5 facts and figures on the home game against Hoffenheim
After making a successful start to the second half of the season with a 4-0 win at Schalke, FC Bayern are seven points clear of second place going into Matchday 19. A home fixture against Hoffenheim awaits the Munich side on Saturday afternoon (15:30 CET) - and the Bavarians will be hoping for revenge against die Kraichgauer. fcbayern.com has put together the most important facts and figures ahead of the encounter with TSG at the Allianz Arena.
1. Two teams in form
With nine points from three games, Bayern were the only Bundesliga team to complete a perfect week including the round of midweek fixtures (Matchdays 16-18). Second-best were Hoffenheim with seven points.
2. Possible goalscoring milestone
With the 4-0 win at Schalke, the record champions once again proved their hunger for goals and scored in the 49th competitive game in a row (149 goals in total during this period) - so a goal against Hoffenheim would be significant. However, it will not be easy: TSG have recorded three clean sheets in a row, equalling the club record from August to September 2009.
3. Fortress Allianz Arena
Bayern are undefeated in 26 competitive games at home (W23 D3). With a win against TSG, Hansi Flick's team could also move ahead of RB Leipzig at the top of the home table. FCB have 20 points from eight Bundesliga games at their own stadium this season, while the Saxons are on 22 points from nine home games and host Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday evening in the standout fixture of Matchday 19.
The Allianz Arena will shine in rainbow colours for the home game against Hoffenheim, once again promoting tolerance and openness:
4. Clear Bayern dominance in direct comparison
FC Bayern have won 16 of their 25 Bundesliga meetings with Hoffenheim (D5 L4). TSG have made up some ground recently, picking up 13 points from the last nine meetings - more than any other Bundesliga club against Bayern since the start of the 2016/17 season.
5. Bayern want revenge
The reverse fixture in Sinsheim in September ended 4-1 to the home side as Hoffenheim ended Bayern's run of 32 competitive games without loss and inflicted the only competitive defeat for Hansi Flick's team in 2020. If you believe the statistics, the chances of revenge are now very good: FCB have not lost both matches against a team in a Bundesliga season since the 2010/11 campaign, when they lost twice to both Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Find out about the records set by Bayern at Schalke: