Bayern's winning run against Hannover

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Jupp Heynckes comes up against another one of his former club on Saturday when he faces Hannover 96, where he scored 25 goals in 86 Bundesliga appearances from 1967 to 1970. fcbayern.com has that and plenty more facts for you on this weekend’s opponents.

Bayern’s impressive run against Hannover

FCB have been unstoppable in recent times against the northern club, winning the last 10 Bundesliga meetings in a row. It is Hannover’s longest losing run against any club in the top flight. Bayern could also extend another successful run at the HDI Arena as the record champions have won their last 31 Bundesliga matches against promoted clubs by an aggregate scoreline of 100-19. The Bavarians last lost to a top-flight newcomer in August 2010 with a 2-0 defeat in Kaiserslautern.

Wagner in top form

Will Sandro Wagner again be given the nod over Robert Lewandowski for this league match? Well, the 30-year-old has been making a compelling case for that of late with five goals in his last four Bundesliga matches. It is the first time in his career that he has scored in four consecutive top-flight games. Since his return to Bayern, the striker has found the back of the net on average every 76 minutes in the league.

Lewandowski level with Pizarro

Of course Robert Lewandowski gives a more than compelling argument of his own to play. The Pole came off the bench last weekend against Gladbach to score the fifth in the 5-1 win. It was his 27th goal of the season and his 104th in the Bundesliga for Bayern, which equalled a league record. Only Claudio Pizarro (for Werder Bremen) has scored as many Bundesliga goals for a single club as a non-German. Another strike for Lewandowski at Hannover would give him that record outright.

Hannover on the verge of negative milestone

The northern club have conceded 697 goals in their 489 home Bundesliga matches to date. Should Bayern be in the mood for goals, it could mean an unwelcome landmark for the Lower Saxony club.

Klaus suspended

Hannover are without Felix Klaus for their match with Bayern after he picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Stuttgart. His teammates Pirmin Schwegler (9 yellows) and Matthias Ostrzolek (4) are both at risk of a suspension themselves if they are booked in this coming match. A number of FCB players are also walking the suspension tightrope on four yellows: Jerome Boateng, Sandro Wagner, Rafinha and Thomas Müller.

Petersen takes charge

Saturday’s referee is 33-year-old Martin Petersen. It is just his eighth Bundesliga match and his first involving FC Bayern. His assistants will be Tobias Reichel and Jan Neitzel-Petersen. Markus Schüller is the fourth official, while Christian Dingert and Rene Rohde are the video assistants.


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