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Impressive run against Braunschweig

As they prepare for the away game in Lower Saxony Bayern will take encouragement from an impressive run against Eintracht Braunschweig. FCB have won all of the previous six competitive meetings between the clubs and have not even conceded a goal in the last five encounters. The most recent clash was a 2-0 victory earlier in the season when Arjen Robben bagged a brace. The last competitive defeat to Eintracht was over 30 years ago, a 2-0 home reverse in the second round of the DFB Cup in the 1982/83 campaign. The previous Braunschweig victory in the Bundesliga came in the season before that: FCB lost 3-1 in September 1981.

Record in favour of Bayern

Eintracht Braunschweig have not had much to celebrate in their many meetings with FC Bayern. The previous 37 matches between the clubs have ended in victory for FCB 21 times. Eleven games were drawn and Eintracht have only won five; those wins were all at home. The goals tally is 81-39 in favour of FCB. And in their Bundesliga history, Braunschweig have the lowest average points per game (0.7) and the lowest percentage of wins (14%) in this fixture.

A first for Siebert

Daniel Siebert has been appointed as referee for Saturday’s game between Eintracht Braunschweig and FC Bayern. The 29-year-old match official from Berlin, on the Bundesliga list since 2012, takes charge of a Bayern game for the first time. Siebert will be assisted by Florian Steuer and Jan Seidel with Tobias Stieler acting as the fourth official.