German Bundesliga Opta Facts: 4-5 April
In conjunction with Opta Sportsdata, Europe's largest sports information providers, we bring you Opta Facts on this weekend's German Bundesliga matches.
The vital information you need to read to make a sound judgement in your football betting.
We highlight the key historical stats and facts for each of the German Bundesliga matches.
Arminia Bielefeld v FC Schalke 04
- Since September 2002 Bielefeld have lost all four home games against Schalke without scoring a single goal.
- Having conceded just 27 goals, Schalke have the best defence in the league.
- No team has scored as many headed goals as Schalke (11).
- Arminia, on the other hand, have scored the fewest (four).
- Artur Wichniarek has netted 57% of Bielefeld's goals, although for the first time this season he has gone five games without scoring.
VfL Wolfsburg v Bayern München FC
- Bayern have not scored in their last three visits to Wolfsburg.
- The Wolves have won their last seven matches; it is the longest winning streak of any club in this Bundesliga season.
- Bayern recently won three consecutive matches and are unbeaten in four games.
- The best home team Wolfsburg (34 points) clashes with the best away team Bayern (22 points).
VfL Bochum v VfB Stuttgart
- The Swabians have won four of their last five encounters against Bochum (one draw).
- Bochum’s manager Marcel Koller has won none of his games against Stuttgart (four defeats, two draws).
- Stuttgart have lost only one of their last eleven games under Markus Babbel (seven wins). VfB are yet to have a player sent off, although the next one will be the 100th in Stuttgart’s history.
Hertha BSC Berlin v Borussia Dortmund
- Berlin have won their last ten home games – six of them with a 2-1 scoreline.
- BVB have shared the points in over half of their games this season (52%) – 13 draws is a league high and near to the club record of 14 set in 1990/91.
- Hertha have won the most games by a one goal margin (11).
- Sebastian Kehl has scored two goals in the last two encounters with Hertha.
Eintracht Frankfurt v Energie Cottbus
- Eintracht have won eight of their eleven encounters with Cottbus.
- Frankfurt have not won any of their last four home matches (two losses, two draws).
- Cottbus have lost their last four games in the BL, conceding 10 goals in the process.
- Frankfurt have drawn their last three games on the trot.
Hamburger SV v 1899 Hoffenheim
- HSV are the only team yet to draw a game since the winter break.
- 1899 on the other hand have drawn the most in 2009 (six).
- Hoffenheim are without a win in seven games – prior to this they had not gone longer than two games without a win.
- 1899’s last five games have all been draws.
- Paolo Guerrero has been directly involved in six of the last nine HSV goals – four goals and two assists.
FC Köln v Bayer 04 Leverkusen
- Köln have not managed a win in this West German derby in nearly 12 years.
- The last time they took all three points was way back in May 1997.
- Cologne haven't won any of their last six home games (three draws, three defeats).
- Leverkusen are without a win in five back-to-back matches for the first time since Autumn 2005 (under manager Michael Skibbe).
- Bayer have conceded exactly one goal in their last four league games.
Werder Bremen v Hannover 96
- Bremen have won their last four home games against 96 with 17 goals scored and just one conceded.
- Hannover have lost the most points after leading in the BL this season (19).
- Claudio Pizarro has netted 10 of his 12 goals at home.
- Bremen have won just once in their last eight league games.
- Hannover have not won away from home this season.
Karlsruher SC v Borussia Mönchengladbach
- Karlsruhe are the only team to lose their last five league games – four of them by 0-1.
- KSC are without a goal in nine hours.
- Michael Bradley has scored all of his four goals in the second half of the season away from home.
- Borussia have not kept a clean sheet in 13 games, since November last year.