FC Bayern München and Robert Lewandowski are four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga standings - the biggest margin between the top two teams all season. - © © gettyimages
FC Bayern München and Robert Lewandowski are four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga standings - the biggest margin between the top two teams all season. - © © gettyimages
Bundesliga

Lewandowski vs Ingolstadt and other pre-Matchday 20 statistical gems

As Bundesliga title races go, the current edition continues to be brilliant - both in terms of on-field action and for the data collectors who trawl the statistics.

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bundesliga.com takes a closer look at the defining digits going into this weekend's fixtures.

Turning into the home straight, it’s FC Bayern München leading RB Leipzig; the Bavarian bloodstock besting the Saxony stallion by a neck. A glance at the form guide suggests that Bayern – who face FC Ingolstadt 04 on Saturday – may maintain that slim advantage after the weekend.

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Despite the galloping efforts of Die Schanzer in the corresponding fixture against Carlo Ancelotti’s side last September – when the visitors ran a collective seven kilometres more than the reigning champions at the Allianz Arena – Ingolstadt still lost 3-1. In fact, in their four games against Bayern, Maik Walpurgis’s men have yet to win, with their nemesis - Robert Lewandowski - scoring in every encounter against them.

If seeking inspiration, Ingosltadt could consider the merits of 1. FC Köln [in seventh], who visit SC Freiburg on Sunday. The Billy Goats have gobbled up a princely 32 points from 19 games to date, their highest total since the 1989/90 campaign.

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