Five facts in the build-up to the Augsburg derby

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The Allianz Arena and Augsburg's WWK Arena are only 78 kilometres apart. The clubs face off for the 15th time in a competitive fixture on Saturday at 15.30 CET, this time in Munich. has examined the facts in the build-up to the derby:

It was only when the Reds had already wrapped up the title...
...that Augsburg left the pitch as winners. They won 1-0 in April 2014 and in May 2015. FC Bayern won all the other fixtures: six Bundesliga encounters, four cup ties and two Regionalliga clashes, with a goal difference of 35 to 7!

Beware of...
...visiting boss Markus Weinzierl. He is the only coach who has won two Bundesliga matches against Pep Guardiola, making FC Augsburg the only team against which Guardiola has lost more than once in the league.

A clean sheet
The Reds have not conceded a goal in Bundesliga home matches for almost five hours, or 289 minutes to be precise. The last Bundesliga team to score at the Allianz Arena against Bayern... were FC Augsburg: Raul Bobadilla netted on 9 May.

Post and bar
On the first three matchdays FC Bayern hit the woodwork five times, but Saturday's opponents are not far behind. FC Augsburg and Mainz have seen efforts come back off the goal frame four times this season so far.

The referee...
...will be Knut Kircher. The 46-year-old design engineer from Rottenburg, who stands an imposing 1.96 m tall, is one of the most experienced Bundesliga officials. He will be in charge of a Bayern match for the 48th time on Saturday, although it is his first derby between the Reds and Augsburg. His assistants are Robert Kempter and Thorsten Schiffner, with Christian Bandurski as fourth official.


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