German Bundesliga Opta Facts - 12-13 September
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VfL Wolfsburg – Bayer Leverkusen
- Last season, the home team won on both occasions. In the Wolves’ 2-1 victory, their striker Grafite scored a brace.
- In 24 meetings between the two clubs, there has never been a 0-0.
- Bayer have only managed a meagre total of seven points in their 12 visits to Wolfsburg, losing nine times.
- Bayer are the only team, other than Hamburg, to win their last three outings.
- Last season he managed 28 league goals, but Grafite has now failed to score in 278 minutes.
Borussia Dortmund – Bayern München
- Borussia won only one of their last 10 meetings with the Bavarians (five defeats, four draws).
- FCB have drawn against the BVB 26 times – more often than against any other team.
- During the last 16 seasons, only two teams have won more than one German championship title: Bayern (nine) and Dortmund (three).
- Dortmund have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four league matches.
- Arjen Robben scored two goals on his Bundesliga debut. In his five years of playing in the Premier League and the Primera Division, Bayern’s new signing did not score a brace.
1899 Hoffenheim – VfL Bochum
- These two sides have only met twice before and both ended in an away win.
- Stanislav Sestak netted three goals in the 3-0 win in Sinsheim, securing three valuable points for the VfL in their fight against relegation.
- Carlos Eduardo and goalkeeper Daniel Haas were sent off in that match.
- Hoffenheim’s last three home matches have ended in a draw.
- 1899 have scored only two goals so far – but they have secured five points in total.
- On MD1, Bochum scored three times in the space of 12 minutes. In the following 297 minutes, they have only added two more goals.
SC Freiburg – Eintracht Frankfurt
- These two sides have an equal record in the top-flight against one another, winning seven of their previous 14 meetings each.
- The SC have won five of their last six home matches against the Hessians (one loss).
- Eintracht have won two of their three competitive matches away from home this season (one draw).
- No other team have conceded as many goals as the SCF (10).
- Frankfurt’s last three outings have ended in a draw. Under new coach Michael Skibbe, they are still unbeaten.
FSV Mainz 05 – Hertha BSC
- The last of the previous six meetings between these two teams is the only match that the FSV have been able to win (2006/07 season: 2-1 in the Olympiastadion in Berlin).
- The last two Bundesliga meetings between the two clubs have ended in a draw (2-2, 1-1).
- The 05ers have also only been able to secure one win in 12 attempts against the “Old Lady” in the second division.
- The 05ers have not been beaten at home in their last six league matches (four wins, two draws).
- Gojko Kacar has had a hand in three of Berlin’s last four goals (two goals, one assist).
FC Nürnberg – Borussia M’gladbach
- The FCN have more Bundesliga wins to their name against Gladbach (19) than against any other team.
- Nürnberg have won three of their last four meetings with the “Foals” (one draw).
- Goals are hard to come by here, as only one of the last 12 clashes between the two teams have produced more than three goals.
- The Foals have conceded 11 goals in their last three away matches
- Nürnberg have now failed to score a goal in three hours and 26 minutes.
Hamburger SV – VfB Stuttgart
- The VfB have won five of their last seven meetings with Hamburger SV (suffering two defeats).
- There hasn’t been a draw in the last 11 meetings between these two teams (six wins for Stuttgart, five wins for Hamburg).
- Stuttgart have earned only one point from their two away games in the Bundesliga so far this term.
- Stuttgart’s last three competitive matches have ended in a draw.
- Hamburg have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 12 Bundesliga matches – the longest such run in the league.
Werder Bremen – Hannover 96
- Bremen have lost only one of their last 13 competitive matches against Hannover (nine wins).
- Werder have won their last five home matches against 96 scoring 21 goals and conceding only two in the process.
- Only once (in 21 attempts) in the history of the Bundesliga have the 96ers been able to win in the Weserstadion – Fredi Bobic scored a brace in their 2-1 win during the 2002/03 season.
- Hannover have not conceded more than one goal in any of their matches this term – yet they have already lost twice.
- Werder have won two in a row, scoring three goals in each of those matches.
FC Köln – Schalke 04
- Last seasons two matches were won by the respective home team - 1-0 on both occasions.
- In the match taking place in the first half of the campaign, Mohamad’s header – his only Bundesliga goal – gave Köln victory, handing Schalke their first defeat of the season and helping Köln to their first home win.
- Before that match, the Billy Goats had failed to win in 11 successive matches against Schalke (six losses).
- In their last 15 matches against Köln, the Royal Blues have failed to score only once.
- Schalke have failed to score for two successive matches. The last time this happened was early in 2008.
- Köln have not won any of their last five Bundesliga matches – the longest run without a BL win in the league.