Created on 23-10-2015 at 12:00 PM
What do the stats say? What is Bayern’s record against FC Köln? Who will take charge of the meeting between the record champions and the Rhineland side? fcbayern.de takes a closer look at the facts and figures prior to the home Bundesliga match against the men from Cologne.
Reds chase Tottenham's record
Nine wins in nine matches: with the 1-0 victory in Bremen last weekend FC Bayern set a new Bundesliga starting record. In comparison with the top five European leagues Bayern now lie third, along with Real Madrid. Only AS Roma (ten wins, 2013/14) and Tottenham Hotspur with 11 consecutive victories from the start of the 1960/61 season boast more.
Maximum yield at home
According to the stats, a tenth win in a row seems likely: Bayern have not dropped any points at the Allianz Arena so far in the current campaign. The men from Munich left the pitch as winners in all six competitive fixtures, scoring 25 goals and conceding only three.
Köln strong in Munich
But beware! The German record champions have not lost more home matches against any other team than the Billy Goats, who have already won nine times in Munich. The Bavarians have only conceded more goals in home Bundesliga matches against Werder Bremen (53) than against Köln (51).
Overall record in FCB’s favour
Despite Köln's decent record in Munich the overall stats are clearly in favour of FC Bayern. In 84 encounters the Reds left the pitch as winners 39 times, losing 23 games, with 22 matches ending in a draw. Bayern have scored 163 goals and conceded 115. At home the German record champions won 20 out of 42 matches and drew 13 times, the goal difference being 88-51. The last duel dates back to February, a 4-1 victory for Bayern.
Meyer as referee
Long-standing FIFA referee Florian Meyer has been appointed as referee for Saturday's home match against Köln. The 46-year-old from Burgdorf takes charge of a Bayern game for the second time in the current campaign. Most recently Meyer oversaw the 3-0 home victory against Bayer Leverkusen on Matchday 3. His assistants will be Holger Henschel and Sascha Thielert, with Thorsten Schriever as fourth official.