Borussia Dortmund is desperate to get back on track after two competitive match defeats. The Revierderby against Schalke on Saturday makes this plan even more significant. Meanwhile, BVB is currently chasing a record set by S04.
Of the current Bundesliga teams, only Dortmund has not parted with a goalless draw for 99 games. Borussia recorded their last zero-number so far in October 2019 – at Schalke. The record holder in this Bundesliga category is S04, of all teams, who did not draw 128 consecutive games in the 1970s.
In between are Arminia Bielefeld (111 games between June 1979 and September 1983), Kaiserslautern (110 games between November 1973 and February 1977), Frankfurt (105 games between November 1974 and December 1977), Bayer 04 Leverkusen (102 games between November 2000 and October 2003) and VfL Wolfsburg (102 games between September 2012 and August 2015).
To keep the current streak alive, BVB would of course prefer to score themselves on Saturday afternoon. However, the Revierderby is statistically the most unlikely pairing for this: it has already ended in a draw eleven times, more often than any other match in the top flight. The Revierderby itself has also ended with no other result as often as 0:0.
The most recent 3-0 defeat in Leipzig was the first game under Edin Terzic in which Borussia failed to score a goal of their own. At least Jude Bellingham scored at Manchester City in the week’s 2-1 defeat.
With an away win in Dortmund, Schalke (8:13 goals) would make a real statement in the fight against relegation and close the gap on their rivals to three points. BVB (8:7 goals), for their part, are desperate to stay at the top of the table.