FCB unbeaten in 26 Bundesliga home games
Just three days after their top-class battle in the second round of the DFB Cup, FC Bayern and RB Leipzig face each other again on Saturday. The champions and runners-up from last season will be fighting for three vital points in the Bundesliga. It’s only the third meeting between the two sides in the league, with FCB winning both of the previous two 3-0 and 5-4. fcbayern.com has picked out some interesting facts and stats ahead of the weekend’s showpiece.
Best points averages
FC Bayern and RB Leipzig are the two clubs with the best points average in Bundesliga history. The record champions boast an average of 1.99 points per game, with the Saxony side even better at 2 points. However Leipzig are only in their second Bundesliga season and have played just 48 games, while Bayern, who are in their 53rd season in the top flight, have amassed 1,781 matches. This contest also brings together the two teams with the best tackling stats last season.
Bayern on the brink of new home record
Bayern are unbeaten in 26 Bundesliga home games (20 wins, six draws). If they avoid defeat on Saturday, they’ll set a new Allianz Arena record. The Reds’ current record for consecutive home league games without defeat (33) was set between 2001 and 2003, when they were still playing at the Olympic Stadium.
Saturday night’s alright
Bayern are also on a successful run in Saturday evening games at the Allianz Arena. The hosts have won their last nine prime-time fixtures, scoring 23 goals and conceding just three. The last time they didn’t win when playing at home at 18:30 on a Saturday was in April 2014 when they lost 3-0 to Borussia Dortmund.
Battle of the goalscorers
The match between FCB and Leipzig sees two of the league’s top scorers come up against each other. Robert Lewandowski (27 goals) and Timo Werner (17) are the highest and third-highest scorers in 2017, with Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (25) sandwiched between them.
Leipzig in good form
RB Leipzig travel to Munich off the back of four straight Bundesliga wins. The visitors’ only longer winning run was the eight successive victories they recorded between Matchdays 6 and 13 last year.
Siebert to take charge
Daniel Siebert is the man in charge of proceedings on Saturday evening. For the 33 year-old from Berlin, it’s already his second match involving the record champions this season having overseen the 2-0 defeat at Hoffenheim. Siebert will be assisted by Lasse Koslowski and Jan Seidel, with Daniel Schlager as fourth official and Dr. Jochen Drees the video assistant.