FC Bayern München's push for a fourth straight Bundesliga title continues on Wednesday night when they welcome 1. FSV Mainz 05 to the Allianz Arena (kick-off 20:00CET/19:00GMT).

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Bayern still have an eight-point advantage over second-placed Borussia Dortmund, whom they meet in Der Klassiker at the weekend, when Pep Guardiola's men hope to have at least as big a margin in their favour.

Watch: Wolfsburg 0-2 FC Bayern - match highlights

Mainz are, however, one of the league's form teams and, after creeping into contention for a place in Europe next season, four wins in their last five has, at the very least, put them in contention for a top six finish.

Watch: Mainz 3-1 Leverkusen - match highlights

History

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Matchday 7 rewind: Mainz 0-3 Bayern

Goals: 0-1 Lewandowski (50’), 0-2 Lewandowski (63’), 0-3 Coman (68’)

Robert Lewandowski's brace helped Bayern beat Mainz, and the Pole to reach 100 goals in the Bundesliga.

Watch: Match highlights

Matchday 24 - Match facts

  • Only for the second time in Bundesliga history does a team have over 60 points after 23 Matchdays – in 2013/14, Bayern had 65, this time they have 62.
  • Mainz have not won in their last eight meetings with Bayern (one draw, followed by seven defeats). Their last win was on 27 November 2011.
  • Mainz have won only three out of 21 games against Bayern, and each of those wins came while Thomas Tuchel was their coach (2009, 2010 and 2011).
  • Bayern have won all of their home games this season – no team has ever gone an entire season without dropping points at home.
  • The last time anybody had 23 goals after 23 games of the season, like Robert Lewandowski has now, was Gerd Müller in 1973/74. Lewandowski has scored nine in his last six games against Mainz.
  • Franck Ribery has played a hand in a goal on average every 29 minutes he has been on the field this season.

Possible line-ups

Bayern: Neuer - Lahm, Kimmich, Alaba, Juan Bernat - Xabi Alonso - Coman, Müller, Götze, Ribery - Lewandowski

Absentees: Badstuber (ankle), Boateng (adductor), Javi Martinez (light training)

Mainz: Karius - Donati, Balogun, Bungert, Bussmann - Baumgartlinger, Latza - Clemens, Malli, Jairo - Cordoba

Absentees: Bell (knee), Bengtsson (ankle), Soto (light training), Berggreen (knee), Muto (ankle).

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