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Stuart Dalgleish 7th Mar 2013 - 12:26

Bundesliga Opta Facts - 8-10 March

FC Augsburg - 1. FC Nurnberg

  • Nurnberg haven't lost any of their last 13 competitive matches against Augsburg (W8 D5).
  • Augsburg haven't scored against Nurnberg in 585 minutes, a drought running over six games.
  • Just one goal has been scored in all three previous Bundesliga meeting between Augsburg and Nurnberg (Nurnberg won 1-0 in 2011/12, goal by Alexander Esswein).
  • Nurnberg are the only Bundesliga team that Augsburg haven't yet scored against in the top flight.
  • Augsburg gained nine points from their 17 games in the first half of the season. They have already gained twelve points from only seven games in 2013 (i.e. second half of the season).
  • With a victory in this game, Augsburg (currently on position 16) could reduce their deficit between themselves and Nurnberg (position 12) from seven to four points.
  • Nurnberg haven't won any of their last 10 away games in the top flight (D4 L6), which is currently the longest run of this kind in the Bundesliga. Their last away victory came on matchday three at Monchengladbach (3-2).
  • Since their last promotion to the top flight, Nurnberg have lost eight of their nine games on a Friday (one victory against Eintracht Frankfurt on February 18th, 2011).
  • Nurnberg's top goal scorer Sebastian Polter and Augsburg's Daniel Baier will both miss this game due to suspension.

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Bayern Munich - Fortuna Dusseldorf

  • Dusseldorf haven't won any of their last seven Bundesliga matches against Bayern Munich (D1 L6). Their last victory in the top flight versus Bayern came in April 1991 (1-0).
  • Bayern have won their last three Bundesliga games against Dusseldorf without conceding a goal (which also means that Dusseldorf haven't scored in 335 minutes against Bayern).
  • Bayern won their first eight Bundesliga matches in the first half of the season (goal difference 26-2) and their eighth victory (matchday 8) came against Dusseldorf (5-0). Ahead of this game, Bayern have won their first seven games of the season's second half (current goal difference in these seven games 20-1).
  • Bayern Munich's current record of 63 points and their goal difference of +56 have never been reached by any other team in Bundesliga history after 24 games. Borussia Dortmund - who broke a Bundesliga record with 81 points in 2011/13 - had "only" 55 points after 24 games last season.
  • Bayern haven't lost any of their last 22 competitive games (W18 D4).
  • Bayern have won their last 10 competitive games. They haven't had such a long run since 2009/10, when they won 13 consecutive (competitive) games.
  • Bayern have lost only one of their last 22 Bundesliga home games (W18 D3 L1).
  • Bayern kept a clean sheet in 17 of their last 28 Bundesliga home games (goal difference in these 28 home games: 85-12).
  • Dusseldorf haven't won any of their last eight away games in the top flight (L7 and a 1-1 at Dortmund).
  • Mario Gomez has scored four goals in his last four Bundesliga appearances. He has been involved in a goal every 55 minutes on average in his competitive games this season.
  • Dusseldorf's keeper Fabian Giefer made an error last week, which led to a goal for the opposition (1-1 against Mainz). It was his fourth error leading to a goal (more than any other keeper).

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FC Schalke 04 - Borussia Dortmund

  • Schalke have won only one of their last five Bundesliga games against Dortmund (D1 L3).
  • Dortmund have won their last two away games at Schalke. Only between 1964 and 1967 have they won four consecutive away games at Schalke.
  • Schalke haven't conceded as many goals (currently 39) after 24 games since 1987/88 (59).
  • Dortmund have scored in their last 16 consecutive Bundesliga games (level with their run in April 1995 - March 1996). They could set a new club record with a 17th game against Schalke.
  • Schalke are waiting for their 400th Bundesliga home victory (currently 399).
  • Schalke have currently won back-to-back games in the Bundesliga for the first time under coach Jens Keller.
  • Schalke's Jermaine Jones will miss the game due to previously picking up his fifth yellow. He has been booked in the top flight for Schalke every 216 minutes on average - that's the highest rate of all players in Schalke's Bundesliga history (considering only players with at least 25 appearances).
  • Since summer 2011, no defender has provided as many assists as Dortmund's Lukasz Piszczek (13) and Schalke's Christian Fuchs (12).
  • Robert Lewandowski has scored in each of his last six Bundesliga games. He could equal the club record set by Timo Konietzka in 1964/65, who scored in seven consecutive Bundesliga games for Dortmund.
  • Roman Weidenfeller will soon concede his 300th Bundesliga goal as a Dortmund keeper (currently 299). No other keeper has made as many Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund (276) as Weidenfeller.

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SC Freiburg - VfL Wolfsburg

  • Wolfsburg are still waiting for their first Bundesliga victory at Freiburg (D3 L6). No other team have made as many visits to Freiburg in the Bundesliga (9) without winning even one game there.
  • Freiburg have won their last five Bundesliga home games against Wolfsburg. Wolfsburg's last point at Freiburg came back in 2001/02 (0-0).
  • Against no other team have Freiburg won five consecutive home games in their Bundesliga history.
  • Felix Magath was dismissed as Wolfsburg coach after a 0-2 home defeat against Freiburg earlier this season (matchday five) and replaced by Lorenz-Günther Köstner (who himself was subsequently replaced by Dieter Hecking).
  • Freiburg have lost only one of their last 12 competitive games (W6 D5). They have gained eight points from their last four Bundesliga games (W2 D2, like Leverkusen) - only Bayern have won more (12).
  • Freiburg haven't conceded a goal in their last four Bundesliga home games. This is a new club record.
  • They didn't concede for 378 minutes in Bundesliga home games back in 2000/01 which is a club record for them. They could, however, easily set up a new record of this kind against Wolfsburg as they currently haven't conceded a goal in 371 minutes (only Bundesliga home games).
  • Wolfsburg have won only one of their last six Bundesliga games (D2 L3 and a 1-0 victory at Furth).
  • Wolfsburg have gained as many as 17 points from their away games this season, but only 10 points from their home games.
  • Wolfsburg have never scored fewer goals (24) in their first 24 Bundesliga games of a single season (like 2006/07).
  • As a coach, Dieter Hecking has never won a Bundesliga game against Freiburg: He has lost four and drawn two of his six duels with Freiburg (April 2010 - October 2012; all of them as Nurnberg coach).

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1. FSV Mainz 05 - Bayer 04 Leverkusen

  • This is the 14th Bundesliga meeting between Mainz and Leverkusen (W5 D3 L5 each, goal difference 20-20). They drew 2-2 their meeting in the first half of the season.
  • Mainz haven't won any of their last six competitive games (D4 L2). This has been their longest run without a victory this season.
  • For the first time in their Bundesliga history Mainz have drawn four consecutive Bundesliga games.
  • Leverkusen have only won one Bundesliga game after falling behind this season - last week against Stuttgart (2-1).
  • Leverkusen haven't lost any of their last four Bundesliga games (W2 D2).
  • Leverkusen haven't won any of their last four Bundesliga away games (D3 L1), but they have drawn their last three.
  • Mainz have conceded more own goals than any other team (3; their third came last week at Dusseldorf; 1-1. No other team have conceded more than one own goal.)
  • No other player has scored more Bundesliga goals than Stefan Kießling this season (16, like Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski).
  • No player other than Kießling has been involved in 22 Bundesliga goals this season (16 goals, 6 assists).
  • Ivan Klasnic made his first game as a starter for Mainz last week against Dusseldorf. Not only did he score his first goal for Mainz, but also his 50th Bundesliga goal and his first in more than 4.5 years.
  • Andre Schürrle scored 15 Bundesliga goals for Mainz in 2010/11. No other player has ever scored as many goals for Mainz within one season.

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SpVgg Greuther Furth - 1899 Hoffenheim

  • Their first meeting this season resulted in a draw (3-3) - although Furth fell behind three times during the game. Both former Furth coach Mike Büskens and Hoffenheim coach Markus Babbel were dismissed at a later date.
  • Furth could set a new historic Bundesliga record: Never have a team gone without a victory in their first 13 home games.
  • Furth have won only one of their last 22 Bundesliga games (D8 L13 and a 2-1-victory at Schalke on matchday 20).
  • Hoffenheim have never lost more than five consecutive away games (like currently) in the top flight. They could set a new club record with their sixth away defeat in a row in this match.
  • Hoffenheim have also never gone without an away victory in more than their current eight game run. A ninth consecutive away game without victory would therefore be a new club record.
  • Furth have by far the worst home record in the top flight (four points from twelve home games).
  • Hoffenheim have by far the worst away record (four points from eleven away games).
  • No team have scored as few goals as Furth (14), while no team have conceded as many goals as Hoffenheim (49).
  • No teams beside Furth (16 losses) and Hoffenheim (14 losses) have lost more than eleven Bundesliga games this season.
  • Hoffenheim have scored almost twice as many goals (27) as Furth (14). They have, however, collected only two points more (16) than Furth (14).
  • Hoffenheim coach Marco Kurz has won only one of his last 23 Bundesliga games (D10 L12)
  • Furth have conceded only 13 fouls on average per game under coach Ludwig Preis. They conceded 20 per game under former coach Mike Büskens.
  • With Ludwig Preis as coach, Furth have collected on average one point per game. They collected only 0.55 per game under his predecessor Mike Büskens.

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Borussia Monchengladbach - Werder Bremen

  • Only against Bayern Munich have Monchengladbach lost more Bundesliga games (42) than against Bremen (37).
  • Monchengladbach have won only one of their last five Bundesliga games against Bremen (D2 L2).
  • Against no team have Monchengladbach won more home games than against Werder Bremen (25, like against Kaiserslautern).
  • Bremen have won only one game at Monchengladbach in nine years (D1 L4 W1 - a 4-1-victory on October 23rd, 2010).
  • Monchengladbach haven't lost any of their last five home games (W3 D2).
  • Bremen have lost their last three Bundesliga games. They hadn't lost three consecutive Bundesliga games within one season since the end of 2011/12 (four consecutive losses).
  • Monchengladbach have scored in 16 consecutive home games. They have scored two or more goals in twelve of these 16 games.
  • Bremen have conceded at least one goal in their last 19 consecutive Bundesliga away games. Only from 1971 - 1973 did they have a longer run of this kind (34 games).
  • Bremen have scored in every one of their last 15 away games  - a club record.
  • No other team have hit woodwork as many times as Werder Bremen (16). They have hit woodwork seven times in their last seven games.
  • Thomas Schaaf will appear for the 471st time as coach in the Bundesliga. Only five coaches have managed more BL games.

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Hannover 96 - Eintracht Frankfurt

  • Hannover haven't lost any of their last eight home games against Frankfurt (W5 D3). They have lost only one of their last 14 home games against Frankfurt (W8 D5 and a 1-2 defeat on November 14th, 1987).
  • Hannover (currently in 10th position) could reduce their points deficit on Frankfurt (currently 4th position) to two points with a victory.
  • Frankfurt haven't scored a goal in their last four games (their club record is eight games). They have currently attempted 50 shots since their last goal.
  • Hannover have never scored as many goals as in this season after 24 games (47).
  • No club in the Bundesliga this season have managed a shot conversion rate as high as Hannover's 23.5%.
  • No club have faced as many shots in 2013 as Hannover: 147 (63 on target).
  • Hannover players have made eight individual errors leading to goals, which is the highest amount in the Bundesliga (like Stuttgart).
  • No team have had a passing accuracy in the opposition half as low as Hannover's 64.3%.
  • Frankfurt have the highest duel success rate in the Bundesliga (52.0%), Hannover the lowest (46.6%).
  • No team scored as many times as Hannover from set pieces (18 goals), free kicks (10) and penalties (six).
  • Frankfurt have conceded only 20% of their goals from set pieces (only Nurnberg have a lower proportion).
  • Both teams have conceded more goals after counter-attacks (eight each) than any other club.
  • No Bundesliga keeper has made more saves than Hannover's Ron-Robert Zieler (109) and Frankfurt's Kevin Trapp (94, like Stuttgart keeper Sven Ulreich).

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VfB Stuttgart - Hamburger SV

  • Stuttgart and Hamburg are meeting for the 96th time in the Bundesliga. Only Bremen and Hamburg have played against one another in the Bundesliga more often (98 duels).
  • Stuttgart have won their last three competitive games against Hamburg.
  • Never in their Bundesliga history have Stuttgart had such a poor home record after eleven (home) games: twelve points and a goal difference of -7.
  • No Bundesliga team have performed as poorly as Stuttgart in 2013 (four points, goal difference: 5-14).
  • Stuttgart have lost four games after a leading (a league-high, like their 16 points which they have given away after a leading).
  • None of the players sent on the pitch by Thorsten Fink as a substitute have ever scored under his reign (141 substitutions).
  • Vedad Ibisevic has scored 42% (11 goals) of Stuttgart's Bundesliga goals (26). Only Augsburg striker Sascha Mölders has currently scored a higher proportion of his team's goals (43%; 9 of 21).
  • Stuttgart's Martin Harnik has scored each of his nine competitive goals this season on the road (*prior to Thursday night's Europa League game)
  • No player has made more assists in 2013 than Hamburg defender Denis Aogo (four assists, like Leverkusen striker Stefan Kießling).

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