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Stats on Bayern’s home game against Bochum

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After a successful start to this season’s Champions League with a 4-3 win over Manchester United, Bayern now return to Bundesliga action with the visit of Bochum on Saturday. Read up on the key stats ahead of the game at the Allianz Arena on Matchday 5.

1. Strong home record vs. Bochum

FC Bayern, VfL Bochum
Bayern beat Bochum 3-0 in last season’s encounter in Munich.

Bayern have lost only one of their 36 Bundesliga games at home to Bochum. That was in August 1991, when the visitors won 2-0 at the Olympiastadion. Apart from that, it’s 27 FCB wins and eight draws in the Bavarian capital. The last encounter at the Allianz Arena was a 3-0 victory in February.

2. Bochum poor travellers

Bochum have managed only two wins in their last 20 Bundesliga away fixtures – 1-0 at Augsburg last November and 2-0 at Köln in March. Of the remaining 18, 14 have been defeats. Since the start of 2022/23, no Bundesliga team has lost more away games than Bochum (13, same as Augsburg and Hertha Berlin).

3. Will Tel strike again?

Mathys Tel, FC Bayern, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bundesliga
Mathys Tel has already had a hand in three goals this season for Bayern despite always starting on the bench.

Seven of the eight goals and assists that Mathys Tel has recorded in the Bundesliga have come as a substitute. Since the start of last season, no player in the Bundesliga has been directly involved in more goals off the bench than the young Frenchman (seven, same as Borussia Dortmund’s Gio Reyna). The 18-year-old already has two goals and an assist this league season.

4. Matchday 5 meeting a good omen

Bayern and Bochum met on Matchday 5 in the Bundesliga two seasons ago, with the record champions running out 7-0 winners at the Allianz Arena. It is the joint-heaviest defeat in VfL’s top-flight history and was equalled last year, this time in Bochum, as FCB made it two 7-0 victories in their last four encounters with the Ruhr club.

5. Kane chasing Müller, Klose and Mandzukic

Harry Kane has four goals in his first four Bundesliga appearances. The last Bayern player to manage that was Miroslav Klose in 2007. Nobody has ever scored more for FCB after four matchdays of a season. Should the England captain strike again this weekend, he’ll match the club records of Gerd Müller (in 1965), Klose (2007) and Mario Mandzukic (2012) with five goals after five matchdays in the Bundesliga.

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