Records galore – Bayern looking to break more records

If last season’s treble seemed to be like a fairy tale come true for the Bayern fans, the 2013/14 season might even be better. At least in the Bundesliga. Bayern are currently on course to break several records. Let’s have a closer look at the records which Pep Guardiola’s side could break! But, don’t worry if you aren’t a Bayern fan, there are a few records which Bayern won’t, or are unlikely to, break this season. You can find out what those records are in this article as well.

Records Bayern can break this season

Unbeaten season – No Bundesliga team has managed to go throughout an entire season without losing a single game. Bayern came close last season, being defeated only once by Leverkusen. The Bavarians also managed to finish the 1986/87 season with only a single loss and, funnily enough, It was Die Werkself who defeated them back then as well. Leverkusen visit the Allianz Arena on March 15th. At the moment it seems unlikely that history will repeat itself for a third time.

Most points gathered in a season – Last season, Bayern set a new points record by collecting 91 out of a possible 102, a record which is going to stand for a long time some pundits said back then. However, Bayern are still on track to improve their own record and they could end up on 98 points if Guardiola’s men win their last 11 matches of the season. Even two losses wouldn’t stop Bayern from breaking their own record, provided that the team win the other 9 matches.

17 home wins – No side has managed to win all of their 17 home matches within a season. Schalke (1971/72), Bayern (1972/73) and Wolfsburg (2008/2009) came close by winning 16 of their home matches. Bayern have won 12 out of 12 matches at the Allianz Arena so far. Their last five opponents at home this season are Bayer Leverkusen, TSG Hoffenheim, Borussia Dortmund, Werder Bremen and VfB Stuttgart.

Fewest goals conceded – Bayern’s defence seemed to be the team’s weakest point at the start of the season and yet the Reds have seemingly found their groove in that department on the pitch as well. Last season’s 18 goals conceded were a new league record, but the Bavarians have currently only conceded 10 goals so far this season. If Bayern manage to keep the same average for the rest of the season, they would end on 15 goals conceded.

Most clean sheets in a season – Bayern kept 21 clean sheets last season; this season they have managed to avoid conceding a goal on 14 occasions so far.

Most wins in a season – Bayern established a new record by winning 29 of last season’s 34 matches. So far this season, they have won 21 of their 23 matches and need another 9 wins from their last 11 matches to break this record.

Biggest gap between 1st and 2nd – Last season, Borussia Dortmund finished in second place, 25 points behind Jupp Heynckes’s side. To break their own record from last season, Bayern need to widen the gap to Borussia Dortmund by 6 more points.

Most goals scored in a season – The legendary Bayern record of scoring 101 goals in one season from 1971/72 has been standing the test of time so far. Bayern need to score 3.18 goals on average in their last 11 matches of the season to equal that record.

Securing the championship at the earliest point in the season – Bayern had mathematically put all doubts to rest last season on April 6th, after just 28 match days. If Dortmund can’t keep up with the Bavarians over the next few match days, Bayern might be able to secure the salad bowl at an even earlier stage this season.

Scoring 2 or more goals – Bayern have scored 2 or more goals in their last 15 matches. The old record for that streak was held by Borussia Dortmund, who managed to score 2 or more goals 14 times in a row between August 29th and December 1st back in 1995.

Most away goals – Werder Bremen are still holding the record for most away goals scored within a season. The Green and Whites managed to compile an impressive 43 goals on the road back in the 2006/07 season. Bayern are currently on 29 goals. The Bavarians need to score 15 goals in their last 6 away matches of the season, meaning that they have to average 2.5 goals per away game for the rest of the season.

Longest undefeated run at the start of the season – Leverkusen are currently holding this record. Die Werkself went 24 matches without defeat at the start of the 2009/10 season. If the Bavarians avoid a defeat on the road against Wolfsburg, they’ll have equalled that record. Furthermore, they could break it on the following match day against Bayer Leverkusen.

Longest undefeated run in a season – Dortmund managed to go 28 matches unbeaten in the 2011/12 season. Bayern need to avoid defeat in their next five matches to equal that record.

Longest undefeated run in Europe’s top 4 leagues – Arrigo Sacchi’s and Fabio Capello’s AC Milan side managed to go without defeat for 58 games between 1991 and 1993. Bayern are currently unbeaten in their last 48 matches.

Records Bayern won’t break this season

Fewest goals conceded at home – Werder Bremen managed to make the Weserstadion a fortress back in the 1992/93 season by only conceding 5 goals at home. Bayern have already conceded 6 so far this season.

Longest run without a goal conceded at home – VfL Bochum managed to go 9 home matches on the bounce without conceding a single goal back in the 2003/04 season. Bayern don’t have enough home matches left in their schedule to break that record.

Longest run without conceding – Timo Hildebrand is currently holding the record for the longest run without conceding a goal. Back in 2003, Hildebrand managed to keep a clean sheet for 884 minutes. Manuel Neuer is undoubtedly a better keeper than the former Stuttgart and current Schalke player, but he’ll find it hard to beat that record with only 990 minutes left to play in the 2013/14 season.

Penalties saved in a row – 1860 München’s keeper Thomas Zander managed to keep out 6 penalties in a row back in the 1979/80 season. Unless something extraordinary happens, Manuel Neuer won’t be able to break that record either.

Records Bayern are unlikely to break

Most corner kicks in a game – Back in October 1998, TSV 1860 München were awarded 25 corner kicks in their Bundesliga match against Arminia Bielefeld. Bayern haven’t even come close to breaking their inner city rival’s record.

Most shots in a game – Borussia Dortmund twice managed to create 41 shots in a Bundesliga game, TSV 1860 München and Borussia Mönchengladbach managed to do so once. Bayern’s record for shots created is still at 37 from the 2008/09 season.

Goals scored by players coming off the bench – So far this season Bayern’s subs have scored 9 goals. If Bayern don’t up their average in that department considerably they won’t be able to reach the 17 goals scored by Werder’s subs back in the 2006/07 season.

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Niklas Wildhagen

Niklas is a 33-year-old football writer and podcaster who has been following the Bundesliga and German football since the early 90s. You can follow him on Twitter, @normusings, and listen to his opinions on @TalkingFussball.

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