Wed, 05/04/23, 17:00
5 facts on away game at Freiburg
Just four days after the 2-1 DFB Cup quarter-final loss, Saturday sees another game between FC Bayern and fourth-placed Freiburg – this time on the road in the Bundesliga. The facts and stats on the game reveal the chances of revenge for the Reds.
1. Record clearly favours Bayern
The DFB Cup is a different matter but Bayern are dominant in the Bundesliga. The record champions have only lost one of the last 39 Bundesliga games against Freiburg (30 wins, eight draws) – a 2-1 away defeat in May 2015. Freiburg have not picked up a win in 13 Bundesliga fixtures against FCB (three draws, ten defeats) - their longest such run against any team.
2. Best away team vs. home run
Bayern are the best away team this term with 24 points from 13 games and are looking to continue this impressive form to end a Freiburg run. The team from the Black Forest are unbeaten in their last 12 Bundesliga home games (eight wins, four draws) - that is a club record. Moreover, the Reds have only trailed for 108 minutes on the road this season and Freiburg for just 41 minutes at home. Those are both top numbers in the Bundesliga.
3. Bayern impress in head-to-head encounters
Saturday brings a clash between two teams in Champions League spots – and FCB have been on fire in those fixtures recently. The reigning champions have not lost any of their last 18 Bundesliga games against teams in the top four (11 wins, seven draws). The last time that happened was a 2-1 reverse in Frankfurt in February 2021.
4. Choupo-Moting's run started in reverse fixture
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was in the starting line-up for the first time this season in the 5-0 Hinrunde victory over Freiburg, and he scored his first goal of the campaign to make it 2-0. The Cameroon international has now netted ten goals in the Bundesliga this term – no other player has scored more since that match in the middle of October (Freiburg ’s Vincenzo Grifo and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Randal Kolo Muani have also found the back of the net ten times). However, Choupo-Moting is set to miss this game through injury.
5. FCB want to postpone Freiburg milestone
Freiburg have scored 999 goals in 774 fixtures over their Bundesliga history. Their next strike would make them the 21st club to reach 1,000 goals in the German top flight. Bayern obviously want to prevent that on Saturday. The record champions have clocked up 4,405 goals in the Bundesliga to date – that is the highest number by far.