Bundesliga Opta Facts | 31 January - 2 February
Eintracht Braunschweig v Borussia Dortmund
- Out of the previous 17 games played at Braunshweig, the home side have won 10 and suffered only four defeats (3 draws). Only in three of these games have Dortmund scored more than one goal (an average of 0.9 goals per game).
- Dortmund have not won any of their last four Bundesliga games and have picked up only two of a possible 12 points during this period. The last time the club went four games without a win was four and a half years ago (six games between August and September 2009).
- For the first time in Klopp's era at the club, BVB have conceded in nine successive league games - their last clean sheet was on matchday 9 in a 1-0 win over Hannover 96.
- Braunschweig haven't conceded in two games or 195 minutes. This is something Lieberknecht's men last managed on matchdays 11 and 12. A clean sheet against BVB would be the first time the club have kept three consecutive clean sheets in 31 years.
- The only sides to have scored fewer than 10 goals (Braunschweig's current haul) after 18 Bundesliga games are Frankfurt in 1970/71 and Tasmania Berlin in 1965/66 (both 8). Tasmania were relegated, while Frankfurt managed to survive in 15th.
- Dortmund have suffered as many defeats in their first eight away games this season as they did in the whole of last season (2).
- Bottom-of-the-table Braunschweig have kept more clean sheets this season (5) than Champions League last-16 side Dortmund (4).
- Torsten Lieberknecht and Jürgen Klopp were both at FSV Mainz 05 between 1995 and 2001. In fact, Lieberknecht's last five games at the club came under manager Jürgen Klopp.
- Battle of the longest-serving managers: Torsten Lieberknecht has been at Braunschweig since May 2008, making him the longest serving manager of all current Bundesliga teams. Jürgen Klopp took over at BVB in July 2008.
FC Augsburg v SV Werder Bremen
- The last game between these two sides ended in a 1-0 win for Bremen and was Werder's first ever Bundesliga win against FCA at the fifth time of asking (D2, L2).
- FC Augsburg are undefeated in six Bundesliga games (W3, D3) and have equalled their top-flight club record (unbeaten in six games from February to March 2012).
- Bremen (37 goals conceded) have the third-worst defence in the league, but have kept a clean sheet in their last two games (222 Bundesliga minutes). The last time they did this was in the first two matchdays of this season.
- Augsburg have 25 points to their name. In both of their previous Bundesliga seasons, the club had a maximum of 15 points at this time.
- Bremen have faced the most shots in the league this season (314) and only Freiburg (124) have faced more shots on target than Werder (112).
- FCA have won each of their last three Bundesliga home games, something they have only previously managed in the last three home games of the 2012/13 season. Four home wins in a row would be a new club record. It would also equal the club's record of six home wins in a season (achieved in the 2011/12 campaign).
- Bremen haven't won any of their last five Bundesliga away games (D2, L3) - the last time Werder waited this long for an away win was at the end of last season (six games). Their last away win came in the northern derby against HSV in September 2013 (2-0).
- Augsburg's Andre Hahn has attempted the most crosses from open play (67). In the 2-2 draw in Dortmund, two of those crosses led to goals.
- Augsburg have picked up 21 of a possible 30 points with Marwin Hitz in goal and have kept four clean sheets. Of the Bundesliga goalkeepers with at least 10 appearances this season, only Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Bernd Leno have a better save percentage than Hitz.
1899 Hoffenheim v Hamburger SV
- There were seven home wins and two draws in the first nine games between these two sides and only two goals were scored by the away team - more recently, however, there have been two impressive away wins (4-1 for HSV in May 2013, 5-1 for Hoffenheim in August 2013).
- Apart from their 4-1 defeat in May 2013, TSG's home record against HSV is strong (W3, D1). All three victories have been secured by a margin of at least three goals.
- TSG have won eight Bundesliga games by a margin of four goals, never more. Three of these eight games have been against Hamburg, including the two most recent ones.
- Hoffenheim (42 conceded goals) and Hamburg (41) have the leakiest defences in the league. The other teams in the division conceded an average of just 27 goals so far. Also, games involving TSG (78 goals) and HSV (74) have provided the most goals so far.
- Hoffenheim are without a win in three games and have also lost their last two matches. It's the first time since Markus Gisdol was appointed manager that TSG have failed to score a goal in two consecutive Bundesliga games.
- TSG have not won at home in the past six games (D3, L3) - their last home victory was a 2-1 win against Gladbach in mid-September. They failed to win against Bremen (4-4) and Dortmund (2-2) in their most recent home games despite having taken a two goal lead.
- Hoffenheim have dropped 16 points from winning positions this season - a league high together with Augsburg. They also lead the home statistics in this regard - 11 points dropped after leading in their own stadium.
- After 12 points from 12 games with Bert van Marwijk in charge, Hamburg are back where they started when the Dutchman was appointed, in 16th place.
- Roberto Firmino had a hand in all five TSG goals in the meeting earlier this season (2 goals, 3 assists). No other player has been involved in five goals in one game so far in 2013/14.
1.FSV Mainz 05 v Sport-Club Freiburg
- 1. FSV Mainz 05 have not lost to SC Freiburg in their last six Bundesliga meetings (W3, D3) - Freiburg's last victory over Mainz was a 1-0 home win in November 2010.
- This is Mainz's longest unbeaten run against SCF in their Bundesliga history - overall they have only managed to stay unbeaten in six successive games against two other top-flight clubs: Dortmund (September 2005 - April 2010) and Hertha (March 2006 - October 2011).
- Freiburg have never managed to win a Bundesliga game in Mainz (D2, L3). Their last victory there in a competitive match was a 3-2 (AET) quarterfinal win in last year's German Cup.
- Mainz are unbeaten in their last four games (W2, D2) and have lost just one of their last seven Bundesliga games - a 3-1 defeat at home to BVB at the end of November.
- For the first time this season, Freiburg have won two consecutive games. Three Bundesliga wins in a row is something that SCF have done only twice with Streich as their manager (2011/12 in March and 2012/13 in March/April).
- Mainz have scored 19 of their 27 goals in the second half of their games (70%) - proportionally, more than any other team in the league and the same amount of goals SCF have scored all season.
- For the first time since May 2013, Freiburg managed to win a game despite going a goal down last weekend against Bayer 04. Mainz have recently accomplished this feat twice in a row, after they had only previously secured two points all season from losing positions.
- For the first time since matchday 3 (14th place), Freiburg no longer occupy one of the last three places in the standings. With Christian Streich in charge, SCF have always collected at least 25 points in the second half of the season (2011/12: 27 points, 2012/13: 25 points).
- Bayern (7 goals from the bench), Mainz (7) and Freiburg (6) have scored the most goals from the bench this season. Benedikt Saller and Felix Klaus both scored a goal as a substitute for their respective teams last weekend.
- Shinji Okazaki has scored four goals in the last four appearances and has been directly involved in seven of Mainz's last nine goals (6 goals, 1 assist).
FC Schalke 04 v VfL Wolfsburg
- Schalke have won three of their last four matches against Wolfsburg, with the only defeat in that timeframe coming in the meeting earlier this season (4-0). That 4-0 win was Wolfsburg's highest victory in a competitive match against Schalke.
- Schalke have won their last three home fixtures against Wolfsburg without conceding a single goal. VfL have thus not scored a goal at Schalke in 279 minutes. The last Wolfsburg victory in Gelsenkirchen was a 2-1 win in September 2009.
- Wolfsburg are having their best ever Bundesliga season. 30 points from 18 games has only been achieved once before in the club's top-flight history; in the 2004/05 campaign, they also had 30 points, but they had a worse goal difference (then: +5, now: +7).
- Keller's men have not conceded a goal in the past three games (W2) and have lost just one of their last eight Bundesliga matches (W5, D2).
- Hecking's men are undefeated in their last five away games (W3, D2). Their last defeat on the road was a 1-0 loss in Munich against FC Bayern on September 28th 2013.
- Both Schalke and Wolfsburg have already had 12 different Bundesliga goalscorers - a league-best together with Bayern (accurate prior to Stuttgart vs. Bayern on January 29th).
- Jefferson Farfan was directly involved in all three goals scored against Hamburg (1 goal, 2 assists) - it was the third time in the Peruvian striker's career that he has collected three scorer-points (goals + assists) in one Bundesliga game.
- Farfan is Schalke's top goalscorer (seven goals) and has also provided the most assists for them this season (four, the same as Draxler and Aogo).
- Jens Keller was a Wolfsburg player for two and a half years (January 1996 - June 1998). In the 1996/97 season, he was part of the team that secured promotion to the Bundesliga, where he went on to make 31 appearances for Wolfsburg in the following campaign (one goal).
Hannover 96 v Borussia Mönchengladbach
- Gladbach have won each of their last three games against Hannover and five of the last six meetings in total (L1).
- In 1992, Hannover 96 became the only second-division side to win the German Cup after a 4-3 AET victory over Mönchengladbach.
- Gladbach have kept clean sheets in each of their last three away games. The last time they conceded on the road was in their 1-0 defeat to Hertha in October. The last time Borussia kept three consecutive clean sheets away from home was around 18 years ago (a club-record run of four successive away games without conceding).
- Including last season, Hannover have lost just one of their last 11 Bundesliga home games (W6, D4) - a 4-1 defeat to Hoffenheim at the end of October. However, they have won just once in their last five home matches (D3, L1).
- Gladbach have collected just two points from eight late Saturday kick-offs away from home with a goal record of 2:20. Borussia have failed to score in six of those games.
- Hannover celebrated their first away victory of the season on matchday 18 (3-1 against Wolfsburg) following eight previous defeats. Meanwhile, Gladbach's 2-0 loss to Bayern was their first home defeat of the season (W8, D1).
- Only games involving Gladbach have yet to produce a goal from a corner kick.
- Since his Bundesliga debut on matchday 29 of the 2010/11 season, Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been in the starting XI on each of the 92 matchdays. The only other player who can boast the same record is Ron-Robert Zieler, who hasn't even missed a minute in the same period.
- Tayfun Korkut is only the fifth Hannover manager that has won in their first Bundesliga game in charge (previously Helmut Kronsbein, Hans Hipp, Dieter Hecking and Andreas Bergmann). Kronsbein in 1964 is the only 96-manager that has won their first two games.
Hertha BSC v 1.FC Nürnberg
- Hertha are without a win against Nürnberg in five Bundesliga games. Before their 2-2 draw earlier this season, Berlin had lost in four consecutive meetings. Hertha's last victory over FCN was a 1-0 home win in May 2008.
- Berlin have won just one of their last four Bundesliga home games - a 3-2 victory on matchday 16 against Bremen. Hertha failed to score in the other three games (D1, L2).
- FCN are undefeated in four Bundesliga games. It's their longest unbeaten run this season (W1, D3).
- However, as part of their historic winless first half of the season, Nürnberg also failed to pick up a victory in their nine away matches (D6, L3) - their last top-flight win on the road was in May 2013 when they beat Düsseldorf 2-1.
- Nürnberg have also conceded in each of their last 15 Bundesliga away games - their last clean sheet on the road was in a 0-0 draw against Frankfurt in February 2013.
- Berlin have led Nürnberg in the Bundesliga on 15 occasions, with FCN able to come back and win just once. Hertha have won 13 of the other 14 games.
- FCN have already hit the woodwork 16 times this season, a league-high by far. Hertha, on the other hand, have hit the post or crossbar just eight times.
- Josip Drmic scored his first ever Bundesliga brace in the game against Hoffenheim and is Nürnberg's top scorer with eight goals to his name. The Swiss striker has scored seven of FCN's last 14 goals.
- Nürnberg's best assist provider (five) Hiroshi Kiyotake is set for his 50th Bundesliga game. The Japan international has six goals and 15 assists from his 49 league appearances for FCN.
- Jos Luhukay has never beaten FCN in the Bundesliga. He may have recently secured a 2-2 draw as Hertha coach, but with his former club Augsburg, he lost three games (including 2 relegation play-off matches) and picked up just one draw.
Bayern v Eintract Frankfurt
- Since 1960, there have been 99 competitive matches between Bayern and Frankfurt (Bundesliga: 85, DFB-Pokal: 4, International: 4, Oberliga: 6).
- Since 1977, Eintracht have lost 25 of the 30 matches to have taken place at Bayern Munich (D4). Matchday 13 in 2000/01 is the only instance of a Frankfurt win at Bayern, Jan Aage Fjörtoft scored the winning goal (2-1).
- Bayern are leading the league by 13 points, this is the largest gap ever between the first and second place sides after 18 matches. Dortmund had 12 points more than Hanover in 2010/11; a gap of more than 11 points has never been closed in the BL.
- Munich have recorded 50 out of a possible 54 points; the best amount ever after 18 matches. Bayern beat their own record of 2005/06 (47 points).
- Bayern have scored in each of their last 55 league matches. This is not only a Bundesliga record but across Europe's Top 5 leagues, only Barcelona have managed a better run (64 matches, partly with Pep Guardiola); Arsenal also managed 55 matches in a row.
- When Munich's opponents have scored first this season, Bayern have always won (four times); Munich have only lost points in games where they scored first.
- Bayern won all Bundesliga home matches in the year 2013 (17). In the Bundesliga, only Munich have achieved this already - in 1972 and 2005.
- Frankfurt scored one goal in each of their last four Bundesliga matches, collecting seven points in this timeframe.
- For the first time since he arrived at Bayern, Pep Guardiola did not change his starting eleven from one competitive match to another.
- Thiago and Augsburg's Dominik Kohr are the only Bundesliga players in the history of the league to win in all their eight appearances. Thiago scored 1 goal and assisted another in Stuttgart (2-1).
- In March 2011 Armin Veh was defeated 0-6 by Bayern as coach of Hamburg. After the game he was substituted by Michael Oenning.
Bayer Leverkusen v Stuttgart
- Leverkusen are undefeated in seven against Stuttgart (5 wins, 2 draws). The last victory for Stuttgart happened four years ago; in April 2010 they won 2-1 in Stuttgart.
- Leverkusen have beaten Stuttgart more times than any other side in the Bundesliga (29 wins in 69 matches).
- Bayer 04 lost the last three Bundesliga-games in a row, the last time they lost that often in a row was in March 2012, at that time even four matches consecutively.
- VfB have also lost three games in a row, for the first time with Thomas Schneider as head coach. The last time they lost that often consecutively were the first three matchdays with Bruno Labbadia as the head coach.
- In the last five away-games, Stuttgart have conceded 16 goals (3.2 on average). In four of those five matches, Stuttgart shipped three or more goals.
- With eight assists so far, Leverkusen's Gonzalo Castro has the most of all players in the Bundesliga; he has only managed to achieve this once before, in the season of 2010/11.
- Against Stuttgart, Simon Rolfes and Gonzalo Castro could have their 250th appearance in the Bundesliga.
- Gonzalo Castro would be the youngest player of Leverkusen who reaches 250 appearances in the Bundesliga (on the matchday he will be 9732 days old). In the history of the Bundesliga, there have only been 13 players that have hit that milestone even earlier. The youngest was Eike Immel at the age of 9400 days.
- Stefan Kießlings favourite opponent is the VfB Stuttgart; against no other team has he managed to score that often (13 goals in 16 matches).
- With 15 goals in official games in this season, Vedad Ibisevic is currently in third place of all Bundesliga-players behind Thomas Müller (17) and Robert Lewandowski (16).
- Leverkusen's Bernd Leno (like Roberto Hilbert) played for the VfB Stuttgart yet, Stuttgart's Daniel Schwaab and Karim Haggui already had already won the Bayer 04 Leverkusen colours.