Five facts before Wolfsburg
Sat, 17/02/18, 09:55
Contrasting streaks and Bayern's favourite month
FC Bayern travel to face VfL Wolfsburg this afternoon at 15.30 CET. fcbayern.com has compiled five facts in the build-up to the clash.
#1 The record
FC Bayern are buoyed by a strong record against the Wolves. The German record champions have won 31 out of 41 Bundesliga encounters and lost only four, with six games ending in a draw. Bayern have scored 98 goals and conceded 35. The Reds fell to all four defeats on away soil.
Saturday's match is a clash of opposites. Wolfsburg have only won one of their last eight Bundesliga matches, losing three and drawing four. FC Bayern boast a run of 12 competitive victories on the bounce, including nine Bundesliga fixtures.
#3 Favourite opponents
Jupp Heynckes is on his longest winning streak against VfL. His teams have won all of their last ten matches against the Lower Saxony club. His last defeat dates back to 11 September 2004, when he lost with Schalke.
#4 The striker
Robert Lewandowski has scored more Bundesliga goals against Wolfsburg than any other player. The FCB forward found the net 15 times in 14 matches. The Poland international scored 11 goals in the last five encounters, including his legendary five-goal haul. On 22 September 2015 he scored five goals in eight minutes and 59 seconds.
#5 Bayern's favourite month
For many years, FC Bayern have been particularly successful in February. The German record champions have not lost any of their last 34 competitive fixtures in February, winning 28 and drawing six. The last defeat dates back to 22 February 2012, a 1-0 Champions League reverse away to Basel.
The man with the whistle
Sascha Stegemann will referee the match on Saturday. The 33-year-old public administrator from Niederkassel takes charge of his 11th Bundesliga match this term, and he has yet to send off a player or award a penalty this season. His assistants will be Christian Fischer and Jan-Neitzel-Petersen. Lasse Koslowski will be the fourth official, with Patrick Ittrich acting as the video assistant.