Magic number 13
Rafinha has encountered FC Nürnberg 13 times so far and has yet to lose against the Franconians. Bayern's number 13 boasts ten victories and three draws. He has scored a total of 12 Bundesliga goals, one of them on 13 April 2013, when Bayern downed Nürnberg 4-0. The Brazilian might take his tally to 13 goals on Sunday. *fcbayern.com*presents more facts and figures in the build-up to the Bavarian derby on Matchday 31.
Second-best second half
FC Bayern are enjoying the second-best second half-season in the club's history. The German record champions have taken 34 out of a possible 39 points in the 13 matches after the winter break. The men from Munich only surpassed this number in the 2012/13 treble season, when they collected maximum points in the 13 matches.
Record favours Bayern
FC Bayern and FC Nürnberg cross swords for the 62nd time in the Bundesliga. The record clearly favours Bayern, who have won 38 and lost 11 matches, with 12 games ending in a draw. The men from Munich have scored 112 and conceded 62 goals along the way. Bayern have gone unbeaten in 13 matches against Nürnberg, winning nine and drawing four.
Strong run against promoted sides and crisis clubs
Bayern have won all of their last 17 Bundesliga matches away to promoted sides, scoring 58 goals and conceding ten along the way. The last defeat dates back to Matchday 2 in the 2010/11 season, when Bayern lost 2-0 away to Kaiserslautern. Munich's record against clubs with relegation concerns is even more impressive: FCB have not lost against a bottom three side for more than eight years. The last defeat dates back to February 2011, a 3-2 reverse away to Köln. Bayern have won 35 of their 38 matches since then, scoring a whopping 100 goals and conceding only 14.
Nürnberg stronger at home
FC Nürnberg's home record has kept their hopes of avoiding the drop alive. FCN have taken 15 of their 18 points on home soil. The men from Franconia have only lost one of their last five matches at Max-Morlock-Stadion, a 1-0 reverse against RB Leipzig on Matchday 24. However, Nürnberg's last home win against Bayern dates back to February 2007, a 3-0 victory.
Poor record against league leaders
FCN have been waiting for a victory against league leaders for an even longer time. FCN have failed to win against front-runners for more than 14 years. The last success dates back to 2004, when Nürnberg beat Wolfsburg 4-0.