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Stuart Dalgleish 21st Sep 2010 - 13:15

German Bundesliga Opta Facts - 21-23 September

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Mainz v Köln

  • Mainz have won four league matches in a row for the first time in the club's Bundesliga history.
  • Mainz are unbeaten in their last nine league matches (six wins, three draws), currently the longest streak in the league.
  • Mainz are unbeaten in their last five home matches in the league (three wins, two draws).
  • The last seven competitive encounters between these two teams have been won by the home side.
  • Köln have lost both of their Bundesliga matches at Mainz.
  • Köln won only one of their eight competitive matches against Mainz (two draws, five losses).

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Hoffenheim v Bayern

  • 1899 have never defeated Bayern (two draws at Hoffenheim, two defeats at Munich).
  • Bayern haven't scored a Bundesliga goal in 270 minutes. Their longest drought in the Bundesliga is 343 minutes, a mark that could be reached in the 74th minute of this game.
  • Never before in Bayern's Bundesliga history have they only scored two goals in their first four matches. With just two goals, they are also the poorest attacking side in the league.
  • Hoffenheim have played two mid-week Bundesliga games so far, and have won both. This will be the first time that they have played on a Tuesday in the Bundesliga though.
  • Bayern and Hoffenheim have only conceded three goals in their first four matches, fewer than any other Bundesliga sides.
  • Both Hoffenheim and Bayern have only been given two yellow cards in their first four matches combined, fewer than all other teams.

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Hannover v Bremen

  • Hannover have only won one of their last 14 Bundesliga games against Werder Bremen (four draws, nine defeats).
  • Bremen have scored more goals in Hannover than at any other team in the Bundesliga (48).
  • Werder have failed to score in their last two games. The last time they went three games without a goal was in spring 2003.
  • Despite their defeat against the Wolves, Hannover have had one of their best starts to a Bundesliga season (seven points after four games). The last time that they had more points after four matchdays was in 1965/66 (nine points).
  • Bremen had to do without Claudio Pizarro in both matches against Hannover last season and failed to score against 96 in both games. Werder only won one of the eight Bundesliga games in which they missed Pizarro last term.
  • Against no other current Bundesliga team has Hugo Almeida scored more goals than against Hannover (4).

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Leverkusen v Frankfurt

  • This will be the 53rd meeting between Bayer and Frankfurt in the Bundesliga. Frankfurt have won 19 times, Leverkusen 21 times. There has never been a goalless draw between the two, with an average of 3.2 goals per game.
  • Bayer have only failed to score once in their last 20 games against Eintracht. At home, they have only failed to score in one of 26 games against them - in March 2008, Frankfurt won 2-0.
  • Leverkusen are without a win in three league games and have only won two of their last 12 BL games (five draws, five defeats).
  • Frankfurt have won only one of the last nine BL games (six defeats, two draws) - a 4-0 win over Mönchengladbach that was their highest BL away win in over 16 years.
  • Eintracht have only kept one clean sheet in their last 15 games.
  • The last three goals that they have conceded have been in the final 15 minutes, while half of their goals conceded (three) have been headers.

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Dortmund v Kaiserslautern

  • Dortmund are unbeaten in their last five home matches against Lautern, winning four (one draw).
  • Dortmund have lost only one of their last eight matches - all of them in the Bundesliga - against Lautern (three wins, four draws).
  • Dortmund have won their last three in the league, and their last five competitive matches (2nd leg of the Europa League playoffs and first match of the group stage).
  • In the last 20 years Kaiserslautern have won only two league matches at Dortmund, both of them in 2000.
  • Lautern have lost only one of their last six Bundesliga matches (two wins, three draws) - going back to the end of the 2005/06 season.
  • Lautern's seven points after MD 4 is their best start to a Bundesliga season since 2001/02.

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Hamburg v Wolfsburg

  • Wolfsburg have only lost one of their last six Bundesliga games against Hamburg (two wins, three draws).
  • Hamburg's last home victory against Wolfsburg dates back more than three years - Mehdi Mahdavikia scored the winner for HSV on April 1, 2007.
  • Out of all current Bundesliga teams, the only team that Hamburg have won fewer points against than they have against Wolfsburg are Bayern and Hoffenheim.
  • There have been no goalless draws in the 26 league games that Wolfsburg and HSV have clashed in.
  • Hamburg are undefeated in six Bundesliga matches (three wins, three draws), for the first time since October 2009 (11 undefeated matches).
  • Edin Dzeko has scored five of Wolfsburg's last seven Bundesliga goals and leads the top scorer list with four goals (tied with Pavel Pogrebnyak and Papiss Demba Cisse).

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Mönchengladbach v St. Pauli

  • Mönchengladbach have lost only two of their 20 Bundesliga encounters with St. Pauli (11 wins, seven draws).
  • Gladbach have just suffered their worst defeat in Bundesliga history, they lost 7-0 at Stuttgart on Saturday (they lost 7-0 once before, 1966 against Bremen).
  • Gladbach have won none of their last four home matches in the league (three draws, one loss).
  • St. Pauli have won only one of their last 24 Bundesliga away matches, losing 17 (six draws) - but that one match was this season at Freiburg.
  • St. Pauli's only league win in Gladbach was 15 years ago - they won 4-2 in September 1995.
  • St. Pauli have won only one of their last 12 Bundesliga matches, losing nine (two draws).

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Freiburg v Schalke

  • Freiburg have won their last three league matches, for the first time since 2001.
  • Freiburg have won more Bundesliga matches at home against Schalke (9) than against any other team.
  • Freiburg their best ever start to a Bundesliga season, winning three of their first four matches (one loss).
  • Schalke have made their worst ever start to a Bundesliga season, losing their first four matches.
  • Schalke have won none of their last six league matches, losing five.
  • Schalke won neither of their two encounters with Freiburg last season (home loss, draw at Freiburg).

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Nürnberg v Stuttgart

  • Nürnberg have won none of their last four league encounters with Stuttgart at home (one draw, three losses).
  • Nürnberg have lost their only home match of the season so far, and three of their last four league matches at home (one win).
  • Nürnberg have won only one of their last nine league matches (three draws, five losses).
  • Stuttgart have just enjoyed their joint-highest Bundesliga win in their history (7-0 against Mönchengladbach).
  • Stuttgart have lost three of their first four league matches.
  • Stuttgart have won seven of their last 12 league matches (two draws, three losses).

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