• With Bremen (2nd place) and Bayern (1st place), the top two sides in the all-time Bundesliga table will meet in this fixture – they are the two clubs with the most points, wins and goals in Bundesliga history.
  • The record champions won each of their last five Bundesliga meetings with Bremen and are unbeaten in 11 competitive matches against Werder (W8 D3).
  • Bremen have celebrated just one win in their last eight Bundesliga games (D4 L3) – Bayern have won their last six top-flight matches and are unbeaten in 39 league games (33 wins).
  • FCB haven’t lost any of their last 25 top-flight away matches (W21 D4) – the Bundesliga record is 26 consecutive away games without loss, set by Bayern between 1985 and 1987.
  • Bayern have collected 87 points from their 31 Bundesliga games in 2013, equalling their own league record from 2005. Guardiola’s side have two more games before the winter break to set a new record.
  • The last time Werder scored fewer than their current tally of 19 goals was in 2000/01 (18). The only other time that Bremen have conceded 27 after 14 games in the last 30 years was in 2010/11 (in fact, they had conceded 31 goals at the same stage that season).
  • FC Bayern have the best pass accuracy in Europe’s top five leagues (88.8% success rate) just ahead of FC Barcelona (88.5%).
  • Robin Dutt faced Pep Guardiola in the 2011/12 Champions League during his spell as Leverkusen manager; Bayer 04 suffered their biggest European Cup defeat in the second leg of the last-16 clash (7-1). Dutt was relieved of his duties four Bundesliga defeats later.
  • No other team has had 38 points after 14 Bundesliga matchdays before. Following Karl-Heinz Feldkamp, Guardiola is only the second Bundesliga manager to remain unbeaten in their first 14 games.
  • Bremen’s Mehmet Ekici (1997-2010) and Nils Petersen (2011/12) used to wear Bayern colours. FCB’s Claudio Pizarro (1999-2001, 2008-12) scored 89 Bundesliga goals in 159 matches for Bremen – only three players have more.