Bundesliga stat which suggests home advantage has disappeared


Since the Bundesliga returned last week just three home teams have managed to get three points.

18 fixtures have been played since football resumed in Germany on May 16, although they have all been behind closed doors.

The lack of atmosphere and intimidation created by home fans is seen as a leveller for visiting teams.

Borussia Dortmund beat rivals Schalke 4-0, Hertha won the Berlin derby and Bayern Munich stuck five past Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena - but they are the only home successes.

RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach are among those who have failed to make home advantage count.

Dortmund boss Lucien Favre confessed last week that, despite his side's resounding victory, it was "strange" not to have any fans at Signal Iduna Park.

Bayern Munich's 5-2 win represented a rare home success in Germany

He said: "You shoot at the goal, make a top pass, a goal – and nothing happens. That's very, very strange. We really miss our fans.

Timo Werner did score a hat-trick as rampant RB Leipzig reignited their Champions League push with a 5-0 rout of Mainz on Sunday.

The win was Leipzig's first in four Bundesliga outings and moved them back up to third place in the table.

Mainz remain three points clear of the relegation play-off place, that cushion coming courtesy of a remarkable Cologne fightback in a 2-2 draw with Fortuna Dusseldorf which prevented the visitors from cutting the gap to a single point.

David Wagner watched his Schalke side ship three at home (Image: Christian Kaspar-Bartke)

Dusseldorf looked to be cruising at 2-0 until Anthony Modeste struck in the 88th minute and Jhon Cordoba levelled in the first minute of stoppage time - Cologne's seventh goal in time added on this season.

The pressure continued to build on Schalke manager David Wagner as they suffered a 3-0 home defeat to Augsburg.

The result leaves Schalke without a win in nine as their drift away from the European battle continued.