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Jon Riley 22nd Nov 2012 - 16:28

Opta Facts Bundesliga Nov 23-25

Fortuna Dusseldorf - Hamburger SV

  • Dusseldorf have faced HSV 44 times in the Bundesliga (12W, 12D and 20L). The last Bundesliga meeting with Hamburg was Dusseldorf's last match in the top flight before being relegated (1-1; MD34, 1996/97).
  • Hamburg haven't won a game in Dusseldorf for 29 years. Their last victory in Dusseldorf took place in September 1983 (3-2). They have played four losses and three draws since then,
  • The last meeting took place in the German Cup at Dusseldorf in 2009 (first round). Hamburg won (7-4 by penalty shoot-out).
  • Dusseldorf haven't won any of their last 10 BL home games (4D, 6L), a club record. They are one of two teams, along with Greuther Furth, yet to win a home game in 2012/13.
  • Dusseldorf haven't won any of their last seven BL games (2D, 5L). This is currently the second-longest streak in BL (currently only beaten by Furth's 10 games without victory).
  • Hamburg have not been beaten in their last four league away games (2W, 2D). They have not conceded a goal in their last three away games (their club record is four away games without conceding a goal).
  • Hamburg conceded ten goals in their first five BL matches 2012/13, however they have only conceded four in their last seven (three of them vs. Bayern Munich).
  • Dusseldorf have conceded 18 goals in their last seven BL matches, more than any other team. They have won only two points during that period, fewer than any other team.
  • Because of red cards shown to their opponents, Dusseldorf have been in numerical advantage in their last three BL games. However, they have taken only one point from those games.
  • Hamburg have scored 12 BL goals in 2012/13. At least one of Rafael van der Vaart (1 goal, 4 assists), Artjoms Rudnevs (3 goals, 2 assists) and Heung-Min Son (6 goals) have been involved in each one.
  • Maximilian Beister played on loan for Dusseldorf during 2010/11 and 2011/12 before returning to Hamburg. He was a key player for Dusseldorf, scoring 18 goals and delivering five assists in 59 appearances in the second division - performances that contributed greatly to Dusseldorf's promotion to top flight last season.


FC Bayern Munich - Hannover 96

  • Hannover have won only one of their 23 Bundesliga away games at Bayern Munich (20L, 2D). The 1-0 victory came in November 2006. Szabolcs Huszti scored the goal.
  • Hannover are the only team in the Bundesliga that managed to defeat both Bayern and Dortmund last season.
  • Before the midweek CL/EL games that were played this week, no other Bundesliga side have scored as many goals as Hannover have in their 22 competitive matches (56) in 2012/13.
  • Bayern have lost only one of their last 16 BL home games (14W, 1D), scoring 43 goals (an average of 2.7 goals per game) and conceding only eight (nine clean sheets during this run).
  • No other BL team have scored as many fast break goals as Bayern Munich (7) this season, whereas no team have conceded as many as Hannover (5).
  • Bayern Munich have the highest passing accuracy of all BL teams (88.4%) whereas Hannover have the lowest (73.9%).
  • Hannover have the highest shot conversion rate in the Bundesliga (22.7%).
  • Szabolcz Huszti has been involved in more league goals for Hannover this season than anyone else (3 goals, 7 assists). However, he hasn't directly contributed to a goal in any of Hannover's last seven league games.
  • Jupp Heynckes will coach his 200th league match for Bayern Munich. He is the only coach in the club's history who has served three terms. As an active player, Heynckes used to play for Hannover, scoring 25 goals in 86 appearances (1967-1970).
  • Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer became a regular for Schalke 04 under coach Mirko Slomka, who is now in charge of Hannover 96. Neuer's first match as a regular for Schalke was a home game against Bayern Munich.
  • Mame Diouf has scored nine goals in 18 Bundesliga appearances. However, he has never scored in an away game in the Bundesliga.
  • Mohammed Abdellaoue has scored the last three league goals for Hannover. He currently has the second-highest shot conversion rate of all BL players in 2012/13 (44%, min 4 goals).


FC Schalke 04 - Eintracht Frankfurt

  • Frankfurt haven't won any of their last twelve BL meetings with Schalke (9L, 3D). Their last victory took place in Frankfurt on March 3rd 2004 (3-0).
  • Frankfurt's last away victory at Schalke took place more than 13 years ago. On May 22nd 1999 they came back from 0-2 down, eventually winning 3-2. They have boasted an away record of six losses and three draws at Schalke since then.
  • Schalke have won their last four league home games, having conceded only one goal in those four matches. In 2012/13, they have a record of five wins and one loss from their six home games.
  • Only three newly promoted teams in BL history have had a better record after their first twelve games than Eintracht Frankfurt (who have currently collected 23 points). The last newly promoted team to outnumber Frankfurt's 23 points were Hoffenheim in 2008/09.
  • Frankfurt have lost their last three away games.
  • Schalke (53.9%) and Frankfurt (52.2%) have the highest duel success rate in the Bundesliga this season.
  • Frankfurt have not keep a clean sheet in their last ten league games; currently the longest streak in the Bundesliga (along with Furth).
  • Alex Meier is the only player who has scored three Bundesliga braces in 2012/13. He has scored seven of Frankfurt's last 11 goals. Never before had Alex scored nine goals in his first 12 matches of a league season. No player has scored more than nine BL goals this season (level with Bayern's Mario Mandzukic).
  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar hasn't scored for 580 minutes in the Bundesliga. Last week against Leverkusen (0-2) he neither created a chance for his teammates nor had a shot on goal, for the first time in his BL career. In 2011/12 he scored twelve goals in his first twelve BL matches. Currently, he has scored only three.
  • Frankfurt coach Armin Veh (as coach) and Schalke's sporting director Horst Heldt (as sporting director) won the German Bundesliga with Stuttgart in 2007.


VfL Wolfsburg - Werder Bremen

  • Bremen, Monchengladbach and Frankfurt are the only teams to have gained seven points after going behind in Bundesliga matches in 2012/13. Wolfsburg and Augsburg are the only teams yet to drop any points from winning positions.
  • Bremen have scored in 17 of their last 18 BL games (the exception was a 0-2 v Bayern Munich).
  • Wolfsburg haven't kept a clean sheet in their last nine BL games (a streak that is beaten only by Furth and Frankfurt; both 10).
  • Bremen have kept a clean sheet in only two of their last 21 BL matches.
  • Bremen have won only one (2-1 at Freiburg) of their last eleven away matches (2D, 8L).
  • Wolfsburg have gained only four of their 14 points at home. Only newly-promoted Greuther Furth have collected fewer points at home (1).
  • In 2012/13, 24 different players have appeared for Wolfsburg in the BL; more than any other club. Only 18 different players appeared for Werder; which is the lowest number in BL (level with Frankfurt).
  • Wolfsburg's new director of sports Klaus Allofs switched sides two weeks ago (from Bremen to Wolfsburg). He succeeded his predecessor, Wolfsburg's coach/director of sports Felix Magath; who himself has been the coach at Werder.
  • Lorenz-Günther Köstner has gained on average 1.84 points per game in the Bundesliga; which is the best average of all Wolfsburg coaches.
  • 18 of 19 Wolfsburg's goals in all competitions this season have been scored by new signings (Bas Dost (six), Ivica Olic and Diego (five each); Diego returned this summer after a loan to Atletico in 2011/12).
  • Naldo switched sides in summer. He made 173 BL appearances for Werder (22 goals).
  • Diego made 84 appearances for Werder, scoring 38 goals and delivering the assist for another 28.
  • Florian Hartherz used to play for Wolfsburg's reserve team before moving to Werder last season.


1. FSV Mainz 05 - Borussia Dortmund

  • Mainz and Dortmund have drawn six of their 12 BL meetings (4 wins Dortmund, 2 wins Mainz). Dortmund hasn't lost one of the last four matches (3W, 1D).
  • Mainz have never scored more than one goal in any league match against Dortmund.
  • Mainz have won their last four BL home games, conceding only one goal in those four games. They haven't won four BL home games in a row since April-August 2011.
  • Mainz have conceded only two goals in their BL home games in 2012/13 which is the best defensive home record of all teams.
  • Dortmund have lost only one of their last 20 BL away games (13W, 6D, and a 2-3 defeat at Hamburg in September).
  • Dortmund have scored in each of their last ten BL matches (28 goals), on average 2.8 goals per game.
  • Mario Götze has directly contributed to four goals in the last four BL matches.
  • Robert Lewandowski has directly contributed to 14 goals in his last 14 BL matches (9 goals, 5 assists).
  • Marco Reus has scored five goals in his six BL matches vs. Mainz. They are his favorite BL opponents (level with Bremen, also 5 goals).
  • Jürgen Klopp spent his entire career as a professional player with Mainz and continued his work there as a coach from 2001 till 2008. He was the first coach to guide Mainz to the German top flight (2004).
  • In their BL history, Mainz have only been coached by Thomas Tuchel (114 matches) and Jürgen Klopp (102 matches). Klopp gained on average 1.13 points per BL game with Tuchel on 1.41 points so far.


SpVgg Greuther Furth - 1. FC Nurnberg

  • Furth and Nurnberg have met in 254 competitive games, however they have never met in the Bundesliga. Their last duel took place in the round of the last 16 in the German Cup (December 2011) at Nurnberg. Furth won 1-0.
  • Furth and Nurnberg have drawn six of their nine last competitive games (2W Furth, 1W Nurnberg).
  • Furth haven't won a home game against Nurnberg in 16 years (October 1996, 3-1 in third division).
  • No BL team has gained as few points as Furth in their last 9 BL games (4 points; Nurnberg has collected only 5 points in their last 9).
  • Furth have currently been waiting for a win for 10 league games (L6 D4); the longest current run in the top flight.
  • Furth have the worst home record in the Bundesliga this season (1 point, 3-13 goals).
  • Nurnberg's 10 BL goals this season have been scored by 10 different players.
  • Gerald Asamoah has won nine of his ten BL meetings with Nurnberg (1D). He scored his last BL goal in February 2011 for St. Pauli in a 1-0 victory vs. Hamburg.
  • Zoltan Stieber has scored three goals in his last five BL games which makes him Furth's top scorer (3 goals, 1 assist) together with Edgar Prib. He has a shot conversion rate of 50% (6 shots, 3 goals).
  • As a coach, Dieter Hecking has lost seven of his nine duels against Furth (1W, 1D). His only victory came in December 2003 in BL 2 as coach of VFB Lübeck (1-0).


SC Freiburg - VfB Stuttgart

  • Freiburg and Stuttgart haven't drawn any of their last 13 competitive matches (10W Stuttgart, 3 W Freiburg).
  • Stuttgart have won 15 of their 26 Bundesliga meetings with Freiburg (9L, 2D).
  • Seven of Freiburg's nine BL victories came at home. No other team have lost more BL games at Freiburg (Stuttgart are level with Kaiserslautern).
  • Stuttgart haven't lost any of their last five BL away games (3W, 2D). The last defeat came against Bayern Munich (1-6, MD2).
  • Freiburg haven't managed to win or score in their last two BL home games (1D, 1L).
  • Freiburg have won only one of their last 10 BL matches which took place on a Sunday (4D, 5L).
  • Stuttgart have won only one BL match that followed an Europa League game this season and lost three of them, drawing the other two.
  • Freiburg is Martin Harnik's favorite BL opponent. He has scored four goals in his four games against them. He scored a brace in both BL duels last season.
  • Julian Schuster played for Stuttgart between 2005 and 2008 and made his BL debut for them.
  • Christian Streich has gained on average 1.48 points per BL game with Freiburg which is the best average of all Freiburg coaches in their BL history.


1899 Hoffenheim - Bayer Leverkusen

  • Leverkusen have won eight of their nine BL duels with Hoffenheim (1D).
  • Leverkusen have scored on average 2.5 goals per BL game against Hoffenheim.
  • The only duel that didn't end with a victory of Bayer Leverkusen came on November 27th 2002 - almost 10 years ago: 2-2 at Hoffenheim.
  • No other team has won as many Bundesliga games against Hoffenheim as Bayer Leverkusen (7).
  • Bayer coach Sami Hyypiä scored a goal for Leverkusen against Hoffenheim when a player. Like this weekend, the game took place on a Sunday at Hoffenheim. Leverkusen won 3-0.
  • Leverkusen have scored in their last nine BL matches (altogether 18 goals, an average of 2.0 per game). Only Bayern Munich have currently had a longer scoring streak in the Bundesliga (15 games).
  • On average 3.7 goals per game have been scored in Leverkusen's last seven away matches.
  • Only one of Leverkusen's last 49 BL away games resulted in a scoreless draw (December 2011 at Hannover).
  • Hoffenheim have conceded 26 goals which makes them the worst defensive team in the 2012/13 BL season.
  • No other team have conceded as many headed goals (10), as many goals in the last 15 minutes (9) and as many goals after a set-piece (12) than Hoffenheim.
  • 34 of Leverkusen's 36 competitive goals in 2012/13 (94%) have been scored by German players.
  • Stefan Kießling has scored more BL goals in 2012 than any other player (21). In comparison, all Hoffenheim strikers together have notched up only 10 goals in 2012.
  • Eren Derdiyok appeared in 90 BL games for Leverkusen between 2009 and 2012, scoring 25 goals.
  • Hoffenheim coach Markus Babbel and Leverkusen coach Sami Hyypiä were teammates for Liverpool FC. They played together in 39 Premier League games. In 2001, they won the UEFA Cup with Liverpool as well as the FA Cup, the League Cup and the European Super Cup.

FC Augsburg - Borussia Monchengladbach

  • Augsburg and Monchengladbach met two times in 2011/12: Augsburg won at home (1-0), the match at Monchengladbach resulted in a scoreless draw.
  • Monchengladbach are the only team who never scored a Bundesliga goal against Augsburg (Furth and Augsburg haven't met yet).
  • Before this season, only five teams in BL history had gained only six or fewer points in the first twelve games (like Augsburg, currently six). Only one of them eventually avoided relegation (Nurnberg, 2005/06).
  • Augsburg have won only one of their 12 BL games this season (3D, 8L). No other team has lost as many games.
  • All eight defeats for Augsburg came by a two goal deficit.
  • Augsburg have lost their last four BL matches. They haven't won any of their last five. Never before had Augsburg lost four BL games in a row.
  • Monchengladbach have not managed to win BL back-to-back games in this season.
  • All four BL wins for Monchengladbach in 2012/13 came directly after an Europa League match. They have won their last three BL games that took place after an Europa League match.
  • Monchengladbach have currently conceded 23 goals in this BL campaign. They only conceded 24 throughout the entire 2011/12 BL campaign.
  • Monchengladbach conceded 23 BL goals in 2012/13 (second-worst defensive team like Furth), Augsburg 22 (fourth-worst defensive team).
  • In this campaign, no other team have scored as few BL goals as Augsburg (8).
  • All six points for Augsburg (three clean sheets) came with goalkeeper Mohamed Amsif on the pitch.
  • Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker played for Monchengladbach between 2008 and 2010. Due to injuries, he appeared in only 11 BL matches.

 

 

 
 
 

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