FCB v VfB: the South German derby factfile
How often have Bayern and VfB Stuttgart faced off, and how many goals have they scored? What is the overall record? Who will referee the match at the Allianz Arena on Saturday at 15.30 CET? fcbayern.de has compiled the most interesting facts and figures for the meeting on Matchday 12.
Winning streak at home
FC Bayern left the pitch as winners in all eight of their home matches this season. If the previous campaign is included FCB have not dropped any points in the last ten fixtures at the Allianz Arena. The German record champions were particularly goal-hungry in their last five home games: Bayern boast a remarkable 24 goals against Wolfsburg, Dinamo, Dortmund, Köln, and Arsenal.
Winning streak against Stuttgart
The numbers tell the story: FC Bayern have won their last 13 competitive encounters with the Swabians, including ten Bundesliga fixtures, scoring 37 goals along the way -- an average of 2.8 goals per game. The last defeat dates back to 27 March 2010, a 2-1 reverse at the Allianz Arena.
Good prospects for FCB
The overall record in the fixture is clearly in favour of the German record champions. The Reds left the pitch as winners 59 times -- only Hamburger SV have lost more games to FC Bayern (60). The Swabians won 17 times, and 20 games ended in a draw. Bayern scored 193 goals and conceded 109. The home record strongly favours FCB with 33 wins, five defeats and ten draws, and a goal difference of 110-50 for Bayern.
Southern derby with goal guarantee
Only three of 96 Bundesliga matches between FC Bayern and VfB Stuttgart ended in a goalless draw. The fans at the Allianz Arena are extremely likely to see goals: the best attack (Bayern, 33 goals) and the most fragile defence (Stuttgart, 23 goals conceded) clash on Saturday. It is also the meeting between the teams with the most shots at goal, Bayern taking 204 shots, followed by VfB on 194.
Third match with Dankert
Bastian Dankert is to referee Saturday's match between FC Bayern and VfB Stuttgart. It is the third time that the 35-year-old sports scientist from Rostock takes charge of a Bayern game this season. He oversaw the two victories over Hamburg (5-0) and Mainz (3-0). His assistants will be Harm Osmers and René Rohde, with Christan Fischer as fourth official.