German Bundesliga Opta Facts - 13-14 February
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Borussia Mönchengladbach v 1. FC Nürnberg
- This is the 50th time that Mönchengladbach and Nürnberg have faced each other in the Bundesliga. FCN have defeated no other team as often as they have Gladbach (20 wins, no more than 15 against any other club).
- Borussia have scored more goals in their last three home games (10) than they managed in the seven home matches preceding them (seven).
- FC Nürnberg have only won one of their last eight league fixtures (one draw, six losses).
- Nürnberg haven't kept a clean sheet in any of their last 12 Bundesliga outings. What's worse, no team has failed to score in more games than FCN (11).
Bayer Leverkusen v VfLWolfsburg
- Bayer Leverkusen have never lost a Bundesliga home game against Wolfsburg: their all-time record is nine wins and three draws.
- The first-leg match saw Leverkusen up 3-0 at one point; in the end, they narrowly won the match 3-2 after Wolfsburg goalie Diego Benaglio and Leverkusen forward Eren Derdiyok had been dismissed.
- After 21 matches, Jupp Heynckes' side remain undefeated (12 wins, nine draws). The only precedent for Leverkusen's performance was FC Bayern (then managed by none other than Heynckes himself) in 1988/89 (undefeated for 23 consecutive matches).
- The only team to have been winless for longer than Wolfsburg (nine games) is Hannover (10).
- Wolfsburg haven't had this little luck since between matchdays 10 and 18 of the 2005/06 campaign.
VfB Stuttgart v Hamburger SV
- There has not been a draw in any of the last 12 matches between the sides (6 wins each). The last five meetings have all been won by the team playing at home.
- Hamburg have lost on their last three visits to Stuttgart and haven't scored there for 4 hours and 32 minutes.
- Stuttgart have won their last five Bundesliga matches in a row and are unbeaten in all seven competitive matches under new manager Christian Gross.
- No Bundesliga team has drawn more often than Hamburg this season (nine times, joint with Leverkusen).
VfL Bochum v 1899 Hoffenheim
- Hoffenheim manager Ralf Rangnick has lost only one of of his nine games as a coach against Bochum (five wins, and three draws).
- His only defeat came last season, when Bochum won 3-0 in Hoffenheim thanks to a Stanislav Sestak hat-trick.
- In the first three matches between Hoffenheim and Bochum, three players were sent off; Hoffenheim's Carlos Edaurdo and Daniel Haas and Bochum's Christoph Dabrowski.
- By drawing against table-toppers Leverkusen last week, Bochum extended their winless run at home to eight games, for the first time in their Bundesliga history.
- At 21, they have let in the second most goals at home, after Wolfsburg (27).
Hoffenheim hadn't scored for seven consecutive match days until they netted against Hannover last week.
Hannover 96 v Werder Bremen
- Hannover have managed to win only one of their last 13 Bundesliga home matches against Werder Bremen (eight defeats and four draws).
- In home games, Hannover have conceded more goals against Werder than any other club (43).
- Hannover haven't scored for 10 matches (two draws and eight defeats), this is currently the longest run of this kind in the Bundesliga.
- They have lost their last six games, the last time this happened to Hannover was more than 20 years ago (1989) when they lost seven in a row and were relegated to the second league.
- Werder have already scored 16 goals from set pieces, only table-toppers Leverkusen have netted more from dead-ball situations (19).
- Only three teams have scored fewer goals from set pieces than Hannover (6).
- Hannover have already conceded eight headed goals, only three teams have let in more.
- The Green-Whites from Bremen have scored nine headed goals (like Leverkusen and Schalke), more than any other side.
- No team has conceded fewer goals than Werder (two, like Hoffenheim).
Hertha BSC Berlin v 1. FSV Mainz 05
- The Berliners have not won any of their last four clashes with Mainz, losing the last two 2-1.
- The only away win for Thomas Tuchel's team so far was on match day six, when they beat Bochum 3-2, and they have lost their last four away games.
- Berlin are having their worst Bundesliga season in their history (11 points after 21 games); Mainz are enjoying their best season ever (30 points).
- Hertha have conceded the most goals (41) after Wolfsburg (42), alongside Nuremberg they have scored the fewest of all teams (both 17).
Bayern München v Borussia Dortmund
- Bayern's 5-1 win in the first meeting of the season between these two sides was Dortmund's heaviest defeat since losing 4-0 to Schalke in September 2000. Three of Dortmund's last four defeats by at least four goals have come against Bayern.
- Dortmund's last away win against Bayern was in October 1991, when they won 3-0.
- Bayern have won their last eight Bundesliga games and are unbeaten in their last 14 in the league (ten wins, four draws). The last time they managed such a run was in 2005, when they won a record 15 Bundesliga games in a row.
- Since the 1990s, Bayern have always won the title when they have had at least 45 points (as they do now) after 21 games (converted to the three-point rule).
FC Schalke 04 v 1. FC Köln
- Schalke have lost just one of their last 13 home games against Köln (8 wins, 4 draws).
- Schalke have won five consecutive matches at Veltins Arena while not conceding a goal at home in eight hours and 16 minutes. The club record stands at six consecutive clean sheets at home (1974) and could be equalled against Köln.
- Köln are undefeated in eight consecutive away matches (4 wins, 4 draws).
- Schalke can boast of the league's best defence (15 goals conceded).
- Köln have notched as many goals since the winter break as they did in the entire first half of the season (10 each).
Eintracht Frankfurt v SC Freiburg
- In 15 games between these two in the Bundesliga there has never been a draw. At home, Frankfurt have won the last four meetings and have won five games in total against Freiburg in Frankfurt, losing just twice.
- Freiburg have not won in the Bundesliga for seven games - only Wolfsburg and Hannover are on a longer run without a victory. Freiburg have also scored only once in the last six games.
- Eintracht manager Michael Skibbe has not lost any of his four BL games against Freiburg (two wins, two draws).
- Eintracht have scored at least once in each of their last nine games - only Wolfsburg and Bayern are currently enjoying longer scoring runs.