Preview: Bayern Munich – Hannover

Bayern Munich are at the top of the Bundesliga table and they will be looking to reinforce their status today, as they receive the visit of 10th-placed Hannover.

 

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena is not a good hunting ground for other Bundesliga teams, as the club are undefeated in their last 12 home matches.

Their record against Hannover is strong as well, as Bayern have won nine consecutive games against them (all competitions), making them the team with the longest winning streak against Hannover. Furthermore, Hannover have won just one out of 27 Bundesliga (BL) games in Munich. That lone victory was a 1-0 win back in 2006.

Be prepared for some home goals. Munich have found the net at least once in their last ten league matches and scored at least three goals in five out of the last seven home league games. Bayern’s star striker, Robert Lewandowski, has scored ten goals in twelve meetings against Hannover!

Bayern haven’t been involved in a 0-0 draw since 04/15/2017 in any competition (36 games) and that was against Real Madrid.

Last week’s defeat at Monchengladbach (2-1) ended the 30-game undefeated run of Bayern manager Jupp Heynckes (over two spells). With this loss in the books, the team has lost the same amount of games this season as in the whole of last season (twice).

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With four victories out of four home games (since he took over the reigns once again) and a goal record of 13-0, Bayern’s record with Heynckes on the sidelines couldn’t be much better at home.

Hannover manager Andre Breitenreiter has a proven nose for substitutions, as Hannover substitutes have scored the most goals (five) in the BL this season – 31% of all the team’s goals.

Speaking to the media in the run up to the game, Breitenreiter expressed his view on the trip to Munich, saying: “We are far from throwing the match. It is possible that we will lose big, but it’s possible that we steal maybe one point in Munich”.

 

Missing players

Bayern Munich: T. Alcantara (thigh injury), M. Neuer (leg injury), A. Robben (muscle injury), D. Alaba (doubtful), T. Muller (doubtful), F. Ribery (doubtful).

Hannover: M. Felipe (groin injury), E. Prib (knee injury), U. Bech (doubtful), N. Sarenren-Bazee (doubtful).

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