Saturday’s Bundesliga action concludes with Der Klassiker at the Allianz Arena, with leaders Bayern Munich hosting second-placed Borussia Dortmund.
The hosts will clinch a 10th successive league title with a win, in what looks set to be a thrilling encounter for Germany’s standout fixture.
A comfortable 3-0 victory at relegation-threatened Arminia Bielefeld last weekend has put Bayern on the brink of yet another Bundesliga title on Saturday.
An own goal from Jacob Laursen just 10 minutes in set the Bavarians well on their way, before further goals from Serge Gnabry and Jamal Musiala at the end of each half saw them cruise to a routine victory against the minnows.
Those three points took Julian Nagelsmann’s side nine points clear at the top of the table, and has presented them with the ideal opportunity to confirm the retention of their Bundesliga crown against their competitive rivals.
Bayern may not have been anywhere near their best over recent weeks – with the two legs of their shock Champions League exit to Villarreal coming either side of their stumbling over the line at home to struggling Augsburg – but one thing that is an almost guarantee with this club is their ability to turn up on the day against Dortmund.
Three years have passed since Bayern were defeated by BVB, and five years since they were downed on home soil against their title challengers, with some comprehensive victories being recorded at the Allianz Arena along the way.
Complacency is unlikely to be an issue for the hosts on Saturday though, and with only the league left to play for in the remaining few weeks of the campaign, Nagelsmann will certainly be looking for his players to seal their inevitable title win in style.