Goals expected in Cologne

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In the last eight seasons, Bayern have scored an average of 5.6 goals in their final away game. In total they’ve scored 31 goals and conceded 14, so the stats point to a goal fest against 1. FC Köln on Saturday. fcbayern.com has picked out some other key facts and figures ahead of the 90th Bundesliga meetings between the two clubs.

Strong defensive record

Bayern have been impenetrable against Köln in recent years. The record champions have conceded just three goals in their last nine league matches against the Billy Goats, while scoring 23 themselves. That explains their record of eight wins and one draw in those nine games. The Reds have the upper hand in the overall head-to-head, too, winning 43 times and drawing 23.

Champions versus basement boys

It is clear who the favourites are in this Matchday 33 clash, with Bayern sitting pretty at the top of the table and Köln rooted to the bottom. A word of warning though: only Werder Bremen (26) and Borussia Dortmund (24) have managed more wins against FCB in the Bundesliga than the Billy Goats (23). Saturday’s result will not affect either side, as Bayern are already home and dry as champions while the hosts’ relegation was confirmed last weekend.

One of Heynckes’ favourite opponents

Jupp Heynckes takes charge of his 334th (and most probably last) Bundesliga away game on Saturday. The Bayern boss will certainly want to end with a win, and he knows how to: Heynckes has celebrated 18 victories against Köln during his coaching career. Stuttgart are the only side who he’s beaten more times (19).

Spread the goals

19 different players have scored for Bayern so far in the current Bundesliga campaign. The record for the highest number of different goal scorers in one season is currently 20, set by Werder Bremen in the 2007/08 season. The Reds therefore just need one more different scorer to equal Bremen’s record.

Steinhaus officiating

Bibiana Steinhaus will referee her first Bundesliga game involving Bayern on Saturday. The 39 year-old female official is not completely new to FCB, though, as she was in charge for the Munich men’s 5-0 victory over Chemnitzer FC in the first round of this season’s DFB Cup. She’ll be assisted by Christof Günsch and Mark Borsch. Christian Bandurski is the fourth official, with Patrick Ittrich and Tobias Reichel acting as the video assistants.

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