#TSGFCB: A proper big game
Did you know that...
…TSG have had an excellent home record against Bayern in recent times?
Hoffenheim have won three of their last five meetings with the record champions in Sinsheim. The most recent match against the Munich club in the PreZero Arena - coach Sebastian Hoeness's home debut for the club - ended in a 4-1 win for TSG. This was the most goals Hoffenheim have ever scored in a game against Bayern.
…TSG can set a new personal best?
TSG Hoffenheim have won their last four Bundesliga games and now have the chance to set a new club record with five straight league wins. What is more, no other team in the league are currently on a longer winning streak than TSG.
…TSG's two most successful coaches are going head-to-head?
Current Bayen coach Julian Nagelsmann sat in the TSG dugout for 116 Bundesliga matches - more than any other coach in club history. With an average of 1.65 points per game, the 34-year-old has the best record of all TSG Bundesliga coaches. Second in the ranking is our current coach Sebastian Hoeness, with an average of 1.46 points per game (86 points from 59 matches).
…Bayern's league form has been patchy of late?
Hardly anyone doubts that the Munich team will pick up their tenth consecutive Bundesliga title - but Bayern's results in the second half of the season thus far offer some hope to their competitors. With 16 points so far, the Bavarians are having their weakest half-season in ten years (14 points in 2011/12). Bayern have already dropped points as many times in the second half-season (three: one draw, two defeats) as they did in the entirety of the first half-season.
…the two assist leaders are facing off?
David Raum notched up another assist against 1. FC Cologne - his seventh of the season. With 62 chances created, TSG's Germany international is ranked second in the league in this category. Only Bayern star Thomas Müller has more (72). When it comes to goal assists, the Munich veteran is in a class of his own: the 32-year-old has 16 assists to his name - his closest competitor is Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz (10).