5 teasing facts for Leipzig game

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This evening sees last season’s runners-up host the champions when RB Leipzig meet FC Bayern. Can’t wait for kick-off? Then here’s a host of facts to keep you entertained ahead of Matchday 27’s standout fixture.

1) Goals

In three Bundesliga meetings between Bayern and Leipzig, there have been a staggering 14 goals scored. The average of 4.7 per game is the highest of all current Bundesliga match-ups.

2) Victories

Three games, three wins! Bayern travel to Leipzig looking to defend their perfect record against the Bundesliga upstarts.

3) Challenges

The Bundesliga’s two best teams in terms of challenges won meet in Saxony’s largest city. RB have won 51.4 per cent of their one-to-one duels, while Bayern lead the way with 54.1 per cent.

4) Streaks

FCB have won their last six away league games in a row, while Leipzig have failed to win any of their last four Bundesliga matches (2 draws, 2 losses). Moreover, RB are without a victory in their last four league games following a European match (2 draws, 2 losses).

5) Referee

Marco Fritz is the man who will oversee this evening’s fixture in Leipzig. The 40-year-old banker is yet to take charge of a Bayern defeat in the Bundesliga (16 wins, 2 draws). He’ll be assisted by Dominik Schaal and Marcel Pelgrim. The fourth official is Arne Aarnink, while Markus Schmidt is the video assistant.