• Schalke have never lost to FC Augsburg; the only current Bundesliga side that this is the case (W2, D2). S04 have won their two home fixtures against FCA 3-1.
  • FC Schalke 04 are set for their 600th Bundesliga victory; only six sides have reached this milestone before (Bayern, Bremen, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Dortmund and Gladbach).
  • The last time Schalke conceded as many goals after seven matchdays as they have this season (16) was 26 years ago; Schalke had conceded 17 at the same point in the 1987/88 campaign and were relegated in last place.
  • Keller’s side are already 10 points behind third place, the required finish to achieve automatic qualification for the Champions League; there are only half as many points (5) separating them from an automatic relegation spot (17th).
  • It’s the first time that Augsburg will go into a meeting with Schalke while sitting above them in the table.
  • FCA have lost just one of their last five Bundesliga games (W3, 1D), but they have also lost six of their last seven away matches.
  • Schalke (24 – second only to Freiburg’s 26) have allowed twice as many clear-cut chances than Augsburg (11, only four teams have allowed fewer).
  • Relegation candidates Augsburg have had the third-highest amount of shots this season (119), while Champions League participants Schalke have the third-fewest amount in the top flight (77, the same amount as Bremen).
  • Augsburg’s Mohamed Amsif (2005-10), Jan Moravek (2009 until January 2012 – with loan spells away from the club) and Halil Altintop (96 Bundesliga games and 16 goals between July 2006 and January 2010) are all former Schalke players.
  • Halil Altintop and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar could each score their 50th goal in the Bundesliga.