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Lewis Constable 16th May 2015 - 8:43

Bundesliga Opta Facts 16-17 May

Augsburg v Hannover 96

Hannover haven't lost any of their seven Bundesliga meetings with Augsburg (W4, D3). FCA are the only current top-flight side that 96 are unbeaten against. The Lower Saxony club have won four of the last five clashes between the two sides.

Schalke and Leverkusen (8 games against both) are the only sides that Augsburg have never beaten in the Bundesliga apart from Hannover.

Hannover's last Bundesliga win came on 16th December 2014 - exactly five months ago - against FCA (2-0). They have gone 16 games without winning since then and have slipped to 16th in the table.

96 have taken the lead in six games during the second half of the season, but have failed to win any of them (D4, L2).

Augsburg have lost just one of their last nine home games (W4, D4). Even before their final game of the campaign in front of their own fans, FCA have never collected as many points at home in the Bundesliga as they have this season (31).

FCA would sit 16th in a table representing the first 45 minutes of matches with 32 points to their name. However, Weinzierl's side would be third in a table representing only the second half of games with 58 points.

Wuppertaler SV in 1974/75 are the only side other than Hannover, in their 1985/86 relegation campaign, to remain without a win in the second half of the season - WSV also faced the drop back then.

Raul Bobadilla, who made his Bundesliga debut under Michael Frontzeck while at Gladbach in 2009, has scored three of Augsburg's last four goals and now has 10 to his name this season. Andre Hahn is the only player to have netted more goals for FCA in a BL campaign (12 in 2013/14).

Lars Stindl has scored in each of his last two games and, with eight goals to his name in total, is 96's top scorer together with Joselu. However, his side haven't won any of the six league games that Stindl has found the net in (D3, L3).

Hertha Berlin - Eintracht Frankfurt

Hertha BSC have won 25 of their 53 Bundesliga meetings with Frankfurt - they have only recorded more wins against HSV (26 in 64 games). Against no other BL club have Berlin scored as many goals as they have against Eintracht (96).

Berlin have won just one of their last five meetings with the Eagles (D2, L2). There hasn't been a draw between these sides in the capital since June 1976 (12 Hertha wins, 4 Frankfurt wins).

The meeting earlier this season ended in a spectacular 4-4 draw after two stoppage-time Alex Meier goals. Frankfurt became the first team in Bundesliga history to secure a point despite being two goals down in the 90th minute.

The capital club will be safe should they secure three points and only two of Hamburg, Paderborn, Hannover and Freiburg also win. A draw would also be enough to secure Hertha's top-flight status if at least two of SCP, H96 and SCF lose.

Hertha haven't won any of their last five Bundesliga games (D2, L3), a run they last suffered within a single campaign in 2013/14 - they went nine straight matches without winning back then.

Eintracht have failed to score in each of their last three away games and have lost their last six - that last happened in 2003/04 (7 consecutive away defeats back then). They are currently without a win in any of their last 10 matches on the road (D2, L8).

Berlin have kept five clean sheets in their last 10 league matches and have let in just eight goals in that timeframe (0.8 per game). However, Hertha have scored just one goal in their last four outings (in their 2-1 loss to Gladbach on matchday 31).

With 54 goals to their name, Eintracht have the fourth-best attack in the league. Only top sides Bayern (77), Wolfsburg (68) and Leverkusen (59) have scored more goals. However, only Paderborn (62) have let in more goals than the Eagles (61).

Berlin have the best clear-cut-chance-conversion rate in the league (57.1%), but only Hamburger SV (34) have created fewer clear-cut chances than Hertha (42).

The win over Hoffenheim was Thomas Schaaf's 233rd as a BL manager, moving him above Erich Ribbeck into fifth place of the Bundesliga's all-time coaching charts, level with the legendary Hennes Weisweiler. 
SV Werder Bremen - Borussia Mönchengladbach

Borussia's last win in Bremen was over 28 years ago - Gladbach romped to a 7-1 victory on 21st March 1987. No current Bundesliga team has been waiting as long for an away win against a particular top-flight side as the Foals have against Werder (24 games).

Two points from their last two games would be enough for Borussia to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in their history. The last time the Foals featured in the competition's predecessor, the European Cup, was in 1977/78 - 37 years ago!

Gladbach are unbeaten in their last 12 Bundesliga games (W9, D3), the longest run in the league at present. Their last defeat was a 1-0 loss away to Schalke in early February. The last time Borussia went as long without losing was between September 1988 and March 1989.

Bremen have won just one of their last 22 BL matches against sides from the top three (D3, L18) - a 1-0 victory over Bayer 04 in December 2013.

63 points after 32 games is Gladbach's best haul in 31 years. They also had 63 points at this stage of the 1983/84 campaign (converted to the 3-points-per-win system).

The Foals' tally of seven goals conceded 15 games into the second half of the season is a record low. Having let in 23 goals in total after 32 matches, it's Mönchengladbach's best defensive record in their Bundesliga history (together with their 1969/70 campaign).

Borussia's tally of 36 points from 15 games since the winter break is their best ever tally (together with 1973/74, converted to the 3-points-per-win system). They have a clear lead at the top of the 2015 table (5 points ahead of both Bayern and Wolfsburg).

Werder are unbeaten in three home games (W2, D1) and have kept a clean sheet in each of those matches. The last time they had a run like that was between August and October 2009 (4 successive clean sheets at home).

Zlatko Junuzovic salvaged a point for Bremen in Hannover courtesy of his goal directly from a free kick. Each of Werder's last six goals have come from set pieces, while their tally of 25 goals following dead balls is a league-high.

Max Kruse, who has been involved in 11 goals and 8 assists for Gladbach this season, will make a summer switch to VfL Wolfsburg, where he has signed a deal until 2019.

Sport-Club Freiburg - FC Bayern München

Freiburg suffered a 7-0 thrashing in Munich on 10th September 2011 - their heaviest ever Bundesliga defeat. Incidentally, that was the game that then Bayern player Nils Petersen scored his first Bundesliga goal in.

SCF haven't won a competitive game against Bayern in over 19 years - their last success was a 3-1 home victory in March 1996.

The Breisgau club haven't won any of their last 25 league games against Bayern (20 defeats) - only one side has ever suffered a worse run against a particular top-flight club (Gladbach went 26 straight games without beating Leverkusen).

Freiburg are on a five-game winless streak for the first time in the new year (D3, L2). Meanwhile, FCB have suffered back-to-back BL defeats for the first time since April 2014.

No other BL side has recorded fewer home wins than SCF this season (4, the same as 3 other clubs) and they now face the strongest away team in the division (Bayern have collected 36 points from their 16 matches on the road).

Having won 52.9% of their challenges, Bayern are the best tackling side in the league. They now face the Bundesliga's worst team in that regard (SCF: 47.9%).

Bayern have produced the most shots on target this term (225), while Freiburg have allowed the most (188) - Roman Bürki has made the most saves among all BL keepers (142).

Nils Petersen faces his former club. He scored two goals in nine Bundesliga games for Bayern in 2011/12. He has never found the net in four league meetings with FCB - all four matches ended in defeat for his Bremen side, who scored just one goal and conceded 21 in that timeframe.

Robert Lewandowski has won all eight of his top-flight meetings with SCF, scoring 10 goals in the process - against no other BL side has the Pole scored as often.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Bayer 04 have won an impressive 11 of their 13 Bundesliga meetings with TSG (D1, L1) - against no other team that Leverkusen have played at least nine top-flight games against have they suffered as few defeats.

Leverkusen were just one point ahead of Hoffenheim before the meeting earlier this season (1-0 win for Bayer 04). Schmidt's side are now 17 points clear of TSG.

The Rhineland club have lost just one of their last 20 league home games (5-4 to Wolfsburg, otherwise W11, D8).

Bayer 04 have won each of their last five home games, something they last did within a single campaign in 2012/13 - their club record is 13 straight BL home wins (November 1996 to August 1997).

Leverkusen have kept a clean sheet in their last eight home games (all competitions) - a new club record. Among all Bundesliga sides, Bayern (1998/99) and Bochum (2003/04) are the only teams that have ever managed nine successive clean sheets at home in all competitions.

TSG have won just one of their last seven BL games (D2, L4) and have only collected five of a possible 21 points in that timeframe.

Hoffenheim have scored the most goals on the break in the league (10, the same as Wolfsburg), while Bayer 04 follow in third (8). Both sides have conceded just three goals from counterattacks - only Mainz and Köln have let in fewer (2 each).

Leverkusen make the most challenges per game on average in the league (269), while Hoffenheim are second (263). Only HSV (583) have committed more fouls than Bayer 04 (575) and TSG (573).

Stefan Kießling scored a "phantom goal" in Leverkusen's 2-1 win over Hoffenheim in the first half of last season. His header went through the side netting and referee Dr. Felix Brych awarded the goal.

Pirmin Schwegler wore Bayer 04 colours between 2006 and 2009 (46 BL appearances), but only played the full 90 minutes in 14 games.

1. FSV Mainz 05 - 1. FC Köln

This will be the 10th Bundesliga meeting between 1. FSV Mainz 05 and 1. FC Köln. The 05ers have won all four of their previous home matches against the Billy Goats, scoring 11 goals and conceding just two.

Mainz currently have a six-point lead over the relegation zone and can officially confirm their Bundesliga status with a point.

Thanks to their 2-0 win over Schalke last week, the Billy Goats have already picked up one point more since the winter break (20) than they did in the first half of the season and have officially avoided relegation.

FSV have won just one of their last five home games (D2, L2) - a 2-0 victory over Schalke on matchday 30.

Köln have lost only one of their last nine top-flight games (D3, L5) - a 1-0 defeat in Freiburg on matchday 27.

However, Peter Stöger's side are without a win in six away games (D3, L3) - their last victory on the road was a 2-0 success in Hamburg on matchday 18. Köln are also on a 405-minute goal drought away from home.

The 05ers have scored 20 goals from dead balls this term (twice as many as last season) - only Bremen have netted more (25). Six of Mainz's last nine goals have come from set pieces; with three of their last five have come from corners.

Mainz and Köln have scored just one goal following a cross this season - a league low. However, both sides have conceded just twice from counterattacks - a league best.

Bremen-bound Köln striker Anthony Ujah played for Mainz in 2011/12 (12 BL games, 2 goals). The Nigerian has had a hand in seven of Köln's last 14 goals (4 goals + 3 assists).

Köln's Marcel Risse played for Mainz in the Bundesliga between 2010 and 2013. The midfielder made a total of 56 top-flight appearances for FSV (4 goals + 7 assists).

FC Schalke 04 - SC Paderborn 07

The clash earlier this season was the first competitive meeting between the two sides at professional level. Schalke won 2-1 as Paderborn suffered their first and so far only Bundesliga defeat after taking the lead.

After winning just one of their last eight league games (D4, L3); Schalke could miss out on European qualification for the first time since 2009/10.

Dortmund were 15 points adrift of Schalke after matchday 20, but that gap is now down to just two points. S04's hopes of reaching Europe could be dashed by their Ruhr rivals.

Paderborn were the only team in the bottom five that failed to pick up a point on matchday 32. SCP are currently in a direct relegation spot, but their fate remains in their own hands.

Schalke have lost just one of their last eight home games (1-0 to Leverkusen, otherwise W4, D3). They have conceded just five goals in that timeframe, keeping four clean sheets.

SCP have conceded the most goals in the league (62), as well as the most since the winter break (36) - no other side has let in more than 29 goals in 2015 (Hamburg).

Incredibly, Breitenreiter's side have scored before the break in just one of their last 16 games (2 first-half goals in a 2-2 draw with Bremen). They have only netted a total of nine goals in those matches - no side has scored fewer than 11 in that timeframe (Hertha).

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is available again following his suspension. The Dutchman scored twice in the 3-2 win over Stuttgart in S04's most recent home game and has netted each of his last seven BL goals on home soil.

Paderborn's January signing Srdjan Lakic has scored three times in five Bundesliga games against Schalke - he has only been more prolific in the top flight against Bremen (4 goals in 7 games). Lakic has won four of his five matches against the Royal Blues, losing just once.

VfB Stuttgart - Hamburger SV

This will be the 100th Bundesliga meeting between Stuttgart and HSV. Bremen vs. Hamburg is the only match-up that has taken place more often (102 times, Bayern vs. HSV also 100 times). The northern club have won 42 times; while there have been 21 draws and 36 VfB wins.

With 32 points to their name, Stuttgart are the best last-placed side since the three-points-per-win system was introduced in 1995/96. Hamburg's tally of 27 points after 34 games last season was enough to see them reach the relegation play-offs.

Stuttgart have collected 10 points from their last four home games - four more than they picked up in their first 12 matches on home soil this season.

With 16 points to their name, VfB remain the league's worst home team, a label that has been accompanied by relegation in each of the last 16 BL seasons. The last side to avoid the drop despite being the league's worst team at home was Hamburger SV in 1997/98.

VfB have to beat HSV if they want to avoid setting a new club record. Stuttgart have collected 16 points at home so far - that tally has always been at least 19 at the end of the season in their BL history (2012/13, 2013/14).

Stuttgart haven't won back-to-back Bundesliga games since September 2013. They could end that run this weekend.

HSV are unbeaten in three games (W2, D1), a feat they last achieved in September/October 2013 (4 games back then). Hamburg had collected just two points from their nine matches prior to this run.

VfB are the only BL side to have scored on each of the last seven matchdays. HSV, on the other hand, haven't kept a clean sheet in their last eight games - only Hannover are on a longer run (16).

Gojko Kacar has secured three points for HSV over the last two matchdays with two late goals. He scored just once in his previous 39 league matches, in a 3-1 loss away to Schalke in March 2012.

Daniel Ginczek has been involved in the most Bundesliga goals since matchday 26 (6 goals + 2 assists), while Filip Kostic (2 goals + 4 assists) shares second place in those standings.

VfL Wolfsburg - Borussia Dortmund

Wolfsburg are without a win in their last three competitive meetings with BVB (2 defeats and a 2-2 draw earlier this season). The two sides will meet again 14 days after this Bundesliga clash, as they go for DFB Cup glory in the final in Berlin.

VfL have won just five of their 17 BL home games against Dortmund (D5, L7). The only other current BL side that Wolfsburg have a negative home record against is Bayern (W4, L10).

Dortmund have won three of their four BL games since Jürgen Klopp announced he is leaving the club (1 draw), while they have also reached the DFB Cup final.

The Wolves have guaranteed a place in next season's Champions League group phase. If Gladbach fail to win in Bremen and VfL beat Dortmund, Wolfsburg would be Bundesliga runners-up for the first time in their history.

Wolfsburg are unbeaten in their last 21 home fixtures (W15, D6). They broke their old club record from the year they won the title (20 games) thanks to the 2-2 draw with Hannover in their last home match.

VfL (40) and BVB (37) have created the most-clear cut chances since the winter break.

Hecking's side are on the brink of conceding a BL goal for the 900th time (899 so far). As Dortmund have scored in each of their last 12 competitive games against VfL, that milestone could well be reached this weekend. BVB put number 200 and 300 past Wolfsburg as well.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been involved in six goals in his last five competitive games (1 goal + 5 assists). He has assisted each of Borussia's last three BL goals.

Bas Dost has netted 3 goals over the last two BL games and is the league's top scorer in 2015 (14 goals). The Dutchman has produced 18 shots on target since the winter break, with only four of them failing to find the back of the net.

Dieter Hecking has recorded just three wins from his 19 competitive meetings with Jürgen Klopp as a coach, losing 11 of those match-ups (5 draws).




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