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5 facts on the Bundesliga game at Hoffenheim

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After an important 5-2 win at Augsburg in the DFB Cup, Bayern now want to collect their next points in the race for the Bundesliga summit away at Hoffenheim on Saturday. Find out here what the stats and facts show about the game, plus why Julian Nagelsmann can again rely on a strong attack in Sinsheim.

1. Bayern well ahead in head-to-head

Jamal Musiala FC Bayern Hoffenheim
Bayern and Jamal Musiala had to settle for a draw in their last encounter with Hoffenheim.

Bayern and Hoffenheim have met 28 times in the Bundesliga, plus once in the DFB Cup, since the latter's top-flight promotion in 2008. FCB have generally dominated the fixture with 19 wins, six draws and just four defeats. However, they will know not to underestimate TSG, who have done particularly well at home to the record champions in recent years, earning three of their four wins at the PreZero Arena.

2. Bayern's unpredictable attack

A total of 13 Bayern players have got on the scoresheet in the Bundesliga this season – a league high and a record for FCB after 10 matchdays. Only Borussia Dortmund have ever had more at this stage (14 in 2018/19). Leroy Sane, Sadio Mane and Jamal Musiala all lead the Bayern scoring chart with five goals apiece.

3. FCB boast best attack

Bayern have by far the best attack this Bundesliga campaign with 30 goals scored. However, that isn't the only stat that suggests spectators will be treated to a show on Saturday. FCB also lead the division for shots (206), followed in joint-second by Hoffenheim (144, same as RB Leipzig). On top of that, Bayern have scored the most goals of any Bundesliga team from outside the penalty area (six). Conversely, TSG are the only team in the league yet to strike from outside the box.

Serge Gnabry Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting FC Bayern
Serge Gnabry and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting were both on target in last weekend’s 5-0 win over Freiburg.

4. Clash of title holders

Two coaches who are current league champions face off in Andre Breitenreiter and Nagelsmann. While Nagelsmann won his first Bundesliga honours last season with Bayern, Breitenreiter lifted the title in Switzerland with FC Zürich. However, there are big differences when it comes to their records against their opponent this weekend. Nagelsmann is yet to lose in the Bundesliga against his former club (W3, D2), while Breitenreiter has lost all seven of his encounters against Bayern as a coach.

5. Choupo-Moting in hot form

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has started the last two games and repaid the faith with three goals and two assists. And he'll want to continue that form up against his favourite opponent. His six goals and three assists against Hoffenheim is more goal contributions than he has against any other club in the Bundesliga.

Choupo-Moting impressed once again in the DFB Cup game at Augsburg on Wednesday:


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