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Nic Ladds 6th Aug 2009 - 21:46

German Bundesliga Opta Facts: 7-9 August

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7 August

VfL Wolfsburg – VfB Stuttgart

  • Wolfsburg have won their last two home games against Stuttgart, scoring four goals in each game (4-1, 4-0).
  • Only four of the 24 games between the teams have ended in a draw.
  • Wolfsburg have not drawn for 16 games (only six in total last season), while Stuttgart only drew seven games last season.
  • Wolfsburg are unbeaten in their last 19 home games, winning their last 15.

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8 August

Werder Bremen – Eintracht Frankfurt

  • Last season Frankfurt lost both matches with Bremen 5-0.
  • The two sides haven’t drawn in 11 meetings.
  • The last time Werder Bremen failed to score at home against Frankfurt was in 1992.
  • Bremen scored the most goals from outside the box last season (17).

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Borussia Dortmund – 1. FC Köln

  • Dortmund have won their last four home matches against the Rhinelanders whilst never conceding more than one goal.
  • Köln haven't been able to defeat Borussia away from home in 12 attempts, a run stretching back to 1991.
  • Only six of the 36 Bundesliga matches in which BVB have hosted Köln have ended in home losses (20 wins, 10 draws).
  • Dortmund have won just one of the last seven opening matches to a new Bundesliga campaign.
  • Aside from champions Wolfsburg, Borussia Dortmund were the only team in the 2008/09 campaign to remain undefeated at home (eight wins, nine draws).

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Hertha BSC – Hannover 96

  • Hannover have not scored in Berlin in five hours and 48 minutes, losing their last three away matches in the German capital.
  • Hannover have lost their last three opening Bundesliga fixtures.
  • Both teams performed poorly in last week’s DFB-Pokal. Hannover lost to Eintracht Trier and Berlin only managed a win in extra time against amateur club Preußen Münster.
  • Hannover are unbeaten in their last three BL away matches, scoring at least twice in each.

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1899 Hoffenheim – Bayern München

  • Although Hoffenheim scored the opening goal in both of their clashes with Bayern Munich last season, they were unable to win either of them, losing 2-1 and drawing 2-2.
  • FC Bayern haven't lost any of their last seven opening day matches.
  • Last year, Hoffenheim opened the season at Cottbus and managed to win their first-ever Bundesliga match 3-0.
  • Hoffenheim are unbeaten in five competitive matches, scoring at least two goals in each game.
  • This will be Bayern’s third consecutive match away at Sinsheim's Rhein-Neckar-Arena.
  • Bayern München were the league's best away team last season (29 points), while Hoffenheim have only won two of their eight league matches since moving into the Rhein-Neckar-Arena.

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FSV Mainz 05 – Bayer Leverkusen

  • The last match between these teams was in April 2009, when they played in the DFB-Pokal semi final.
  • Leverkusen won 4-1 in extra time.
  • Mainz have won their last three games at home, scoring eight and conceding just one.
  • Only one of the last 13 seasons was as poor as last season (when they finished ninth) for Bayer. In 2003 they only finished 13th.
  • Last season Mainz scored the most headed goals in Bundesliga 2. Aristide Bancé scored nine of their 16.

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1.FC Nürnberg – FC Schalke 04

  • The last game Nürnberg beat Schalke was in 1998/99 (3-0).
  • Nürnberg are unbeaten in 15 matches at home, conceding just three goals in this period.
  • Nürnberg have won their last seven home games.
  • With 42 points Nürnberg were the best home team in the Bundesliga Zwei in 2008/09.
  • Nürnberg haven’t won a Bundesliga match on the opening day in 42 years.
  • Marek Mintal has scored six times in his last seven home games.

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9 August

VfL Bochum – Borussia Mönchengladbach

  • Last season's match in Bochum ended in a 2-2 draw with Steve Gohouri scoring his first Bundesliga goal
  • The match in Mönchengladbach was won by the visitors (1-0).
  • Gladbach have not won any of their last 13 league matches against Bochum. The last time they did manage to defeat the Ruhrpott side was in 1997/98.
  • Mönchengladbach have not won in their last eight Bundesliga visits to Bochum, including two draws.
  • Bochum last won their Bundesliga opener in 2002/03. The last time they won an opener at home was in 1997/98.
  • Gladbach have lost their last seven league openers. The last time they opened with an away victory was in 1987 – against VfL Bochum.

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SC Freiburg – Hamburger SV

  • Hamburg have not lost any of their last five competitive games against Freiburg (three wins).
  • Freiburg have drawn three of their last four Bundesliga home games with HSV (one win).
  • Freiburg are yet to be relegated the season after any of their three previous promotions to the top flight.
  • Last season, Hamburg won 14 times by one goal – a record along with Hertha Berlin. Freiburg had the most wins by a single goal in the 2. Bundesliga last season – 11.
  • No Bundesliga 2 team scored more than Freiburg's 30 goals in the final 30 minutes of games last season – only Kaiserslautern could match this. HSV, on the other hand, scored just four times in the final 15 minutes – the fewest in the league.

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