• Hamburger SV and Werder Bremen have met 98 times in the Bundesliga, more often than any other match-up. Bremen have won 34 compared to HSV's 31 (D33).
  • This Northern Derby will see the worst defence in the league in Hamburg (15 goals conceded) face the second-worst attack in Bremen (3 goals scored).
  • HSV have conceded 15 goals after five matchdays. In 50 years of the Bundesliga, Hamburg have conceded more on just two occasions (16 in 2011/12 and 17 in 1987/88).
  • Bremen have scored just three goals in five games, the last time they had such a poor tally was 39 years ago in the 1974/75 campaign.
  • When combined with last season, Werder have won just two of their last 18 Bundesliga matches (D6, L10). Both victories came at the start of this campaign.
  • Bremen have won just once in their last nine away games (D3, L5). On matchday 1, SVW were 1-0 winners in Braunschweig.
  • Eljero Elia, who moved from Juventus to Bremen in July 2012, played for HSV between 2009 and 2011 (52 Bundesliga appearances, 7 goals).
  • Franco Di Santo saw a red card on his starting debut for Bremen on matchday 5 and will be suspended for the Hamburg match. The Argentine will miss a total of three games.