5 facts on the Bundesliga home game against Leverkusen
FC Bayern kick off Matchday 8 in the Bundesliga when they host Bayer Leverkusen on Friday. After four league games without a win, Julian Nagelsmann's team quickly want to get back in the groove after the international break. We've got five facts and stats on the clash with the Werkself.
1. Good omen from last season?
The 1-0 defeat to Augsburg last time out was Bayern's first of the season. FCB's first loss of the previous campaign also came on Matchday 7 (2-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt), with the following game also against Leverkusen. Nagelsmann's men had the perfect response with a comprehensive 5-1 victory away from home. It's a result we'd be happy to see again.
2. Clear record
Bayern have won nine of the last 12 competitive encounters, including a 4-2 victory in the 2020 DFB Cup final. The Werkself have been successful in two of those, plus a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena in March. The champions are also well ahead in the overall head-to-head record with 51 wins from 86 Bundesliga meetings, going with 18 losses and 17 draws.
3. Scoring run against Bayer
Bayern have scored in their last 32 Bundesliga home games against Leverkusen. The most recent blank against the Werkself in Munich in the league was a 1-0 loss in October 1989. FCB have only ever had a longer scoring run at home in the Bundesliga against Hamburg (39 games going back to 1979).
4. Goals guaranteed at the Allianz Arena
You have to go back to February 2020 and a 0-0 draw with RB Leipzig for the last time Bayern failed to score in a home game. FCB fans have seen a total of 182 goals from their team in the 57 competitive fixtures since then at the Allianz Arena.
5. Leverkusen better on the road
Five points from the first seven games is the second-worst start in Leverkusen's Bundesliga history, after the three points they had at this stage in 1982/83. However, four of those five points this season have come away from home.