Sat, 09/09/17, 09:00
Bayern out to set another club record
FC Bayern have already notched up two wins in their opening two games, and another victory on Saturday at 1899 Hoffenheim would make it three seasons in a row in which the Reds have collected maximum points from their first three league games – something FCB have never achieved in their Bundesliga history. fcbayern.com has all the key stats ahead of Saturday evening’s big match.
Only one defeat against Hoffenheim
FC Bayern travel to Sinsheim with a strong record against Hoffenheim. The record German champions were unbeaten in their 17 Bundesliga meetings (12 wins, five draws) before their most recent clash in April when 1899 won 1-0 at home. The goal difference of 39:13 is also clearly in Bayern’s favour.
Strong at home
After their 1-0 win over Werder Bremen on Matchday 1, Hoffenheim are now unbeaten in 18 Bundesliga home games (12 wins, six draws). Last season was the first time they went a whole campaign without losing at home. The last time ‘die Kraichgauer’ lost in front of their own fans in the league was a 4-1 defeat to Schalke on Matchday 34 of the 2015/16 season.
Battle of the goalscorers
Two of the three highest-scoring strikers in the Bundesliga this year come up against each other on Saturday. Hoffenheim’s Andrej Kramaric has scored five goals in his last five Bundesliga games and has netted 14 in total this year, while Bayern frontman Robert Lewandowski has 21 goals to his name in 2017 and has found the net six times in the opening four competitive games of this season. Between the two is Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with 17 goals.
Siebert in charge
Daniel Siebert is the referee for Saturday evening’s fixture in Hoffenheim. The 33 year-old teacher from Berlin officiated four FC Bayern games last season which produced two draws and two wins for Carlo Ancelotti’s side. Siebert will be assisted by Lasse Koslowski and Sascha Thielert, with Markus Sinn as fourth official. Guido Winkmann will act as the video assistant.