Bayern v Hertha Berlin: The factfile
Saturday's encounter between leaders FC Bayern and fourth-placed Hertha BSC at 15.30 CET is the top game on Bundesliga Matchday 14. Hertha, on 23 points after 13 matches, could not be more confident after their best start to the season in seven years. fcbayern.de takes a closer look at the facts and figures prior to the home meeting with the men from the capital.
Last home defeat 38 years ago
None of the current FCB pros was alive when Hertha last won away to Bayern, a 2-0 victory at Munich's Olympic Stadium on 29 October 1977. Back then the likes of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Uli Hoeneß and Gerd Müller were out on the pitch. In the 20 home games since then, the Bavarians have won 16 and drawn four. In total FCB have won 24 home matches and lost twice, with four games ending in a draw.
35 out of 60
The overall record is clearly in favour of the German record champions. FCB have won 35 out of 60 matches, lost nine and drawn 16. Hertha only won once in the last 23 Bundesliga matches, a 2-1 victory at Berlin's Olympic Stadium in February 2009 that sent them to the top of the table.
Tight matches last season
FC Bayern won the two meetings with Hertha in the 2014/15 season. However, both encounters were hard-fought, and the Reds won both by a narrow 1-0 scoreline. The Bavarians have won all of their last eight matches against Hertha.
Five-goal Bomber downs Hertha
The most goal-laden meeting was on 12 June 1976. The crowd at Munich Olympic Stadium saw FCB win 7-4 and Gerd Müller blast no fewer than five goals. 'Der Bomber' scored his 300th Bundesliga goal in the match. The Reds won by a similar scoreline on 25 May 1991, a 7-3 victory over the men from Berlin.
FCB highly focused after the break
The Bavarians have kept a clean sheet after half-time in the first 13 Bundesliga matches, a new record. If the last campaign is included FCB have not conceded a goal in the second halves of the last 14 matches, so the Reds could equal the Bundesliga record of 15 consecutive matches set by themselves in the previous campaign.
Drees to referee
Dr Jürgen Drees will be the man with the whistle for the match between Bayern and Hertha. The 45-year-old from Münster-Sarmsheim takes charge of a Bayern game for the first time this season. The last time Drees refereed the Reds was the 2-0 victory over Eintracht Braunschweig in the DFB Cup Round of 16 in March 2015. His assistants are Timo Gerach and Christian Gittelmann, with Stefan Lupp as the fourth official.