Under head coach Jupp Heynckes, who started on October 9 after Carlo Ancelotti was sacked, Bayern have won all of their last seven games.
Aubameyang heads into Saturday's Der Klassiker having failed to score in his past four matches, the Gabon global guilty of missing two glorious chances during Wednesday's 1-1 Champions League draw with APOEL.
The Dortmund boss has acknowledge his side's subpar form, admitting they "need to do a few things differently" to improve but also stressed that "if we win this, we are back at the top of the table".
Four weeks ago you couldn't have foreseen we'd be six points clear of Dortmund and four clear of Leipzig now.
Peter Bosz's side have scored a league-high 27 goals so far with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring 10 of those, while summer signing Maximilian Philipp has impressed with five goals since his move from SC Freiburg.
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Hocutt also praised the overall resumes for Notre Dame and Clemson, which each have multiple wins over teams in the rankings. As of week 10, some teams have continued their dominance while others, such as Penn State have been handed their first loss.
Having missed Bayern's 2-1 win at Celtic on Tuesday in the Champions League with a thigh injury, Lewandowski's goal was his 11th in the league in as many games this season.
Bayern has not lost since late Septmeber, when the club fell 3-0 to PSG in the Champions League and sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti, and Pulisic knows there is always a little more riding on the Bundesliga's Klassiker. "The easiest way to do it is by winning a game again".
Hamburg moved out of the bottom three with a 3-1 win at home to Stuttgart, who had midfielder Dzenis Burnic sent off after just 13 minutes for two yellow cards.
Mainz took the lead on 19 minutes through French defender Abdou Diallo, but Gladbach equalised when towering Danish centre-back Jannik Vestergaard headed home midway through the second half.
Augsburg and Bayer Leverkusen also drew 1-1. "In the second half, we showed that we can, once each player got closer to their man, it was a real game".
James Rodriguez was given too much time and space to chest down a back-post cross, before laying it off nicely for Robben to curl past the reach of Roman Burki from 16 yards, making him the club's all-time leading foreign goalscorer.