Away at Union Berlin: 5 facts and figures
On Saturday (6:30 pm CET), FC Bayern visit the surprise team of the season, Union Berlin, on Bundesliga Matchday 11. It is the third duel between the Munich side and The Irons. We at fcbayern.com have put together the most important figures, facts and statistics ahead of the duel in the capital.
1. Concentrated attacking power
FC Bayern have set a new Bundesliga record with 34 goals in the first ten games. Upcoming opponents Union Berlin are the joint second-best attacking side in the league, level with Borussia Dortmund on 22 goals. The chances of an offensive spectacle on Saturday evening are good, but Union are without two top scorers Max Kruse (six goals, injured) and Robert Andrich (three goals, suspended).
2. Home vs. away strength
The Munich side are on a great run away from home in the Bundesliga. The record champions have won 14 of their last 15 away games in the top flight of German football. But strong home opponents are waiting in Union Berlin. The Eisernen are unbeaten in four Bundesliga home games (two wins, two draws). Hope for Bayern: Union have never managed five home games in a row without defeat in the German top flight.
3. Will Lewandowski and Pavard do it again?
FC Bayern prevailed in both previous duels with Union Berlin. Robert Lewandowski and Benjamin Pavard scored the goals for Munich in both the 2-1 win in the first half of the season and the 2-0 success in the second half of the campaign.
4. Surprise package Union
Union have picked up 16 points from the first ten games of the season, six more than last year as a promoted team. This puts the capital team in a strong sixth place in the table. In addition, Union have scored at least one goal in their last 11 league games.
5. Flood of penalties last season
In the two competitive duels last season there were a total of three penalties (two in the first meeting for Union, one in the second for Bayern). No Bundesliga matchup in 2019/20 had more penalties.
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