5 facts on home match against Greuther Fürth
On Sunday (kick-off 15:30 CET), FC Bayern conclude a busy week at home to SpVgg Greuther Fürth on Bundesliga Matchday 23. After the 1-1 draw at FC Salzburg in the Champions League and the 4-2 defeat at VfL Bochum, Julian Nagelsmann's side are looking to get back to winning ways. See how the omens are looking and what the important stats are in the facts and stats:
1. Attacking prowess vs. leakiest defence
FC Bayern (70 goals) and Greuther Fürth (57 goals against) are the sides with the best attack and worst defence in the league respectively. No team has ever scored 70 goals after 22 matchdays in Bundesliga history.
2. 100% record
Since FC Bayern were promoted to the Bundesliga in 1965, the two sides have played each other five times. FCB have won each time, with one of those instances requiring penalties to settle the game (DFB Cup, 1998).
3. Clear favourites
FC Bayern vs. Greuther Fürth is also a game between the sides top and bottom of the table. In the last 27 Bundesliga games that Bayern have played against cellar dwellers, they've stayed unbeaten, winning 24 and drawing just three. And in general, these fixtures favour those top - in the last 18 games between 1st and 18th, the bottom side have won just once, when Ingolstadt beat RB Leipzig 1-0 in 2016. At home, the leaders have lost just twice against the basement boys in Bundesliga history.
4. Lewy hunts his own record
Can Robert Lewandowksi match his 41-goal season of last year? He's already got an incredible 26 goals from 22 games. That's a record number that only Lewandowski himself previously notched up last term.
5. Fürth on the up
The newly promoted side have been far better in the second half of the season. In five games SGF have picked up 8 points (W2 D2 L1). That's more points than Fürth picked up in the whole of the first half of the campaign. Stefan Leitl's men are sixth in the table for the second half of the season, just a point behind Bayern (9). Away from home, however, the team have only collected one point in 11 outings this season.
Julian Nagelsmann spoke to the media on Friday ahead of the Fürth game: