Borussia Dortmund is on Tuesday night in an empty own stadium for the tough task to keep the title race in the Bundesliga exciting. Because if the team of coach Lucien Favre loses to Bayern Munich, the eighth consecutive title for the superpower from Bavaria comes very close.
Borussia Dortmund starts with four points less at the top of German football. The resumed Bundesliga has only six rounds after the mid-week program. Given the shape of both teams after the winter break, it is not obvious that they will lose a lot of points until the end of the season.
After the winter break, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich won nine of their ten league games, often with impressive figures. The leader has already scored 80 times this season, the pursuer 74 times. The numbers 1 and 2 of the rankings have never been more productive after 27 rounds. Perhaps the Bayern Munich league record will still be broken. The record champion celebrated no less than 101 goals in the 1971-1972 season.
Undefeated at home
Borussia Dortmund will miss the support of more than 83,000 spectators in the Signal Iduna Park, which is empty due to the corona virus. Partly thanks to the fanatical support crowd, the team is unbeaten in their own stadium this season, as the only one of all teams in the Bundesliga. Dortmund has few fond memories of the last eleven duels with Bayern. As many as eight of those games were lost. Bayern Munich lost 25 of a total of 101 games played against Borussia. Only Werder Bremen won more often from the most successful football team in Germany.
Robert Lewandowski, Bayern’s Polish sniper, likes to play against his old club. He has already scored sixteen times against Dortmund. Even Gerd Müller cannot provide better figures. One of the most famous strikers in Bayern’s history was able to cheer against Dortmund fourteen times.