• Schalke vs. Leverkusen will take place on the top game spot for the fourth consecutive time (i.e. the Bundesliga game on Saturday evening).
  • Schalke have won only two (of 15) Bundesliga home games against Leverkusen in 15 years (D7 L6 and victories in 2005/06 and 2011/12).
  • Leverkusen have currently won eight consecutive Bundesliga games for the first time in their club history. Their last failed to win on April 13th in a 2-2 at Schalke.
  • Leverkusen have kept a clean sheet (and won) in each of their last three away matches. Their club record is four consecutive away victories without conceding a goal (September/October 1989).
  • Leverkusen have failed to win any of their last six Saturday evening games (so called top game) in the Bundesliga (D3 L3). Their last victory in such a game came in October 2010 at Schalke (1-0).
  • Only in 2003/04 have Leverkusen also win their opening three Bundesliga matches; they have never won their opening four.
  • Schalke and Hamburg have both conceded a league-high nine goals as well as the worst goal difference in the top flight (-5 each).
  • Only in 1987/88 have Schalke conceded more goals in their opening three matches (11); they were relegated at the end of that season.
  • Schalke have conceded a league-high six goals from set-pieces (four from corners, also league high). They have also conceded the most corners (25) and won as few as only Braunschweig (7).
  • Stefan Kießling (2 goals, 3 assists) and Sidney Sam (3 goals, 2 assists) lead the league in goal involvements (together with Hoffenheim's Roberto Firmino).
  • Schalke's assistant coach Peter Hermann made 215 appearances in league games for Bayer Leverkusen (32 goals). He also was assistant coach at Leverkusen between 1989 and 2008 and from 2009 to 2011 and he was caretaker head coach for two games.