1.FC Bayern München have a 100% record in three games against Swiss visitors and beat FC Basel 1893 away (2-1) and home (3-0) in last term’s group stage. They have won 11 of their last 12 UEFA Champions League home outings, recording four straight victories this season including a 2-0 play-off success over FC Zürich.
2.While Bayern have survived after a first-leg away reverse eight times they have also suffered ten defeats in such instances, including seven of the last eight ties. Bayern have won four of the five ties in which they lost 1-0 away in the first leg although the sole defeat came in the most recent contest: AC Milan losing 2-1 in Munich in the 1989/90 European Cup semi-finals but triumphing on away goals.
3.Bayern have won 11 of their last 12 European home games. They have won all three previous home games against Swiss clubs by at least a two goal margin and without conceding a goal.
4.Bayern defender Jerome Boateng is the only player from his team to have started in every CL game this season.
5.Bayern striker Mario Gomez has found the net a remarkable 14 times in his last 12 CL matches.
6.Bayern Munich are appearing at this stage of the competition for the fourth consecutive campaign.
7. Jupp Heynckes has won all his Champions League home games as a coach (three with Bayern, six with Real Madrid).
1- Bayern Munich have kept a clean sheet in 8 of their last 10 home matches in Bundesliga.
2- Bayern Munich have won 9 of their last 10 home matches in Bundesliga.
3- Bayern Munich have won with at least a 2 goal margin in 9 of their last 10 home matches in Bundesliga.
4- In the 41 occasions that Bayernhave hosted Schalke over the years, the Gelsenkirchen side have only managed to take home three points on six occasions. Most recently, the Bavarians have won their last two clashes against Sunday’s visitors – both home and away.
5- While Bayern have been struggling for form of late, Schalke have actually won their last five matches at the AllianzArena in all competitions.
6- In their last 19 trips to Bayern, Schalke have only managed to score more than one goal on one occasion: a 3-1 win in April of last year.
7- Both sides boast the Bundesliga’s top scorers for the season as Mario Gomez and Klass-Jan Huntelaar have each notched an impressive 18 goals in 21 appearances so far.