5 stats and facts on the potential title clincher in Mainz
Will FC Bayern get the job done on Saturday? A win away at Mainz will see Hansi Flick's team crowned German champions with games to spare. It would be the club's ninth Bundesliga title in a row and the 31st German championship in its history.
1. Record in Bayern's favour
Bayern's record and recent fixtures against the 05ers are pretty clear cut. FCB have won 22 of the 29 Bundesliga encounters, with four defeats and three draws. More recently, the Munich team have won seven times in a row. Away in Mainz, Bayern have even won eight in a row.
2. FCB goals guaranteed
When it comes to Mainz, FC Bayern always score. Bayern have scored a whopping 84 goals in the 29 league encounters to date. That works out at 2.9 goals per game, which is the highest average against any team FCB have faced eat least 10 times in the Bundesliga. In addition, the record champions have scored at least one goal in each of their last 67 competitive fixtures, extending their record streak in German professional football.
3. Choupo-Moting personal record in sight
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has scored in each of his last three competitive games. He has only managed this once before, which was actually for Mainz in the Bundesliga in March 2014. A goal against his former club would now see him set a new personal record.
4. In-form Mainz
Mainz are having the strongest second half to a Bundesliga season in the club's history. They have collected 24 of their 31 points in 2020/21 in the Rückrunde and are unbeaten in six games (four wins, two draws). Coach Bo Svensson has picked up an impressive 25 points in his first 15 Bundesliga games in charge of the club, which the best start by a Mainz coach in Bundesliga history to date.
5. Another spectacle on the cards?
FC Bayern came from 2-0 down at half-time to win the reverse fixture 5-2. It was the first time since 1988 and only the fourth time in the Bundesliga that they'd overturned a deficit of at least two goals.
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