Created on 2016-09-16 at 13:45 PM by Redaktion
O'zapft is! These traditional words, meaning "It's tapped!," mark the start to the Oktoberfest. They will ring out once more on Saturday, and FC Bayern will take heart from it as this is a good omen. The Munich men have won 15 out of their last 18 matches during the Oktoberfest, boasting an incredible goal difference of 46 goals scored and three conceded. Bayern have won all of their last eight home matches during the Wiesn.
Clean sheet against Ingolstadt
FC Bayern and FC Ingolstadt have crossed swords in three competitive fixtures, and the German record champions have won all editions of the all-Bavaria derby so far. Ingolstadt turned in two creditable displays last season, losing by 2-0 and 2-1 scorelines. The DFB Cup tie back in 2011 was clear-cut, a 6-0 thrashing.
Home strength versus away blues
FC Bayern have won 17 of their last 19 Bundesliga home matches, scoring 59 and conceding eight goals, losing one and drawing one fixture. The last defeat on their home field dates back to Matchday 24 of the last season, a 2-1 reverse against Mainz. The visitors' away record is patchy, to say the least. Ingolstadt's last away victory dates back to 2015, a 1-0 win against Bremen. They have drawn six and lost nine matches on foreign soil since then.
Debut for Ittrich
Patrick Ittrich will be the man with the whistle for Saturday's derby at the Allianz Arena. The 37-year-old policeman from Hamburg takes charge of a match involving the Reds for the first time. Ittrich's assistants will be Norbert Grundzinski and Sven Jablonski, with Arno Blos acting as fourth official.