5 facts on the Bundesliga match at home to Bochum

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After back-to-back wins on the road away at Mainz in the DFB Cup (4-0) and Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga (4-2), Bayern return to the Allianz Arena looking for their first home victory of 2023 up against Bochum. Find out what the stats say ahead of the match here.

1. Bayern with the upper hand

FC Bayern Bochum
Bayern inflicted Bochum’s heaviest-ever Bundesliga defeat when the sides last met at the Allianz Arena in September 2021.

Bayern have lost just one of their 35 home games against Bochum in the Bundesliga. That was a 2-0 reverse some 31 years ago in August 1991. Otherwise, it’s 26 FCB wins and eight draws in this fixture in Munich. Bayern were also handsome winners the last time the sides met at the Allianz Arena in September 2021, with a 7-0 thrashing also handing Bochum the heaviest defeat in their history.

2. Best attack meets worst defence

Bayern boast by far the meanest attack in the Bundesliga this season with 56 goals scored. Second in that regard are Eintracht Frankfurt back on 40. It’s a fact that will hardly fill the Bochum defence with confidence given it’s the most porous in the division with 46 goals conceded.

3. FCB’s unbeaten runs

Julian Nagelsmann and his team are unbeaten in their last 18 competitive fixtures (W15, D3), including the last 12 in the Bundesliga. It’s over a year and 21 matches across all competitions since Bayern were last beaten at the Allianz Arena (W14, D7) going back to a 2-1 loss to Borussia Mönchengladbach in January 2022.

4. Coman hitting form at the right time

FC Bayern Bochum Kingsley Coman
Kingsley Coman had a hand in three goals in the 7-0 win at Bochum earlier this season.

Kingsley Coman bagged his first Bundesliga brace since April 2019 (against Fortuna Düsseldorf) in last weekend’s 4-2 win at Wolfsburg. The Frenchman has three goals and three assists in the Bundesliga this season, with half of those coming in the 7-0 win away at Bochum at the start of the campaign (a goal and two assists).

5. Bochum far better at home

While Bochum have chalked up five straight wins at home in the Bundesliga, things have been more of a struggle on their travels. The Ruhr club have lost nine of their 10 league fixtures away from home this season, with their sole positive result being a 1-0 win at Augsburg in November. The only time Bochum have lost this many times in their first 10 away games of a Bundesliga campaign was when they were relegated in 1992/93. A further fact that goes against Thomas Letsch and his team improving that record is that VfL have never won a Bundesliga game away at the team sitting top of the table in 26 attempts.

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