Long winning streak against Mainz

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FC Bayern are on an excellent run against Mainz as the Bavarians left the pitch as winners in all of the last seven encounters between the clubs. The last defeat dates back to November 2011, a 3-2 away reverse. The clubs have crossed swords 21 times in the Bundesliga and the DFB Cup, with Bayern clearly leading the way in the stats on 16 victories, three defeats and two draws, scoring 56 goals and conceding 22.

Strong in the league

Only twice has a team clocked up more than 60 points from 23 matches in 52 years of the Bundesliga, and both times it was FC Bayern! Pep Guardiola's troops have amassed 62 points in the current campaign: two years ago they were on 65 points at this stage in the competition.

Stronghold Allianz Arena

FC Bayern boast an immaculate record in competitive fixtures on home soil so far this season with 15 wins from 15 matches – and if you include the back end of the last campaign, FCB have won their last 17 matches in front of the home faithful. Mainz proved they are capable of taking three points at the Allianz Arena when they won 2-1 in September 2010, but they have never won a match away to any Bundesliga leaders, losing eight times and drawing once.

Lewy's favourite opponents

Robert Lewandowski tops the scorer rankings with 23 goals after 23 matchdays. The last Bundesliga player to boast a similar tally was Gerd Müller in the 1973/74 season. On Wednesday Lewandowski takes on his favourite opponents of all: the Poland striker netted nine times in the last six meetings with Mainz.

Stegemann in charge

Sascha Stegemann from Niederkassel will be the man with the whistle for the match between FC Bayern and Mainz 05. The 31-year-old public administration graduate takes charge of a Bayern game for the third time. Stegemann oversaw the 4-0 victory over Paderborn and the 1-0 home defeat against Augsburg in the last campaign. His assistants will be Christian Fischer and Florian Steuer, with Martin Petersen acting as fourth official.


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