• Stuttgart have lost only one of their 10 Bundesliga games against Hoffenheim (W5 D4 and a 0-3 loss at home in 2012/13).
  • Stuttgart have failed to collect any points in their opening three games (like only in 2010/11). 0 points from their opening four games would set a new club record.
  • Stuttgart have failed to keep a clean sheet in 15 of their last 16 home games.
  • Hoffenheim have not lost any of their last seven competitive games (W5 D2). Their last loss came on matchday 33 in 2012/13 (1-4 against Hamburg).
  • An average of 4.4 goals has been scored in Hoffenheim's last nine Bundesliga games (Hoffenheim have always conceded in these nine matches).
  • Hoffenheim's last clean sheet came in Markus Gisdols first game as their coach (3-0 against Dusseldorf; MD28 in 2012/13).
  • Bruno Labbadia was sacked as Stuttgart's coach on Monday; the first dismissal of the Bundesliga this season. He is being replaced by Thomas Schneider.
  • Schneider made 133 Bundesliga appearances for Stuttgart. He won the Bundesliga in 1992 and the German Cup in 1997 with them. He has been coaching Stuttgart's Under-17-side; winning the Championship with them in 2012/13.
  • Thomas Schneider and Markus Gisdol were in the same class in the German Football Association's educational training to get their A-level coaching licence in 2011. Schneider passed as the second-best of the class.
  • Vedad Ibisevic played for Hoffenheim from 2007 until 2012 before he moved to Stuttgart. He is still Hoffenheim's most successful goal scorer in their Bundesliga history (43 goals).
  • Sejad Salihovic will miss the game as he was one of eight players to be sent off on matchday three with a red card. Never before in Bundesliga history have eight players been sent off on a single matchday. It's Salihovic' fourth red card in his Bundesliga career (only four current Bundesliga players have been sent off more often).
  • Hoffenheim's Delpierre, Weis, Beck, Rudy, Jaissle, Vukcevic, Stolz and Schipplock are former Stuttgart players.