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Bogeyman Lewy

Postby FCBayernNews » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:10 am

FC Bayern will seal their 28th German championship title if they beat FC Augsburg on Saturday. fcbayern.com has delved into the facts and figures ahead of the clash.

Lewy's favourite opponents

Robert Lewandowski is Augsburg's bogeyman. The Poland captain has scored no fewer than nine goals in the last four meetings with FCA. Lewy has scored a total of 18 goals in 13 matches against Augsburg, a personal record for the Bundesliga's leading scorer. No other player has netted so often against the Swabians in Bundesliga history.

14th Bundesliga clash

FC Augsburg were promoted to the Bundesliga in 2011. FCA and FCB will cross swords for the 14th time in Germany's top flight, and the record is clearly stacked in favour of the men from Munich, who have won 11 encounters and lost only two. Both defeats came when Bayern had already sealed the championship title, in April 2014 and May 2015. Bayern will seal their sixth Bundesliga title in a row if they win Saturday's match, and they will be buoyed by an impressive average of 2.5 points per Bundesliga match against Augsburg, more than against any other Bundesliga side.

Duel of the top providers

Augsburg's Philipp Max boasts the most assists in the Bundesliga. Max has set up 12 goals so far this term. Three Bayern pros are chasing him: Thomas Müller, Joshua Kimmich and James Rodríguez have provided nine goals each.

Augsburg's home crisis

FC Ausgburg's recent home record could do with a polish. Manuel Baum's men have lost three Bundesliga home matches in a row, a first in the club's history. Their last victory on home soil dates back to 4 February, a 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

No suspensions

Both coaches have all their fit players at their disposal on Saturday. However, Bayern's Thomas Müller, Sandro Wagner and Rafinha have picked up four yellow cards each and would serve a one-match ban in case of another booking. Ausburg's Jan Morávek sails close to the wind too.

Schmidt in charge

Markus Schmidt will be the man with the whistle on Saturday. The 44-year-old from Stuttgart oversaw Bayern's match against FCA in the first half of the season, a 3-0 victory at the Allianz Arena. Schmidt's assistants will be Frederick Assmuth and Thomas Gorniak, with Marco Fritz acting as fourth official. Guido Winkmann and Benedikt Kempkes will be the video assistants.
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