Top 5 facts on #FCBSVW
This evening’s match between FC Bayern and Werder Bremen will be the 104th edition of this north-south battle in the Bundesliga. The head-to-head record is clearly in the record champions’ favour, with double the number of wins (52) as defeats (26) along with 25 draws. Their record at home is even stronger. The Reds have lost just seven of their 51 meetings with Werder in Munich, winning 33 and drawing 11. Here are five more stats from fcbayern.com:
#1 Record run
Bayern have won each of their last 14 Bundesliga matches against Bremen. This is the longest winning run of one club against another in the history of Germany’s top flight.
#2 Fortress Allianz Arena
FCB are unbeaten in their last 30 league games in front of their own fans, winning 24 of them. This is their longest unbeaten run at the Allianz Arena since it was opened in 2005. Bayern’s goalscoring record at the Arena is also remarkable: they have scored at least one goal in their last 64 competitive home games, their best run of this kind since scoring in 77 consecutive home matches between 1979 and 1982.
#3 New adversary for Heynckes
Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt will be the 170th different counterpart that Jupp Heynckes has faced in his Bundesliga career, extending the Bayern coach’s record. He’s the only man to have come up against more than 162 opposition coaches in the Bundesliga – a record set by Otto Rehhagel.
#4 Bremen’s poor away form
Werder Bremen have managed just one win in their last 11 Bundesliga games away from home (a 2-1 victory over Dortmund in December). They have drawn four and lost six of the other ten.
#5 Set-piece specialists
Only Köln (12) have scored fewer goals than Bremen this season (14). The Green-Whites are dangerous from set-pieces, though, with four of their last six goals coming from corners and free-kicks.