6 facts on the away game at Borussia Mönchengladbach
Following the important 1-0 away win in the Champions League round of 16 first leg at Paris Saint-Germain, FC Bayern move straight on to their next task on the road on Saturday. At Borussia Mönchengladbach, the German record champions will be looking for another win to consolidate their lead in the Bundesliga. Find out here which statistics suggest Bayern will secure a third straight Bundesliga success.
1. Fixture with a long history
Saturday will see the 110th clash between Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayern Munich. To date, only the fixture between the Bavarians and SV Werder Bremen has been played more often in the German top flight (111 times). Across all competitions, Bayern have met the team from the west a total of 117 times, with the German record champions coming away as the victors on 57 occasions, and the Foals winning 28 times. The teams could not be separated in 32 matches so far.
2. The best tacklers go head-to-head
The Borussia men and the German record champions are the two teams who have made the most tackles in the current Bundesliga season. While FCB have won 53.9 percent of their challenges, Gladbach are right on their heels in second place with 53 percent.
3. Bayern's alleged bogey team
No other team have beaten FC Bayern in the Bundesliga as often as Borussia Mönchengladbach. The Foals have already come out on top 27 times against the German record champions. Bayern will therefore be on their guard, especially as they've lost three of their last four competitive matches at Mönchengladbach.
4. Sommer makes a return to his old stomping ground
It'll be a particularly emotional match for Bayern's new signing Yann Sommer, who returns to his old stomping ground for the first time since his move to the German record champions. The Switzerland international made 335 appearances for Borussia between 2014 and 2023, and has thus played more games for the Foals than any other non-German player. After a stunning performance in the reverse fixture, in which Sommer drove Bayern to despair with an incredible 19 saves (a Bundesliga record), the stopper will be looking for his first triumph as a visitor to Borussia Park on Saturday.
5. Nagelsmann's team all-but unbeatable
Bayern have suffered just one defeat in the Bundesliga this season, a 1-0 loss at FC Augsburg on Matchday 7. Otherwise, head coach Julian Nagelsmann's side have been unbeatable so far (12 wins, 7 draws). The last time the Reds recorded so few defeats after 20 Bundesliga games was six years ago (15 wins, 4 draws, 1 defeat).
6. Bayern attack chasing their own record
After 20 matchdays, FC Bayern are not only at the top of the Bundesliga table with 43 points, but also boast an impressive goal tally. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Thomas Müller and Co. have already scored an impressive 59 times, making them by far the best attacking team in the league. From a historical point of view, that goal count also looks to be heading for a record. Only Bayern themselves had six more goals to their name on Matchday 20 last season.
There have been some quite legendary clashes between FC Bayern and Borussia Mönchengladbach: