Reds buoyed by fine last-day record

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The champions are known for their good form on the last day of the season. In the past eight years they have always won on Matchday 34. And when playing in front of their own crowd, the Reds have only lost once in 27 matches on the last day, in 1975 against Hamburg. With 21 wins and five draws, all is set for a successful afternoon.

Good record against Mainz

The reverse fixture against Mainz ended in a 2-1 win, thanks to a last-minute goal by Arjen Robben. It was the twelfth win in seventeen matches against the club from the Rhine-Hesse region. Mainz only left the pitch as winners three times, with two games ending in a draw. The past five matches finished in favour of the Bavarian stars.

Can Neuer equal his personal best?

So far, Manuel Neuer has only conceded 18 goals this season. If he can keep a clean sheet on Saturday, he would equal his personal best, which was set in the 2012/13 season. It would also be the 22nd clean sheet for Bayern in the Bundesliga this season, another record.

Can Lewandowski keep his run alive?

Robert Lewandowski has never lost against Mainz. In eight clashes, he walked away as a winner seven times, scoring six goals. He would need at least three to pass the currently injured Alex Meier (19 goals) in the race to be the league's top scorer. Lewandowski is currently on 16, his injured team-mate Arjen Robben on 17.

Kinhöfer in charge

Thorsten Kinhöfer will lead the Reds onto the pitch for the 42nd time on Saturday. Bayern have won 25, drawn eight and lost eight of their matches refereed by Kinhöfer, who will be assisted by Christian Fischer and Frederick Assmuth, with Patrick Ittrich as the fourth official. The last time Kinhöfer was in charge was in March when Bayern won 4-0 against Werder Bremen.

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