Opta Facts Bundesliga Matchday 10
Augsburg haven't won any of their last seven competitive meetings with Schalke (D2 L5).
Schalke have scored at least three goals in each of their three home matches against Augsburg, although they haven't kept a clean sheet (3-1, 3-1, 4-1).
S04 have 11 points after nine games - the Royal Blues have never finished in the top five when they have had fewer than 14 points at this stage before.
Schalke have already lost more games after nine matchdays this season (4) than they did in the whole of the second half of 2013/14 (3) and have been in the top half just once (9th after matchday 8).
Augsburg have lost five of their six competitive away games in 2014/15. Only three of the 12 points they have collected have come on the road and they are 15th in the Bundesliga away table, though they are at least level on points with Champions League participants Schalke and Dortmund.
Schalke have lost just one of 12 competitive home games since their 6-1 hammering at the hands of Real Madrid in the 2013/14 UCL last 16. S04 are unbeaten in their last seven competitive matches on home soil (W4 D3).
FCA are the only team in German professional football yet to record a draw this season. They have won four and lost six of their 10 competitive matches.
In a Bundesliga table representing the second half of games only, Augsburg would have 18 points and sit second, level on points with leaders Bayern.
Schalke have allowed the most shots in the league this season (145). On top of that, only Köln (81) have taken fewer shots than the Royal Blues (85), who had four shots on goal in their recent 1-0 loss to Leverkusen.
So far this season, Schalke have collected the most yellow cards (21, the same as Augsburg), as well as the most sending-offs (3, the same as Leverkusen).
Both Schalke's Ralf Fährmann (75) and Augsburg's Marwin Hitz (64) had the most touches of the ball for their respective teams on the last matchday.
Whilst managed by Jürgen Klopp, 1. FSV Mainz 05 lost 6-1 at home to Werder Bremen on 27th October 2006 - it remains the club's biggest ever Bundesliga defeat.
Mainz beaten Werder 3-0 the last time the sides met, ending an almost 10-year wait for a home win against Bremen. All three goals in the meeting on matchday 30 of 2013/14 came in the first half.
The 05ers suffered their first Bundesliga defeat of the season on the last matchday against Wolfsburg (3-0), putting an end to a nine-game unbeaten run in the top flight.
Bremen are without a win after nine games for the first time in their 51-year Bundesliga history and are also having the worst start to a season in their history with just four points to their name.
Mainz's last five Bundesliga goals have come in the first half - FSV have failed to find the back of the net after the break in each of their last five top-flight matches.
1. FSV Mainz 05 have conceded 399 goals in 281 Bundesliga games and are on the verge of conceding 400 goals; an unwanted record.
Shinji Okazaki (five league goals) has now gone three Bundesliga games without a goal, with his last one coming on 23rd September in Frankfurt (2-2 draw on matchday 5).
Raphael Wolf has saved just 50% of the shots at his goal (league low) and has also conceded the most goals in the division (23).
Viktor Skripnik has been at Werder for over 18 years (1996-2004 as a player, since 2004 as a coach) - the Skripnik/Frings duo took over Bremen's reserves in 2013 and led them to a second-place finish in the Regionalliga Nord in 2013/14.
Skripnik's predecessors Thomas Schaaf (against Schalke) and Robin Dutt (in Braunschweig) both began their tenures as SV Werder Bremen manager with 1-0 wins.
Hannover have lost just one of their last 16 Bundesliga home games against Frankfurt (W9 D6) and are unbeaten in their last 10 Bundesliga home fixtures against the Eagles. Eintracht's last win in Hannover came in November 1987 (2-1).
96 have set a new club record low, having netted just six goals after nine matchdays. However, never before has a Bundesliga side with a maximum of six goals to their name been as high in the table at this stage as Hannover are currently (7th).
Frankfurt led twice against VfB Stuttgart on the last matchday and ended up losing. The Eagles have dropped eight points from winning positions this season (league high). Hannover are one of four teams yet to drop a point after going in front.
With 17 goals scored, Eintracht have the second-best attack in the league (together with Leverkusen) - only Bayern have scored more often (21 goals). Also, the Eagles have netted the most goals from set pieces (7).
However, Frankfurt have conceded 18 goals - the last time they had let in as many at this stage was in 1995/96 (20). 10 of those 18 goals have gone in over the last three games.
With six goals to his name, Alexander Meier tops the Bundesliga goalscoring charts together with Mario Götze. The last time a Frankfurt player led the rankings in that regard was on matchday 17 in 2010/11 - Theofanis Gekas had 14 goals.
96-striker Joselu was on loan at Frankfurt last season and netted nine goals in 24 BL games for them.
Ron-Robert Zieler made his first Bundesliga appearance in a 3-0 win over Frankfurt in January 2011. He has missed just two top-flight games since then - no other player has played as many Bundesliga games as Zieler in that timeframe (126).
Christian Schulz won the league and cup double under current Frankfurt manager Thomas Schaaf back in 2004 while at Bremen.
Frankfurt have played 11 Bundesliga games without Carlos Zambrano since signing him in summer 2012 (W1 D2 L8) and have conceded 30 goals in the process (almost 3 per game on average, compared to 1.4 with him in the side).
Wolfsburg have won each of their last 4 Bundesliga games against Stuttgart and have scored in each of the last 14 meetings.
The only time Wolfsburg have had more points on the board after nine matchdays than they do at the moment (17) was in 2004/05 (21). Their tally of nine goals conceded in 2014/15 has been as low at this stage of the season twice before; 2004/05 & 2006/07 - but never lower.
Stuttgart have the league's second-worst defence (19), behind Bremen (23 goals conceded). They have let in 10 goals in their last three matches alone.
VfB's tally of goals conceded has never been higher after nine games than it is currently (also 19 in 1969/70 and 1974/75).
VfL Wolfsburg are the only side to have won their last four Bundesliga games. The last time they recorded five straight wins or more within one season was from February to April 2009 (10).
VfB have collected four points from losing positions in their recent games against Leverkusen (3-3 draw from 3-0 down) and in Frankfurt (5-4 win from both 1-0 and 4-3 down). Only Leverkusen and Frankfurt have claimed more points from games in which they have trailed this season (5 each).
After collecting just one point from their first four Bundesliga games this season, VfB have claimed eight points from their last five games (W2 D2 L1).
Only Stuttgart (11) have scored more goals after the break than Wolfsburg (10, the same as Paderborn). Seven of VfB's last nine goals have come in the second half.
Dieter Hecking is on the brink of his 100th win as a Bundesliga manager (currently 99 in 266 games). With an average of 1.68 points per game, Hecking has the best record of all Wolfsburg BL coaches in that regard (Lorenz-Günther Köstner 2nd with 1.67).
Armin Veh was the Wolves' manager from July 2009 until January 2010, but won just six of his 19 Bundesliga games in charge (D6 L7).
Christian Gentner, who has had a hand in the most VfB goals (5), played for Wolfsburg from 2007-10 and won the Bundesliga with VfL in 2009.
Daniel Caligiuri has scored three goals in the last two games, more than in his 30 previous Bundesliga matches for the Wolves (1).
The most recent meeting between the two sides was won by HSV (2-1 at home in April 2014), although they failed to beat Leverkusen in their nine previous encounters (D4 L5).
With just three goals scored after nine games, HSV have the worst attack in Bundesliga history. The previous low was four goals from the first nine matches (Eintracht Frankfurt in 1970/71 and 2005/06, Schalke in 1967/68).
With only six points after nine Bundesliga matchdays, HSV have equalled their worst start to a league season. They had as many points at this stage in 1972/73 (assuming three points for a win), although they had a better goal difference (-5 compared to -9 this season).
Including last season, HSV have won just one of their last 14 Bundesliga games (1-0 at BVB on matchday 7) and have lost 10 of those matches (3 draws).
Hamburg are without a win in their last six home games (D2 L4) - their longest drought in over two and a half years (7 home matches from December 2011 until April 2012). Their last victory on home soil was a 2-1 win over upcoming opponents Leverkusen on 4th April 2014.
Hakan Calhanoglu faces his former club Hamburg for the first time since joining Bayer 04, who he signed for in summer 2014.
Calhanoglu scored his sixth Bundesliga goal from a direct free-kick in the 1-0 win against Schalke on matchday 9. Four of the 11 goals he scored last season, which played a big part keeping HSV up, also came from direct free-kicks.
Heung-Min Son joined Leverkusen from Hamburg in summer 2013 (20 goals in 73 Bundesliga games for HSV). He scored the first hat-trick of his Bundesliga career in the first meeting with his former club (November 2013, 5-3 win in Leverkusen).
Pierre-Michel Lasogga, who played for Leverkusen's youth team in 2009/10, hasn't scored against any other top-flight club as often has he has against Bayer 04 (5 times in 3 games). He averages a Bundesliga goal against his former club every 43 minutes.
Rene Adler joined Bayer 04's youth department as a 15-year-old. He made 138 Bundesliga appearances and became a Germany international while at Leverkusen, before making the switch to HSV in summer 2012.
Only two teams have won the Bundesliga title more than once over the past 21 seasons: Bayern (12) and Dortmund (5), who have won 17 of those 21 championships between them.
FC Bayern are without a Bundesliga home win against Dortmund in their last four attempts (D1 L3).
The last time Dortmund were as low in the table (currently 15th) going into a meeting with Bayern was in November 1987 - they were 16th back then. BVB beat the second-placed FCB 3-1 away from home.
Dortmund have just seven points on the board after nine games, their worst record in 29 years. BVB have only been worse off twice before, in 1984/85 and 1985/86 (6 points each time when converted to the 3-points-per-win system).
FC Bayern are unbeaten in their last 13 Bundesliga games (W10 D3), the longest run of its kind in the top flight at present. Their last league defeat was a 3-0 loss to Dortmund on matchday 30 last season.
BVB have lost each of their last four matches, something that last happened in the league in March/April 2000 (a run of 6 straight defeats).
Dortmund have collected more points from their three Champions League games (9) than they have from their nine Bundesliga fixtures (7).
No side has suffered as many defeats as BVB this season (6). No team has recorded as many wins as FCB (6).
Bayern are the only side yet to concede a first-half goal in the Bundesliga this season. Including the last campaign, FCB haven't let in a goal before the break in any of their last 11 top-flight matches.
Robert Lewandowski played for BVB between 2010 and 2014 and netted 103 times for Borussia in 187 competitive matches. Mario Götze wore Dortmund colours between 2001 and 2013 and made 83 Bundesliga appearances for BVB (22 goals).
Mönchengladbach have won just two of their 15 competitive matches against Hoffenheim (D5 L8) and are without a win in three against TSG (D2 L1).
Borussia have won just 17% of their 12 Bundesliga games against Hoffenheim - only against Augsburg is their win percentage as low. The Foals have collected an average of just 0.83 points per game against TSG, fewer than against any other team.
Borussia are unbeaten after nine Bundesliga matches for the third time in their history. They also achieved that feat in 1970/71 and 1976/77, both title-winning seasons (first defeat on matchday 14 in both campaigns).
For the first time in their Bundesliga history, Hoffenheim are unbeaten after the opening nine matchdays. Including last season, TSG are unbeaten in 10 games - a club record. Across the division, only Bayern are on a longer run of matches without loss at present (13).
22 of the 26 teams (85%) that have been unbeaten after nine Bundesliga matchdays have ended the campaign in the top four.
This will be Gladbach's sixth Sunday game of the season. Borussia have recorded draws in each of their five so far.
Hoffenheim are unbeaten in their last four Bundesliga away games (W1 D3), a run they last managed in 2010 (5 games, April to September), which remains a club record. TSG would match that if they avoid defeat in Mönchengladbach.
Lucien Favre celebrates his 57th birthday on the day of the match. He has an average of 1.62 points per game from his 123 Bundesliga matches in charge of Borussia so far - only Hennes Weisweiler (1.74) and Udo Lattek (1.72) have better records.
Gladbach's Max Kruse has had a hand in the most goals in the league (7, 5 goals + 2 assists).
Borussia's Branimir Hrgota could make his 50th Bundesliga appearance. He hasn't played the full 90 minutes in any of his 49 games so far, a first in the top flight.
Köln have won just two of their last 11 competitive games against Freiburg - the two most recent meetings in Cologne (otherwise D3 L6).
SCF have won just one of their 10 Bundesliga games in Cologne (D2 L7) - a 1-0 victory in February 2001. On top of that, Freiburg have scored just four goals away at the Billy Goats, failing to find the back of the net in seven of those 10 Bundesliga meetings.
Stöger's side have recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season thanks to their recent results against Dortmund (2-1) and in Bremen (1-0). Apart from Köln, only Wolfsburg have collected maximum points from the last two matchdays.
Freiburg are without a win in their last 12 Bundesliga matches (D6 L6), a run they last suffered from December 2009 to March 2010 (also 12 games). Freiburg had to wait until matchday 11 for their first win of the campaign in 2013/14 (3-0 away at Nürnberg).
Köln have conceded just seven goals in their opening nine Bundesliga games this season. Only two promoted sides have managed this before: Bielefeld in 2004/05 and FC Bayern in 1965/66. If they manage to keep a clean sheet, it would be a new record for a promoted side in the top flight after 10 games.
The Rhineland club have lost just one of their last 11 competitive games at home (W6 D4) - a 2-0 defeat to Bayern on matchday 6. However, Köln have the worst home attack in the league together with Bremen and Hamburg (2 goals scored at home each).
Köln's tally of 7 goals scored after nine matchdays this season (the same as in 2001/02) has only been lower at this stage of the campaign once before (6 in 2009/10). The only time Freiburg have netted fewer goals after nine Bundesliga matchdays than they have this season (8) was in 1995/96 (5).
Only Köln and HSV have failed to score from a set piece this season. SCF, on the other hand, have the highest proportion of set-play goals (5 of their 8 in total, 62.5%).
Sascha Riether made 33 Bundesliga appearances for Köln in their 2011/12 relegation campaign, before joining Fulham. Sebastian Freis wore the Rhineland club's colours in 48 top-flight matches from 2009-12 (4 goals).
Köln sporting director Jörg Schmadtke made 131 Bundesliga appearances for Freiburg between 1993 and 1997 and sensationally helped them qualify for the UEFA Cup after a third-place finish in 1994/95.
It's the first top-flight meeting between the two sides. They have faced each other four times in the second division, with Hertha winning twice and Paderborn once (1 draw).
After nine games in the Bundesliga this season, SCP have collected more points (12), scored more goals (13) and conceded fewer goals (12) than they had at the same stage of the 2013/14 second-division campaign (9 points, 10-18 goal record), which they ended in second.
Paderborn have only lost to top four sides this season: Bayern (currently 1st), Gladbach (2nd) and Hoffenheim (4th). SCP have collected 12 points from their other six matches.
Hertha are the worst away team in the league (1 point from 4 away games, a league low). Including last season, they haven't won any of their last 10 Bundesliga away matches (D3 L7), the longest run of its kind in the division at present.
Berlin have failed to score in six of their last 10 Bundesliga away games. Hertha have netted just six goals in total in that timeframe.
Hertha have converted 71% of their clear-cut chances (10 from 14) - a league high.
Paderborn have scored six goals in the final 15 minutes of matches, a league high equalled by Bayern.
Berlin have netted four goals from counter attacks, a league high together with Hoffenheim.
Änis Ben-Hatira has had a hand in three of his club's last four Bundesliga goals (2 goals + 1 assist). He scored a brace in Hertha's 3-0 win over HSV on the last matchday.
Jos Luhukay faces his former club. He led the then newly-promoted second-division side to a ninth-place finish in 2005/06. Paderborn was his first managerial post at a professional club.