Created on 2020-06-26 at 15:17 PM
FC Bayern take to the pitch for the final time in this Bundesliga campaign when they head to VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday. The season has already produced a happy ending for the men from Munich with the club’s 30th league title, and Hansi Flick’s side could now round off the year with yet more records on Matchday 34. fcbayern.com has seven facts and figures to warm you up for the game with the Wolves.
1. Bayern surpass themselves
The 3-1 win over Freiburg was Bayern’s 12th victory in a row in the Bundesliga.
Bayern’s haul of 79 points is already one more than the whole of last season. Key to that tally is the outstanding Rückrunde under Flick, with the Reds collecting 46 of a possible 48 points, equalling the record for the second half of a Bundesliga season set by Jupp Heynckes’ charges in 2012/13. The treble winners also won their final game of the league campaign 4-3 at Gladbach.
2. FCB seeking away record
Bayern have won each of their last nine away games, which means a victory in Wolfsburg would see Flick’s side equal the league record of 10 straight wins on the road, set by Pep Guardiola’s Reds in 2013/14.
3. The Munich goal machine
Bayern have scored 96 times in the league this season, which equals the Bundesliga record after 33 matchdays. It’s no surprise to know that FCB were also the original holders of the record, set back in 1971/72. Should the Reds score three or more goals at Wolfsburg, they would top the 98-goal tally achieved by the treble winners in 2012/13. A thrashing of at least six goals would see Bayern beat their historic best of 101 from 1971/72.
4. Lewy’s favourite opponents
Robert Lewandowski has scored 20 goals in his 18 Bundesliga games against Wolfsburg, which is more than against any other club in the German top flight. Of course, the most famous of those strikes were his five in the space of just nine minutes in September 2015.
5. Holding firm at the back
As well as the league’s best attack, Bayern also boast the league’s tightest defence with just 32 goals conceded in 33 games. Captain Manuel Neuer has in fact been beaten just 10 times since the turn of the year.
6. Impressive run with the Wolves
The record champions have won eight of their last nine Bundesliga matches against Wolfsburg. The only time they’ve dropped points was in the 2-2 draw at the Allianz Arena in September 2017, which turned out to be the last league game under Carlo Ancelotti. In total, FCB have 35 wins over the Wolves, drawing six times and losing on just four occasions in 45 top-flight encounters.
7. Milestone for Boateng
Jerome Boateng could make his 200th Bundesliga appearance for Bayern on Saturday. The 2014 World Cup winner has won an impressive 158 of his 199 league games with the Reds to date.