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Simon Gott 14th Mar 2013 - 21:23

Bundesliga Opta-facts


VfL Wolfsburg - Fortuna Dusseldorf

  • Wolfsburg haven't lost any of their five competitive matches against Dusseldorf (W3 D2).
  • Wolfsburg's 4-1-victory at Dusseldorf in the first half of the season is their biggest win this season, alongside their 5-2-victory at Freiburg last week.
  • Dusseldorf have lost their last five away games in a row, a run that is part of eight defeats last nine away games (D1).
  • Wolfsburg scored five goals at Freiburg last week - more than in their previous five Bundesliga games combined (4).
  • Wolfsburg have gained 20 points from their away games this season, but only 10 points from their Bundesliga matches at home.
  • Only two teams have collected fewer points on the road than Dusseldorf  - Hannover (8) and Hoffenheim (7).
  • Wolfsburg haven't won any of their last three home games (D1 L2).
  • Wolfsburg have failed to keep a clean sheet in 18 of their last 19 home games (a 2-0-victory over VfB Stuttgart on matchday 18).
  • Wolfsburg striker Ivica Olic has scored four goals in his last three competitive matches (also one assist).
  • Only Diego has been involved in more competitive goals for Wolfsburg (15) than Ivica Olic (14).
  • Diego will miss this game due to suspension. He has missed only one competitive game so far in 2012/13 (a 0-2 home defeat against Freiburg on matchday 8).

Borussia Dortmund - SC Freiburg

  • Dortmund have won their last five Bundesliga meetings against Freiburg (with a goal difference of 15-2). Against no other Bundesliga team do they have such a long run currently.
  • Freiburg have won only one of their 13 away matches at Dortmund: 2-0 in October 2001. Sebastian Kehl - a Freiburg player back then - scored the last goal.
    Dortmund have won only four of their last nine Bundesliga home games (D2 L3).
  • Freiburg have lost only one of their last nine Bundesliga away games (W4 D4 and a 1-2 defeat at Hoffenheim in February).
  • Freiburg lost 2-5 at home against Wolfsburg last week. Never before had the team conceded more than four goals in a game under coach Christian Streich.
  • Robert Lewandowski has scored in each of his last seven Bundesliga matches which is a club record at Dortmund (like Timo Konietzka). The Bundesliga record is held by Gerd Müller who scored in 16 consecutive matches.
    Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski has scored a goal every 62 minutes on average against SC Freiburg.
  • Against no other club has Lewandowski scored more than six Bundesliga goals (like against Hannover).
  • Dortmund's Marco Reus hasn't been involved in a goal in his last three Bundesliga matches, his longest run without a goal involvement since joining the club.
    No other player has created as many chances as Freiburg's Max Kruse (72). He is also his side's top scorer (seven goals, six assists).
  • As a coach, Jürgen Klopp has won eight of his nine Bundesliga games against Freiburg (L1).


Werder Bremen - Greuther Furth

  • Frank Kramer has been named by Furth as their new coach. He previously coached Hoffenheim's reserve side and also coached their first team for two Bundesliga games in December.
  • Furth have never played at Bremen in a competitive match.
  • There have been two competitive matches between the teams at Furth (1-1 in the first half of the season, 3-2-victory for Bremen in the quarterfinals of the German Cup 2003/04)
  • Bremen have lost their last two Bundesliga home games. They have never lost three consecutive Bundesliga home games within one season.
  • Bremen have gained only one point from their last four Bundesliga matches (1-1 at Monchengladbach).
  • Bremen have collected 29 points so far. Only on five previous occasions have they collected fewer points after 25 games (only once under coach Thomas Schaaf: 28 points in 2010/11).
  • Only four teams in Bundesliga history have had a worse Bundesliga record after 25 games than Furth have this season; 14 points so far (goal difference: -26).
  • No team in Bundesliga history with fewer than 19 points after 25 games have avoided relegation that season.
  • Furth have failed to score in 15 of their 25 Bundesliga games this season and in 10 of their last 13 matches.
  • Only two teams in Bundesliga history have scored fewer goals after 25 matchdays than Furth (14 goals).
  • No Bundesliga team have conceded more goals this season than Werder Bremen (49, like Hoffenheim).
  • Furth have gained 10 of their 14 points from away games. They have scored 10 goals in their away games and only four at home.
  • No team have hit woodwork as many times as Werder Bremen (16 times) this season. They have hit woodwork seven times in their last eight games.

FC Nurnberg - FC Schalke 04

  • Schalke have never suffered a heavier defeat away at Nurnberg than they did in their last visit their in April 2012 (1-4).
  • Nurnberg have won their last two home games against Schalke.
  • However, these two home victories are the only wins for Nurnberg in their last 19 Bundesliga games against Schalke overall (D5 L12).
  • Both teams have won 10 of their 25 Bundesliga duels at Nurnberg (D5).
  • Nurnberg haven't lost any of their last nine Bundesliga home games (D5 W4). This is currently the longest home run of all teams in the top flight.
  • Schalke have won three consecutive Bundesliga games for the first time under coach Jens Keller. They hadn't won three in a row since October 2012.
  • Schalke haven't won more than three consecutive Bundesliga games since January 2012 (December 2011 - January 2012: five consecutive victories).
  • Schalke have won only one of their last eight away games in the top flight (D2 L5 and a 4-1 at Wolfsburg in their last game on the road).
  • Julian Draxler has been involved in four of Schalke's last six Bundesliga goals (three goals, one assist).
  • No Schalke player has scored more Bundesliga goals this season than Julian Draxler (seven, like Klaas-Jan Huntelaar).
  • Michael Wiesinger is the first coach in Nurnberg's history to have not lost more than one of his first eight Bundesliga game as a coach.
  • Wiesinger hasn't lost any of his last six Bundesliga games as Nurnberg coach (D4 W2) - the record of his predecessor Dieter Hecking was a run of eight unbeaten Bundesliga games (January - March 2011).

1899 Hoffenheim -  FSV Mainz 05

  • Mainz have won five of their seven Bundesliga meetings with Hoffenheim (D1 L1), all of these seven with Thomas Tuchel as coach. They have also won the last meeting in the first half of the season (3-0 at home).
  • Only in 2010/11 have Mainz collected more points after 25 matchdays (43) than currently (37).
  • Hoffenheim won at Furth last week (3-0) as well as Mainz (1-0 home victory against Leverkusen).
  • Mainz haven't lost any of their last five Bundesliga games (W1 D4). They have lost only one game in 2013 (W2 D5).
  • Hoffenheim have won only one of their last eight home games (2-1 against Freiburg), losing six of them (D1).
  • Only Bayern Munich have conceded fewer Bundesliga goals in 2013 (3) than Hoffenheim and Mainz (8 each, like Frankfurt).
  • However, no other team have conceded more Bundesliga goals this season than Hoffenheim (49, like Bremen).
  • Hoffenheim have already conceded 49 goals in the Bundesliga this season, more than in the entire 2011-12 campaign (47).
  • Never have they conceded more than 50 goals within one season (2010/11).
  • Mainz have currently scored 298 Bundesliga goals (in 229 games).
  • Thomas Tuchel has currently won 49 Bundesliga games (127 games).
  • Mainz striker Adam Szalai has scored four goals in his four Bundesliga games against Hoffenheim. (including a hattrick in their last duel; 3-0 at Mainz). Against no other team has he scored more than two goals.

Hamburger SV - FC Augsburg

  • Augsburg have scored in each of their last seven away games in the top flight - a new club record.
  • Hamburg have won five of their last seven home games (D1 L1).
  • Hamburg have been ahead in 14 games this season and they haven't lost any of these matches (W11 D3).
  • No team have faced as many shots as Hamburg (384) in the Bundesliga this season.
  • Only three Bundesliga teams have attempted more shots in 2013 than Augsburg (126).
  • Thorsten Fink has coached Hamburg in 50 games. He took over when they were on the bottom of the table (position 18) and has led them to sixth position (current ranking).
  • Rafael van der Vaart (3 goals, 5 assists), Artjoms Rudnevs (11 goals, 4 assists) and/or Heung-Min Son (9 goals, 1 assist) have been involved in 27 of Hamburg's 30 goals this season.
  • Artjoms Rudnevs is the first player to havescored at least eleven goals in his debut season for Hamburg since 2008/09 (Mladen Petric scored 12 in his debut season for Hamburg in 2008/09).


Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Bayern Munich

  • Leverkusen haven't lost any of their last three home games against Bayern Munich (W1 D2). Never have they had such a long run at home against Bayern.
  • Bayern's last victory at Leverkusen came back in November 2008 (2-0).
  • Bayern have lost only one of their last 29 Bundesliga games (W24 D6) - this coming in their last meeting with Leverkusen (first half of the season).
  • Bayern are 20 points ahead of Dortmund (in 2nd place). This is the highest difference between position one and two in Bundesliga history (like 1972/73, matchday 33 and 34; Bayern 20 points ahead from Köln).
  • Bayern are already 27 points ahead of fourth placed side Schalke - with only nine matchdays to play.
  • Bayern do not need any more than eight points from the remaining nine games to secure the Championship. They could, theoretically, secure the Championship on matchday 27.
    Bayern have won eleven of their twelve away matches in the top flight (D1). Never have a team won more than eleven away games within one campaign.
  • Bayern have conceded only one goal in their twelve away games this season.
  • No player has been involved in more goals than Leverkusen's Stefan Kiessling (22: 16 goals, 6 assists) and Bayern's Thomas Müller (21: 12 goals, 9 assists; like Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski).
  • Toni Kroos was on loan at Leverkusen from January 2009 till summer 2010. He was involved in 20 goals (10 goals, 10 assists) in his 43 Bundesliga appearances for Leverkusen.


Eintracht Frankfurt - VfB Stuttgart

  • Stuttgart haven' lost any of their last seven meetings at Frankfurt (W5 D2).
  • Frankfurt haven't won any of their last five Bundesliga games (D2 L2).
  • Frankfurt haven't scored in 504 minutes. This is the longest run of any Bundesliga team this season.
  • Stuttgart haven't scored more than one goal in any of their last nine Bundesliga games (six goals).
  • No Bundesliga team have played more competitive games than Stuttgart this season (41, including their Europa League game against Lazio on Thursday).
  • Frankfurt have given away only two points from leading positions this season (like only Wolfsburg).
  • Stuttgart have given away 16 points from leading positions, more than any other team.
  • Stuttgart are the only team yet to score a goal from outside the box. However, they have already conceded 10 from outside the box (like only Bremen).
  • Bruno Labbadia was dismissed as Hamburg coach on July 1st 2009. He was succeeded by Armin Veh.
  • As a coach, Labbadia hasn't lost any of his six Bundesliga games against Frankfurt (W3 D3).
  • Alex Meier (12 goals) and Vedad Ibisevic (11 goals) are their teams' top scorers, but both players have scored only one goal in 2013. Meier hasn't scored in 10 hours and 42 minutes of Bundesliga action.
  • Kevin Trapp and Sven Ulreich have both made 96 saves. Trapp has a save percentage rate of 73.3%, Ulreich 69.1%.

Borussia Monchengladbach - Hannover 96

  • Monchengladbach have won only one of their last six Bundesliga games (D3 L2).
  • Monchengladbach won their last meeting against Hannover (3-2). Hannover were 2-0 ahead, then Monchengladbach scored three goals within 10 minutes. It was Hannover's first home defeat in the Bundesliga for a year and a half.
  • Monchengladbach haven't lost any of their last six home games (W3 D3). Their last home defeat came in November 2012 against Stuttgart (1-2).
  • Monchengladbach have scored in each of their 12 Bundesliga home games this season.
  • Hannover have lost six of their last seven Bundesliga games on the road (D1). They conceded 21 goals in these seven games.
  • Hannover's last victory on the road came in November 2012 (4-2 at Stuttgart).
  • Hannover have lost 15 of their last 18 Bundesliga away games (W2 D1).
  • Monchengladbach have lost only one of their eight matches on a Sunday this season (W4 D3) - this defeat came against Monchengladbach in the first half of the season (2-3).
  • Hannover have by far the best shot conversion rate of all Bundesliga teams (22.7%), while Monchengladbach have the third best (18.5%).
  • Only Bayern have more different goal scorers (15 players) than Monchengladbach and Hannover (14 players each, like Schalke).
  • Hannover striker Didier Ya Konan has scored five goals in his seven meetings with Monchengladbach, while Jan Schlaudraff has five goals in 10 meetings.
  • Hannover have currently collected 999 Bundesliga points in their club history.
  • Monchengladbach have conceded 898 Bundesliga goals in home games.
  • Monchengladbach have scored 99 Bundesliga goals under coach Lucien Favre.



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