Wed, 26/04/23, 17:10
5 facts on the Bundesliga home game against Hertha Berlin
After four competitive matches without a win, Bayern must turn things around at home on Sunday against bottom club Hertha Berlin (15:30 CEST), and pick up three important points in the title race. Check out our facts and stats on the match to find out what signs point to Thomas Tuchel's team being able to do just that.
1. Undefeated at home against Hertha in 45 years
Since a 2-0 defeat in October 1977 - over 45 years ago - FC Bayern have not lost a single one of their 27 Bundesliga home games against Hertha (21 wins, 6 draws). Borussia Mönchengladbach are the only team in their Bundesliga history against whom they've not lost more consecutive games (30 home games without defeat from 1966 to 1994).
2. Bottom club with no chance against FCB in recent meetings
Hertha have picked up just two points from their last seven Bundesliga matches and have slipped down to 18th place. Bayern remain unbeaten in their last 29 encounters with a bottom club in the league (26 wins and 3 draws). Since a 0-0 draw at Hamburger SV in September 2014, Bayern have won all 15 of their Bundesliga clashes against the bottom team, with their last defeat coming in a 2-0 loss at Cottbus in March 2008.
3. Fortress Allianz Arena vs. poor away form
FC Bayern haven't lost in 21 Bundesliga home games (14 wins, seven draws), more than any other current Bundesliga team. Hertha, meanwhile, are winless in eleven Bundesliga away games (two draws, nine defeats) - currently the longest run in the league. With just five points pocketed on their travels, the Berliners are also the weakest away team this season.
4. New Bayern first-half record
It was only a small consolation last Saturday, but Bayern set a Bundesliga record when they opened the scoring in the 3-1 defeat at Mainz: It was the 53rd goal of the season scored by the Munich side in the first half - never before had a team netted as many times before the break in a single season. Upcoming opponents Hertha, on the other hand, have already conceded 32 first-half goals, which is a league record they share with VfL Bochum.
5. Strong attack vs. weak defence
Generally speaking, the capital club's defence has not exactly been solid: the 29 goals Hertha have conceded means they have the weakest defence of the Rückrunde. In contrast, Bayern currently have the best Bundesliga attack (79 goals in 29 games).
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