Bundesliga Opta Facts: 11-12 April
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Borussia Mönchengladbach v VfL Wolfsburg
- Only one of the 17 meetings between the sides has ended in a draw (Borussia have won six, Wolfsburg 10).
- Felix Magath has only lost only two of his 17 matches as manager against Mönchengladbach (ten wins, five draws).
- Mönchengladbach last hosted Wolfsburg in October 2006, winning 3-1 after going 1-0 down.
- Wolfsburg have won their last eight league games in a row – their longest-ever run in the Bundesliga.
FC Schalke 04 v Karlsruher SC
- Karlsruhe are without a BL goal in 11 hours and seven minutes.
- Schalke have scored at least twice in their last three away games in the BL, winning twice and losing once.
- Kevin Kuranyi has scored four goals in Schalke’s last seven league matches.
- No side has scored fewer goals at home in the second half than Schalke (five).
1899 Hoffenheim v VfL Bochum
- Hoffenheim won the only previous meeting with Bochum 3-1 after trailing 1-0 in the first half of the campaign.
- Hoffenheim have not scored a goal in the final 15 minutes of matches in 2009.
- Ralf Rangnick has never lost against Bochum as a Bundesliga manager (four wins, three draws).
- Only Karlsruher (eight) have scored fewer away goals than Bochum this season (nine).
Cottbus v Bielefeld
- Cottbus have only lost one of the last seven meetings with Bielefeld (three wins, three draws).
- In the first half of 2008-09 Dimitar Rangelov scored the first goal in this game (1-1), before he was sent off before half-time.
- Energie have lost the last five games in a row. They have only ever been on a longer such run in the BL on two occasions (six matches each).
- Bielefeld have only scored once in the last 30 minutes of matches away from home– the fewest in the league.
Dortmund v Köln
- Dortmund have won three of their last four meetings with Köln (one draw).
- BVB are unbeaten in their last 13 games on home soil (four wins, nine draws) – only Wolfsburg currently have a longer run (15 games).
- Köln have taken 19 of their 32 points this season on the road.
- Alexander Frei has scored in three consecutive matches for the first time in his Bundesliga career.
Bayern München v Eintracht Frankfurt
- Bayern have only lost one of their last ten games against Frankfurt (seven wins, two draws).
- Frankfurt's last win in Munich came on the 18th November 2000 (2-1).
- In the first meeting this season, Bayern won 2-1 after trailing 1-0 thanks to an own goal from Demichelis. Bayern received six bookings in this game – the most any team has received in a single game this season.
- Bayern have already lost four times in 2009 in the Bundesliga, having only lost three times in the whole of 2008.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen v Werder Bremen
- No team has scored more goals in the final 15 minutes of matches than Bremen (13). Against Hannover, they have scored three in this period.
- Leverkusen have not won in six home games. The last two have ended 1-1.
- Leverkusen have drawn more games against Bremen than against any other team (21).
- Werder have scored just once in their last five away matches.
Hannover 96 v Hertha BSC Berlin
- Berlin won their meeting against 96 earlier this season 3-0. However, Hannover have not lost twice against any team this season.
- Hannover are unbeaten in nine league matches at home, winning every other match – following this pattern they should win this encounter.
- Since their rise into the Bundesliga in 2002, Hannover have played 13 matches against Hertha, winning only two (seven losses, four draws).
- Hertha have just lost two matches in a row for the first time this season, losing their place at the top of the table.
VfB Stuttgart v Hamburger SV
- Of 12 matches under Markus Babbel, VfB have only lost one (eight wins). Stuttgart have only failed to score in one of these, scoring at least two in each of the other 11.
- The Hanseatics have only been able to win two of their last 24 matches in Stuttgart, one in 2000 and one in 2005.
- HSV haven’t tied a match in 11 fixtures – longer than any other BL team.
- Hamburg haven't scored more than two goals in any of their last 22 match days.
- Eight of Stuttgart's last nine goals have been scored in the second half.