christian Pulisic scoring a 91st-minute leveller. If goals scored in the final 15 minutes didn’t count, FCI would have seven more points.
- BVB pick up an average of 2.1 points per game when Ousmane Dembele starts, compared to 1.2 points when he doesn’t.
- Ingolstadt have only scored once every 14 shots – a league low. In contrast, Die Schwarzgelben have scored once every seven shots.