5 facts on the Bundesliga game at Hertha BSC
Next stop: the capital! On Saturday (15:30 CET), FC Bayern are away to Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga and will launch their next attack on the top spot in the table. That's currently held by Hertha's city rivals Union Berlin, who could consolidate their position in their clash at Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Sunday. Check out our facts and stats for Matchday 13 to find out why the men from Munich can keep up the pressure on the Irons.
1. Reds can extend winning streak against Hertha
FC Bayern have won all of their last five Bundesliga matches against Hertha BSC. Of the current Bundesliga crop, the only other sides to fail to pick up a point against FCB since the beginning of 2020 are Schalke 04 and 1. FC Köln.
2. Best attack in Europe
Julian Nagelsmann's team have already scored 38 goals this season, putting them close to matching their own Bundesliga record from last season, when the Bavarians notched up 41 goals after 12 games. But their current haul is certainly enough to put them at the top of Europe's elite. No other team from the continent's top five leagues had scored as many league goals as FC Bayern up to and including last weekend - the closest being Manchester City (37) from England and Paris Saint-Germain (36) from France.
3. Quick-fire Bavarians
This season, the German record champions have scored 24 first-half goals - a record at this stage of the campaign. Opponents Hertha BSC, meanwhile, have managed just four first-half goals in the 12 matchdays so far, the lowest figure in the league.
4. Choupo-Moting goes into milestone game on a record streak
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting could make his 50th Bundesliga appearance in an FCB shirt on Saturday in Berlin and even cap this milestone with a personal record. The striker has scored in his last three straight Bundesliga games, a feat he last achieved for Mainz in March 2014. However, he's never managed to score in more consecutive games - that could now change on his anniversary in the capital.
Choupo-Moting also shone in the midweek Champions League game:
5. Nagelsmann the Hertha specialist
FCB head coach Nagelsmann hs not lost any of his 13 Bundesliga clashes against Hertha Berlin, amassing nine wins and four draws in the process. He's not faced any other opponents as often in the top flight without losing a single game. The situation is completely different for Berlin head coach Sandro Schwarz: He's not picked up a single point from five encounters with the German record champions in the Bundesliga.
Bayern prepared for Hertha by wrapping up a perfect Champions League group stage: