6 facts on Bundesliga home match against Wolfsburg
FC Bayern welcome VfL Wolfsburg to the Allianz Arena on Sunday (kick-off 17:30 CEST) for their first home match of the 2022/23 season. The Munich men have consistently delivered the goods in their opening home game in recent years, and after the Supercup triumph and the 6-1 win at Eintracht Frankfurt, they’ll be looking to continue their strong start to the new campaign with victory over the Wolves. fcbayern.com has put together the pertinent facts and figures relating to the match for you:
1. Formidable home record against Wolfsburg
Bayern have not lost a single one of their 25 Bundesliga home games against Wolfsburg (W23 D2). No other team have played an opponent so often at home without ever losing in Bundesliga history. Overall, FCB have won 39 of their 50 league meetings with VfL, alongside seven draws and four defeats.
2. Fortress from the start
Since a 1-0 reverse against Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2011/12, Bayern are unbeaten in their last 10 opening home matches of a Bundesliga season and only dropped points in a 2-2 draw with Hertha BSC in 2019/20. No other current Bundesliga team can boast such a long run in the first home game.
3. Bayern goals almost guaranteed
Bayern have scored in each of their last 28 Bundesliga meetings with Wolfsburg (80 goals in total). That’s the Bavarians’ longest goalscoring run against one team in their Bundesliga history.
4. Sprint race
Bayern (276) and Wolfsburg (260) completed the most sprints of all teams on Matchday 1. Bayern’s Sadio Mané registered 39 sprints alone, a joint league high.
5. Müller set for milestone
Thomas Müller could make his 417th Bundesliga appearance for the German record champions on Sunday, which would see him claim second place for himself in the all-time outfield players list. Only his namesake Gerd (472) played more games in the German top flight.
6. Wolfsburg’s good record at start of season
Wolfsburg have been unbeaten in the first two Bundesliga matches of the season in each of the last four years. What’s more, the Wolves have not lost their opening away game of the season for seven years (W5 D2) - although the last defeat was at Bayern in 2014/15.