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Stuart Dalgleish 12th Dec 2013 - 14:02

Bundesliga Opta Facts | 13-15 December

Hertha Berlin v Werder Bremen

 

  • Hertha have lost eight of their last 10 Bundesliga meetings with Bremen (2 wins). On top of that, Berlin have secured just two victories in their last nine Bundesliga home games against Werder (D1, L6).
  • Berlin have lost to Bremen 31 times; only Bayern have beaten them more often (32 times).
  • Werder have won just one of their last nine Bundesliga games (3-2 against Hannover) and have collected just one point from their last four matches (league-low together with Frankfurt and Braunschweig).
  • Hertha BSC have claimed just one point from their last three home games and have failed to score in any of them. If they don't find the back of the net against Bremen, they would match their club record (1990/91).
  • With 34 goals conceded after 15 matchdays, Bremen have set a new club record. Only Hoffenheim have conceded more goals this season (35). Werder have conceded 22 times in their last six matches (league-high), an average of 3.7 goals per game.
  • Only Bayern (124) and Dortmund (130) have allowed fewer shots than Berlin (158). Bremen are bottom of the pile with 274 shots allowed.
  • Ronny was in the starting XI on matchday 15 for the first time since matchday 7 and set up both goals. He has been involved in a goal every 75 minutes so far this season, the best record of all players with at least five scorer-points (goals + assists).
  • Aaron Hunt could make his 200th Bundesliga appearance in the match against Hertha. He has scored 41 goals in 199 games so far (all for Bremen).
  • Adrian Ramos has scored the opening goal five times this season - a league-high. With eight goals and three assists to his name, he has been involved in 50% of Hertha's goals (11 of 22). Only Braunschweig's Bellarabi and Boland have as high a percentage (both 4 of 8).
  • Raphael Wolf has conceded 11 goals in his first two Bundesliga appearances, a new league-record. The previous record holder was Hertha keeper Hans-Jürgen Krumnow, who conceded 10 goals in his first two matches.

 


1. FSV Mainz 05 - Borussia Mönchengladbach

 

  • Mönchengladbach have won each of their last four meetings with Mainz 05. Prior to that, Borussia had only ever put two consecutive wins together in competitive games against FSV.
  • Gladbach have won their last six consecutive Bundesliga games for the first time in 26 years (they won 12 league games in a row between April and August 1987). The last time they dropped points was their 1-0 loss in Berlin on matchday 9.
  • Borussia have won their last two away games without conceding, something they last managed in January 2011. The last time Gladbach won three consecutive away games without conceding was early 1985. A win without a Mainz goal would be a new club record.
  • Gladbach have 31 points after 15 matches - the last time Borussia had as good a record at the same point in a season was 37 years ago. When converted to the three-points-per-win system, the 1976/77 season saw them collect 36 points after 15 games.
  • Gladbach's record of 31 points and a +16 goal difference is the best ever for a fourth-placed Bundesliga side after 15 matchdays.
  • Mainz have scored at least once in each of their last 10 Bundesliga matches. The last time FSV put a similar goalscoring run together was between January and April 2012 (13 consecutive games). Only Bayern (52 games) are currently on a longer run.
  • However, Mainz have never conceded more goals in their first 15 Bundesliga games than they have this season (29).
  • Gladbach have won all six matches in which Tony Jantschke has played at centre back (he moved there after Stranzl's suspension and Dominguez's injury). Jantschke is set to make his 100th Bundesliga appearance.
  • Julian Korb, Jantschke's replacement at right back, has won all seven of his Bundesliga games. Only Leverkusen's Dominik Kohr (8) is yet to drop a point after more games than Korb - Dortmund's Mitchell Langerak is the only player with the same record as Korb.
  • Shinji Okazaki scored his sixth goal of the season in the match against Nürnberg and has scored three of Mainz's last four goals. Only Nicolai Müller has scored more for FSV (7). Okazaki needs just one more goal to match his personal Bundesliga record from 2011/12.

 


1899 Hoffenheim - Borussia Dortmund

 

  • The last meeting between these two sides was won by Hoffenheim: TSG's 2-1 victory in Dortmund on matchday 34 last season secured them 16th place, before they went on to ensure their Bundesliga status via the relegation play-offs.
  • Dortmund have lost four of their first 15 league matches for the first time under Jürgen Klopp (in charge since 2008). It's also the first time with Klopp as manager that BVB have failed to score in successive Bundesliga home games.
  • TSG have won two competitive games in a row for the first time this season (3-1 at Schalke, 2-1 in Frankfurt). They last managed successive wins at the end of the previous campaign.
  • Dortmund have had the most shots (284) and have the second-best attack (35 goals scored). However, BVB have only scored four times in their last four Bundesliga games.
  • With 35 goals conceded, Hoffenheim have the league's leakiest defence, although they have the third-best attack (34 goals scored). 69 goals scored in games involving TSG is the highest amount in Europe's top five leagues.
  • TSG haven't kept a clean sheet in 21 Bundesliga games since their 3-0 win over Düsseldorf in April (a total of 50 goals conceded in 21 matches) - an ongoing club record. Nürnberg are the only side currently on a longer run (23 games without a clean sheet).
  • Dortmund have failed to score in just one of their last 28 Bundesliga away games - a 2-0 defeat to Gladbach on matchday 8.
  • Hoffenheim have won just one of their last nine Bundesliga home games (D4, L4) - a 2-1 victory over Gladbach on matchday 5.
  • With 13 scorer-points (goals + assists) to his name, Roberto Firmino shares second place in the standings with Thomas Müller and Franck Ribery, behind only Robert Lewandowski (14).
  • Dortmund will be without the suspended Sokratis against Hoffenheim. His teammate Jakub Blaszczykowski celebrates his 28th birthday on the day of the game.

 


FC Augsburg - Eintracht Braunschweig

 

  • These two sides have never met in the Bundesliga. There has only been one goal in the two competitive matches between them (2006/07 in the second division) since the Bundesliga's introduction in 1963 (1 Augsburg win, 1 draw).
  • Augsburg are having their best ever Bundesliga campaign: previously, the earliest they had reached the 20-point mark was on matchday 23.
  • Braunschweig are experiencing their worst ever Bundesliga season with just eight points from 15 games. They had at least 12 points at this stage in each of the three campaigns that ended with them being relegated (1972/73, 1979/90 and 1984/85).
  • Following their 1-0 win in Hamburg, Augsburg have now kept a clean sheet in their last three Bundesliga games, setting a new club record. Only Bayern and Leverkusen are currently on longer runs without conceding than FCA (270 minutes).
  • Eintracht are without a win in four games (D1, L3) and are the only Bundesliga team not to have scored in this timeframe (369 minutes without scoring). Five consecutive top-flight matches without finding the back of the net would be a new club record.
  • Augsburg have scored seven of their last eight Bundesliga goals in the first half an hour of games.
  • On average, Augsburg have claimed 1.25 points for each of their 16 Bundesliga goals - a league-best.
  • There have only been 36 goals in games involving Braunschweig - a league-low. There have only been three goals more in Augsburg matches (39).
  • Marwin Hitz has been in goal seven times for FCA this season and has saved 81.5% of the shots on his goal - second best in the league behind Manuel Neuer. Weinzierl's side have collected 16 of a possible 21 points with Hitz in net and have also kept four clean sheets.
  • The match against Braunschweig will be Markus Weinzierl's 50th Bundesliga game as Augsburg manager.

 


Bayern München - Hamburger SV

 

  • HSV have failed to win any of their last seven meetings with Bayern (5 defeats), conceding 25 goals in the process (an average of 3.6 per game) and scoring just three themselves.
  • No Bundesliga side had collected 41 points after 15 matchdays before Bayern this season (partially converted to the three-points-per-win system). On top of that, Guardiola is the first manager to remain unbeaten in their opening 15 Bundesliga matches.
  • Bayern have collected 90 points in their 32 Bundesliga matches in the calendar year of 2013, setting a new record.
  • FCB have won all 16 of their Bundesliga home fixtures in 2013 and could end the year with a flawless home record just as they did in 1972 and 2005.
  • The Munich side have won their last 7 Bundesliga games and are unbeaten in 40 matches (W34, D6), an ongoing Bundesliga record.
  • The 7-0 triumph in Bremen was Bayern biggest win of the season. The last time FCB won by the same margin was in March, thanks to a 9-2 home victory against HSV.
  • A win against Hamburg would confirm Bayern as "winter champions" (leading the table over the winter break).
  • Claudio Pizarro has a sensational goalscoring record against HSV; netting 18 times in 21 Bundesliga meetings (including 4 goals and 2 assists in the last encounter) - against no other club has the Peru international scored more often.
  • Jerome Boateng, Tom Starke and Daniel van Buyten will face their former club. HSV's Marcell Jansen used to be a Bayern player.
  • Bert van Marwijk hasn't won any of his seven competitive meetings with Bayern as a manager (D3, L4) - he won the UEFA Cup with Feyenoord in 2002 against BVB and manager at the time Matthias Sammer, who van Marwijk replaced at Dortmund two years later.
  • Oliver Kreuzer was at Bayern for six years (1991-97) and made 150 Bundesliga appearances (8 goals) - he won the league title with them in 1994 and 1997 and the UEFA Cup in 1996.

 


Hannover 96 - 1. FC Nürnberg

 

  • Nürnberg's last win against Hannover was a 3-1 victory on December 18th 2010. They have been without a win in five games since then (D1, L4). There has never been a 0-0 draw in this Bundesliga fixture.
  • Before Nürnberg, no side in Bundesliga history had ever been without a win in the first 15 matchdays. FCN are the only winless team in Europe's top five leagues this season.
  • This is Nürnberg's worst ever Bundesliga campaign. They have never had so few points at this stage before (previously always at least 10).
  • With 17 points from 15 matchdays, Hannover are experiencing their worst season under Mirko Slomka (in charge since January 2010). That's down to 96 losing six of their last nine Bundesliga games (W1, D2).
  • Just as they did in the 3-2 loss in Bremen on matchday 11 and the 3-1 defeat in Hamburg on matchday 13, Hannover let a lead slip on matchday 15 in Stuttgart and travelled back home empty-handed.
  • Hannover have scored 63% of their goals in the first half - a league-high. 22 of the goals that Nürnberg have conceded have come in the second half - no other top-flight side has conceded more often after the break.
  • FCN conceded a goal for the 23rd consecutive Bundesliga game on matchday 15 - no other top-flight team has been waiting longer for a clean sheet. The last time FCN stopped their opponents from scoring was in a 3-0 win over Schalke on March 16th this year.
  • Szabolcs Huszti set up Sane for Hannover's second goal in Stuttgart and is 96's top points-scorer (goals + assists) this season having been involved in nine goals (6 goals, 3 assists). The Hungarian has had a say in almost half of Hannover's goals (19).
  • Emanuel Pogatetz played for Hannover in 2010/11 and 2011/12. The Austrian made 57 Bundesliga appearances for them.
  • Raphael Schäfer joined Hannover's youth setup in 1991 at the age of 12 and was coached by Mirko Slomka. He made the step up to the first team at 17. Schäfer moved to Lübeck after Hannover's promotion into the second division.

 


VfL Wolfsburg - VfB Stuttgart

 

  • VfL Wolfsburg have won each of their last six home games against VfB Stuttgart - it has been 433 minutes since Stuttgart scored a goal in the Wolves' stadium.
  • Hansa Rostock are the only side that Wolfsburg have put a longer Bundesliga home winning streak together against (7 games) than their current run against Stuttgart (6 games).
  • Wolfsburg are unbeaten in seven Bundesliga matches (W5, D2). Their last defeat was in the derby against Eintracht Braunschweig (2-0 on matchday 8).
  • The Wolves have only had more points after 15 matchdays than they currently have (26) on one occasion: They had 27 in 2004/05, although they "only" ended that campaign in 9th.
  • Stuttgart haven't won any of their last five late Saturday kick-offs (D2, L3). Their last win in this timeslot was over two and a half years ago - a 3-2 victory in Mönchengladbach in February 2011.
  • Wolfsburg have scored 499 goals at home in their Bundesliga history - they could reach a milestone in the game against Stuttgart.
  • Stuttgart are the most prolific side in the opening 15 minutes of games: VfB have scored eight goals in that timeframe, including one from their recent match against Hannover (Martin Harnik's opener, 13th minute).
  • Maximilian Arnold scored the opening goal for VfL recently against Freiburg, meaning he has now scored five times in his last seven Bundesliga matches. In total, he has scored eight goals in just 17 Bundesliga appearances - on average, Arnold finds the back of the net every 135 minutes in the top flight.
  • Dieter Hecking made his debut as Wolfsburg manager on matchday 18 of the 2012/13 season with a 2-0 home win over VfB Stuttgart.
  • With an average age of 23 years and 169 years, Stuttgart played their youngest Bundesliga starting XI in 26 years on the last matchday (since October 1987).

 


FC Schalke 04 - Sport-Club Freiburg

 

  • Exactly one year ago to the day, FC Schalke 04 lost 3-1 at home to SC Freiburg - Huub Stevens was let go as a result. Helmut Schulte was also dismissed following a 3-1 defeat to Freiburg in October 1993.
  • Kaiserslautern are the only side that Freiburg have beaten as often as they have Schalke (11 wins against both). However, SCF's tally of 40 goals scored against S04 is something they haven't managed against any other club.
  • Schalke haven't lost any of their last eight Bundesliga games on a Sunday (W4, D4). Freiburg have lost each of their last four Sunday games in the top flight and are without a win on Sunday in six attempts (D2, L4).
  • Freiburg have won just two of their last 16 Bundesliga games (D5, L9). Both of those wins came away from home in November (3-0 at Nürnberg on November 2nd and 1-0 in Braunschweig on November 23rd).
  • Freiburg have conceded just one goal in their last four Bundesliga away games.
  • Having conceded 28 goals after 15 games, Schalke have their worst defensive record for 20 years. S04 had conceded 30 at the same point in 1993/94 and ended the season in 14th.
  • Freiburg have collected 11 points after 15 matchdays. The only season in which they had fewer at this stage was 2004/05 (10, finished in 18th).
  • Of the top seven sides, Schalke have conceded the most goals (28) - opponents Freiburg have conceded the same amount despite being 16th, as have last-placed Braunschweig.
  • Freiburg's Mike Hanke played in 79 competitive matches for Schalke, scoring 20 goals. He spent five years with the Royal Blues, between 2000 and 2005.
  • As a player, Christian Streich secured the only Bundesliga promotion in his career in 1989 thanks to a 2-1 win with FC Homburg against Schalke 04 on the final matchday.

 


Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Eintracht Frankfurt

 

  • With 37 points from 15 games, Leverkusen are the best second-placed side in Bundesliga history. Bayer 04 have never had as many points at this stage of the season (previous record: 36 in 2001/02).
  • Bayer 04 would have led the table with the same amount of points at this stage in all but five of the Bundesliga seasons prior to 2013/14.
  • None of the 56 Bundesliga meetings between these two sides have ended goalless, with an average of 3.2 goals being scored per game. There have been at least two goals in each of the last 17 encounters.
  • Frankfurt are without a win in 10 Bundesliga games (D5, L5) - only Nürnberg have been waiting longer for three points (15 games). Eintracht have collected just one point from their last six Bundesliga games.
  • Hyypiä's side have won seven of their eight Bundesliga home games this season (1 draw) and have scored the most home goals alongside Gladbach (both 23).
  • Leverkusen are the only Bundesliga side yet to drop points after taking the lead this season. They have won all 12 games in which they have led.
  • Heung-Min Son has scored six goals in his last four Bundesliga games and has also scored the all-important opener in three of his last four matches. The South Korean only scored once in his first eight Bundesliga games for Bayer 04.
  • Gonzalo Castro has set up six of Bayer 04's last 14 Bundesliga goals and is the joint-best assist provider in the league together with Bayern's Franck Ribery (both 7 assists).
  • Joselu has scored Frankfurt's last three Bundesliga goals and fired his side into the quarterfinals of the German Cup with a hat-trick in Eintracht's 4-2 win over Sandhausen.
  • Sami Hyypiä will be without defender Emir Spahic, who was sent off in the 1-0 win over Dortmund. The Bosnian is Leverkusen's second-best tackler having won 65.2% of his challenges (Philipp Wollscheid: 66.7%).

 

 

 
 
 

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