Fri, 09/12/16, 12:00
Nothing doing for Wolfsburg in Munich
FC Bayern have an outstanding record at the Allianz Arena against Saturdays opponents VfL Wolfsburg. Bayern have won 21 out of 22 competitive matches against VfL on their own turf. The only time the Wolves have taken a point in Munich was in the 3-3 draw in December 2001. FCB have a clear lead in the goal stats with 62 for and 15 against. fcbayern.com bring you facts and figures on the match against Wolfsburg.
FCB have a long record of success against VfL. In 44 competitive fixtures FC Bayern have registered 33 wins, seven draws and just four defeats. Wolfsburg have the lowest return against the record champions (75 per cent).
Top record after CL games
FC Bayern have not lost any of the last 18 Bundesliga matches after appearing in the Champions League (15 wins, three draws). The last time the record champions lost following a CL fixture was in May 2015 in a 2-1 defeat at SC Freiburg. The league title was already sealed at that point
Lewandowski gala performance
The last encounter in Munich (matchday six in 2015/16) was dominated by Robert Lewandowski when he clocked up the quickest three, four and five goal haul in Bundesliga history in a nine-minute burst as FCB beat VfL 5-1. In addition, he was the first substitute to score more than three goals in the Bundesliga fixture. Overall, last season's top goalscorer has netted 10 goals in 11 games against Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg stronger on the road
With a mere 10 points from 13 games VFL Wolfsburg have failed to live up to expectations so far. However, there is no room for complacency. The Wolves have picked up the most points away from home this term with a total of eight to date. All four competitive victories this season have come on the road. (two each in the Bundesliga and the DFB Cup).
The man in the middle
Sascha Stegemann is the referee for FC Bayern's home game against VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday. This will be the second time the 32 year-old public administrator from Niederkassel has officiated an FCB match this season. The previous time was the DFB Cup tie against FC Augsburg (3-1). Stegemann will be assisted by Christian Fischer and Sören Storks and Arno Blos is the fourth official.