Munich - FC Bayern München on the brink of cracking a heavyweight Bundesliga record, a veritable surfeit of 'classic' hat-tricks and a long-awaited derby in Lower Saxony.

Allow to present some statistical starters ahead of Matchday 12...

Last Saturday's 2-1 win at 1899 Hoffenheim made it 36 games without defeat in the Bundesliga for FC Bayern München. Barring a home loss to FC Augsburg this weekend, the German and European champions will overtake Hamburger SV's previous all-time unbeaten record set in the early 1980s. New coach Pep Guardiola (pictured) also happens to be the first Bayern boss to avoid defeat in his opening eleven Bundesliga outings.

For the best part of two years, there was not a single 'pure' hat-trick (three uninterrupted goals in one half) scored in either the Bundesliga or Bundesliga 2. Now there have been three inside the space of a month, from Hamburger SV's Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski and Niclas Füllkrug of SpVgg Greuther Fürth. Lewandowski's treble was the first classic hat-trick from a Dortmund player in 19 years. Michael Zorc was the last to manage it before him, back in December 1994.

Hannover 96 open Matchday 12 at home to Eintracht Braunschweig on Friday evening. The last time the Bundesliga saw a head-to-head between these two Lower Saxony rivals was all of 37 seasons ago, Hannover winning that one 2-0 at home in April 1976. As top-flight reunions go, that's matched only by the meeting of 1. FC Nürnberg and Alemannia Aachen in 2006, which last occurred in 1969.

Oliver Baumann bounced back from his triple-whammy game to forget against Hamburg in the best way possible. The SC Freiburg custodian foiled twelve scoring attempts at 1. FC Nürnberg, a personal Bundesliga best and the top return for any keeper in the division so far this season.

VfB Stuttgart have gone 1-0 up inside the opening quarter of an hour in each of their last four matches, but failed to win any of them. That's a Bundesliga first, and also a headache for Vedad Ibisevic (pictured) and new coach Thomas Schneider.

Anyone remember the last time FC Bayern lost? We had to dredge this up from the archives, courtesy of the official Bundesliga YouTube channel: