Bayern vs. Bielefeld: 5 stats and facts
Matchday 21 in the Bundesliga brings a first for the German record champions, when FC Bayern will play their first Monday night match at the Allianz Arena, against Arminia Bielefeld (8:30 pm CET, live on DAZN). Apart from the unusual kick-off time, fcbayern.com has compiled some important stats and facts on the game ahead:
1. Bayern are Bielefeld's bogey team
Bayern have won the past six Bundesliga head-to-heads against Bielefeld, extending their lead in the overall record: Arminia have lost more games (26) and conceded more goals (75) against Bayern than any other team in the German top flight.
2. DSC set for new, negative record
The record is particularly emphatic in Munich: of their 17 games away at the German record champions, the East Westphalians have won just once (a 4-0 victory in March 1979). Bielefeld have lost all of their last nine games away at FCB - Arminia have only had a longer losing streak in Bremen, losing ten times in succession to Werder from 1971 to 2000.
3. Strongest vs. weakest attack
Hansi Flick's team have scored 58 goals so far this season. In Bundesliga history, only two teams have scored more after the first 20 matchdays: Hamburger SV in 1981/82 and Werder Bremen in 1984/85 (both scoring 59). Opposition side Bielefeld, on the other hand, alongside Schalke 04, have the bluntest attack in the league this season, scoring just 15 goals - although DSC have played a game less than Schalke. Nevertheless, Robert Lewandowski alone has scored nine more goals than the entire Arminia side in the Bundesliga this season.
4. FCB's home force
FC Bayern are unbeaten in 19 Bundesliga home games (16 wins, three draws). For the record champions, this is the team's best run in just under three years, when FCB went a full 38 games undefeated at home, between March 2016 and April 2018.
5. Bayern confidently cope with 'favourites' tag
FC Bayern have lost just one of their past 45 Bundesliga games against a promoted team (42 wins, two draws): the one loss coming against VfB Stuttgart in May 2018 (4-1), by which point Bayern had already wrapped up the league title on the previous matchday.
Hansi Flick will reveal his plans for the match against Bielefeld during a press conference on Sunday: more information on fcbayern.com as it comes in!