Top-of-the-table clash specialists
Thu, 01/09/22, 17:35
5 facts on Union Berlin match
For the second weekend in a row, Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern take on the team who are currently second in the table. Julian Nagelsmann’s side travel to in-form 1. FC Union on Saturday (kick-off 15:30 CEST) on Matchday 5. Read on to find out which statistics favour a Munich win and why Bayern should nevertheless be wary.
1. Top two level on points
Bayern and Union Berlin are the only two teams with 10 points from the first four matchdays. For the capital club, it’s the best start to a season in their brief Bundesliga history - only in the 2009/10 Bundesliga 2 campaign did they collect so many points in the first four games.
2. Top-of-the-table clash specialists
Bayern have not lost any of their last 15 Bundesliga games as leaders against the current second-placed team (W11 D4). Their last defeat in this pairing came in a 4-1 reverse at Wolfsburg in late January 2015. The Bavarians drew 1-1 against Borussia Mönchengladbach last Saturday in their most recent top-of-the-table clash.
3. FCB rampant on the road
Nagelsmann’s men have fired in 13 goals in their two away league outings so far - more than any team in Bundesliga history in the first two away matches of a season. In total, Bayern have scored a whopping 23 goals across their four competitive games on the road this term (including the Supercup and DFB Cup).
4. Good record against Union
The champions are unbeaten in their six Bundesliga encounters with Union Berlin (W4 D2). Bayern have only faced Rot-Weiß Oberhausen and SV Darmstadt (both eight times) more often in the top flight without ever losing. FCB are also the only team to have recorded two Bundesliga away wins at the Alten Försterei, alongside one draw.
5. Hosts in form
Union are unbeaten in 11 Bundesliga matches (W9 D2), a club record and the current longest streak in the league. The last time they tasted defeat was in mid-March - against Bayern at the Allianz Arena.