Created on 29-10-2020 at 15:03 PM
Boosted in confidence by sevens wins in succession, FC Bayern head north for the away game at FC Köln. fcbayern.com has some of the most interesting facts and figures on the clash on Bundesliga matchday 6.
1. A classic encounter
FC Bayern and Köln face each for the 99th time in German professional football. Bayern clearly have the upper hand overall with 51 wins and just 24 defeats (23 draws) in the previous 92 meetings in the Bundesliga.
2. Impressive FCB run against Köln
FC Köln have not won any of the last 12 Bundesliga games against the German record champions and only picked up one point. Against no other team in Germany’s top-flight have the Billy Goats waited as long for a win – the last time was a 3-2 victory in Cologne in February 2011.
3. FC Bayern start the next run
Hansi Flick’s team have won the last three Bundesliga games in succession and clocked up an incredible 51 out of a possible 54 points from the last 18 games in Germany’s top flight. The record champions were last left empty-handed in the 4-1 defeat at TSG Hoffenheim at the end of September.
Gimme five! The Reds secured a 5-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in the last Bundesliga game on matchday 5.
4. Barren spell for FC Köln
FC Köln have not won in their last 15 Bundesliga games – currently only FC Schalke 04 (21 games) have gone longer in Germany’s top-flight. Eight home games without a win, as now with four draws and four defeats at their own ground, last happened for the Rhinelanders in the 2008/09 season.
5. Goals guaranteed
In spite of the barren spell, the Goats have scored in all of their last 17 Bundesliga home games (31 goals overall). On the other hand, the visitors from Munich are extremely dangerous in front of goal on the road and in 2019/20 scored in all 19 away games in the Bundesliga.
6. Gnabry against favourite opponent
Netted a double in the 4-1 win in the last encounter with FC Köln in February: Serge Gnabry.
Serge Gnabry has an impressive record against FC Köln: The Germany international has scored six goals in five Bundesliga games against FC Köln – he has only scored as often in Germany’s top flight against Schalke 04.
7. Lewandowski’s insatiable desire to score
Robert Lewandowski has scored ten times over the first five matchdays and has not only set a record in the 58-year history of the Bundesliga but also netted twice as many goals as the forthcoming opponents from Cologne. The Pole has found the back of the net five times in his last four games against the Rhinelanders.
Bayern want to build on the away win at Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League in the Bundesliga as Thomas Müller confirmed: