Meeting of opposites
Thu, 09/11/23, 15:32
A Bundesliga first: the facts ahead of Bayern vs. Heidenheim
Get set for a Bundesliga first! After just one – albeit extremely high-scoring – encounter in the DFB Cup in April 2019, FC Bayern host promoted side 1. FC Heidenheim in the German top flight for the first time on Saturday. The Bundesliga newcomers from the Swabian Alb are FCB's 55th different opponents in the Bundesliga – fcbayern.com has compiled all the other important figures and statistics surrounding the match for you.
Meeting of opposites
The German record champions lead the all-time Bundesliga table with a virtually unassailable tally of 4,201 points (nearest challengers Borussia Dortmund have 3,100). The 1,986 games that Bayern have played in the competition is also unmatched. At the opposite end of the scale, opponents Heidenheim have contested their first 10 fixtures at this level this season, the fewest of all Bundesliga clubs. With the same number of points, Frank Schmidt's side are joint bottom with all-time cellar dwellers Tasmania Berlin (calculated according to three-point rule).
Nothing for newcomers in Munich
Since a 1-1 draw against then Bundesliga newcomers SV Darmstadt in November 1978, Bayern have won all 20 home matches against teams in their debut season. The Reds have also won six home games on the spin against promoted teams, with an unbelievable aggregate score of 35-2.
FCB in form but not reached target yet
With 26 points (W8 D2) and a goal difference of 38-7, Bayern are the best second-placed team at this stage of the campaign in Bundesliga history. That counts for nothing, though, as current leaders Bayer 04 Leverkusen probably know better than most from history. Nevertheless, the Werkself have registered the second-best haul after 10 matchdays in the league's history with 28 points and quite rightly sit top of the table.
Bayern formidable at home
Thomas Tuchel's side, along with Leverkusen, are the only team yet to be behind in a home match this season. Heidenheim, meanwhile, are the only side yet to lead on the road and have also trailed for longer than any other team (359 minutes) away from home. And the following statistic suggests the same could happen to FCH at the Allianz Arena: Bayern have scored at least once in each of their last 62 Bundesliga home games. Only they themselves have had a longer run of this kind in the history of the competition (64 home games from 1970 to 1974).
Kane with goal involvement record
There's simply no stopping Harry Kane. The England international has already racked up 20 goal involvements (15 goals, five assists) in his 10 Bundesliga appearances – that's a record since assist data collection began in the 1992/93 season. The 30-year-old has also scored back-to-back league hat-tricks, only the third Bayern player to do so after Roy Makaay in 2005 and Mario Gómez in 2011.
Battle of the long-range shooters
Both Heidenheim and Bayern have scored five goals from outside the penalty area this season, which is a joint league high with TSG Hoffenheim. For FCH, that makes up a third of their total goals – the highest proportion in the current campaign.