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Reds v Wolves: 25 wins in 33 games

Bayern boast an outstanding track record against VfL Wolfsburg over the years. The 33 Bundesliga matches to date have produced 25 wins (five draws, three defeats). The recent record is even more impressive: FCB have not lost to VfL in the past nine meetings. The Reds have taken maximum points from all of the last five encounters and have not conceded in 454 minutes. Munich’s last defeat was a 5-1 reverse in April 2009, the season Wolfsburg finished as champions.

Former Wolf Mandzukic on song

Bayern striker Mario Mandzukic is in a rich vein of form at the moment. The Croat has had a direct hand in two goals in each of his last four Bundesliga appearances. Mandzukic will set a new personal best if he scores against his former club, as he has never previously scored in five league games in succession. The 27-year-old, who netted 15 Bundesliga goals last season (current personal best), is second behind Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski in the top goalscorers' list with 14 goals.

Tobias Welz for the fifth time

The match will be refereed by 36-year-old police officer Tobias Welz from Wiesbaden. This will be the fifth time this season he has been the match official at a game involving Bayern. Welz has only been in charge when FCB have won – the last time was the 2-0 victory in the all-Bavarian derby at FC Nürnberg. The assistant referees are Rafael Foltyn and Martin Thomsen. Norbert Grudzinski is the fourth official.