Summary

  • Champions Bayern have won both outings so far, scoring eight goals and conceding none.
  • Ingolstadt have picked up just one point, drawing with Hamburg on Matchday 1.
  • Bayern did the double over Ingolstadt last season, with Lewandowski on target three times.

FC Bayern München have kicked off their Bundesliga title defence in style, and will look to make it three wins from three when they host Bavarian rivals FC Ingolstadt 04 on Saturday (kick-off 15:30 CEST/13:30 GMT).

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The German champions have made a superb start to life under Carlo Ancelotti, with victories in the DFB Cup, the Supercup, and most recently in the UEFA Champions League, with a 5-0 midweek win against FC Rostov. They began their Bundesliga campaign by hitting SV Werder Bremen for six, and, though they had to be a little more patient against FC Schalke 04 last weekend, Robert Lewandowski and Joshua Kimmich made sure they continued their perfect start.

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Ingolstadt are desperate to break a Bundesliga winless streak stretching back to April, but they will be hard pressed to do so at the Allianz Arena – where Bayern only lost a single game last season. Markus Kauczinski’s men may try to take a leaf out of FC Schalke 04’s book and frustrate the champions, but it won’t be easy keeping the likes of Lewandowski quiet.

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Match Facts

  • A win by three or more goals against Ingolstadt means Bayern will set a new record for best ever start to a season.
  • Victory at home and away to Ingolstadt secured Bayern the nominal Herbstmeisterschaft and Bundesliga title respectively last season.
  • Since the start of last season, Robert Lewandowski has scored as many Bundesliga goals as the entire Ingolstadt team put together (34).
  • Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti and Ingolstadt counterpart Markus Kauczinski have overseen the fewest Bundesliga matches (two) of all their top-flight contemporaries.
  • Ingolstadt are currently on the longest winless run of any Bundesliga side (seven matches).
  • Die Schanzer have lost all three of their competitive meetings with Bayern.

The venue - Allianz Arena