Undefeated against Hoffenheim
FC Bayern have faced Hoffenheim 13 times in the past. All the matches were Bundesliga fixtures, and the Reds remain undefeated with a record of nine wins and four draws, with 32 goals scored and ten conceded. FCB were responsible for TSG's biggest-ever Bundesliga defeat, a 7-1 thrashing in March 2012 at the Allianz Arena. Germany's most successful club are also the only top flight opponents Hoffenheim have yet to beat.
Nail-biters in Sinsheim
Meetings between the teams in Sinsheim have often been tight affairs. Three of the six games ended in draws, and FCB's three victories away to TSG were all only by a single-goal margin. Munich have scored an average of 1.3 goals a game at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena.
Stieler in charge
Tobias Stieler will referee the match against Hoffenheim. The 33-year-old lawyer last took charge of a game involving FC Bayern in December 2014 when the Reds won 4-0 at FC Augsburg. Stieler's assistants are Patrick Ittrich and Sascha Thielert, with Dr Martin Thomsen as the fourth official.