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Simon Gott 20th Nov 2013 - 14:56

Bundesliga Opta Facts | 22-24 November

VfB Stuttgart - Borussia Mönchengladbach

  • Gladbach have won just two of their 30 Bundesliga meetings with Stuttgart since 1995/96 (D11 L17).


  • Favre's men have won each of their last three Bundesliga games; the last time Gladbach managed that, was between December 2011 and January 2012 (W3).


  • Only Borussia Dortmund have been better offensively than Gladbach this season; the last time they scored more goals after 12 Bundesliga games (28) was 29 years ago (37 goals in 1984/85).


  • Gladbach also have the best big chance conversion rate; finding the back of the net with 18 of their 26 clear-cut chances (69%).


  • Stuttgart have scored the most goals in the opening 15 minutes of games (7), all of which have come with Thomas Schneider as manager.


  • Thomas Schneider has lost just one of his nine Bundesliga games as VfB manager (W4 D4) and has an average points haul of 1.78 per game - together with Helmut Benthaus (1982-85), the best rate of all Stuttgart managers in the top flight (at least two games required).


  • After his two goals in Freiburg, Timo Werner became the youngest player to score a brace in Bundesliga history (17 years, 8 months, 4 days).


  • Vedad Ibisevic (along with Robert Lewandowski) is the Bundesliga player with the most goals in competitive matches (13).


  • Alexandru Maxim is the Bundesliga player with the most assists in competitive matches this season; the Romanian has set up nine Stuttgart goals, eight of which have come from set-pieces.


  • Christian Gentner hasn't lost any of his 11 Bundesliga games against Gladbach (W8 D3). He has only scored more goals against Köln (4) than he has against Borussia (3 Bundesliga goals, the same as against three other clubs).

1.FC Nürnberg - VfL Wolfsburg

  • This is the 23rd top-flight meeting between Nürnberg and Wolfsburg, with FCN leading the head-to-head record (W10 D7 L5). Nürnberg also won 1-0 in the first half of last season, with current Wolfsburg manager Dieter Hecking in the FCN dugout.


  • The meeting on matchday 27 last season saw Wolfsburg throw away a 2-0 half-time lead at home, to draw 2-2 with FCN.


  • Bayern are the only side (apart from Wolfsburg) not to have dropped any points in the last four matchdays. The last time the Wolves had a winning streak this long within one season was in their title-winning 2008/09 campaign (10 games).


  • 1. FC Nürnberg are currently the only team without a win in Europe's top five leagues. FCN had never gone 12 games into a season without a win before.


  • FCN are bottom of the Bundesliga table for the first time since matchday 26 in the 2007/08 season. Nürnberg finished that campaign in 16th and were relegated.


  • Wolfsburg are the best tackling side in the league; having won 54.9% of their challenges.


  • Nürnberg have hit the woodwork 11 times already (once more than in the whole of last season); a league high.


  • Dieter Hecking was in the dugout at Nürnberg between January 2010 and December 2012 for 112 competitive matches (102 Bundesliga fixtures, 2 relegation-playoff games, 8 German Cup encounters). This is his first return to Nürnberg.


  • Nürnberg's Alexander Esswein, Emanuel Pogatetz and Makoto Hasebe all used to play for Wolfsburg.


  • Wolfsburg's Jan Polak (2005-07) and Timm Klose (2011-13) are both former FCN players.


  • Ivica Olic has scored six goals in his last nine league matches, the Croat also made his Bundesliga debut against FCN.

Eintracht Braunschweig - Sport-Club Freiburg

  • Braunschweig and Freiburg meet in the Bundesliga for the first time. Their last meeting was in the second round of the cup last season, when SCF triumphed 2-0 in Braunschweig.


  • Eintracht have won just three of the 21 competitive meetings between the two sides (D5 L13). Braunschweig have been without a win in 17 matches against Freiburg (D4 L13).


  • Braunschweig have doubled their points haul from four to eight over the last two matchdays, meaning that Nürnberg have now replaced them at the bottom of the table.


  • Braunschweig haven't conceded a goal in their last two matches (202 Bundesliga minutes). The last time Eintracht kept clean sheets in two consecutive top-flight games was in April/May 1984.


  • Freiburg's 3-0 victory against 1. FC Nürnberg on matchday 11 is their only win in their last 13 Bundesliga matches (D5 L7).


  • SCF have failed to score in their last two Bundesliga away games (191 minutes). If they fail to score in Braunschweig, they will match their worst ever run (three consecutive away games without a goal in 2000/01).


  • Five of SCF's last eight Bundesliga goals have been scored by a substitute. Meanwhile, Braunschweig have conceded the most goals from substitutes (6).


  • Braunschweig have never scored fewer goals in their first 12 Bundesliga games than they have this season (8). Augsburg had the same record last season but avoided the drop (15th).


  • Freiburg had the youngest starting XI in their Bundesliga history in the 3-1 defeat to Stuttgart on matchday 12 (23 years, 98 days). Sebastian Freis was the only player in that squad born the last time SCF lost a game to Braunschweig (2-0 in July 1986).


  • Braunschweig sporting director Marc Arnold has ties to Freiburg, having played for their local rivals FFC in the 1992/93 season together with current SCF manager Christian Streich.

Eintracht Frankfurt - FC Schalke 04

  • Frankfurt have won just one of their last 14 Bundesliga games against Schalke - a 1-0 victory on April 20th earlier this year. There were four draws and nine defeats against the Royal Blues in the 13 games prior to that.


  • Eintracht are without a Bundesliga win in seven attempts (D4 L3). The last time that happened, was in the final seven games of their relegation season in 2010/11. Back then, they ended the campaign with three successive defeats, a run they're also currently on.


  • Frankfurt haven't won any of their opening five home games this season. That has only happened to them once before, in 1964/65. Back then, their first home win came at the sixth attempt (1-0 against Bor. Neunkirchen) - a new negative record looms.


  • Schalke have won four of their last five Bundesliga matches (L1) and are unbeaten in their last four away games in the top flight (W3 D1).


  • Frankfurt have conceded six goals in the last 10 minutes of games - a league high. Five of these six late goals have cost points and they have also conceded five of them in the last six matchdays, most recently Mainz's 88th-minute goal in a 1-0 defeat.


  • Eintracht are the only Bundesliga team yet to claim a point after trailing this season. Frankfurt have been behind in six games this season and all of them have ended in defeat. Schalke, on the other hand, have collected 10 points from losing positions - a league high.


  • Frankfurt could celebrate their 400th Bundesliga home win. Meanwhile, Schalke's Christian Fuchs and Jefferson Farfan could make their 150th Bundesliga appearances.


  • Both Schalke's manager Jens Keller (2004) and sporting director Horst Heldt (2001) were relegated with Frankfurt - Keller was also promoted with them twice (2003, 2005). Keller will also celebrate his 43rd birthday on the day after the match.


  • Heribert Bruchhagen (sporting director at S04 from 1988 to 1992), Tranquillo Barnetta (on loan at Frankfurt from Schalke), Carlos Zambrano, Jermaine Jones and Ralf Fährmann all have ties with their opponents.

FC Augsburg - 1899 Hoffenheim

  • FC Augsburg and 1899 Hoffenheim have an even record after four Bundesliga meetings (1 win each, 2 draws).


  • Hoffenheim have won just one of their seven competitive matches in Augsburg (D1 L5).


  • Augsburg have won just one of their last seven Bundesliga matches (D1 L7) - a 2-1 victory against Mainz on matchday 11.


  • Hoffenheim have also won just one of their last seven Bundesliga games (D2 L4) - a 4-1 win at Hannover on matchday 10.


  • Including last season, FCA have conceded at least one goal in their last seven home games, matching their worst run. Their last clean sheet at home was a 3-0 win over Stuttgart in April.


  • Including last season, Hoffenheim have conceded at least once in their last 18 games. It's the club's longest Bundesliga run without a clean sheet. The last time they stopped the opponents scoring was in a 3-0 win against Düsseldorf in April 2013.


  • TSG have scored in each of their last 16 Bundesliga games - a club record. The last time Hoffenheim failed to score in a game was a 5-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen in April.


  • FCA have claimed 10 of their 13 points at home, while Hoffenheim have picked up seven of their 13 points in just five away trips.


  • FC Augsburg have let 14 points slip from winning positions this season (D1 L4) - a league high. TSG are right behind them with 12 points dropped after taking the lead (D3 L2).


  • Hoffenheim have already conceded 12 goals from set-pieces - a league high. FCA are right behind them having conceded 10 goals from dead-ball situations (the same as Hertha).


  • Halil Altintop could make his 249th Bundesliga appearance (the same as Yildiray Bastürk) and score his 50th Bundesliga goal. No other Turkish player has scored more goals or made more appearances in Germany's top flight.

Hertha BSC - Bayer 04 Leverkusen

  • Hertha BSC haven't lost any of their last seven Bundesliga matches against Leverkusen. Four draws have followed three consecutive wins. Berlin have never been unbeaten for a longer spell against Bayer 04.


  • Berlin haven't won even a quarter of their Bundesliga home games against Leverkusen (4 of 17, 24%). They haven't got a worse home-win percentage against any other side (at least 2 home games required).


  • Hertha have failed to score in just one of their last 21 Bundesliga matches against Bayer 04, a 3-0 home defeat in December 2007. Berlin have scored in each of the last seven meetings.


  • Leverkusen have 28 points after 12 games - the club have only had a better record after the same amount of games in 2003/04 (29 points) and 2001/02 (30 points).


  • A third-placed side has never had more than Leverkusen's 28 points after 12 matchdays in Bundesliga history (partially converted to the 3-points-per-win system). Only Werder Bremen also had 28 points as a third-placed side in 2003/04.


  • Hertha have kept a clean sheet in just two of their 14 competitive matches this season, both in 1-0 home wins - on matchday 3 against HSV and on matchday 9 against Gladbach.


  • Heung-Min Son scored three goals and assisted a further one in the 5-3 win against his former club Hamburg on matchday 12. A South Korean player had never scored more than two goals in a game before.


  • Adrian Ramos, Sidney Sam and Stefan Kießling share fifth place in the goalscoring charts with seven goals each. Berlin's Colombian has also been involved in the last six Hertha goals (4 goals, 2 assists).


  • Hajime Hosogai moved to Hertha from Bayer 04 this summer. He joined Leverkusen in January 2011, but spent one and a half years on loan at Augsburg.


  • Jos Luhukay played two Bundesliga games for Bayer Uerdingen, the first of which was against Leverkusen. He lost 2-1 in 1995/96 after being brought on, while Rudi Völler was a starter for Bayer 04.

Borussia Dortmund - Bayern München

  • The "German El Clasico" sees the best attack in the league (Dortmund - 32 goals scored) against the best defence (Bayern - 7 goals conceded).


  • Dortmund inflicted FC Bayern and new manager Guardiola's only defeat in a competitive match this season (4-2 win in German Super Cup).


  • FC Bayern are without a Bundesliga win against Dortmund in six meetings (D2 L4). Only Bremen (12 matches 1988-93 and 8 matches 2000-04) have gone on longer runs without a Bundesliga defeat against the record champions.


  • FCB have come out on top in the two recent pivotal clashes against BVB in the German Cup quarterfinal (1-0 at home) and the Champions League final (2-1 at Wembley).


  • Bayern set a new league record on matchday 12 by reaching their 37th game without defeat. Their last league loss (2-1 at home to Leverkusen) was almost 13 months ago.


  • Since a 0-0 draw with Mainz on April 14th 2012, FCB have scored in their last 49 Bundesliga games. However, they have scored just three times in the last six league games against BVB.


  • Dortmund have lost their last two competitive matches. The last time Klopp's men lost three games in a row was in January/February 2010, with two consecutive home defeats last happening in September 2009. Bayern were amongst their opponents on both occasions.


  • BVB have won their first six home games this season (as they did in 1994/95 and 2003/04). Dortmund have never started a season with seven home wins in their Bundesliga history.


  • Mario Götze could make his first appearance against his former club Dortmund. The Germany international has been in Bayern's starting XI for the last three competitive games, but hasn't been involved in a goal in any of them.


  • Robert Lewandowski is the top scorer in the league (9 goals) and the joint-top points-scorer (goals + assists) alongside Marco Reus and Bayer 04's Sidney Sam (12 scorer-points each).

Hamburger SV - Hannover 96

  • HSV haven't lost any of their last eight home matches against Hannover (W3 D5) - 96 have failed to score in their last four matches in Hamburg. Hannover's last away win against HSV was in December 2004 (2-0).


  • Hamburg have lost their last two games, while Hannover are without a win in six matches (D2 L4).


  • HSV have won just one of their last seven home fixtures (D2 L4) - a 4-0 victory against promoted side Braunschweig on August 31st.


  • All 14 points that Hannover have collected this season have come at home, meaning they are the only Bundesliga side without a point on the road.


  • HSV have conceded the most goals in the division (29), although no side has scored more than them since van Marwijk took charge (16 goals in 6 games, the same as Schalke and Dortmund).


  • HSV have only conceded more goals after 12 games than their current tally of 29 twice before in the Bundesliga: 1987/88 (34) and 1970/71 (31), although Hamburg ended both of those campaigns in the top six.


  • Pierre-Michel Lasogga has scored eight goals for HSV in eight Bundesliga matches. The striker has needed 68 minutes per goal, a rate that no other player in the division can match (only including players that have scored more than 2 goals).


  • Lasogga has scored seven of his eight goals this season away from home, more than three times as many as the whole Hannover team have managed on the road (2).


  • Lasogga's first Bundesliga goal came against Hannover: He ensured a 1-1 draw for Hertha on August 21st 2011.


  • Rafael van der Vaart has been involved in 42% of HSV's goals and is in fourth place in the Bundesliga points-scorer charts (goals + assists) with six goals and five assists.

Werder Bremen - 1.FSV Mainz 05

  • Mainz have only lost more Bundesliga games against Schalke (9) and Bayern (10) than they have against Bremen (8). Bayern (41) are the only side that FSV have conceded more goals against than they have against Werder (27, the same as Stuttgart).


  • Mainz have scored in their last seven meetings with Bremen, but have won just two of those (D2 L3).


  • FSV have lost each of their last four away games and are in 16th in the away table with just three points to their name. Nevertheless, they have scored in each of their last seven away matches, equalling their club record.


  • Bremen have scored just 13 goals, giving them the third-worst attack in the league. The last time Werder had as few goals after 12 matchdays was in 1989/90 (also 13).


  • Only Braunschweig have had less possession (42.3%) and a worse pass accuracy (73.0%) than Bremen (42.9% possession, 73.2% pass accuracy).


  • Bremen haven't lost any of their last 20 home matches on a Sunday (W11 D9). Their last home defeat on a Sunday was against Bielefeld in February 2009 (2-1).


  • Mainz 05 have conceded just two goals from set-pieces, a league best together with Champions League participants Bayern and Leverkusen. Mainz also conceded the fewest goals from set-pieces last season (9, the same as FC Bayern).


  • Mainz could suffer their 100th Bundesliga defeat. FSV have lost 99 times in 250 top-flight matches (W83 D68).


  • Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has scored two goals as a sub in his last two games and, together with Hertha's Ronny, is the most prolific substitute in the league with three goals from the bench. He has also been involved in four of Mainz's last eight goals (3 goals, 1 assist).


  • Santiago Garcia will be missing for Bremen after picking up his fifth booking of the season. Mainz's Christian Wetklo has to watch on for two more games following his red card.



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