• Hertha BSC currently lead the head-to-head record between these two sides in the Bundesliga. Berlin have won three times in 10 meetings (D5, L2), only failing to score on one occasion.
  • Mainz have won just one of their last 11 away games at Berlin's Olympiastadion (D5, L5).
  • Mainz have lost their last three Bundesliga games, a run of three successive defeats last came for them in April 2013. They have never lost four games in a row with Tuchel as manager (the last time that happened was in March/April 2007).
  • Both Hertha (7 points) and Mainz (9 points) were unbeaten after three matchdays but since then, the side from Berlin have picked up just one more point, while Mainz have failed to add any.
  • Mainz's only victory in their last nine away games came in Freiburg (2-1) on matchday 2 this season (D5, L3). They have also shipped 13 goals in their last six away fixtures.
  • Hertha have eight points after six matchdays. However, during the 2011/12 campaign, which ended with their relegation, they had nine points after six games.
  • Mainz had less possession than their opponents in their first three games this season and won all of them. In their three recent defeats, the opposite has been the case.
  • Sami Allagui will face his former teammates, he moved to relegated Hertha from Mainz 05 in the summer of 2012. He made 47 top-flight appearances for Mainz between 2010 and 2012, scoring 14 goals.
  • Adrian Ramos has scored three times in four Bundesliga meetings with Mainz; something he has only otherwise achieved against Frankfurt. Ramos also made his Bundesliga debut against Mainz on September 12th 2009 (2-1 away defeat).
  • Mainz manager Thomas Tuchel has never won against Jos Luhukay. The Hertha manager has won both of the previous meetings, which happened while he was in charge at Augsburg in the 2011/12 season.