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Rich 14th Feb 2013 - 20:10

Opta Facts – Bundesliga 15-17 February 2013

VfL Wolfsburg - FC Bayern Munich

  • Wolfsburg have claimed just one point from their last seven duels with Bayern Munich, scoring only three goals in the process.
  • Wolfsburg have failed to score in the last three meetings with Bayern.
  • Wolfsburg are the third-best away team in the top flight. However, only two teams have collected fewer points at home than Wolfsburg (10).
  • Never before have Wolfsburg gained fewer points from their first 10 home games than 2012/13 (currently 10).
  • Bayern's current record of 54 points and +48 goals is a level never before reached by any other team in the Bundesliga after 21 games.
  • Never before has there been a gap of 15 points between position one and two in the top flight after 21 games.
  • No other team has managed to concede only seven goals after 21 games in Bundesliga history.
  • No other team in Europe's top five leagues has conceded as few as 0.33 goals per game this season.
  • Bayern's current away record (W9 D1) is the best in Bundesliga history after 10 games.
  • Never before has a team conceded as few as one goal on the road in their first 10 away matches (Bayern's current goal difference on the road is 25-1).
  • Bayern haven't lost any of their last 17 competitive matches. After losing against Leverkusen in October (1-2), they have won 13 of their ensuing 17 competitive matches (D4).
  • Bayern have won only two of their last six duels which took place on a Friday (D2 L2). Wolfsburg haven't lost any of their last four Friday games (W2 D2).
  • Bayern are yet to concede a goal in the second half of the season (4 games). Keeper Manuel Neuer has faced only three shots on his goal in these four games.
  • Mario Mandzukic moved from Wolfsburg to Bayern last summer. He scored 20 Bundesliga goals for Wolfsburg in 56 matches. He has already scored 14 Bundesliga goals in only 18 matches for Bayern.
  • Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking made his first Bundesliga appearance as a player under Jupp Heynckes in 1984. Hecking has won only two of his 12 (BL) coaching duels against Heynckes (L7 D3). His respective team has never scored more than one goal in these matches.

FSV Mainz 05 - FC Schalke 04

  • Schalke have lost only three of their 13 Bundesliga duels against Mainz (W8 D2).
  • Mainz have failed to score in seven of these 13 duels.
  • Mainz' last home victory against Schalke came in May 2006 (1-0). They haven't won any of their last four home games against Schalke, scoring only two goals (D1 L3) in the process.
  • Jens Keller made his debut as Schalke coach on December 18th in a 1-2 home loss in the German Cup against Mainz.
  • Schalke have won only one of their last 10 Bundesliga games (D3 L6). They have dropped in the table from second down to to 10th during this period.
  • No other team has conceded as many goals as Schalke (23) in their last 10 Bundesliga games.
  • Schalke have lost five of their last six away games, their only point came in a 0-0 at Augsburg.
  • Schalke's last Bundesliga victory on the road came on October 20th 2012 at Dortmund (2-1).
  • Mainz have collected only one point from their last two home games. Never before had they failed to score in two consecutive home games this season (0-0 against Freiburg, 0-3 against Bayern).
  • Jens Keller has never won a Bundesliga game on the road as a coach: He has drawn three and lost four of his seven away games (with Schalke and Stuttgart).
  • Mainz striker Adam Szalai is the leading scorer for his team (12 goals).
  • Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (who has recently suffered from an eye injury) hasn't scored a Bundesliga goal in 433 minutes. He has scored only two goals in his last 13 BL appearances. His last goal came on November 27th, 2012 (1-3 defeat at Hamburg).
  • Schalke players Christian Fuchs and Roman Neustadter will face their former club in this fixture.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen - FC Augsburg

  • Leverkusen have never lost a competitive game against Augsburg (W4 and D1 in the German Cup, eventually winning 4-3 on penalties).
  • Leverkusen haven't won any of their last three Bundesliga games (2D 1L).
  • Leverkusen have won their last seven meetings with teams from the state of Bavaria (goal difference 18-4) - including two victories over Bayern Munich.
  • Augsburg haven't lost any of their last five Bundesliga games (1W 4D). Their Bundesliga record is a run of six undefeated games which came between February and March 2012.
  • Only Augsburg and Bayern Munich remain undefeated in 2013.
  • Only two teams have collected fewer points on the road than Augsburg (seven points). However, Augsburg haven't lost any of their last three Bundesliga away games (W1 D2) which is a new club record for them.
  • Leverkusen have fallen behind in nine games this season, they haven't won any of these (D4 L5). Their last Bundesliga victory after a deficit came in September 2011 (4-1 at Augsburg).
  • Stefan Kiessling, who scored his 100th Bundesliga goal last weekend at Monchengladbach, has been involved in 17 goals in his last 15 Bundesliga matches (12 goals, 5 assists).
  • No player has scored more Bundesliga goals this season than Stefan Kiessling (14, like Robert Lewandowski and Mario Mandzukic).
  • No player has been involved in more Bundesliga goals this season than Kiessling (19, like Thomas Muller).
  • Sacha Molders has scored seven of Augsburg's 17 Bundesliga goals this season - although he has only made 11 appearances.
  • Two Leverkusen players have a history with Augsburg: Hajime Hosogai (Augsburg player from January 2011 till June 2012) and Jens Hegeler (January 2009 till June 2010).
  • Augsburg's Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker (1998-2008) and Dominik Reinhardt (Leverkusen youth player till 1991) are former Leverkusen players.

Fortuna Dusseldorf - SpVgg Greuther Furth

  • Furth didn't win any of their five away games in the second division at Dusseldorf (D2 L3), scoring only one goal (by Edgar Prib in their last match at Dusseldorf 2011/12).
  • No team has ever avoided relegation in Bundesliga history with Furth's current record of 12 points after 21 games.
  • No Bundesliga team has averaged lower possession rates this season than Furth (41.9%) and Dusseldorf (41.7%)
  • Dusseldorf have won four of their last five home games (L1). The team have collected 16 of their 24 points at home (67%).
  • Furth's only two victories this season have come on the road which means that they have gained nine of their 12 points (75%) away from home - no other team has such a high proportion.
  • Furth coach Michael Buskens was born on March 19th 1968 in Dusseldorf. He appeared in 101 Bundesliga games for Dusseldorf (6 goals) and in one game in the second division.
  • Dusseldorf striker Stefan Reisinger made 105 appearances for Furth in the second division (28 goals). His teammate Dani Schahin made 34 appearances for Furth in the second division (two goals). However, they never were teammates at Furth.
  • Dusseldorf players Adam Bodzek and Andreas Lambertz will miss the match due to previously picking up their fifth yellow card each.
  • Furth's Milorad Pekovic will also miss the game due to previously picking up a fifth yellow.
  • No other player has made more errors which have led to a goal than Fabian Giefer (3) this season.

Hamburger SV - Borussia Monchengladbach

  • Hamburg have won only one of their last eight duels against Monchengladbach (D3 L4).
  • Hamburg haven't won any of their last three home games against Monchengladbach (D1 L2).
  • Hamburg have reached their best league position so far this season (7th, 31 points), they have collected as many points as Freiburg and Mainz who are fifth and sixth in the table.
  • Only Dortmund (9 points) and Bayern (12) have collected more points than Hamburg (7) in the second half of the season.
  • Monchengladbach have lost only one of their last nine Bundesliga games (W3 D5) a 1-2-loss at Nurnberg on matchday 20.
  • Monchengladbach haven't won any of their last five away games (D4 L1).
  • Hamburg have fallen behind in each of their last three games, however they have turned two of them into victories (4-1 at Dortmund and 3-2 against Bremen plus a 0-2-defeat to Frankfurt).
  • Monchengladbach have gained the most points of all teams from trailing situations this season (9).
  • Conversely they have given away the most points of all teams from leading scenarios (13).
  • Monchengladbach have already conceded 32 goals in only 21 games this season. They conceded only 33 goals in Lucien Favres first 46 games as Monchengladbach coach.
  • Hamburg strikers Rudnevs (10 goals) and Son (9) have scored 19 of Hamburg's 26 goals (73%). They have scored nine of Hamburg's last 10 goals.
  • No other player has scored more goals in the last eight matchdays than Artjoms Rudnevs (7).
  • Monchengladbach's Patrick Herrmann has scored exactly one goal in each of his last three Bundesliga matches. He has never done that before. After 21 matchdays, he has already equalled his personal career high of six goals in a Bundesliga season.
  • Hamburg's Marcell Jansen played for each of Monchengladbach's youth teams. He also appeared in 73 Bundesliga games (five goals) for the club (2004-07)

SV Werder Bremen - SC Freiburg

  • Freiburg haven't won any of their last 12 Bundesliga meetings with Werder Bremen (D2 L10).
  • Their last Bundesliga victory against Bremen came on July 28th, 2001 (3-0).
  • Against no other team have Freiburg lost more Bundesliga games than against Bremen and Bayern Munich (19 each). They have lost 70% of their Bundesliga meetings with Bremen.
  • Christian Streich's first home loss as Freiburg coach came in a 1-2-defeat against Bremen in the first half of the season. Previously to that game he had set a new club record of 10 undefeated home games with Freiburg.
  • Bremen have currently won back-to-back games in the top flight for the first time in 15 months (2-0 vs. Hannover, 4-1 at Stuttgart).
  • Freiburg haven't conceded a goal in three of their last four games.
  • Freiburg kept a clean sheet for the ninth time last week only Bayern Munich have kept more, 15.
  • They kept nine clean sheets in their entire 2011/12 campaign.
  • Freiburg have hit the woodwork 10 times this season (only Bremen and Leverkusen have hit it more often, 11). They hit the post twice last week against Dusseldorf (1-0).
  • Bremen have failed to score only once in their last 15 Bundesliga games (0-5 vs. Dortmund on matchday 18). However, they have failed to keep a clean sheet in 12 of their last 13 games (2-0 vs. Hannover on matchday 20).
  • Mehmet Ekici scored his first brace in the top flight last week against Stuttgart (after failing to score in his previous 20 games). He has scored all of his six Bundesliga goals away from home.
  • Freiburg's Max Kruse was a Bremen player between 2006 and 2009. He made one Bundesliga appearance for the club. Kruse is currently Freiburg's top scorer (5 goals, 6 assists). He has had a hand in four of Freiburg's last five Bundesliga goals (1 goal, 3 assists).

Borussia Dortmund - Eintracht Frankfurt

  • Against no other team have Dortmund won as many Bundesliga games as against Frankfurt (36).
  • Dortmund have lost only one of their last 16 competitive home games against Frankfurt (W11 D4 and a 2-3-defeat in February 2010).
  • Frankfurt have currently collected 37 points. They haven't collected as many points after 21 games in 20 years (1992/93: 41 points).
  • Frankfurt have won all four of their games this season on a Saturday evening - with a total goal difference of 10-2.
  • Dortmund won 81 points last season, they can't collect more than 78 points this season - even if they win every game.
  • Dortmund have already conceded 26 goals. They conceded only 14 goals in their first 21 games in 2011/12 and 10 in 2010/11.
  • Dortmund have already lost more home games this season (3) than in their last two seasons combined (one home loss in 2011/12 and 2010/11 each).
  • Frankfurt's Bastian Oczipka (7 assists) and Dortmund's Lukasz Piszczek (6 assists, 1 goal) are the top scoring Bundesliga defenders this season.
  • Dortmund haven't won any of their last six Bundesliga games without Ilkay Gündogan in the starting line-up (D3 L3). They have lost only one of their last 15 Bundesliga games with Gündogan as a starting player (W11 D3).
  • As a coach, Armin Veh has won only one of his 13 competitive games against Dortmund (L10 D2 and a 1-0 victory at Dortmund with Stuttgart in February 2007).

FC Nurnberg - Hannover 96

  • Hannover have won their last four Bundesliga duels with Nurnberg, scoring 10 goals. Hannover have never managed to win more than four consecutive Bundesliga games against one club.
  • Both teams have won eleven matches against each other and drawn eleven with a goal difference of 51-51.
  • There has never been a scoreless draw between these two teams in Bundesliga history.
  • Nurnberg haven't lost any of their last seven Bundesliga home games (W4 D3). This is currently the longest such home run in the top flight.
  • The last time they had a longer home run was from November 2007 till May 2008 (10 unbeaten home games).
  • Nurnberg coach Michael Wiesinger has currently claimed five points from his first four games (his predecessor Dieter Hecking gained only four points from his first four).
  • Hannover have lost their last five Bundesliga games away from home. They have lost 14 of their last 16 Bundesliga games on the road (W2).
  • As a coach, Mirko Slomka has won seven of his 10 Bundesliga duels against Nurnberg (D1 L2). Against no other team has he won more than six games.
  • No player has provided more assists this season than Hannover's Szabolcs Huszti (8, like Bayern's Thomas Müller and Dortmund's Marco Reus).
  • Mame Diouf has been involved in 31 goals in only 38 competitive games (24 goals, 7 assists; before Hannover's Europa League game on Thursday).
  • Diouf has scored 15 goals and recorded seven assists in his 27 Bundesliga appearances.
  • Nurnberg's Hanno Balitsch appeared in 150 Bundesliga games for Hannover from 2005 till 2010 (12 goals).
  • Raphael Schäfer was a Hannover player from 1991 till 1998. He never appeared in a competitive match for the first team.

1899 Hoffenheim - VfB Stuttgart

  • Hoffenheim have won only one of their nine Bundesliga duels with Stuttgart (D4 L4 and a 3-0-victory in the first half of the season).
  • Stuttgart have lost their last five Bundesliga games. A longer run of this kind last came in May/June 1987 when the club lost seven consecutive games in the top flight (a club record).
  • As a coach, Bruno Labbadia has never before lost five consecutive league games.
  • Hoffenheim have won only one of their last 11 Bundesliga games (D2 L8 and a 2-1-victory against Freiburg in their last home game).
  • Stuttgart are the only team who have lost all four Bundesliga games in 2013.
  • Hoffenheim have conceded 24 goals in the first 45 minutes of their games this season, no other team has let in more than 18. Stuttgart have conceded 25 goals in the second half, only Bremen have conceded more (26).
  • As many as eight goals have resulted from individual errors by Stuttgart players, this is the highest number of all teams (Hoffenheim second with 7 individual errors leading to goals).
  • Hoffenheim have scored only one goal from outside ths box this season, Stuttgart have scored none.
  • No other team has conceded as many goals from outside the area as Stuttgart (10 goals) and Hoffenheim (9, like Bremen).
  • Hoffenheim's Matthieu Delpierre, Tobias Weis, Andreas Beck, Sebastian Ru¬dy, Matthias Jaissle, Boris Vukcevic and Sven Schipplock are former Stuttgart players. Delpierre and Beck won the Bundesliga with Stuttgart in 2007.
  • Delpierre made 162 Bundesliga appearances for Stuttgart (3 goals), he moved to Hoffenheim last summer.
  • Stuttgart striker Vedad Ibisevic is still Hoffenheim's most successful Bundesliga goal scorer (43 goals in 92 games).
  • Ibisevic hasn't scored a goal in 389 minutes (4 games).

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