Omen & favourite opponents
Wed, 03/05/23, 16:43
5 facts on the Bundesliga game at SV Werder Bremen
The Bundesliga title race continues to be exciting. Four matchdays before the end of the season, five teams can still become champions - the last time it was this close in this competition was 13 years ago. Leaders FC Bayern, who play SV Werder Bremen this Saturday evening (18:30 CET) still have the best chance of lifting the trophy, of course. Check out the most important facts and stats for the matchday to see why.
1. FCB's virtually flawless championship record
A good omen: Whenever FC Bayern have found themselves at the top of the table at the end of Matchday 30, they've also ended up as Bundesliga champions in 28 of the previous 29 occasions. The only exception was the 1992/93 season, when upcoming opponents Werder Bremen were able to chase down the record champions.
2. Bayern's incredible run against Bremen
Since losing 5-2 at the Allianz Arena in September 2008, Bayern are undefeated in 30 competitive matches against Werder: The record since then is 26 wins for the German record champions and four draws, with a goal difference of 94:20. No other team in German professional football has ever recorded a run like that against the same opponents. In addition, the men from Munich have won the most recent 13 matches at the Weser Stadium - also a record.
3. No Bundesliga fixture has been played more often
The north-south clash in the Bundesliga will be played for the 112th time - no other fixture in the history of the competition has been contested as often. Bayern (1,972) and Bremen (1,964) have also played the most games in the German top flight. The Munich side have defeated Werder 59 times, which is more than any other Bundesliga team (26 draws and 26 Werder wins).
4. Werder specialist Thomas Müller
Thomas Müller knows how to beat Werder: The born-and-bred Bavarian has never lost in 23 Bundesliga clashes with the north German side (20 wins, 3 draws). No other player in Bundesliga history has played as many games against one club without suffering a single defeat. The 33-year-old has already scored 26 goals against the Green and Whites (ten goals, 16 assists), more than any other current player in the German top tier against the same club.
5. Weakest home team host best away team
With just 16 points, Werder, who were promoted at the end of last season, are the weakest home team of the current campaign. They've lost nine of their 15 home games so far - a record in the league. FC Bayern, on the other hand, have picked up the most points on the road in the league (27).
FC Bayern celebrated returning to the top spot last week with the fans: