Bayern v Hamburg for the 100th time
Saturday's clash between Bayern and Hamburg at the Allianz Arena is the 100th Bundesliga meeting between the teams. Only the northern derby between HSV and Bremen has taken place more often with 101 editions. FCB are clearly in front of HSV in the history of the fixture with 58 wins to 19 defeats and 22 draws. Bayern's biggest win against the Rothosen (Red Shorts) came in the corresponding fixture two seasons ago when the Bavarians won by a whopping 9-2 scoreline in March 2013.
On a roll against Hamburg
Bayern are undefeated in their last 12 meetings with HSV (nine wins, three draws) and have also scored an impressive average of 3.3 goals in each of those games. However, struggling Hamburg have begun to pick up form as the northerners have won their last two matches, the first time they have recorded back-to-back victories since April 2013.
Weiner in charge
Michael Weiner from Ottenstein has been appointed to referee Saturday's game. The 45-year-old police chief superintendent takes charge of a match involving Bayern for the first time this term; he most recently officiated at a game involving the Reds in the 3-2 victory over Hertha BSC in October 2013. Weiner's assistants are Arne Aarnink and Holger Henschel, with Dr. Robert Kampka as the fourth official.