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Nic Ladds 17th Sep 2009 - 20:22

German Bundesliga Opta Facts - 18-20 September

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18 September

Schalke 04 v Wolfsburg

  • Schalke haven't won any of their last six competitive matches against VfL Wolfsburg (two defeats, three draws and a penalty shootout elimination from the DFB Cup).
  • Schalke’s last victory over the Wolves was a 2-0 win in September 2006.
  • Only once in Bundesliga history have the champions from the season before had a worse start. In 1966/67, 1860 Munich started with one win, one draw and three losses.
  • Kevin Kuranyi is something of a Wolfsburg specialist, having scored seven goals for Schalke in eight matches against the club – no other Bundesliga team has conceded more goals to him in his time at Schalke 04.

19 September

Bayern Munich v Nurnberg

  • Nürnberg have lost seven of their last nine games in Munich (two draws).
  • Bayern have scored in their last 10 games – currently the longest goalscoring run in the league.
  • Bayern have the best chance conversion rate in the league (21%) and Nürnberg the worst (6%).
  • Nürnberg have drawn their last four away games in the league, only Schalke are currently unbeaten away from home for longer.

Bochum v Mainz

  • Mainz have won their last four matches against Bochum in the Bundesliga
  • Bochum are undefeated in their home stadium so far this season (one win, one draw).
  • Mainz have not yet won an away game this season (one draw, one loss).
  • Both sides have received the most yellow cards this season (13).
  • Andreas Ivanschitz has played a part in four of FSV Mainz 05’s seven goals.

Borussia M'gladbach v Hoffenheim

  • Hoffenheim have not been beaten by Borussia in league play (2 wins, 2 draws), either in the first or second divisions.
  • Ralf Rangnick lost his job at Hannover 96 following a 1-0 loss at the Bökelberg in Gladbach on March 6, 2004.
  • 1899 haven't conceded a goal in 293 minutes, no other team is on a longer run without a goal conceded.
  • Borussia haven't been beaten in their last five home matches spanning two seasons (3 wins, 2 draws).

Hannover v Borussia Dortmund

  • Hannover are undefeated against Dortmund in their last six Bundesliga clashes (three wins).
  • Goals are guaranteed, none of the last 36 league games between these two have ended 0-0.
  • BVB have been ahead four times this season but have already dropped seven points in these matches, no other team has squandered as many leads.
  • Three players meet their favourite opponents in this match: 96ers Bruggink and Forssell have scored more goals against BVB than against any other club (four and three respectively) while Nelson Valdez has scored six goals against Hannover.

Stuttgart v FC Koln

  • Stuttgart have not lost in 13 games at their home stadium, the Mercedes-Benz-Arena, they have won nine and drawn four.
  • The last team that beat VfB at home was Köln, 3-1, on match day 11 last season.
  • The Cologners have not scored more than one goal in their last 14 games.
  • 1. FC Köln are the only team in the Bundesliga without a win so far (one draw, four defeats).
  • Stuttgart have won only once in their last 12 competitive matches against the ‘Billy Goats’ but this came in their last meeting, German international Mario Gomez scored all three goals.

Eintracht Frankfurt v Hamburger SV

  • HSV have won more games against Frankfurt than anyone else (39 wins in 82 games).
  • HSV are in their best ever position after five games, with 13 points and a goal difference of +9.
  • Frankfurt are unbeaten this season in competitive games under new coach Michael Skibbe (three wins, three draws) and are fourth in the Bundesliga.
  • Oka Nikolov has faced 27 shots on target, saving 23 (85.2%). No regular goalkeeper has a better record this season.

20 September

Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen

  • The most recent encounter between the two sides was the DFB Cup final in late May, which Werder won 1-0 after a goal from Özil.
  • Bayer's most recent home triumph over Werder took place more than four years ago (April 2005, 2-1), since then there have been two wins for Bremen and two draws.
  • Of the last eight BL ties with Werder, Leverkusen have managed to win just one (five losses, two draws).
  • Leverkusen haven't registered a goalless draw in 72 matches, the longest streak of its kind in the Bundesliga. Conversely, Werder drew 0-0 just last week against Hannover.
  • Stefan Kießling has netted in all five matches so far, putting him at the top of the scorer's table, no player has ever hit the mark on each of the first six match days.

Hertha Berlin v Freiburg

  • SCF have only won once in their previous 12 meetings with the ‘Old Lady’, back in 2001/02.
  • Freiburg have scored three of their four goals in away games this season.
  • The last time Hertha lost four games in a row was in March 2007, when the team from Berlin could not manage to win a single point in the whole month.
  • Berlin have not lost to Freiburg in their previous six matches (four wins, two draws).
  • Hertha have won their last three matches and netted three goals in each game.

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