Landmark game between Bayern and Mainz
FC Bayern and 1. FSV Mainz 05 meet for the 25th time in the Bundesliga on Saturday. The stats are clearly on the side of the record German champions, who have triumphed on 17 occasions (three draws and four defeats), scoring 62 goals and conceding just 25. Last season, Bayern recorded two wins to nil (4-0 and 2-0). *fcbayern.com*has rounded up the other important facts and stats for you.
Mainz strong at home
Mainz have taken nine points from eight games this season, eight of which have come at home. Going back to last season, the 05ers have only lost one of their last eight matches at the Opel-Arena, winning four and drawing three. However, they have failed to win or even score in their last five outings overall. They've never had such a long barren spell in their Bundesliga history.
Bayern prolific in Mainz
Mainz's recent good form at home should not be cause for concern for Bayern, though, since the Reds have won on nine of their last 12 visits to the Rhineland. That includes each of the last six, in which they've scored a healthy 15 goals and conceded only two.
Lewandowski back in form
With three goals in the last two Matchdays, striker Robert Lewandowski's minor 'slump' is over. And the 30-year-old is facing one of his favourite opponents again on Saturday. In 15 Bundesliga encounters with Mainz, Lewandowski has netted 13 goals, including seven in seven games for Bayern.
Harm Osmers is name of the referee for Saturday's clash between Mainz and Bayern. The 33-year-old from Hanover has already taken charge of one FCB fixture this season: the 3-0 win at VfB Stuttgart on Matchday 2. Osmers will be assisted by Norbert Grudzinski and Sascha Thielert, with Benedikt Kempkes as the fourth official.