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Stuart Dalgleish 7th Dec 2011 - 17:00

Bundesliga Opta Facts - MD 16

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Hertha BSC - FC Schalke 04

  • Schalke have gone seven games unbeaten against Hertha in the Bundesliga (six wins, one draw), a longer run than against any other current top-flight team.
  • The Royal Blues have gone 383 without conceding against the Berlin-based side. Hertha have only netted one goal in their last seven league games against Schalke.
  • Only against Eintracht Frankfurt have Schalke kept as many clean sheets in the Bundesliga as they have against Hertha (24).
  • Hertha are without a win in four Bundesliga games (three draws, one defeat) and have only enjoyed one victory in their last seven league games (four draws, two defeats).
  • S04 have only suffered one defeat in their last six league games (four wins, one draw) when they lost 2-0 to reigning champions Dortmund two weeks ago.
  • Hertha have played out more draws than any other Bundesliga team this term (seven). Their last three league games all ended in draws.
  • Only Mainz (16) have dropped more points from winning positions than Hertha (12). Only Werder (12) have recovered more points from losing positions than Schalke (10).
  • Markus Babbel's men have scored 12 of their last 14 league goals after the half time break.
  • Schalke striker Raul is set to make his 50th Bundesliga appearance while full-back Christian Fuchs could appear for the 100th time in the German top flight.
  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has already netted 24 goals in all competitions this season - more than any other player in the Bundesliga. The Dutch striker also leads the Bundesliga scoring charts alongside Bayern's Mario Gomez (13 goals each).

FC Augsburg - Borussia Mönchengladbach

  • Both sides have played two competitive matches against each other so far. In 2007/08 Augsburg and Gladbach met twice in Bundesliga.2, with Gladbach winning both meetings (4-2 H, 2-0 A).
  • Augsburg have scored their last eight league goals after the half-time break.
  • The Foals are unbeaten in five games, picking up 13 out of the possible 15 points - more than any other Bundesliga team has taken from their last five games.
  • Borussia are yet to concede more than two goals in a Bundesliga game since Lucien Favre took over the helm in February. Under the tenure of the Swiss manager, the Foals have only shipped 19 goals in 27 league games so far.
  • Gladbach have only conceded 10 goals this term - fewer than the Foals have ever shipped 15 games into a Bundesliga season.
  • Borussia striker Mike Hanke's three goals in the Foals' last two games ended a seven month-long goal drought for the former German international.
  • Juan Arango has provided more assists (seven) and created more chances (46) than any other Bundesliga player this term.
  • Lucien Favre has the best points-per-game average (1.85) of all Gladbach managers in the history of the Bundesliga (only managers with at least two Bundesliga games in charge of the Foals are taken into account).
  • Gladbach goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has saved a league-high 81% of the shots that he has faced this campaign. Additionally, the young shot-stopper has kept nine clean sheets so far in his 21 Bundesliga appearances.
  • Current FCA players Marcel Ndjeng, Nando Rafael and Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker have all had stints with Gladbach.

SV Werder Bremen - VfL Wolfsburg

  • The Wolves have won six of their 14 Bundesliga outings at Bremen (two draws, six defeats). Their last away win over Werder came in April when they beat Thomas Schaaf's men 1-0 courtesy of a Sascha Riether goal.
  • Only against Hamburg (48) have Wolfsburg netted more goals in the German top flight than against Werder (42, same as against Gladbach).
  • Werder have won seven of their last eight games at Weserstadion. Their only home defeat this season came against reigning champions Dortmund (0-2).
  • The Wolves have only picked up one point from their last seven Bundesliga games on the road; when they drew 1-1 with Hamburg on the 10th matchday. With four points from their eight away games, Wolfsburg currently have the worst away record in the Bundesliga.
  • Werder have won seven and drawn two of the league games against the current bottom 10 teams in the Bundesliga so far this season.
  • Bremen and Wolfsburg have netted the most headed goals in the Bundesliga this season (seven, like Schalke).
  • The Wolves and Werder have conceded the most goals following opposition counter-attacks (six).
  • Werder have been given the most red cards this term (four) while the Wolves have already had three players sent off.
  • Wolfsburg have enjoyed more away wins over Werder than against any other team in the German top flight.
  • Mario Mandzukic netted his eighth goal of the season last weekend against Mainz. The Croatian striker has now already scored as many goals this term as he netted in the whole of last season.

1. FC Köln - SC Freiburg

  • With their 1-0 win over Freiburg in February, Köln ended a run of eight winless games against Freiburg in all competitions (five defeats, three draws).
  • Freiburg have only won one of their nine Bundesliga outings at Köln so far (two draws, six defeats).
  • Only at Mainz (0.33) have Freiburg on average netted fewer goals per game on average in the Bundesliga than at Köln (0.44)
  • The Billygoats are without a win in three league games for the first time since the start of the season (one draw, two defeats).
  • Freiburg, on the other hand, are unbeaten in four Bundesliga games despite going 1-0 down in each of these games (one win, three draws). The last time SCF remained unbeaten for that long was between December 2010 and February 2011 (seven games).
  • Having already conceded 31 goals each this season, Köln and Freiburg have the joint-worst defensive record in the Bundesliga.
  • Only Wolfsburg (49) have faced more 'clear-cut chances' than Freiburg and Köln (44 each).
  • Köln have enjoyed shut-out victories in all three home games, in which they opened the scoring this term.
  • Freiburg have been behind in a league-high 15 games this season.
  • SCF have only scored nine goals in their last 11 BL matches against Köln, failing to score at all in seven of these games.

1. FSV Mainz 05 - Hamburger SV

  • Mainz celebrated their first ever win in the Bundesliga when they defeated Hamburg 2-1 at home in August 2004.
  • Since that victory, Mainz have not won any of their four Bundesliga home games against HSV (two draws, two defeats).
    None of the last six Bundesliga matches between these two teams has seen the home side prevail. The last three meetings all ended in wins for the away team.

    Although Mainz have won their last two Bundesliga games at Coface Arena, they have still suffered more defeats (five) and conceded more goals (17) on home turf than any other side in the Bundesliga this campaign.
    Hamburg are unbeaten in the six Bundesliga games since Thorsten Fink took charge of the Redshorts (two wins, four draws). Only reigning champions Dortmund have currently gone longer without defeat in the Bundesliga.
  • Only Juan Arango (seven) has assisted more goals than Hamburg's Gökhan Töre (six). No other HSV player has provided more than one assist this campaign.
    Eric-Maxim Chuopo-Moting left Hamburg on a free transfer to join Mainz this summer. The striker has already netted twice as many goals for Mainz (four) than he scored in his 23 BL appearances for Hamburg.
    Marcell Jansen has scored in three of Hamburg's last four Bundesliga games, while striker Paolo Guerrero found the back of the net on three of his last five league appearances.
    Hamburg have netted three of their last four league goals between the 62nd and the 65th minute.
  • After going nine games without a win (three draws, six defeats) Mainz have taken seven points from their last three league games.


1. FC Nürnberg - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

  • Nürnberg have won none and lost two of their four previous Bundesliga games against Hoffenheim.
  • 1899 have also won the only cup meeting between these two sides, when they beat Nürnberg 1-0 away in the second round of the DFB Pokal in 2009/10.
  • Nürnberg (five) and Hoffenheim (six) are the two teams who have picked up the fewest points from their last nine Bundsliga games.
  • 1899 have registered a league-low four goals in their last nine Bundesliga games.
  • Hoffenheim and Bayern are the only two teams in the league who have lost all games in which they have been behind this term. The last time Hoffenheim came back from behind to win was in May when they beat Nürrnberg 2-1 away.
  • Hoffenheim have taken fewer points (18) and scored fewer goals (16) after 15 games than ever before in their Bundesliga history.
  • 1899 have lost their last five matches on the road, but have never lost six away games on the bounce in the Bundesliga.
  • Nürnberg have enjoyed all their four wins this term by a margin of one goal. Apart from Dieter Hecking's side, only Hannover have failed to register a win by a margin of more than one goal so far this season.
  • Hoffenheim are the only side yet to register a headed goal. 1899 have also conceded the fewest headed goals, however (one, alongside Dortmund).
  • Nürnberg's last eight league goals have been scored by eight different players.

Hannover 96 - Bayer 04 Leverkusen


  • Hannover have only won four of their 24 BL games against Leverkusen (eight draws, 12 defeats).
  • Bayer are unbeaten against the Reds in four games and have only lost one of the last eight Bundesliga meetings with Hannover (five wins, two draws).
  • Leverkusen currently have the best away record in the league, having picked up 14 points from eight games on their travels.
  • Apart from Gladbach, Hannover are the only side in the league who are still unbeaten at home this season (four wins, four draws).
  • Bayer have gone five league games without defeat (three wins, two draws) - their best run of form since Robin Dutt took charge of the team this summer.
  • Hannover, on the other hand, are without a win in five Bundesliga games - something that last happened in Spring 2010.
  • The Reds have only kept one clean sheet this term - a joint league-low. Mirko Slomka's men have now gone eight games without shutting their opponents out - currently the longest run of its kind in the Bundesliga.



  • Only Bayern have scored more goals from dead-ball situations than Leverkusen (11, like Stuttgart). No team has conceded fewer goals following set-pieces than Leverkusen, though (three, like Bayern and Kaiserslautern).
  • Eren Derdiyok has scored four of Leverkusen's last five Bundesliga goals. With six goals to his name he is currently Bayer's top scorer.
  • Both managers have woeful records against their upcoming opponents: Robin Dutt has lost all his four Bundesliga duels with Hannover, while Mirko Slomka has only won the first of his eight Bundesliga games against Leverkusen (two draws, five defeats).

Borussia Dortmund - 1. FC Kaiserslautern

  • When Lautern last played at Dortmund the Red Devils were on the wrong end of a 5-0 drubbing. It was Lautern's heaviest defeat in the whole of 2010/11.
  • The last time Lautern won at Dortmund was in October 2000 when the Red Devils enjoyed a 2-1 win over BVB. Since that win, FCK have lost five and drawn one of their six Bundesliga outings at Dortmund.
  • Borussia are set to score their 100th home goal against Lautern in the Bundesliga (currently 99) - against no other team have Borussia netted this many home goals in the German top flight.
  • Dortmund top scorer Robert Lewandowski (10 goals) has only netted one goal fewer than all FCK players combined this term (11). The only FCK goal in the Red Devils last three games was scored by an opposition player - Hertha's Hubnik found the back of his own net.
  • Dortmund have only conceded four goals in their last nine league games, keeping five clean sheets in the process.
  • Borussia have only lost one of their last 23 Bundesliga games on home soil (18 wins, four draws).
  • No team had held the lead in more games than Dortmund (11, alongside Schalke and Gladbach). Jürgen Klopp's men have only lost one of the 11 games in which they were in front (nine wins, one draw).
  • Lautern have only led in six games this season - a joint league-low (together with Augsburg and Freiburg) - and have only won three of these games (three wins, three draws).
  • Lautern have failed to score more than one goal in any of their last six league games.
  • Despite only conceding 19 goals, FCK goal-keeper Kevin Trapp has only kept one clean sheet - a joint league-low.

VfB Stuttgart - FC Bayern München


  • Only against Hamburg (54) have Bayern enjoyed more victories than against Stuttgart (51).
  • VfB have only won one of the last nine competitive matches against Bayern (two draws, six defeats).
  • The last time Bayern had scored as many goals after 15 games of a Bundesliga season - as they have this term (38) - was in 1987/88.
  • Stuttgart have won only one of their last six league games (three draws, two defeats), failing to keep a single clean sheet in the process. The only team the Swabians beat during that span were bottom-placed Augsburg (2-1).
  • Bayern have only enjoyed one win in their last four Bundesliga games on the road (one draw, two defeats).
  • The German record champions still have scored the most (38) and conceded the fewest goals (nine) in the Bundesliga this term.
  • Bruno Labbadia is set to oversee his 100th BL game as a manager and could pick up his 150th point in his managerial career (currently 149).
  • Since 1997, Labbadia has faced Bayern 10 times in the Bundesliga as player and manager and only managed to win one of these encounters (nine defeats).
  • None of the Swabians last 71 league games ended in a goalless draw - currently the longest run of its kind in the Bundesliga.
  • With 13 goals to his name, Mario Gomez still leads the BL scoring charts (together with Schalke's Huntelaar), but hasn't scored in the Bundesliga in over five hours (344 minutes)


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