German Bundesliga Opta stats 5-6 December
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Bayern München - Borussia Mönchengladbach
- Borussia have not been able to win any of their last seven games against Bayern (three draws, four defeats).
- After five consecutive defeats between the 5th and 9th weeks, Borussia have now pulled themselves together and are undefeated in five games (three wins, two draws). Gladbach have won their last two away games.
- Bayern haven't lost any of their last seven league games (three wins, four draws), conceding only four goals in the process.
- No team has scored more goals from corners than Borussia (four), but Bayern have not yet conceded a goal in this manner so far this season.
- Two of the league's most dangerous defenders in front of goal meet in this game - Daniel van Buyten and Roel Brouwers. Both have scored three goals and are tied with Naldo and Maik Franz.
VfL Wolfsburg - SC Freiburg
- The Wolves have lost five and won just two of their 12 Bundesliga matches against Freiburg.
- The Wolves have won just one of their last five Bundesliga games (3 draws, 1 defeat).
- VfL have lost three of their seven home games and SCF have won their last two games on the road. The Champions have bagged just 10 points at home in the Bundesliga.
- Freiburg have picked up 12 away points this season in the league.
- Either Zvjezdan Misimovic or Edin Dzeko have scored or assisted 10 of Wolfsburg's last 11 goals.
- Stefan Reisinger has scored three of Freiburg's last four goals, but Mohamadou Idrissou hasn't scored for 650 minutes - his last goal came against Mönchengladbach on matchday 7.
VfB Stuttgart - VfL Bochum
- It's almost nine years ago that both teams faced each other in the Bundesliga, with both teams down in the bottom three.
- VfB haven't won any of their last seven Bundesliga games, scoring just two goals in the process. It's the first time since spring 1999 (ten winless games) that VfB have failed to win seven games in a row.
- Their 4-0 defeat in Leverkusen was Stuttgart's heaviest defeat of the season.
- Bochum have kept a clean sheet in their last two games.
- No team has scored fewer first-half goals than Stuttgart (2).
- The VfB strikers seem to have forgotten how to score; Cacau is without a goal in 304 minutes, Schieber in 617, Marica in 816 and Pogrebnyak in 912.
Hamburger SV - 1899 Hoffenheim
- Hamburg are without a win in six games. The last time this happened was in spring 2008. In the first eight games of the season they won six and drew two.
- HSV have dropped 13 points after leading - the most in the league. They have taken the lead seven times in their last five games but have not won any of them.
- Hoffenheim's last four games have all seen a win for the away team. A win over HSV would be their third away win in a row - a new club record.
- Hoffenheim have won all seven of their games against teams in the bottom half of the table. In their seven games against teams from the top half they have won just two points.
- Last season, Bruno Labbadia won both games against Hoffenheim as manager of Leverkusen (5-2 and 4-1).
Borussia Dortmund - 1. FC Nürnberg
- It's been 19 years since FCN last won in Dortmund. Jörg Dittwar (pen) and Marc Oechler scored in the 2-0 win on November 19th 1990.
- Borussia are unbeaten in seven games (four wins, three draws).
- Nuremberg have picked up just five points in seven away games, only Hertha (one point) have a worse record.
- Dortmund players Weidenfeller, Owomoyela, Sahin and Subotic haven't missed a single minute of Bundesliga action this season. BVB are the only team with four players to have played all 1,260 minutes this season.
- Albert Bunjaku has netted six goals for FCN and has contributed half of their 12 strikes - the highest proportion of all Bundesliga players.
- Dortmund's Lucas Barrios has scored one third of Borussia's goals (5 of 15).
Hannover 96 - Bayer Leverkusen
- Hannover's only home win over Leverkusen before this match was in March of 1988 - 6-1. This was also their highest margin of victory in this particular match.
- Leverkusen are yet to lose a match after 14 matchdays - the last team to accomplish this was VfB Stuttgart in the 2003/04 season. However, Stuttgart didn't win the championship title that year.
- New manager Jupp Heynckes hasn't been beaten in his 14 matches with Bayer. This makes him only the third manager in history to remain unbeaten in his new job during the first 14 matches (counting from the start of the season). The others were Klaus Toppmöller in 2001/02, also in Leverkusen, and Karl-Heinz Feldkamp in 1978/79 with 1. FC Kaiserslautern.
- Hannover's 0-3 defeat against Bayern ended a mini-series, as for the first time since February 2008, 96 lost two matches in a row.
- Stefan Kießling tops the scorers' ranking with his 12 goals. He is the first player in Bundesliga history to have twice as many goals after 14 matchdays as the next best player.
Eintracht Frankfurt - 1. FSV Mainz 05
- In 13 competitive matches in the top flight, second division and the DFB Cup, Mainz have managed to beat Frankfurt only once - a 3-2 home win on 5 May 2003 in BL2.
- All four of their Bundesliga meetings, as well as nine of 13 competitive matches between both teams, have ended in a draw.
- Frankfurt haven't kept a clean sheet at home since 6 December 2008 (4-0 against Bochum), the longest such run among all of the teams currently in the Bundesliga.
- With 23 points after 14 match days Mainz are the best promoted side in the league and have reached that total at this early stage of a season for the first time in their BL history.
- Four of Mainz's last seven goals have been scored by Tim Hoogland.
FC Köln - Werder Bremen
- The last six clashes between these two clubs have seen an average of 4.3 goals per match.
- No team in the league have won fewer points (four) and scored fewer goals (three) at home than Cologne. Werder, on the other hand, are the league's best away team having won 15 points away from home.
- Leverkusen are the only side to have won more clean sheets this season (eight) than either of these teams (seven each).
- Werder's attack is the most potent in the league with 31 goals, while their backline is the third-best of the league; conceding only 12 goals. Their 18 goals away from home is also a league record.
- Cologne have failed to score a goal in eight of their matches this season, which is the worst figure in the league (Stuttgart tied). With only seven goals to their name, Köln's attack is the weakest in the Bundesliga.
FC Schalke 04 - Hertha BSC
- Berlin are without a win in 13 league games (two draws, 11 defeats) - the longest current run by any Bundesliga team.
- Friedhelm Funkel is still waiting for his first win as Hertha coach (two draws, five defeats).
- Schalke have won just one of their last five Bundesliga games (three draws, one defeat).
- This will be Felix Magath's 400th Bundesliga game as a manager. If Schalke score, it will be the 650th goal under his management.
- If Hertha lose they will go into the winter-break languishing in the relegation zone.
- Schalke have 12 different goalscorers in their ranks this season, a league-high.