Magical milestone & Kane's run
Thu, 24/08/23, 12:19
5 facts on the home game against FC Augsburg
In the first home match of the 2023/24 Bundesliga season, head coach Thomas Tuchel's side face FC Augsburg on Sunday afternoon (17:30 CEST). Check out our facts and stats on the game to find out what factors suggest Bayern will record their first home win of the new season in the clash with their neighbours, and what special run new signing Harry Kane will be looking to extend.
1. FCB with commanding lead in the Bavarian derby
On Matchday 2, FC Bayern and FC Augsburg, the only two Bavarian teams in the Bundesliga, meet for the 25th time in the German top flight. The record speaks for itself. In 24 games, the Munich side have won 18 times, while FCA have triumphed just four times. The other two matches ended in a draw.
2. Bayern clear favourites at home
In the 12 Bundesliga home games to date, the reigning champions' home form against FCA has been hugely impressive. The men from Munich won ten of those matches, with one game ending in a draw. FCB's only defeat against their Bavarian neighbours so far came on Matchday 32 of the 2014/15 season - at that point, however, the Reds had already been crowned champions. The 1-0 defeat was also the only home game in which Bayern have failed to score against Augsburg.
3. Reds looking to pass milestone
Thanks to the perfect Bundesliga opener at Werder Bremen (4-0), FCB are now on 3998 points from 1977 Bundesliga games in the perpetual table - the two-point rule in force until the 1995/96 season was converted to the three-point rule for this calculation. A win against Augsburg would see Bayern become the first club in history to pass the 4,000 points milestone in the league.
4. Will Kane make it seven?
New arrival Harry Kane lost no time in demonstrating his attacking qualities on his Bundesliga debut. After setting up the 1-0 for Leroy Sané, the Englishman scored the second himself. The new signing now belongs to the elite group of just six Bayern players who, since detailed data collection began in the 2004/05 season racked up more than one goal contribution on their league debut. The England captain simultaneously extended a personal scoring run at Bremen. The 30-year-old has netted in his last six league games (5 of them for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League) and could extend his run to seven games on Sunday.
5. Clash of opposites
Last season, FC Bayern were the team with the best pass completion rate (87%) and the most possession (64%) in the Bundesliga. FCA, on the other hand, represented the opposite in these stats: Just 68 per cent of the passes played found a teammate, and in addition, last season's 15th-placed team also had the lowest share of possession at 41 per cent. On the first matchday of the new season, however, Augsburg delivered a pass rate of 85 per cent against Borussia Mönchengladbach and also held onto the ball 56 per cent of the time - both league bests under head coach Enrico Maaßen.
Will Bayern pass the new milestone? Check out FCB's previous special records in the Bundesliga: