7 facts on Bundesliga home match against Bremen
FC Bayern host Werder Bremen on Tuesday night (kick-off 20:30 CET) in their final home match of the year. What makes this fixture so special in Bundesliga history and what suggests that Julian Nagelsmann's side will bid farewell to the Allianz Arena faithful with three points? Find out in the facts and stats on the match.
1. Most played fixture
Bayern take on Werder Bremen for the 111th time in the Bundesliga - no other fixture has taken place more often in the German top flight. Over half of them (58) have gone the way of the German record champions, with 26 wins for the north Germans and the same number of draws.
2. Remarkable run against Werder
Bayern are unbeaten in 29 competitive games against Bremen since a 5-2 defeat in September 2009, with a record of 25 wins, four draws and an aggregate score of 88-19. No other team in German professional football currently boasts such a long run against one opponent.
3. Neuer to reach another record?
Manuel Neuer made his comeback after a four-week lay-off in Saturday's 3-2 win at Hertha BSC, and immediately set a record. The 36-year-old claimed his 22nd Bundesliga victory against the capital club - no other player has been successful so many times against one particular team in the German top flight. The Germany number one can achieve the same feat on Tuesday having enjoyed 21 wins (in 26 games) against Bremen in his career to date.
It was the same old Neuer despite four weeks out - more on the FCB keeper's strong display in Berlin:
4. Keep it up, Choupo!
To say that this man is in form is probably the understatement of the year. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has scored in each of his last seven competitive appearances for Bayern, racking up nine goals as well as three assists. Only legends Robert Lewandowski and Gerd Müller have previously managed to find the net in so many successive games for the German record champions. The Cameroon international is now on 10 goals in 14 games in all competitions for the season, already exceeding his total tally in 2021/22 (nine in 26 games).
5. Eyeing another perfect home finale
How about this for a run! Since a 3-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund in late November 1987, Bayern have not lost their final Bundesliga home match of the calendar year. In 34 games in front of their own fans before the turn of the year, the record champions have registered 27 wins and seven draws, winning all of the last nine. The Bavarians will be looking to continue that run at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday.
6. Bayern can equal home goalscoring record
4-0 against Bayer 04 Leverkusen, 5-0 against SC Freiburg and 6-2 against 1. FSV Mainz 05 - Julian Nagelsmann's men have scored four or more goals in each of their last three Bundesliga home games. If they do so for a fourth time in a row against Bremen, it would equal the record set in spring 2018 under Jupp Heynckes.
7. Fast starters against late specialists
This contest could remain open for a long time. The hosts have scored 27 goals in the first half so far this Bundesliga season - a record after 13 matchdays. However, opponents Bremen are the most dangerous side in the league in the final 15 minutes of games, having scored in the final quarter of an hour for the 11th time against Schalke last time out.