German Bundesliga Opta Facts - 15th-17th January
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Leverkusen v Dortmund
Since losing 3-6 to Gladbach in the second game of the season, Bayer have lost just once in 22 games (0-1 to Mainz).
Leverkusen won only three of their nine Bundesliga home games before the winter break (four draws, two losses). Only last-place Gladbach conceded more goals at home than Leverkusen.
Leverkusen have won none of their last three home games against Dortmund (two draws, one loss).
Dortmund have lost only one of the last seven games against Leverkusen (three wins, three draws) - the last one coming on the opening day of this season (0-2).
Dortmund are the first team ever to win their first eight away games of a season - however they lost their last away match before the winter break (0-1 in Frankfurt).
Dortmund lost only two league matches before the winter break (14 wins, one draw), one of those being the first meeting with Leverkusen (0-2) on the opening day.
Bremen v Hoffenheim
Bremen have only lost one of their six meetings with Hoffenheim in all competitions - this was the last time they met when 1899 Hoffenheim won 4-1 against Werder.
Werder have not been able to score in five of their last seven matches in the Bundesliga.
Bremen have only won one of their last eight games (five defeats), when they beat St.Pauli 3-0 on the road on the 14th matchday.
Hoffenheim have drawn their last four league matches - another draw would mean the longest run of its kind in the club's history since five consecutive draws in February/March 2009.
Hoffenheim have managed to win only one of their last eight away games.
Hoffenheim have netted eight goals in five league meetings against Werder despite failing to score in three of these matches.
Wolfsburg v Bayern
FC Bayern have won 20 of their previous 27 matches against VfL Wolfsburg (three defeats).
The Munich side have won six of the last eight meetings (one draw) and suffered their only defeat in the last four years in the season that Wolfsburg won the championship (1-5 in April 2009).
Bayern have suffered as many defeats in the first round (four) as they did in last season; it was their worst first leg in 16 years.
VfL have been held to a draw in each of their last six matches - only three teams have reached longer streaks of this kind in Bundesliga history: Nürnberg (2006/07) and FC Saarbrücken (1992/93) both managed seven and Waldhof Mannheim (1984/85) at eight.
FC Bayern have only lost one of their last 10 league outings (six wins, three draws) - they were defeated 0-2 at Schalke in week 15.
Wolfsburg have won only one of their last 11 league games (seven draws, three losses).
Stuttgart v Mainz
Stuttgart have won none of their last six league matches (four defeats, two draws) since they beat Bremen 6-0 on November 7.
Stuttgart have won none of their last three home matches, losing two of those.
Stuttgart have lost all of their matches this season against the current top five clubs.
Mainz won six of their first eight away games this season (two losses), scoring 18 points - already four more points than they won away from home in the entire of last season.
Mainz have won only one of their nine Bundesliga meetings with Stuttgart (five wins, three draws).
Mainz have scored two goals less (30) than Stuttgart (32), but have won 21 more points (33) than their hosts (12).
Nürnberg v Gladbach
Nürnberg have won only one of their last six league matches, losing four (one draw).
Nürnberg have won five of their last seven home matches (two losses).
Nürnberg have won their last three home matches against Gladbach.
Gladbach have won only one of their last seven meetings with Nürnberg away from home, losing four (two draws).
Gladbach celebrated their only two victories before the winter break away from home, scoring 10 goals in those two wins. Their away goals total is surpassed only by the top three teams.
Gladbach have lost their last five league matches.
St.Pauli v Freiburg
St. Pauli have won only one of their last nine league matches, losing seven (one draw).
St. Pauli have lost three of their last five home games (one win, one draw).
St. Pauli won their autumn meeting in Freiburg 3-1.
Freiburg have never won a Bundesliga match at St. Pauli (one draw, two losses).
Freiburg have won only one of their last six away matches, losing four (one draw).
Freiburg have won four of their last seven league matches (one draw, two losses).
Schalke v Hamburg
Schalke have won four of their last five league games, including three successive victories just before the winter break.
Schalke have won their last four home games.
Schalke haven't won any of their last five Bundesliga games against HSV (two defeats, three draws).
Hamburg are unbeaten in their last six visits to Schalke, winning four of those meetings (two draws).
Hamburg have lost four of their last six league games (two wins).
Away from home, Hamburg have lost four of their last five league games (one win).
Frankfurt v Hannover
Frankfurt have lost four of their last six league games (two wins).
Frankfurt have won three of their last four home games in the Bundesliga (one loss).
Frankfurt are unbeaten in their last four home games against Hannover, winning three (one draw) and conceding only one goal.
In the last 25 years, Hannover have won just one of eight away games at Frankfurt (three draws, four losses).
Hannover have won two of their last three away games (one loss), and four of eight before the winter break (four losses).
Hannover have won five of their last six league games, losing only the last one before the winter break.
Kaiserslautern v Köln
Kaiserslautern have won more games (35) and scored more goals (139) against Köln than against any other club in the Bundesliga.
Köln won their last Bundesliga game against Kaiserslautern on December 16th 1989 when they were managed by Christoph Daum. They have lost 18 times and been held to five draws since then.
Lautern have only lost three home games against Köln - but have won 22 (13 draws).
FC Kaiserslautern haven't lost any of their last four home games (two wins, two draws) but have only won three home games this season - just as many games as away from home.
All four of Köln's victories this season have been by one goal.
Köln have won only one away game this season (one draw, eight losses). They have lost their last two away games and conceded three goals in both of them.