7 facts on Wolfsburg clash
The year 2020 is slowly reaching its end and for FC Bayern, Wednesday's meeting with VfL Wolfsburg (20:30 CET) will be their final home match before Christmas. Hansi Flick's side have the opportunity to achieve something that the German record champions haven't accomplished in 39 years – find out what that is, as well as other facts and stats, below:
1. One game away from unbeaten year at home
Can they do it? The record champions have not lost any of their 21 competitive matches at the Allianz Arena in 2020, winning 18 and drawing three. If they also avoid defeat against Wolfsburg, it will be the first time since 1981 that FCB have gone a whole year without a competitive defeat on home soil.
- Wolves winless in Munich
When looking at the Wolves' record in Munich, the chances of that happening look pretty promising. In 23 Bundesliga away matches against FCB, Wolfsburg have never won and only collected two points. In the history of the Bundesliga, no other club have visited another so many times without winning at least once.
3. Bogey team Bayern
The overall head-to-head record between the two sides is also very one-sided. Bayern have won 36 of the 46 clashes, with the Wolves losing to the record champions more often and concedingmore goals (115) than they have against anyone else in Germany's top flight. Bayern are unbeaten in their last 13 competitive matches against the Lower Saxony side, with the last defeat coming on 30 January 2015 in a 4-1 loss in Wolfsburg. Since that, FCB have won 11 and drawn twice, with an aggregate score of 42-7.
4. Dream start for Wolfsburg
Along with leaders Bayer Leverkusen, Wolfsburg are the only team in the Bundesliga to still be unbeaten after the first 11 matchdays (W5 D6). Never before in their history have the Wolves gone so long without losing from the start of a campaign. Oliver Glasner's side have not tasted defeat since losing 4-0 at home to Bayern in late June.
- Comeback kings collide
Wolfsburg have earned 10 points from losing positions this season, the most in the Bundesliga. Just behind them are Bayern, who have come from behind to get nine of their points this term. But having conceded the first goal in each of their last five Bundesliga games, the Bavarians probably won't be too bothered if they have to play catch-up again.
6. Lewy's favourite opponents
Robert Lewandowski has bagged 21 goals in 19 Bundesliga games against Wolfsburg – only Bayern legend Gerd Müller has scored more goals against the same club in Bundesliga history (27 against Hamburger SV, 23 against 1. FC Kaiserslautern and 22 against MSV Duisburg). Should the Polish star find the net against his favourite opponents again on Wednesday night, it would be his 250th goal in the German top flight.
- Weghorst Wolfsburg’s danger man
VfL striker Wout Weghorst comes into this match on a hot goalscoring streak. The Dutchman has netted nine goals in the last eight Bundesliga games, more than anyone else in this period. Weghorst has also set a new Wolfsburg club record with nine goals after 11 matchdays.
Just before coming up against his favourite opponents again, Robert Lewandowski claimed another award: