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Eden Jon 7th Nov 2013 - 13:42

Bundesliga Opta Facts 8-10 November

Hannover 96 - Eintracht Braunschweig


  • The meeting between Hannover and Braunschweig is the 100th Bundesliga game this season. The last time these local rivals met in the top flight was in April 1976: Hannover won 2-0 at home.
  • Hannover have won their last four home meetings with Braunschweig in the top flight.
  • The last time these two sides met was over 10 years ago (29.10.2003) - in the second round of the German Cup. The then third-tier Braunschweig beat Bundesliga outfit Hannover 2-0 at home - Torsten Lieberknecht was amongst those on the pitch for Eintracht.
  • Braunschweig have won two of their last four Bundesliga games (L2) and would be in 8th place in a table for the last four matchdays - Hannover would be bottom with one point.
  • Hannover are the only side to have lost their last three Bundesliga matches, something that has only happened to them once before under Mirko Slomka. Slomka took charge in January 2010 and lost his first six games as Hannover manager.
  • 96 have created just 14 clear-cut chances this season (the same as Bremen). Only opponents Braunschweig (9) have created fewer.
  • Slomka's men have kept just one clean sheet in their 11 league games this season and have conceded a total of seven goals in their last two matches.
  • Since switching to a 4-3-2-1 formation (matchday 8), Braunschweig have won two games and scored five goals - Eintracht had only scored three times before then.
  • Hannover have collected the most yellow cards this season (32) and have also committed the most fouls (214 - no other side has committed more than 191).


1899 Hoffenheim - Hertha BSC


  • Hertha have won three of their six meetings with Hoffenheim (D1, L2), with their record in away games against them even (W1, D1, L1). In September 2009, Hoffenheim recorded their biggest ever Bundesliga win in their match against Hertha (5-1).
  • Hertha won the last encounter between these two sides (3-1), which was enough for them to sneak a relegation play-off place on the last day of the 2011/12 season. Their joy was short-lived though, as they were beaten in the play-offs by Düsseldorf and were relegated.
  • Hoffenheim have won just one of their six home games this season (D3, L2) and have conceded the most goals at home in the league (13, an average of 2.2 per game).
  • Hertha BSC are one of three Bundesliga sides (including Nürnberg and Hannover) yet to win away this season (D3, L2). The last time Berlin picked up three points on the road in the Bundesliga was in March 2012 (3-1 win in Mainz).
  • Including last season, Hoffenheim have scored in each of their last 15 Bundesliga games, meaning Gisdol's side have now matched their club record (April-November 2010).
  • However, TSG have also conceded in each of their last 17 Bundesliga matches (40 goals in total, an average of 2.4 per game) - the longest run of conceding in Hoffenheim's Bundesliga history. Only Nürnberg (19 games) have been waiting longer for a clean sheet.
  • There have been 51 goals in Hoffenheim's 11 games this season - a league-high.
  • Roberto Firmino (7), Anthony Modeste (6) and Kevin Volland (5) have scored 18 goals between them, making them the second-most prolific attacking trio in the league behind Dortmund's Lewandowski (9), Aubameyang (7) and Reus (6).


Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Hamburger SV


  • Leverkusen are unbeaten in their last eight Bundesliga meetings with HSV (W4, D4), scoring 16 goals in the process.
  • Leverkusen's Stefan Kießling was involved in all four goals against Hamburg last season (3 goals, 1 assist).
  • HSV have scored 15 goals in their first six Bundesliga away games this season, a club record. Their previous best was 14.
  • Bayer 04 have scored in each of their last 26 home games - in other words, when Hyypiä has been in the dugout. Their last similar run came between 2003 and 2004, when they scored in 30 successive home games.
  • Leverkusen are unbeaten in their last 10 Bundesliga home games (W8, D2). The only home game this season that they have failed to win was against Bayern München (1-1 draw).
  • HSV have collected seven points in away games under van Marwijk and have scored 10 goals.
  • HSV have the worse top-flight defence in the calendar year of 2013 (56 goals conceded in 28 games - an average of 2 per game).
  • Apart from Hoffenheim (25 goals conceded), Hamburg have the leakiest defence this season (24 goals conceded - an average of 2.2 per game).
  • Pierre-Michel Lasogga played for Bayer 04's youth team in 2009/10, where he scored 25 times in 25 games to finish the season as the division's top scorer. Hertha BSC signed him up as a result.
  • HSV manager Bert van Marwijk has lost each of his last three Bundesliga meetings with Leverkusen 2-1. The Dutchman was relieved of his duties at Dortmund following the last of these defeats in December 2006 (Stefan Kießling scored the winner).


Bayern München - FC Augsburg


  • FC Bayern have won all four of their Bundesliga meetings with Augsburg, always scoring at least two goals - FCA failed to score against the record champions in last season's matches.
  • Augsburg's last win in a competitive match against Bayern was over 52 years ago - the Munich side have won each of the last 11 competitive matches.
  • Bayern are unbeaten in their last 36 Bundesliga matches (30 wins) and have matched Hamburg's record (36 consecutive games unbeaten from January 1982 to January 1983).
  • FCB have gone 1-0 down in their last three Bundesliga matches - that last happened in September/October 2010 (also against Hoffenheim and Mainz back then).
  • The record champions have conceded in each of their last four Bundesliga games, something that last happened in November/December 2011 (5 games in a row back then).
  • FCA have opened the scoring in each of their last six Bundesliga matches, but their last game was the only one they turned into a win (previously 1 point from 5 games).
  • The new Bayern manager has claimed 29 points from his first 11 Bundesliga games as a manager, something only Klaus Toppmöller managed before him (converted to the 3-points-per-win system).
  • Thomas Müller and Halil Altintop are set to score their 50th Bundesliga goals (both currently on 49) - Augsburg's Altintop would be the first Turk to reach this milestone.
  • FCA manager Markus Weinzierl was a player at Bayern for four years (1995-99), but never made a first-team appearance.
  • Stefan Reuter, sporting director at FCA, won the league title with FC Bayern in 1989 and 1990.


FC Schalke 04 - Werder Bremen


  • Schalke have won each of their last four games against Bremen (with a goal record of 12:3).
  • In total, S04 are unbeaten in their last six meetings with Bremen (5 wins, 1 draw) and have won each of the last three encounters at home (with a goal record of 11:1). Werder's last win over Schalke was a 2-0 victory in Gelsenkirchen in May 2010.
  • Schalke have already conceded nine goals from set-pieces (the same as Hannover) - only Hoffenheim have conceded more (11). No side has conceded more from corners than S04 (5).
  • Only Braunschweig (73.6%) have a worse pass accuracy rate than Bremen (73.7%). On top of that, only Braunschweig (3,846) have made fewer passes than Werder (3,884).
  • The next goal that Schalke concede will be the 2222nd in their Bundesliga history.
  • Julian Draxler has scored in his last three Bundesliga games against Bremen. Against no other Bundesliga side has Draxler scored more often than against Werder (3 goals).
  • Werder keeper Sebastian Mielitz has saved 74.6% of shots on his goal. His percentage last season was just 58.2%. Only Manuel Neuer (77.4%), Bernd Leno and Marc-Andre ter Stegen (both 75%) currently have better rates.
  • Bremen's Lukas Schmitz made 52 Bundesliga appearances for Schalke between 2009 and 2011. Predrag and Aleksandar Stevanovic played for the S04 youth team and their reserves.
  • Jens Keller has won both of his Bundesliga games as a manager against Bremen (6-0 with Stuttgart, 2-0 with Schalke). His counterpart Robin Dutt, on the other hand, has lost each of his last four meetings with Schalke (2 with Leverkusen, 2 with Freiburg).


VfL Wolfsburg - Broussia Dortmund


  • Wolfsburg have picked up just one point from their last four home games against Dortmund. They have conceded three goals in each of those matches. Their last home win was a 3-0 victory in May 2009. However, Dortmund took just one point off Wolfsburg last season (3-2 loss at home, 3-3 draw away).
  • VfL are in the top five in the league for the first time since matchday 2 of the 2011/12 season and are just one point behind fourth-place Borussia Mönchengladbach.
  • With 28 points and a goal record of 31:9, Dortmund currently have their best ever Bundesliga record after 11 games and the seventh best in the Bundesliga overall so far. A second-placed side has never had so many points before now.
  • With 18 points and a goal record of 16:13, Wolfsburg currently have their third best Bundesliga record after 11 games. The only times they have recorded a better start was in 2004/05 (24 points) and 2003/04 (18 points, 23:20 goal record).
  • Wolfsburg have won three Bundesliga games in a row for the first time since March 2012 - that run was in fact four consecutive wins under Felix Magath, which ended with a 3-1 home loss to BVB.
  • Dortmund have won nine of their last 11 Bundesliga games (D1, L1).
  • With nine goals to his name, Robert Lewandowski leads the goalscoring charts. He has also had the most shots (49). He has been involved in 29 goals in his last 27 Bundesliga games (24 goals, 5 assists).
  • Ivan Perisic moved to VfL Wolfsburg from Borussia Dortmund in last season's winter break. The Croatian made 42 Bundesliga appearances for BVB, scoring nine times.
  • Dieter Hecking is without a win in his last nine games against BVB (D4, L5) - his last victory over Dortmund was a 3-1 away win with Hannover in April 2008.


Borussia Mönchengladbach - 1.FC Nürnberg


  • Against no other club have Nürnberg claimed more Bundesliga wins than against Gladbach (23). FCN have also won each of their last three matches against Borussia.
  • Gladbach successfully defended fourth place in the table on the last matchday and now have 19 points after 11 games - just one point fewer than in the 2011/12 season, in which they finished in fourth place.
  • 1. FC Nürnberg are currently the only side without a win in Europe's top five leagues (Germany, Italy, France, England and Spain).
  • For the first time in over 20 months (February 2012), Gladbach have won two consecutive games within a Bundesliga season (4-1 against Frankfurt, 2-0 in Hamburg).
  • For only the second time in 46 years of Bundesliga football, Gladbach have won their first five home games in a season - the only other time was in 1987/88 (a run of six successive home wins).
  • Nürnberg have lost just one of their six away games this season (5 draws) - a 2-0 defeat to Bayern. FCN's last Bundesliga victory on the road was on May 11th (2-1 win over Düsseldorf).
  • Along with Hoffenheim, Nürnberg are one of two teams yet to keep a clean sheet this season. FCN have conceded 13 goals in their last five games.
  • Max Kruse grabbed his first brace for Gladbach in the 2-0 win against Hamburg. Only Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski (12) has been involved in more goals than Kruse (11 - 7 goals, 4 assists).


1.FSV Mainz 05 - Eintracht Frankfurt


  • The only time Frankfurt have triumphed in Mainz was a second-round German Cup victory in 1986 (1-0 a.e.t). If Eintracht win today, they will go above Mainz in the table.
  • The last time Eintracht failed to win in the Bundesliga after leading by two goals was on April 24th 2010 in a 3-3 draw in Mainz.
  • Mainz have won just one of their last eight games (D1, L6) - 2-0 against Braunschweig.
  • Eintracht are without a win in six games. After drawing four games in a row, Frankfurt have now lost their last two.
  • The last four late goals that Frankfurt have conceded have cost them valuable points. Their opponents have scored late equalisers three times, with Maximilian Arnold's goal last week earning a win for Wolfsburg.
  • Frankfurt are the only Bundesliga side yet to win a point after going behind. Armin Veh's side have trailed five times, with each game ending in defeat.
  • Together with Bayern and Leverkusen, Mainz have conceded the fewest goals from set-pieces. Their opponents have netted just twice from dead-ball situations this season.
  • Nicolai Müller was a Frankfurt-youth player, before leaving the club for SpVgg Greuther Fürth in the summer of 2003. Stefan Bell was on loan at Frankfurt from Mainz for the first half of 2011/12, but made just two second-division appearances for them.


Sport-Club Freiburg - VfB Stuttgart

  • Stuttgart will face Freiburg for the fourth time in six months. The three previous games have all ended in a 2-1 win for the home team: After wins for Stuttgart in the league and the cup semi-final, Freiburg recently got their revenge in the second round of the Cup this season.
  • Of all the current Bundesliga teams, Stuttgart only have a better win percentage against Augsburg (60%) than they do against Freiburg, having won 57% of their 28 Bundesliga games against SCF.
  • However, against no other Bundesliga club have Freiburg celebrated as many home wins than against Stuttgart (8) - most recently a 3-0 win in November 2012.
  • After seven league games without defeat (W3, D4), Thomas Schneider suffered his first loss as a Bundesliga manager in the 6-1 defeat to Dortmund. His first loss in a competitive match came back in September in the German Cup against Freiburg (2-1).
  • Stuttgart are currently without a win in four top-flight games (D3, L1). The last time this happened was a run from last season up until matchday 3 of this campaign (also 4), which saw Bruno Labbadia depart as manager.
  • Freiburg celebrated their first win of the season with a 3-0 victory over Nürnberg on matchday 11. SCF are without a league win at home in six attempts (D3, L3). Their last home win came on matchday 32 of the 2012/13 season against FC Augsburg.
  • Stuttgart have taken the lead in each their last five Bundesliga games, but have failed to win on four occasions (D3, L1). Only Augsburg (14) and Hoffenheim (12) have dropped more points from leading positions that Stuttgart (9, the same as Mainz).
  • After becoming the first Bundesliga goalkeeper to be at fault for three goals (in the 3-0 defeat against Hamburg) since Gladbach's Logan Bailly in 2010/11, Oliver Baumann made 12 saves (a season's best amongst Bundesliga keepers) against Nürnberg to make sure of the win.



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