BVB versus Union: who scores first wins

 BVB versus Union: who scores first wins
BVB versus Union: who scores first wins

Borussia Dortmund and 1. FC Union Berlin have faced each other nine times in competitive matches to date. With one exception, the home team has always won. This occurred in February 2022, when BVB triumphed 3-0 at the Alte Försterei. Here is the facts preview for Saturday's match in Berlin.

Match facts

  • There has never been a draw in this fixture. BVB have never played so many games against one club without the spoils being shared.

  • This fixture has always been won by the team that have taken a 1-0 lead.

  • Union have not suffered more defeats (six) or conceded more goals (22) against any other club in the Bundesliga. They also fell to their worst ever defeat in the top-tier against BVB (5-0 in February 2020).

  • Borussia have lost on three of their four visits to Berlin to face Union. No other Bundesliga club has such a high loss percentage away to Union (75%).

Union Berlin facts

  • The Eisernen (irons) are unbeaten in their last four games. Their last defeat to date was a 2-0 loss in Leipzig on 4 February.

  • They have also won four of their last five home matches. Their last home defeat dates back to 4 November 2023, when they lost 3-0 to Frankfurt.

  • Union have only picked up 25 points so far - 19 points fewer than at the same point last season (44).

  • The team already has more defeats to its name (12) than in the entirety of the 2022/23 season (eight).

  • Union have not lost any of the last 53 Bundesliga games in which they've taken a 1-0 lead.

Borussia Dortmund facts

  • Only Leverkusen have failed to score in fewer games (one) than Borussia (two).

  • The Black & Yellows are unbeaten in their last six away games The only defeat on the road this season came on 11 November (2-1 in Stuttgart).

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