Form teams clash in Freiburg


A look at the numbers reveals the duel between SC Freiburg and FC Bayern is the top clash on Matchday 25. Both teams have only lost one match since Matchday 13. Freiburg have taken 21 points in the last 12 Bundesliga matches, winning five and drawing six games. Only the Bavarians boast a higher number in that period, winning ten games and drawing once, on their way to collecting 31 points. fcbayern.com examines the most interesting facts and stats in the build-up to the match.

Record favours Bayern

The record is clearly stacked in favour of the German record champions. The Munich men have won 25 and lost just four of the 35 Bundesliga meetings, scoring 78 and conceding 28 goals. The last defeat against the Breisgau club dates back to May 2015 (2-1 in Freiburg). It was Bayern's only defeat against SCF in the last 29 encounters. FCB have suffered all four defeats in the Black Forest.

Home strength v away power

Freiburg are especially strong at home this season. The men from the Black Forest have won 21 of their 29 points this season from their 12 matches on their home field. They have won five, drawn six and only lost one match at home. FC Bayern boast a streak of five consecutive victories on foreign soil coming into this match. The last time the Bavarians were buoyed by a longer run dates back to 2015, when they won six matches in a row between February and April.

Duel of the strikers

Robert Lewandowski has scored 20 goals so far, topping the Bundesliga scorer rankings by a large margin. The Bayern hitman has netted 13 times in 12 matches against Freiburg, which is more than any other Bundesliga player in history has scored against SCF. Freiburg's Nils Petersen has scored 12 goals so far, which makes him the best German scorer in the Bundesliga. The former Bayern man has netted ten goals in his last ten matches, which is in fact more than Lewandowski!

Suspension risk for trio

Three Bayern players would serve a one-match ban in case of another booking on Sunday. Thomas Müller, Sandro Wagner and Rafinha have all seen four yellow cards so far this season and would be forced to sit out the home game against Hamburg should they collect a fifth one. Freiburg defender Caglar Söyüncü is also at risk of a suspension.

Willenborg in the middle

Frank Willenborg will be the man with the whistle for Sunday's match. The 39-year-old teacher from Osnabrück also officiated this fixture in the first half of the season, when Bayern downed Freiburg 5-0. His assistants will be Arne Aarnink and Guido Kleve, with Markus Sinn acting as fourth official and Dr Robert Kampka as video assistant.