Wolves entertain Bayern in milestone match
After four competitive matches without a win, FC Bayern travel to face Wolfsburg on Saturday, and the German record champions have fond memories of their recent encounters with the Wolves. Bayern have won all of their last four matches away to Wolfsburg, scoring 13 goals along the way. fcbayern.com has compiled the most interesting facts and stats in the build-up to the clash.
Record favours Bayern
Saturday's game will be a milestone match. Wolfsburg and Bayern cross swords in a competitive match for the 50th time. The Bavarians have won 37 of the 49 previous encounters, VfL winning only four times, with eight games ending in a draw. The men from Lower Saxony have lost more matches against Bayern than against any other team since their promotion to the Bundesliga in 1998. The 100 Bundesliga goals conceded against FCB are another maximum.
Wolves can be beaten at home
Of all teams that continuously played in the Bundesliga in 2018, Wolfsburg have taken the fewest points at home (10). Even relegated side Hamburger SV (11) collected more without contesting a Bundesliga home match in the 2018/19 season. The Wolves have only won two of their last 13 matches on their home field, losing six and drawing five times. They downed FC Köln, who were certain to get relegated at that point, 4-1 on the last matchday in the 2017/18 season and beat FC Schalke 2-1 on Matchday 1 in 2018/19.
Robert Lewandowski made history in Bayern's 5-1 victory over Wolfsburg on 22 September 2015. He scored five goals in eight minutes and 59 seconds, setting new records for the fastest hat-trick, the fastest four-goal haul and the fastest five-goal haul in Bundesliga history and becoming the first sub to score more than three goals in a Bundesliga match. Taken altogether the 30-year-old has scored 16 goals in 15 Bundesliga matches against Wolfsburg. He only netted more often against Augsburg (18). Lewandowski is the Bundesliga pro boasting the most goals against Wolfsburg.
Winkmann in charge
Guido Winkmann will be the man with the whistle on Saturday. FC Bayern have never lost a competitive match overseen by Winkmann, winning 13 and drawing one game. Wolfsburg's record is balanced in games refereed by the 44-year-old match official: eight victories, the same number of defeats and five draws. Winkmann's assistants will be Christian Bandurski and Arno Blos, with Pascal Müller acting as fourth official. Daniel Schlager and Alexander Sather will be the video assistants.