5 Facts on the Bundesliga home game against Freiburg
This Sunday, the Bundesliga's top four could be shaken up quite a bit: When third-placed FC Bayern host second-placed SC Freiburg at the Allianz Arena for the final game of Matchday 10 (19:30 CEST), the clash between leaders Union Berlin and fourth-placed Borussia Dortmund will have already taken place (at 17:30 CEST). If the results go in their favour, Julian Nagelsmann's team could move closer to the top again. Check out the facts and stats on the game against the side from the Black Forest to find out what speaks in favour of Bayern at least playing their part.
1. Freiburg have never won in Munich
FC Bayern have not lost any of their 22 Bundesliga home games against SC Freiburg, picking up 60 from a possible 66 points against the side from the Breisgau region (19 wins, three draws). Only Bayern themselves have played more games in front of their home fans against the same opponents in the history of the competition without losing a single game: 26 Bundesliga home games against VfL Wolfsburg without a loss (24 wins, 2 draws).
2. Impressive FCB run against Freiburg
The German record champions are actually undefeated against SCF in 12 Bundesliga games (nine wins, three draws). The 2-1 in Freiburg in May 2015, when FCB had already been crowned German champions, was also the Bavarians' only loss against Freiburg in their most recent 38 Bundesliga encounters (29 wins, eight draws). But: the Breisgau side have scored in each of the past eight Bundesliga matches against FC Bayern - no other current Bundesliga team can boast such a long scoring streak against the men from Munich.
3. League with an unfamiliar look
For only the third time after 1994/95 and 2010/11, SC Freiburg are above Bayern in the league going into a head-to-head. The Breisgau side are enjoying their second-best Bundesliga campaign with 18 points after nine games (19 last season), have the longest current undefeated run in the league (seven games) and are the only team besides Werder Bremen still unbeaten away from home this season.
4. A lot of Bundesliga expertise on the bench
The match between Bayern and Freiburg will also be a clash between the two most experienced Bundesliga coaches at the moment: Julian Nagelsmann has been in the dugout for 227 games in the German top flight, while his adversary Christian Streich has actually racked up 332! Despite 100 fewer appearances, the Bayern coach has won more games (116) than Streich (112).
5. Set-piece specialist Kimmich
Joshua Kimmich has already executed four free-kicks this season that have led to a goal. That's the best stats in the league alongside Freiburg's Vincenzo Grifo. The two have also been top of the pecking order since the summer of 2021: Since the start of the 2021/22 season, 18 Kimmich set-pieces have resulted in a goal, while Grifo has managed an impressive 22.
There was good news after Thomas Müller went off in the Champons League game against Viktoria Plzen: