5 facts and figures on the Bavarian derby at Augsburg
League leaders FC Bayern will wrap up the first half of the season with a short trip to neighbours FC Augsburg. The men from Munich have dominated previous clashes between FCA and FCB - not least because they have two real Augsburg experts in their own ranks. You can read about this and other interesting statistics in the facts and figures for the last away game of the first half of the season:
1. Belated 'autumn championship' as a good omen
With the 2-1 win against Freiburg, FC Bayern secured the unofficial title as the best team in the first half of the season for the 24th time in the club's history. On 20 of the previous 23 occasions, the men from Munich also went on to become German champions - a success rate of 87.5 per cent. Only in 1971 (Borussia Mönchengladbach), 1993 (Werder Bremen) and most recently in 2012 (Borussia Dortmund) were the record champions edged out.
2. Bayern's run against Augsburg
The record champions have won 14 of their 18 Bundesliga games against Augsburg (78%); of the current Bundesliga teams, FCB's win rate is only higher against VfL Wolfsburg (79%). Moreover, the men from Munich haven't lost a single match in the past ten Bundesliga meetings with their Bavarian neighbours (eight wins, two draws). The only team Augsburg have a longer losing streak against are Bayer 04 Leverkusen (19 matches).
3. Best attack in 44 years
Not only did Bayern score against Freiburg in what is now their 29th straight Bundesliga game (a clear league best), but with a haul of 48 goals this season they also have the best attack in 44 years in Germany's top flight. In 1976/77, the Reds themselves set the record which still stands today with 50 goals after 16 games.
4. Augsburg with a dry spell at home
Augsburg haven't won at home in five Bundesliga games (two draws, three defeats), actually losing the last two games in their own stadium. FCA have also picked up only eight points from their first eight Bundesliga home games, six fewer than at the same point last season.
5. FCA fear top strike partnership of Lewandowski/Müller
In Robert Lewandowski (21 goals) and Thomas Müller (nine assists), Bayern currently have both the best scorer and the best provider in the Bundesliga in their side. But that's not the only reason why the pair are feared by Augsburg: The Pole has scored 19 times in 15 Bundesliga appearances against FCB's Bavarian neighbours, while Müller has netted eight times in 16 clashes. No other players have scored more than seven times against Augsburg in the Bundesliga.
Lewandowski got on the end of Müller's assist to score his 21st goal of the season against Freiburg last Sunday and set a new record: