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Thu, 09/11/23, 13:16
The facts on the home match against Duisburg
It's reigning champions against bottom of the table as FC Bayern Women entertain MSV Duisburg on Sunday (18:30 CET). Alexander Straus' side are looking to hold onto top spot in the Google Pixel Women's Bundesliga, which they claimed last weekend with the 2-1 victory over rivals VfL Wolfsburg, as well as continue their excellent home form. Read on to find out which facts and figures favour another home win for the Bavarians, and which player in particular likes scoring againts Duisburg.
1. FCB clear favourites
The overall head-to-head between FCB and MSV Women may be even with 18 competitive wins apiece and six draws, but Duisburg haven't managed to beat Bayern in the last 10 years, with FCB winning 13 of the last 15 encounters and just two ending in draws.
2. Meeting of opposites
Bayern remain unbeaten after six rounds of matches in the Women's Bundesliga, with four wins and two draws. Straus' side are the only team yet to lose in the German top flight this season. Duisburg, in contrast, sit at the foot of the standings and are still waiting for their first victory of the campaign (D2 L4).
3. Munich a fortress
Bayern's unbeaten run at home in the Bundesliga now stands at 21 matches. What's more, they've won 20 of those, only dropping points in the 0-0 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt last month. FCB have scored a whopping 78 goals in those 21 home league outings and conceded just nine. Overall, the Munich girls are undefeated in 23 Bundesliga games going back to last season (W20 D3), their longest run since the 33-match unbeaten streak between October 2019 and March 2021.
4. Will Dallmann score again?
Linda Dallmann underlined her attacking qualities with the opening goal against Wolfsburg last Sunday. The Germany international will be aiming to build on that this weekend against Duisburg – and the signs are promising. The 29-year-old has enjoyed scoring against the North Rhine-Westphalia side in recent years. As well as her brace in the 7-0 win in the DFB Cup round of 16 last season, Dallmann has also been on the scoresheet in the last four league meetings with MSV.
5. FCB defence standing strong
FCB goalkeeper Mala Grohs has only had to pick the ball out of her net three times in the Bundesliga this season. FCB once again boast the strongest defence in the division so far, ahead of Bayer Leverkusen (five) and last season's runners-up Wolfsburg (six). Duisburg, on the other hand, have conceded the most goals (22) out of all 12 Bundesliga teams.
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