• Hoffenheim are the only Bundesliga side that Schalke have played away at least five times without winning. The Royal Blues have picked up three draws and two defeats so far.
  • Schalke won their last meeting with TSG at home 3-0 in March. Former Hoffenheim manager Marco Kurz was relieved of his duties following the game and Markus Gisdol took over.
  • Schalke suffered their second 4-0 defeat of the season, against FC Bayern. The last time S04 conceded 13 goals after six games was 20 years ago: They conceded 15 goals in their first six Bundesliga fixtures in the 1993/94 season.
  • Hoffenheim’s 15 goals scored after six games is a club record for them in the Bundesliga; the same is true of the 15 goals conceded.
  • Schalke have conceded the most goals from set-pieces (7), followed by Hoffenheim (6).
  • Hoffenheim have led five of their six games, but have seen seven points slip away; only Freiburg have done the same.
  • Anthony Modeste (5 goals) and Kevin Volland (4) have scored more goals between them than the entire Schalke team (7). The French striker has scored more goals after six games than any other player in Hoffenheim’s Bundesliga history.
  • Markus Gisdol was the assistant manager at Schalke between March 2011 and December 2012. He was the right-hand man for both Ralf Rangnick and his successor Huub Stevens.
  • Timo Hildebrand was a goalkeeper at Hoffenheim between January 2009 and the end of the 2010 season (38 Bundesliga appearances). He has saved 51.9% of shots at Schalke this season; only TSG’s Koen Casteels has a worse percentage (50%).
  • Adam Szalai has scored more goals against Hoffenheim than against any other Bundesliga side (4 goals in 5 games). The Hungarian has also never lost in those games (W3, D2).