Stats and facts on the Bundesliga match FC Bayern - Union Berlin

7 facts on the home game against Union Berlin

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It's a top-of-the-table clash at the Allianz Arena: On Sunday (17:30 CET), league leaders FC Bayern host 1. FC Union Berlin, who are in third place but level on points. Check out our facts and stats on the match to find out why Bayern should still be in first place in the Bundesliga come the end of Matchday 22.

1. Bayern ahead in the statistics

FC Bayern Musiala Union Berlin
The teams fought out a 1-1 draw at the Alte Försterei in their last meeting.

FC Bayern and Union Berlin have faced each other seven times in the Bundesliga so far - and the record champions have never lost (W4 D3). The only teams in the Bundesliga Bayern have played more often without losing are Rot-Weiß Oberhausen and SV Darmstadt (both eight times). The Bavarians, on the other hand, are the only team the Irons have yet to win against in the Bundesliga.

2. Strong home form the key for Bayern

Bayern are undefeated in the Bundesliga in 17 home games - a whole season, if you like (W11 D6). Apart from Julian Nagelsmann's side, only upcoming opponents Union have not lost in front of their home crowd this season.

Celebration FC Bayern
Bayern defeated Bochum 3-0 in their last home match at the Allianz Arena.

3. Tight at the top

Bayern (+40) are currently top of the table only because of their better goal difference compared to closest pursuers Borussia Dortmund (+17) and Union Berlin (+11), who are level on points. Since the introduction of the three-point rule in 1995/96, there's never been a situation where the top three teams have had the same number of points at such a late stage in the season. With a win, Bayern would open up a gap to at least one of their rivals.

4. Bayern's impressive Sunday record

FC Bayern love playing on Sundays... From the nine most recent Bundesliga games at the end of the week, the men from Munich have picked up an impressive 25 points from a possible 27. The record champions have won all four of their Sunday matches this season.

5. Choupo-Moting keen to round off his collection

FC Bayern Choupo-Moting
In the 3-2 defeat at Gladbach on the last matchday, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored to make it 1-1.

Union Berlin are the only current Bundesliga club against whom Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has yet to score a league goal. On Sunday, the Cameroon international can round off his collection - and also further expand his impressive record: since Matchday 10, no player has scored more Bundesliga goals than the 33-year-old (eight).

6. Müller continuing to work on his legacy

Thomas Müller FC Bayern
In the home match against Bochum (3-0) a fortnight ago, Thomas Müller opened the scoring for the Bavarians.

In his last brief outing in the 3-2 defeat at Mönchengladbach, Thomas Müller made his 429th Bundesliga appearance for FC Bayern. He's now on a par with Oliver Kahn, and can now leapfrog the CEO. Only club legend Sepp Maier (473) is still ahead of the Bayern veteran.

7. Ending Union's run the goal

With 43 points after 21 games, Union Berlin are continuing to enjoy what is by far their best Bundesliga season since being promoted in 2019, and, with consistently good performances, the Irons have long since shed their status as a mere surprise team. Since the turn of the year, they've picked up no less than 16 from a possible 18 points, a feat bettered only by Borussia Dortmund (18). FCB are now aiming to put a halt to this run of success at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern will be without Dayot Upamecano for the crucial top-of-the-table clash with Union:

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