Streaks, goals, stronghold
FC Bayern against Schalke 04: the 96th edition of the Bundesliga classic kicks off today at 18.30 CET. fcbayern.com has compiled seven facts in the build-up to the clash.
#1 Bogey team
FC Schalke have lost more matches and conceded more goals in the Bundesliga against FC Bayern than against any other team. The record after 95 league encounters favours the German record champions: 49 wins, 28 draws and 18 defeats from a Bayern point of view, with 199 goals scored and 102 conceded.
#2 Serial winners
FC Bayern have gone without defeat in 14 Bundesliga matches against the Royal Blues, winning 11 and drawing three games. The last defeat dates back to December 2010, a 2-0 reverse. Schalke have taken only three out of a possible 42 points since then.
#3 Serial scorers
The two sides currently boasting the longest goal streaks in the Bundesliga cross swords at the Allianz Arena on Saturday. The Ruhr valley outfit have scored in each of their last 15 matches, whereas Bayern are on a run of 18 matches.
#4 Prolific at home
Bayern have scored in each of their last 67 competitive fixtures at the Allianz Arena, their best run of this kind since scoring in 77 consecutive competitive matches at the Olympic Stadium between 1979 and 1982.
FC Bayern have gone without defeat in their last 32 Bundesliga home matches, winning 26 and drawing six. FCB have never gone unbeaten at the Allianz Arena for so long.
#6 Top clash
Ten victores, with 25 goals scored and three conceded: FC Bayern's record in the last ten Saturday evening top matches at the Allianz Arena.
Tobias Stieler from Hamburg will be the man with the whistle on Saturday. The 36-year-old lawyer officiated Bayern's 3-1 victory away to Schalke in November 2015. Stieler has overseen a total of 16 matches involving the Reds, and Bayern have only lost one of them, winning 14 and drawing one game. His assistans will be Dr Matthias Jöllenbeck and Christian Gittelmann. Arno Blos from Deizisau will be the fourth official, with Dr Jochen Drees acting as the video assistant.