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Stuart Dalgleish 3rd Oct 2013 - 16:30

Bundesliga Opta Facts | 4-6 October

Hannover 96 - Hertha BSC


  • Hannover have picked up just one point in their last two home meetings with Hertha; Freiburg are the only other Bundesliga side that 96 are without a win against in their last two home games.
  • 96 won a league-high 72% of their points in home games last season; their percentage in this campaign stands at 100% but are yet to claim a point on the road or even score a goal.
  • Hannover could break a club record in the top flight with another home win. The only other occasions when they won their first four home games in a season were during the 1965/66 and 1969/70 seasons; they have never reached five.
  • Hertha have won just one of their last 14 Bundesliga away games (D7, L6); a 3-1 win in Mainz during March 2012. Since then, Berlin have drawn four times in six Bundesliga away appearances (L2).
  • Luhukay's side have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last eight competitive away matches (including last season). The last time a side failed to score on their home turf against Hertha was TSV 1860 München in a 0-0 draw in March.
  • Despite not having a positive goal difference after seven games, Slomka's side still sit in the top four of the Bundesliga table. The last side to do that in the top flight was MSV Duisburg during the 1997/98 campaign.
  • 96 have managed to score at least twice in their last six home matches (15 goals) something they have never done under Mirko Slomka before; the last time they achieved that was between September 2007 and February 2008 (also a run of six games).
  • Hannover have already won six points after trailing in games this season, a league high. Hertha are second with five points; Berlin have won four of those points in their last two matches.



1.FSV Mainz 05 - 1899 Hoffenheim


  • Mainz have won five of their 10 competitive meetings with Hoffenheim (including second division games), with TSG winning just twice (D3). FSV are also unbeaten in the last three encounters (W1, D2). Hoffenheim's only Bundesliga win over Mainz was a 4-0 away win in September 2011.
  • Mainz have a better win percentage against Hoffenheim than against any other side in the Bundesliga (63%). They have picked up an average of 2.1 points per game in Bundesliga matches against TSG.
  • After winning their first three games of the season, Mainz have now lost their last four Bundesliga fixtures. It's the first time that has happened under Thomas Tuchel (the first instance since March/April 2007 under Jürgen Klopp). Mainz's worst record is seven consecutive top-flight defeats (winter 2004/05).
  • FSV have conceded a total of 12 goals in their last four league games. TSG have also conceded 12 times during that timeframe.
  • There have been a total of 36 goals in the seven league matches involving TSG so far, an average of 5.1 goals per game; the highest average across the top five European leagues.
  • The last time there were more goals in games involving a particular side was in the 1976/77 campaign for FC Bayern (41) and TeBe Berlin (45). The side from Berlin still hold the record after seven games.
  • Hoffenheim have scored at least once in their last 11 Bundesliga games, something they last managed in early 2012 (12 consecutive games). However, they have also conceded in each of their last 13 top-flight fixtures; an unwanted club record.
  • Mainz have taken the lead in five of their matches this season, but have lost two of them; the latter is a league high. Opponents Hoffenheim have lost seven points from winning positions; a joint-league-high.
  • Nicolai Müller has scored six of Mainz's 10 Bundesliga goals in 2013/14, he has scored the opener three times (league high). He is the joint-top-scorer so far this season, with Robert Lewandowski, Vedad Ibisevic and Hoffenheim's Anthony Modeste.



Borussia Mönchengladbach - Borussia Dortmund


  • Dortmund have only lost one of their last 11 games against Gladbach (W7, D3); a 1-0 defeat back in April 2011.
  • Favre's men have hosted three teams this Bundesliga season and have sent all of them packing empty-handed: Hannover left having lost 3-0, while Bremen and Braunschweig were outplayed in two separate 4-1 victories.
  • Including the last game of the 2012/13 season (a 4-3 defeat to Bayern), Gladbach have scored at least three times in their last four home games in the Bundesliga.
  • Dortmund remain undefeated in the league after their 5-0 win against Freiburg and, with 19 points from seven games, BVB have made the best start to a Bundesliga campaign in their history; they only had 18 points at this stage of their title-winning season in 2010/11.
  • Klopp's men have won five of their last seven away games in the Bundesliga (D2) and are undefeated since their 2-1 defeat against Schalke on March 9th. BVB have lost only one of their last 18 away games in the Bundesliga (W11, D6).
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach are the second-best tacklers in the league (54.2% of challenges won). Last season, Gladbach won only 50.2% of their tackles.
  • Dortmund have scored in each of their last 31 games. The club's record stands at 32 consecutive games scored in (April 1995 to March 1996) and is well within reach. FC Bayern München currently have the longest scoring streak in Bundesliga history (44 games).
  • In the 2012/13 season, Marco Reus joined Dortmund from Gladbach for a fee of €17.1 million. Reus made a total of 97 Bundesliga appearances for Gladbach; scoring 36 goals and assisting 20.
  • Newly involved Germany international Max Kruse has picked up where he left off last season. After scoring 11 goals and assisting eight in the 2012/13 campaign, he has already been involved in seven goals (4 goals, 3 assists) after only seven matchdays this season.




FC Schalke 04 - FC Augsburg


  • Schalke have never lost to FC Augsburg; the only current Bundesliga side that this is the case (W2, D2). S04 have won their two home fixtures against FCA 3-1.
  • FC Schalke 04 are set for their 600th Bundesliga victory; only six sides have reached this milestone before (Bayern, Bremen, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Dortmund and Gladbach).
  • The last time Schalke conceded as many goals after seven matchdays as they have this season (16) was 26 years ago; Schalke had conceded 17 at the same point in the 1987/88 campaign and were relegated in last place.
  • Keller's side are already 10 points behind third place, the required finish to achieve automatic qualification for the Champions League; there are only half as many points (5) separating them from an automatic relegation spot (17th).
  • It's the first time that Augsburg will go into a meeting with Schalke while sitting above them in the table.
  • FCA have lost just one of their last five Bundesliga games (W3, 1D), but they have also lost six of their last seven away matches.
  • Schalke (24 - second only to Freiburg's 26) have allowed twice as many clear-cut chances than Augsburg (11, only four teams have allowed fewer).
  • Relegation candidates Augsburg have had the third-highest amount of shots this season (119), while Champions League participants Schalke have the third-fewest amount in the top flight (77, the same amount as Bremen).
  • Augsburg's Mohamed Amsif (2005-10), Jan Moravek (2009 until January 2012 - with loan spells away from the club) and Halil Altintop (96 Bundesliga games and 16 goals between July 2006 and January 2010) are all former Schalke players.
  • Halil Altintop and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar could each score their 50th goal in the Bundesliga.





VfB Stuttgart - Werder Bremen


  • This is the 95th time that Bremen and Stuttgart have met in the top flight. The only side that Bremen have faced more often in the Bundesliga are Hamburg (99 times). There have only been more goals in one other Bundesliga duel (337 in BVB vs. HSV) than in this one (311).
  • Only Bayern (186) have scored more goals against Stuttgart than Bremen (162). Against no other Bundesliga side have Werder scored more goals than against VfB (162) and they too have only conceded more goals against Bayern München (166).
  • Bremen have lost just one of their last five matches against Stuttgart (W2, D2); a 4-1 away defeat in April 2012.
  • Thomas Schneider has claimed 10 points in his first four games in charge at VfB. The last new Stuttgart manager with this record was Christian Gross in 2009. He started his tenure with a run of six games undefeated (W5).
  • Only Braunschweig (3) have scored fewer goals than Bremen this season. The last time Bremen scored eight or fewer goals in their first seven Bundesliga games of the season was 23 years ago in the 1990/91 campaign (seven goals, they finished the season in third).
  • Stuttgart have only won one of their last five top-flight home games (D2, L2); a 6-2 victory over Hoffenheim on September 1st.
  • Stuttgart have already scored six goals from set-pieces, a league high together with Hamburger SV.
  • Vedad Ibisevic has scored 11 goals in 13 competitive matches and is the most prolific Bundesliga player this season (accurate prior to the European matches on October 1st-3rd).
  • Mehmet Ekici has won each of his four Bundesliga meetings with Stuttgart, scoring three times; against no other side has he scored more often (seven Bundesliga goals overall).
  • After 48 Bundesliga games and 3,361 minutes without one, Eljero Elia finally scored a Bundesliga goal in the match against Nürnberg last weekend. The attacker's previous one came in December 2010 for HSV.


VfL Wolfsburg - Eintracht Braunschweig


  • This is the 44th Lower Saxony derby in the history of the Bundesliga. Only Hannover and Wolfsburg (23 games), and Hannover and Braunschweig (20 games) had contested the fixture before.
  • Eintracht have 879 points and sit in 20th, while Wolfsburg sit in 21st with 750 points.
  • Over 20 years ago, the two teams faced each other in their only competitive meeting since the start of the Bundesliga in 1963. In May 1993, Wolfsburg beat Braunschweig 1-0 in the second division, having already beaten them 4-1 in the first half of the season.
  • With one point and a 3:18 goal difference, Braunschweig are the worst Bundesliga team ever. A record previously held by Schalke 04 in the 1967/68 season with one point and a 3:17 goal difference; Schalke managed to avoid relegation that year.
  • Since their early Bundesliga promotion on April 26th, Braunschweig have not won any of their 11 competitive fixtures (7 Bundesliga, 1 German Cup, 3 second division), drawing three and losing eight. Their last victory came against Ingolstadt (1-0).
  • Both teams have failed to impress with their chance-conversion rates; Eintracht have the worst (4.5%), while Wolfsburg are in 16th with 11.7%.
  • Braunschweig are the only team yet to score in the first half this season; their earliest goal came from Mirko Boland in the 58th minute (in a 4-1 defeat to Gladbach).
  • Dieter Hecking finished his playing career at Eintracht. He played 18 games in the third division (5 goals) in the 1999/2000 season.
  • Wolfsburg defender Robin Knoche was born on May 22nd 1992 in Braunschweig. The central defender moved from Olympia Braunschweig to Wolfsburg in 2005.







Bayer 04 Leverkusen - FC Bayern München


  • FC Bayern are undefeated in their last 32 Bundesliga games (W27, D5). Only Hamburger SV (36 games from January 1982 until January 1983) have gone on a longer undefeated streak in the Bundesliga.
  • Bayern are the last Bundesliga side to have won in Leverkusen. On matchday 26 last season, they recorded a 2-1 victory in the BayArena. Since then, Leverkusen have secured one draw and most recently, seven wins in a row.
  • With 18 points, Bayer Leverkusen are the best third-ranked team ever in Bundesliga history after seven matchdays.
  • Bayern won last year's league title having never relinquished the top spot in the standings. This season they are yet to feature in first place, although they are level on points with current table toppers Borussia Dortmund.
  • Leverkusen and Bayern are the only teams in the league yet to concede a header.
  • Bayer 04 have never experienced a more successful start to a Bundesliga campaign than this season. It's the first time they have collected 18 points from the opening seven matches.
  • Emre Can joined Bayer 04 Leverkusen this summer after four years of service at FC Bayern. At Leverkusen, he has already made four Bundesliga appearances; the same amount as for Bayern.
  • Stefan Kießling or Sidney Sam have been involved in 14 of Leverkusen's 17 goals this season (82%).
  • Sidney Sam is the current Bundesliga top points-scorer with five goals and four assists. He also leads the assist charts together with Stuttgart's Alexandru Maxim.
  • As manager of Barcelona, Pep Guardiola handed Bayer 04 a 7-1 defeat in the return leg of the Champions League second round in 2012. It was Leverkusen's highest defeat in European Cup history.




1.FC Nürnberg - Hamburger SV


  • Nürnberg may have lost just one of their last six meetings with Hamburger SV (W2, D3), but they have only suffered more defeats against Bayern (36) than they have against HSV (32). They have also conceded the most goals against Hamburg (122).
  • Hamburg's average points-haul against Nürnberg (1.81) is better than against any other current Bundesliga side. The same applies for their winning percentage (52%) and average number of goals scored per game (1.97).
  • HSV have conceded 19 goals this season and have the worst defence in the division. They have never conceded as many goals after seven matchdays before.
  • Hamburg have five points after seven games; they have only had fewer four times in their 51 years of Bundesliga football (most recently 2011/12; 4 points). HSV have been in 16th (relegation play-off spot) for the last two matchdays, their worst position so far this season.
  • Along with Freiburg and Braunschweig, Nürnberg are yet to win a league game. That has happened to FCN four times before in the Bundesliga, but they always avoided relegation.
  • HSV have won just one of their last eight Bundesliga matches (D2, L5); a 4-0 victory over promoted side Braunschweig. That win was the only time that they have kept a clean sheet in their last 16 matches.
  • FCN have won just one of their last six Bundesliga home games (D2, L3); a 3-2 win against Bremen on the final matchday of last season. They have also kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 home matches (3-0 win over Schalke).
  • Nürnberg have faced the most shots this season (142). Hamburg are in third place (128).
  • FCN trailed for the sixth time this season against Bremen (only Braunschweig have done so more; 7 times), but they have turned four of those into draws. Only Hertha (5) and Hannover (6) have won more points from losing positions than Nürnberg (4).
  • Pierre-Michel Lasogga has become a beacon of hope for Hamburg. After scoring the winner against Fürth in the cup, he also grabbed a goal in his side's recent draw against Frankfurt and had the most shots in that game (4).



Sport-Club Freiburg - Eintracht Frankfurt


  • The clash between Freiburg and Frankfurt sees Germany's two Europa League participants go head-to-head. Both teams are still battling on three fronts after their respective cup wins.
  • Against no other Bundesliga side have Frankfurt taken more points (on average per game) than against Freiburg (1.6).
  • SCF have not won any of their last three home games against Frankfurt (D2, L1) and failed to score in any of those games too. The last two meetings in the Freiburg ended goalless.
  • Freiburg have won only one of their last seven competitive games against Eintracht (D2, L4); a 1-0 away win in September 2010.
  • SCF have not lost any of their last seven Bundesliga home games on a Sunday (W4, D3). Their last home defeat on this day came just under two years ago against HSV (2-1).
  • With three points from seven games, Freiburg have equalled their worst start to a Bundesliga season in the club's history (1996/97).
  • Including last season, Freiburg have not won any of their last eight league games (D3, L5). For Freiburg, it is their longest run of poor form under Christian Streich.
  • Eintracht are undefeated in their last three away games (W2) and have picked up seven of their eight points on the road this season.
  • Frankfurt are set to play their 1,500th Bundesliga game. Only seven teams have played more. Eintracht have suffered the most defeats in Bundesliga history (567).
  • Johannes Flum and Jan Rosenthal both wore Freiburg colours last year.





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