• HSV have failed to win any of their last seven meetings with Bayern (5 defeats), conceding 25 goals in the process (an average of 3.6 per game) and scoring just three themselves.
  • No Bundesliga side had collected 41 points after 15 matchdays before Bayern this season (partially converted to the three-points-per-win system). On top of that, Guardiola is the first manager to remain unbeaten in their opening 15 Bundesliga matches.
  • Bayern have collected 90 points in their 32 Bundesliga matches in the calendar year of 2013, setting a new record.
  • FCB have won all 16 of their Bundesliga home fixtures in 2013 and could end the year with a flawless home record just as they did in 1972 and 2005.
  • The Munich side have won their last 7 Bundesliga games and are unbeaten in 40 matches (W34, D6), an ongoing Bundesliga record.
  • The 7-0 triumph in Bremen was Bayern biggest win of the season. The last time FCB won by the same margin was in March, thanks to a 9-2 home victory against HSV.
  • A win against Hamburg would confirm Bayern as “winter champions” (leading the table over the winter break).
  • Claudio Pizarro has a sensational goalscoring record against HSV; netting 18 times in 21 Bundesliga meetings (including 4 goals and 2 assists in the last encounter) – against no other club has the Peru international scored more often.
  • Jerome Boateng, Tom Starke and Daniel van Buyten will face their former club. HSV’s Marcell Jansen used to be a Bayern player.
  • Bert van Marwijk hasn’t won any of his seven competitive meetings with Bayern as a manager (D3, L4) – he won the UEFA Cup with Feyenoord in 2002 against BVB and manager at the time Matthias Sammer, who van Marwijk replaced at Dortmund two years later.
  • Oliver Kreuzer was at Bayern for six years (1991-97) and made 150 Bundesliga appearances (8 goals) – he won the league title with them in 1994 and 1997 and the UEFA Cup in 1996.