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Eden Jon 2nd May 2013 - 14:43

Bundesliga Opta-facts 03-05 May

Borussia Monchengladbach - FC Schalke 04

Monchengladbach have won their last five home games against Schalke (four Bundesliga games, one in the German Cup).

Schalke's last away victory at Monchengladbach came back in November 2006 (2-0).

There hasn't been an away victory between these sides in more than six years: Nine of the last eleven competitive matches have resulted in a victory for the respective home team (D2).

Monchengladbach haven't lost any of their last nine home games in the Bundesliga (W6 D3). They've kept five clean sheets in these games, with each of the last three home matches ending in a 1-0-victory for Monchengladbach.

Lucien Favre's team have failed to score more than one goal in each of their last 10 Bundesliga matches. Only Frankfurt (5) have scored fewer goals in their last 10 games than Monchengladbach (7). Conversely, Schalke have scored 21 goals in their last 10.

Schalke have scored at least two goals in eight of their last 10 Bundesliga matches.

Both teams haven't lost a games on a Friday in more than two years. Monchengladbach have won five of their last seven games played on a Friday (D2) and Schalke have won four of their last six (D2).

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored three goals and assisted one in his comeback last week against Hamburg (4-1), after missing five games due to an injury. Never before has the striker been involved in four goals in a Bundesliga match.

Juan Arango was involved in nine goals in the first half of the season (five goals, four assists). However, he has only been involved in two goals in his last 11 games (two assists).

Arango hasn't scored a Bundesliga goal in 1062 minutes (12 games). Patrick Herrmann has been waiting 756 minutes for a goal (nine games).


VfB Stuttgart - SpVgg Greuther Furth

There have been three competitive matches between Stuttgart and Furth since 1963/64; Stuttgart have won all three.

Furth failed to score in each of these three games (total goal difference: 0-8).

Stuttgart won their last meeting earlier this season 1-0, this despite their defender Serdar Tasci being sent off. Vedad Ibisevic missed a penalty but Shinji Okazaki netted the rebound to score the only goal of the game.

Furth's relegation was confirmed when Augsburg won against Stuttgart (3-0) on matchday 31.

Only in 2005/06 did Stuttgart score fewer goals in their opening 31 matches (32) than this season (33). Only in 1974/75 (which resulted in their relegation) did they have a worse goal difference (-29) than this season (-17).

Only four teams in Bundesliga history have had a worse record after 31 games than Furth (currently 18 points, three wins and only 22 goals).

Stuttgart have scored two goals in the final 15 minutes of their games - last season, they scored as many as 19.

Only two teams have scored fewer goals than Stuttgart (33 goals) this season in the Bundesliga.

Stuttgart have received six red cards this season; a joint-league-high alongside Furth and Bremen.

Vedad Ibisevic will miss the game due to suspension. He has scored 39% of Stuttgart's Bundesliga goals this season; a higher proportion than any other player.

Sven Ulreich has currently played 99 consecutive Bundesliga games without missing a single minute; the current longest run of any player in the Bundesliga.


Hannover 96 - 1.FSV Mainz 05

Hannover haven't won any of their last four competitive matches against Mainz (L2 D2). Their last victory came more than two years ago (2-0 at home, April 9th 2011).

Mainz haven't won any of their six Bundesliga away games at Hannover (L3 D3).

Hannover haven't won any of their last three home games (L1 D2). Their last home victory came on February 23rd against Hamburg (5-1); the longest home run without victory under coach Mirko Slomka.

Mainz have won only one of their last twelve Bundesliga games (D7 L4).

No side have attempted fewer shots in the second half of the season than Mainz (138) and Hannover (126).

Hannover have faced 18 shots per game in the second half of the season on average; more than any other side.

Both sides will most likely miss their respective top scorers for the rest of the season due to injuries (Adam Szalai, 13 goals, 3 assists and Szabolcs Huszti, 9 goals, 9 assists).

Mame Diouf hasn't scored a goal in 589 minutes (six games); his longest run without a goal in the Bundesliga.

No player in Hannover's history has appeared in more Bundesliga games for the club than Steven Cherundolo (289 games, like Jürgen Bandura).

Mirko Slomka's first Bundesliga game as Hannover coach came in January 2012 at Mainz (a 0-1 defeat).


Werder Bremen - 1899 Hoffenheim

Bremen haven't lost any of their last four games against Hoffenheim (W3 D1) and have lost only one of their last 10 competitive matches against them.

Hoffenheim haven't won any of their five competitive away matches at Bremen (L4 D1).
Bremen would definitely avoid relegation with a victory over Hoffenheim.
Hoffenheim have lost only one of their four games under coach Markus Gisdol (W2 D1).

Bremen have collected 32 points and have a goal difference of -15; their worst record in Bundesliga history.

No side have conceded as many goals as Bremen and Hoffenheim (60).

Bremen haven't won any of their last 10 games (L6, D4); the current longest winless run in the Bundesliga.

Bremen's last victory came on matchday 21 (4-1 at Stuttgart). Their longest run without victory came back in 1995/96 (12 games).
Marko Arnautovic who has been suspended by the club, has scored five goals in his five games against Hoffenheim. He scored a brace against them earlier this season to secure Bremen's 4-1 victory at Hoffenheim.
Sejad Salihovic has been involved in three of Hoffenheim's last five Bundesliga goals (two goals, one assist).


FC Nurnberg - Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Leverkusen won their last trip to Nurnberg; 4-1 on matchday 34 last season. Stefan Kießling scored three goals against his former side in this match.

Kießling also secured a 1-0 home victory for Leverkusen against Nurnberg earlier this season.

Leverkusen haven't lost any of their last five Bundesliga games (W3 D2). However, they have won only one of their last seven away matches (L2 D4).

Nurnberg have lost only one of their last twelve home games (W6 D5).

Michael Wiesinger lost all of his seven competitive meetings Leverkusen as a player with Nurnberg and 1860 Munich (goal difference: 3-24).

Stefan Kießling has scored 22 Bundesliga goals this season; only Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski (23) has scored more.

Indeed, no Leverkusen player has scored more than 22 Bundesliga goals during one season.


Eintracht Frankfurt - Dusseldorf

Frankfurt haven't lost any of their last 13 competitive matches against Dusseldorf (W8 D5). They haven't lost a game against Dusseldorf in more than 33 years (January 26th, 1980).

Dusseldorf's lead over 16th place (relegation play-offs) has shrunk from 11 points (matchday 22) to zero after collecting only three points in their last nine games.

Only Bremen (10) have gone more games without winning than Dusseldorf (9). They've collected only three points in their last nine games; fewer than any other side.

Frankfurt have scored only two goals in their last five home games (that's an average of 0.4 goals per home game; compared to 2.5 in their first 10 home games).

No side has scored fewer goals in their last 10 Bundesliga games than Frankfurt (5). No side has lost more games in this period as Dusseldorf (6, like Furth and Bremen).

Only Bayern (7) have conceded fewer goals in the second half of the season than Frankfurt (15).

Dusseldorf haven't won any of their last 12 away matches in the Bundesliga (L10 D2).

Stefan Aigner has been substituted off the pitch in 22 Bundesliga games this season. Only four players in Bundesliga history were substituted off in more games during one season.


Borussia Dortmund - FC Bayern München

Bayern haven't won any of their last five Bundesliga games against Dortmund (L4 D1).

After losing five competitive games in a row against Dortmund, Bayern haven't lost any of their three competitive fixtures with Dortmund this season (victories in the Supercup and in the German Cup and a 1-1 in the Bundesliga).

Bayern (11 championships) and Dortmund (5) are the only sides to have secured more than one championship within the last 20 years.

Both sides are the only German Champions League winners (Bayern in 2001, Dortmund in 1997).

Dortmund have won their last six Bundesliga matches.

Bayern have won their last nine Bundesliga away matches, which is a new Bundesliga record. Indeed, they haven't lost any of their last 17 away matches (W16, D1). Their last away loss came on April 11th, 2012 at Dortmund (0-1).

Bayern have gained 84 points from only 31 games. Never before in Bundesliga history has a side won more than 81 points in an entire season (Dortmund 81 points in 2011/12).

Bayern have won their last 14 Bundesliga games. Never has a side won more than 15 consecutive Bundesliga games (Bayern from March till September 2005).

No other side has scored as many goals as Bayern (90) or Dortmund (76). Both teams have also conceded the fewest goals (Bayern 14, Dortmund 36).

33% of the goals Dortmund have conceded this season have been headers (12 of 36).

No side has scored more headers as Bayern Munich (15).


SC Freiburg - FC Augsburg

Augsburg have won only one of their 15 matches against Freiburg in the Bundesliga and the second division (L9 D5).

Freiburg have won each of their seven competitive home games against Augsburg. Augsburg failed to score in any of these games.

Freiburg have lost three consecutive competitive games for the first time under coach Christian Streich.

Freiburg have lost only one of their last seven home games (W4 D2), keeping five clean sheets in the process.

Augsburg won 3-0 against Stuttgart last week; equalling their highest victory in Bundesliga history (Hertha BSC, February 2012).

Augsburg have won 21 points in 2013; twelve more than in the first half of the season (9). Only the top four teams in the table have gained more points in 2013 than Augsburg.

No side has led as many duels as Freiburg (4403, duel success rate 49.9%) and Augsburg (4431, 48.3%).

Only Leverkusen's Stefan Kießling (172) has been involved in more shots than Max Kruse (150) this season. Kruse is Freiburg's top scorer with 10 goals.

Dong-Won Ji scored three of Augsburg's last five goals. He has scored all his four Bundesliga goals at home.


Hamburger SV - VfL Wolfsburg

Hamburg haven't won any of their last five Bundesliga home games against Wolfsburg (L2 D3).

Wolfsburg have scored more Bundesliga goals against Hamburg (51) than versus any other side.

Only Dortmund (32) and Bayern (43) have gained more points from their away games than Wolfsburg (24).

Wolfsburg haven't lost any of their last seven games. This is currently the second-longest run in the Bundesliga (Bayern 22 games).

Only Dortmund (18) and Bayern (21) have gained more points from their last seven games than Wolfsburg (13).

Wolfsburg haven't lost any of their last five away games (W3 D2). Their club record is six (1999/00 and 2009/10).

Hamburg have won only one of their last four home games (L2 D1). They've conceded exactly one goal in each of these games.

Wolfsburg have scored in each of their last nine Bundesliga games. They haven't failed to score since their 0-2 home defeat against Bayern Munich.

Diego has been involved in four goals in his last two games (2 goals, 2 assists). He is Wolfsburg's top scorer this season (9 goals, 7 assists).

Maximilian Arnold scored the opening goal for Wolfsburg in each of his last three appearances.



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