Budesliga Opta Facts - November 18 - 20
Bundesliga Opta Facts - MD 13
Kaiserslautern v Leverkusen
Lautern have only won one of their last 21 BL games against Leverkusen (six draws, 14 defeats).
Bayer are unbeaten in eight league games against the Red Devils.
FCK have taken eight points from their last four league games - three more than they accrued in the first eight games of the season.
Only Augsburg (nine) have scored fewer goals in the Bundesliga this term than the Red Devils (10).
German international Andre Schürrle has been directly involved in three of Bayer's last four league goals (two goals, one assist).
For the first time this season, Lautern have gone four games in a row without defeat (two wins, two draws).
Schalke v Nürnberg
Nürnberg have only enjoyed one win in their last 16 league meetings with Schalke (five draws, ten defeats).
S04 have kept clean sheets in eight of their last 16 BL games against FCN.
Nürnberg's last away win at Schalke came over 18 years ago when they beat the Royal Blues 2-1 on the road in September 1993.
FCN have only taken one point from their last six visits to Veltins Arena.
Schalke are unbeaten in six games in all competitions (four wins, two draws) and have only lost one of their nine competitive matches since Huub Stevens took charge of the Gelsenkirchen-based side (six wins, two draws).
Nürnberg have lost their last three BL matches on the road, conceding seven goals in the process.
Freiburg v Hertha
Freiburg have lost six of their previous seven BL home games against Hertha (one win).
Freiburg's first and so far only home win over the Berlin-based side came in May 2001 when SCF beat Hertha 1-0.
Against no other BL team have Hertha got a better points per game average as versus Freiburg (2.0 points per game).
SCF have lost three of their last four league games on home soil (one win).
Hertha have gone eight BL away games without keeping a clean sheet.
Freiburg have only conceded five goals in their last five BL games. In their previous seven league games this term, SCF had shipped more than three goals per game on average.
Köln v Mainz
All previous six BL meetings between these two teams saw the home side prevail.
Only two of the 17 competitive matches between Köln and Mainz ended in away wins.
The Billygoats have enjoyed shut-out victories in each of their last three league home games.
With their 3-1 win over Stuttgart two weeks ago, Mainz ended a run of nine games without a win in the Bundesliga (three draws, six defeats).
Köln have already netted 49 goals this year - only league-leaders Bayern (82) and reigning champions Dortmund (54) have scored more goals in 2011.
German international Lukas Podolski has been directly involved in 65% (13 out of 20) of Köln's league goals this term (nine goals, four assists).
Wolfsburg v Hannover
Hannover's 1-0 win over the Wolves in February ended Wolfsburg's run of six straight wins in this fixture.
The Reds have lost eight of their nine BL games at Wolfsburg (one win).
Wolfsburg have conceded a total of eight goals in their last two BL games, something that last happened to them in spring 2005.
Both sides have gone five league games without keeping a clean sheet.
No team has won fewer points on the road this term than Hannover (four, like Freiburg and Wolfsburg).
Hannover's Norwegian striker Mohammed Abdellaoue has netted eight of the Reds' 16 league goals.
Gladbach v Bremen
Since Gladbach moved to their new home Borussia Park in July 2004, the Foals have only lost one of their six BL games on home soil against Werder (four wins, one draw).
Bremen haven't kept a clean sheet in 15 BL away games, something that last happened to them between 1979 and 1981.
The Foals have won their last two league games by the same result (2-1) with Marco Reus netting all of Borussia's four goals in these two matches.
Claudio Pizarro has netted 10 and assisted three of Werder's last 14 league goals.
Gladbach are unbeaten in nine BL home games (seven wins, two draws) - currently the longest run of its kind in the German top flight.
Only league-leaders Bayern (four) have conceded fewer goals this term than the Foals (nine).
Bayern v Dortmund
In February, Dortmund celebrated their first win at Munich since October 1991 when they beat Bayern 3-1 at Allianz Arena.
Bayern have enjoyed shut-out victories in each of their last five BL games on home soil, scoring 23 goals in the process.
Dortmund currently are on the longest unbeaten run in the Bundesliga. The reigning champions have won five, drawn one and lost none of their last six league games.
Last term BVB won both league meetings with the German record champions, however, Dortmund have never beaten Bayern three times in a row in the Bundesliga so far.
Mario Gomez has netted five goals in his last four BL appearances.
FCB have scored more (32) and conceded fewer (four) than any other BL team this campaign.
Stuttgart v Augsburg
The last competitive match between these was contested nearly 34 years ago when Stuttgart beat Augsburg 4-1 at home in March 1977.
On the last occasions that VfB hosted the bottom-placed club in the Bundesliga, the Swabians ended up losing when Hamburg grabbed a 2-1 win at Stuttgart in September.
FCA have only won one of their so far 12 games in the Bundesliga (five draws, six defeats).
Stuttgart are winless in three league games (two draws, one defeat). Under the tutelage of current manager Bruno Labbadia the Swabians have so far never gone four BL games without a win.
Augsburg have netted fewer goals this campaign than any other side in the Bundesliga (nine).
Only Bayern (four), Dortmund and Gladbach (nine each) have shipped fewer goals this term than Stuttgart (12).
Hamburg v Hoffenheim
Hoffenheim are yet to win a Bundesliga game away at Hamburg (one draw, two defeats).
HSV are winless in 10 BL games at Imtech Arena (six draws, four defeats). If they fail to beat Hoffenheim they would equal the negative club record of 11 straight winless home games set in 2006/07.
1899 have lost their last three BL games on the road, conceding seven goals in the process.
Hamburg have gone 16 league games without a clean sheet - the longest they have gone without keeping a clean sheet in the Bundesliga since 1967.
Vedad Ibisevic has netted Hoffenheim's last three league goals and is the only 1899 player to have scored in the last four games.
Hamburg's last three BL games all ended in draws.