German Bundesliga Opta Facts - 24-25 October
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Bayer Leverkusen - Borussia Dortmund
- If Leverkusen keep a clean sheet they will equal a club record of five shut-outs in a row, which they achieved back in 1983/84.
- Jupp Heynckes, the oldest manager in the Bundesliga (64), has not lost any of his last 15 BL games (ten wins, five draws) - a longer unbeaten sequence than any other current coach.
- BVB have won back-to-back matches for the first time in the league this season, keeping two successive clean sheets.
- In eight of their last nine league matches, if Borussia haven't scored by half-time then they haven't scored at all.
Bayern München - Eintracht Frankfurt
- Bayern Munich haven't lost at home since Jürgen Klinsmann was fired (seven matches, five wins).
- Bayern are the only Bundesliga club yet to score before the 25th minute.
- Every time Eintracht have scored this season in the league, they have avoided defeat.
- No team coached by Michael Skibbe has ever defeated Bayern Munich. Dortmund only managed three draws between 1998 and 1999, while Leverkusen suffered nothing but defeats in this fixture under his management (five losses in total) between 2006 and 2008.
1899 Hoffenheim - 1. FC Nürnberg
- This is the two teams' first-ever Bundesliga encounter - the only previous meeting saw Hoffenheim win 1-0 in the DFB Cup in September 2009.
- No team has managed fewer goals on the road in the Bundesliga this season than Nurnberg (2).
- TSG 1899 have won their last two home games, netting eight goals in the process.
- Nürnberg have gone a league-high seven away matches without claiming all three points.
Hannover 96 - VfB Stuttgart
- Since they gained promotion back to the Bundesliga in 2002, Hannover have not been able to win at home against Stuttgart (four draws, three defeats). It has been more than 20 years since they last defeated Stuttgart in Hannover (2-0 in 1988/89).
- Stuttgart have lost only one of their last 14 competitive games against Hannover.
- If VfB were to lose in Hannover, it would be their third defeat in a row. This would be the first time that such a run has occured under Markus Babbel, and will be the first time since 2007/08 when they lost three games between MD 17-19.
- Despite their poor run, VfB coach Markus Babbel remains the best-ever Stuttgart coach in terms of points per game (1.86).
Borussia Mönchengladbach - 1. FC Köln
- Last season, both of these sides' Bundesliga meetings were won by the away team. Köln won the first match at Borussia-Park 2-1 (a defeat which cost Gladbach coach Jos Luhukay his job) before Borussia won 4-2 at RheinEnergie-Stadion.
- Mönchengladbach have lost their last five matches in the Bundesliga. The last time that they suffered such a run was between MD 14-18 last term.
- Köln have scored the fewest goals of all 18 teams in the top flight (6); all of which have been scored by different players.
- Three days after qualifying for the World Cup with Slovenia, Milivoje Novakovic scored his 1st goal of the season in Köln's 1-0 win over Mainz. Last season the striker found the net 16 times in the top-flight.
FSV Mainz 05 - SC Freiburg
- Mainz have not been beaten in any of their last eight home matches; a record dating back to last season and the longest such run of all teams in the Bundesliga. Their last home defeat (1-2) came on April 13th 2009, in a 2nd Division match against: Freiburg.
- Of all 18 teams in the league, Mainz have won the most points after falling behind - a total of seven points in six matches when the opposition have gone ahead.
- Freiburg have had more success on the road this season than at home, taking four points and scoring five goals in five home matches, compared to six points and nine goals away from home.
- FSV have not kept a clean sheet in the league all season.
Hertha BSC - VfL Wolfsburg
- Hertha have lost their last eight consecutive matches in what is the worst losing streak in the club's history. So far, every club to have lost nine or more matches in a row have been relegated to 2. Liga at the end of the season.
- The only time that Wolfsburg have won a match in Berlin was on MD 21 of the 2000/01 campaign (3-1). Hertha have managed three draws and eight home victories in this fixture to date.
- The Berliners have scored at least two goals in each of their last five home matches against Wolfsburg.
- Wolfsburg have scored two or more goals in seven of their nine matches in the league this season. Hamburger SV are the only team to have scored more goals (20) than them (18).
FC Schalke 04 - Hamburger SV
- The last time Schalke won at home against HSV was in April 2004. Since then they have lost four and drawn one.
- HSV are still unbeaten, with their last league defeat coming in the penultimate game of last season against Köln. Their unbeaten run of ten games is currently the best in the league.
- Schalke have gone 1-0 up six times this season and have won every time. HSV have managed it seven times, but have only won five of those games.
- Both sides have scored in each of Schalke's away matches in the league this season.
VfL Bochum - Werder Bremen
- Bochum's last home win against Bremen came more than 10 years ago, when they won 2-0 on September 8, 1998. Since then rewirpowerSTADION has hosted three draws and four losses by the home team in this fixture.
- Werder haven't been beaten in their last eight league matches and have won their last three in a row. Werder have also kept a clean sheet in five successive Bundesliga games.
- Bremen goalkeeper Tim Wiese has not been beaten for 619 minutes now. In Bochum on MD 10, he could break the club record set by Oliver Reck (641 minutes) if he keeps a clean sheet for 23 minutes of play.
- Bochum have taken all three points on just one occasion in their last six matches.