German Bundesliga Opta Facts: 27 Feb - 01 Mar
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Köln - Bielefeld
Only one of the meetings between the two has ended in a draw. The teams have almost identical records in this fixture - each with 11 wins, though Köln have scored two goals fewer.
In the last four games between the two in Köln there has been an average of over seven goals per game. Köln have only won one of these (4-2) and lost three (3-5, 3-5, 2-5).
There have only been 20 goals in Köln's home games - fewer than any other Bundesliga side.
Bielefeld have never scored more than twice in a game under Michael Frontzeck.
Hertha - Mönchengladbach
There have been at least three goals in each of the last nine competitive games between the two teams in Berlin.
Borussia have not won any of their last five games against Hertha (four defeats).
Berlin have won their last eight home games - their longest winning run at home for 31 years.
Borussia are unbeaten in their last three games (two draws, one win) - their longest unbeaten run this season.
Hannover - Leverkusen
Leverkusen have won the last three meetings with Hannover and kept a clean sheet in each.
Bayer have averaged three goals per game in their last three encounters with Hannover.
Hannover have won only one of their last nine home matches against Leverkusen (five draws).
Hannover have conceded exactly three goals on each of the last three Match Days.
Leverkusen have not kept a clean sheet in 10 matches - the longest run in the Bundesliga.
Bochum - Cottbus
Three of the last four meetings between the sides have ended in draws, with one win for Bochum.
VfL have not scored before the 26th minute in 11 matches.
Cottbus are unbeaten in three league matches, winning two, despite conceding exactly one goal in each.
Cottbus have conceded a league-high 24 goals after the half-time break (71%).
Dortmund - Hoffenheim
These two teams have met in only two competitive matches, both of which were won by the respective home side.
The Borussians are yet to win at home in 2009 in a competitive match, drawing 1-1 twice in the league.
For the first time in their brief BL history, 1899 Hoffenheim are now three games without a league win (two draws, one defeat).
Jürgen Klopp's men are the league's draw specialists, having shared the points 11 times.
So far in 2009, BVB have scored exactly one goal in each of their five competitive matches (four Bundesliga, one DFB Cup).
Frankfurt - Schalke
Schalke are unbeaten against Frankfurt in seven matches (five wins) and won the last two encounters against the Hesses 1-0.
The Miners are without a win on the road in five matches (four losses).
Frankfurt have scored just four goals in their last five league matches.
Schalke have scored exactly one goal in five of their last six league matches.
Bremen - Bayern
Bayern have only been able to win one of their last six fixtures against Werder (three losses).
Bayern have not lost as many matches (26) and have not conceded as many goals (110) against any other team as against Bremen.
In three matches against Bayern, Markus Rosenberg has scored three goals.
Bremen have only taken one point from their last four matches, making them the worst BL side since the winter break.
Hamburg - Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg are unbeaten against Hamburg in four matches (two wins).
HSV have won their last three home matches in the league.
With 10 points, Wolfsburg are the Bundesliga's best team in 2009.
10 of Hamburg's 13 wins in the league have been by a one-goal margin - the most in the league.
Karlsruhe - Stuttgart
Each of the last six encounters between both teams has ended with a home win.
KSC are the only BL team to have failed to score on the last two Match Days.
Karlsruhe have managed a league-low two draws this season.
VfB are unbeaten since Markus Babbel took control of the team (four wins, three draws).