Bayern Munich can complete a full house of unbeaten matches and move closer to a new league record if they emerge from the BayArena unscathed this Saturday.
Not since losing to Bayer Leverkusen almost a year ago have Bayern been beaten in the Bundesliga.
The 33 games since means they are a game away from completing a full season's worth of unbeaten matches, edging them closer to Hamburg's record of 36.
However, Leverkusen know how to stop them having triumphed 2-1 in Munich last October, and they will be keen to further extend their own club-record start to the season by moving above their opponents this weekend.
``Bayern are tactically incredibly flexible and everybody knows how tough it's going to be, but I go even into this game to win it,'' said Bayer coach Sami Hyypia.
``Bayern are currently stronger than they were a month ago and they are getting better by the week, but it's not automatically the best who win in football, but often the one who has the best form on the day.
``I'm not one of those who gives up before a game. We've got to give it 100% and then anything is possible.''
Hyypia's opposite number Pep Guardiola is not the kind to go into a game feeling it has already been won either.
``Leverkusen are very dangerous; they are only a point behind us,'' he said.
``Receiving praise in October is not a good thing. We've got to be playing our best football in the spring.''
Guardiola was quick to dish out the praise, meanwhile, with captain Philipp Lahm on the receiving end.
The Germany international has played the majority of his matches this season in a defensive midfield role rather than his customary full-back position.
``In that position, it's impossible to play any better than Philipp has done in the past few games,'' said Guardiola, who will once again field the Germany captain in front of the back four due to the continued absence of Thiago Alcantara and Javi Martinez due to injury.
The Catalan coach is not likely to make too many alterations to his side from the 3-1 win at Manchester City, though.
Despite admitting he is a fan of squad rotation, with a two-week international break to follow, he will name his strongest side and hope the players will then get a bit of rest over the following fortnight.