6 facts and stats on home match against Hertha BSC
Just six days after beating Köln in the first home game of the season, FC Bayern once again take to the pitch this weekend at the Allianz Arena. In Matchday 3's outstanding fixture on Saturday evening (18:30 CEST), the German record champions host Hertha BSC on their home turf and they'll be looking to extend several impressive records. fcbayern.com has put together a list of the most important facts and stats about the match against the capital city club:
1. Impressive home record against Hertha
Since a 2-0 defeat in October 1977 - almost 44 years - FC Bayern have remained unbeaten in a total of 26 consecutive Bundesliga home games against Hertha BSC (20 wins, six draws). It's a run bettered only by the Bavarians' record against Borussia Mönchengladbach, against whom they remained undefeated in their own stadium for 30 games from 1966 to 1994.
2. Fortress Allianz Arena
Moreover, FC Bayern remain unbeaten in 28 Bundesliga games at home (23 wins, five draws). Since moving to the Allianz Arena in the summer of 2005, the Reds have only once gone on a longer run without losing at home in the league (38 games, from March 2016 to April 2018).
3. Nagelsmann's favourite opponents
Julian Nagelsmann has not lost any of his 11 Bundesliga clashes with Hertha BSC (seven wins, four draws) - no other current coach in Germany's elite league has faced opponents as often without coming off the pitch having been defeated at least once. Only Nagelsmann himself has managed to equal the feat with 11 wins against FC Augsburg.
4. Hertha facing unpleasant milestone after poor start
The Old Lady, as Hertha are known, is the only Bundesliga club to have started the new season with two defeats. They're now without a point after the first two games for the first time in 31 years. The last time this happened was in the relegation season of 1990/91. If Hertha are unable to pick up at least one point in Munich on Saturday, they'll become the tenth club in Bundesliga history to hit the 500 defeats mark.
5. Bayern favourites
It's very clear who the favourites are on Saturday, as Bayern have won each of their last 14 home games against the team languishing in 18th place in the table. The last time the Reds failed to beat the bottom team was in November 2006, when they lost 1-0 to Hannover 96.
6. Lewandowski looking to break personal record
Robert Lewandowski has scored in each of his last twelve Bundesliga matches, equalling his personal record from the 2012/13 season (then for Borussia Dortmund) - only Gerd Müller managed a longer scoring streak in Bundesliga history (16 matches in 1969/70). The outstanding Poland international's last goalless game in the league was, of all things, in the 1-0 win at Hertha Berlin in February.
Re-live Lewandowski's four-goal haul in his last home match against Hertha: