9 facts on the title-decider in Bremen
FC Bayern are just one step away from their eighth straight Bundesliga title and 30th German championship. Victory away at Werder Bremen on Tuesday evening (kick-off at 8.30pm CEST, coverage available with our live text commentary and free Web Radio) will wrap up the title with two games to spare. fcbayern.com has picked out a few stats and facts to get you up to speed for the day’s potentially historic game.
1. Bayern frequent champions on the road
Being crowned champions in Bremen would be nothing new for FCB, as 11 of their last 13 Bundesliga titles have been wrapped up away from home. One was secured due to results elsewhere without the Reds even playing, while just one has been confirmed at home, which was last year with a 5-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena on the final day of the season.
2. FCB simply unstoppable
Bayern have been playing on another level since their last Bundesliga defeat at Borussia Mönchengladbach (2-1) in December. The following 17 games have seen FCB amass 49 of a possible 51 points, claiming 16 victories and one 0-0 draw with Leipzig.
3. Record run against Bremen
FCB have won each of their last 21 competitive matches against Werder, which is the longest winning run of any Bundesliga club against another since the league was founded in 1963.
4. Flick the best of the best
Hansi Flick will join the fabled ranks of Bundesliga-winning coaches with a victory in Bremen, but his win rate is already champion-worthy. The 55-year-old averages 2.62 points per game as head coach of Bayern, which is the best of any coach in Bundesliga history.
5. Goals, goals, goals
Bayern are the first team in Bundesliga history to score 92 goals across the first 31 matchdays of a season. It surpasses the previous record of 90 that the Reds set under Jupp Heynckes in 2012/13. There have been a whopping 67 goals in the 21 league games alone under Flick – again another Bundesliga record for a coach.
6. Neuer set for record win over Werder
Manuel Neuer has won 19 of his 23 Bundesliga matches against Bremen. Should he win again tonight, he will join Bayern legends Lothar Matthäus, Oliver Kahn and Sepp Maier as the only players in the league to ever record 20 victories over a single opponent.
7. Unbeatable Müller
Thomas Müller has faced Bremen 20 times in the Bundesliga and not lost a single game (W18, D2). No other player in the league’s history has faced an opponent so often without ever suffering defeat.
8. Werder’s worst-ever season
Bremen’s haul of just 28 points from 31 games is the lowest in their Bundesliga history. The fewest points they’ve ever collected in an entire season was 34 in 2012/13 and 1974/75 (using three points for a win). The Green-Whites will need to win at least two of their final three games if they’re to avoid a new unwanted record.
9. No fortress on the Weser
Bremen have won just six of their 28 points this season at home. The only team to ever have fewer points from their first 15 home games of a Bundesliga campaign was Greuther Fürth (4) in 2012/13.