Bayern v Schalke: The factfile
The Bayern fans had reason to celebrate in most of Bayern's recent Bundesliga matches on the road. The Munich men left the pitch as winners in ten of the last 11 matches on foreign soil, the only excpetion being the 2-1 defeat to Leipzig in March. The Bavarians aim to extend their streak away to Schalke on Saturday evening. *fcbayern.com*has collected the most interesting facts and stats ahead of the top clash.
Prolific on the road
Not only do the German record champions win most of their matches on the road, they also do it in style, scoring many goals. The Bavarians netted at least three times in each of their last four Bundesliga away matches, equalling the club record. FC Bayern might thus reach another landmark this weekend. The German record champions won their last match away to Schalke 3-0 - during the Oktoberfest period, just like this year.
Strong run against Schalke
The Bayern pros have fond memories of their recent duels with the Royal Blues. They have gone 16 mtaches without defeat, winning 13 and drawing three matches, with 42 goals scored and only seven conceded. Schalke have lost more matches and conceded more goals against FC Bayern than against any other team. The overall record is stacked in favour of Munich at 50 victories, 18 defeats and 28 draws, with 201 goals scored and 103 conceded.
Dream start v bad start
Bayern got off to a perfect start to the Bundesliga campaign under Niko Kovac. They won all of their first three matches, achieving this feat for the third time in four years. The situation at Schalke could not be more different. The Royal Blues have yet to take points in the Bundesliga. The Ruhr valley outfit have lost three consecutive Bundesliga matches for the first time under Domenico Tedesco.
Historic match for Schalke
Saturday's encounter will be a milestone match for Schalke. They will contest their 1,700th Bundesliga match and their 850th home match in the club's history. The meeting will be FC Bayern's 1,810th Bundesliga match. Only Hamburger SV on 1,866 and Werder Bremen on 1,835 have contested more matches in Germany's top flight.