Bavarian rivals Bayern and Augsburg meet again this Saturday
Bavarian rivals Bayern and Augsburg meet again this Saturday

Five essentials: FC Bayern vs FC Augsburg

Munich - FC Bayern München host FC Augsburg this Saturday (kick-off 15:30 CEST) in the pick of the Matchday 4 fixtures in the Bundesliga – a Bavarian derby between two sides who will be flying the Bundesliga flag in Europe next week. presents five things you need to know about Saturday's Bavarian battle…

2) Lahm wants no let-up

Bayern are blazing a trail at the top of the Bundesliga once again and captain Philipp Lahm is keen for it to continue. "We're the home team, and we want the next three points," he said during the international break, adding,"we've started the season well and we want to carry on this way". Indeed, Bayern last started a season with three straight wins two years ago, only to slip up on Matchday 4 with a 1-1 draw at SC Freiburg. Before that, they had set a new Bundesliga record of eight straight wins at the start of the 2012/13 season, a record they are now pursuing.

4) Koo's return

Augsburg make the short trip buoyed by a significant return – that of Ja-Cheol Koo, who penned a permanent contract with the Fuggerstädter during the international break. The South Korean hopes to "ensure we reach our objectives in the Bundesliga, DFB Cup and Europa League" after becoming a permanent member of the side for the first time after two previous loan spells. The 26-year-old is in for a tough afternoon on his debut, though – in nine meetings with Bayern (three in an Augsburg shirt) he has lost all nine, although he did score against them for FCA in a 2-1 defeat in April 2012.