• Leverkusen have not lost any of their last six games against Stuttgart (W4 D2). Stuttgart’s last victory over Leverkusen came in April 2010 (2-1).
  • Leverkusen have scored in each of their last 11 matches against Stuttgart, finding the net 27 times – an average of 2.5 goals a game. The last time they failed to score against Stuttgart was in 2007 (0-1 at Stuttgart).
  • Leverkusen have won 28 of their 68 Bundesliga meetings with Stuttgart (D18 L22). Against no other side have they won as many Bundesliga games.
  • Leverkusen have won their last six Bundesliga games for the first time since 2006. Their club record is seven consecutive victories – between September and November 2001. Their last defeat came against Bayern Munich (1-2).
  • Stuttgart’s defeat at Mainz was their second consecutive opening game defeat. Last season, they failed to win any of their opening five matches.
  • Leverkusen’s victory against Freiburg was their first opening day victory since 2010 (2-0 at Dortmund).
  • Leverkusen last won consecutive games at the start of the Bundesliga season in 2003, when they won their first three.
  • Stuttgart coach Bruno Labbadia was Leverkusen coach in the 2008/09 season while Daniel Schwaab signed for Stuttgart this summer after four years at Leverkusen.
  • Vedad Ibisevic has scored four of Stuttgart’s five competitive goals this season.
  • Stefan Kießling is still waiting for his 100th Bundesliga goal for Bayer Leverkusen (currently on 99). Only Ulf Kirsten scored more goals (182) in the top flight for Leverkusen.
  • Kießling has scored in his last seven Bundesliga games – more than any other player in the club’s history. The striker has scored 12 goals in his last eight BL games against Stuttgart (at least one in each of these games).