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Wed, 17/05/23, 16:30
7 facts on the final home game against RB Leipzig
The Allianz Arena hosts its final game of the season this Saturday as Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern take on third-placed RB Leipzig looking to take another decisive step towards the title. Find out what stats and facts point to a triumphant final home game of 2022/23.
1. Bayern well placed
Bayern lead the Bundesliga table by a single point ahead of Borussia Dortmund going into Matchday 33. Only once in the last 20 seasons has there been a change at the top on the final two matchdays, which was when VfB Stuttgart overtook Schalke on the penultimate weekend of 2006/07 to win the title. Bayern have also lifted the Meisterschale in 29 out of 31 previous occasions (94 percent) when they’ve occupied first place this late in a campaign.
2. Good record against Leipzig
Bayern have lost only one of 16 competitive meetings with Leipzig (W9, D6) – 2-1 away in March 2018. It’s 11 encounters without defeat since then for FCB (W6, D5), which is Die Roten Bullen’s longest winless run against any opponent in professional football. The Munich club are also unbeaten against Leipzig in six games at the Allianz Arena (W4, D2).
3. FCB aiming for unbeaten home record
Bayern are the only team alongside Union Berlin yet to lose a Bundesliga game at home this season (W11, D5). A positive result against Leipzig would therefore make it the 14th time in FCB’s 58-year top-flight history that they’ve gone a whole season without defeat on home soil. They last did so two years ago.
4. Always score at home
You have to go back to a 0-0 draw with Leipzig in February 2020 for the last time Bayern failed to score in a competitive home game. It’s been 75 matches since then at the Allianz Arena, which is just shy of the club record of 77 home games with a Bayern goal set between 1979 and 1982.
5. Leipzig’s good defensive record
Leipzig have conceded only six goals in their eight Bundesliga away games in 2023, which is the fewest of any German top-flight team on the road this year. Across Europe’s top five leagues, only newly crowned champions of Italy Napoli have shipped fewer away from home since the turn of the year (five).
6. Bayern can win big
Last week’s 6-0 victory over Schalke was the fifth time this season Bayern have scored at least six goals in a Bundesliga game. Never before has a team done so that many times in a Bundesliga campaign.
7. Gnabry chasing personal records
Serge Gnabry has scored four goals in the last three Bundesliga games, which is the most of any player in the division in that period. It’s the first time since February 2020 that the 27-year-old has struck in three consecutive matches. If he nets again against Leipzig, it will be the first time he’s scored in four in a row since his Hoffenheim days in March/April 2018. His 13 goals all told this campaign also leaves him just one short of his personal best in the Bundesliga, when he bagged 14 last season.
Bayern’s men and women teams are both on the verge of winning the Bundesliga this season: