FC Bayern München are unassailable at the top of the Bundesliga as they go into their final fixture of 2015 - an away tie against relegation-threatened Hannover 96 on Saturday (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT).

History

Top facts

  • Hannover have already suffered ten defeats this season.
  • Only in 1971/72 had the 96ers suffered more defeats at this stage of the season.
  • Regardless of the result in this game, Bayern will be top of the table at Christmas for the fifth year in succession.
  • Should he play as expected, this game will mark Manuel Neuer's 300th Bundesliga appearance.
  • Neuer has conceded only 238 goals in his 299 Bundesliga appearances so far, fewer than any other goalkeeper upon reaching 300 games.
  • Bayern have notched up 77 points from the 33 Bundesliga games they have played in the calendar year 2015.

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Possible line-ups

Hannover: Zieler - Sakai, Marcelo, Schulz (c), Albornoz - Gülselam, Sane - Karaman, Andreasen, Prib - Saint-Maximin

Absentees: Kiyotake (foot)

Bayern: Neuer - Lahm (c), Boateng, Badstuber, Rafinha - Vidal, Martinez - Müller, Kimmich, Coman - Lewandowski

Absentees: Ribery (muscular), Benatia (muscular), Alaba (ankle), Götze (adductor)

Bayern confirmed top at Christmas