• Nürnberg may have lost just one of their last six meetings with Hamburger SV (W2, D3), but they have only suffered more defeats against Bayern (36) than they have against HSV (32). They have also conceded the most goals against Hamburg (122).
  • Hamburg’s average points-haul against Nürnberg (1.81) is better than against any other current Bundesliga side. The same applies for their winning percentage (52%) and average number of goals scored per game (1.97).
  • HSV have conceded 19 goals this season and have the worst defence in the division. They have never conceded as many goals after seven matchdays before.
  • Hamburg have five points after seven games; they have only had fewer four times in their 51 years of Bundesliga football (most recently 2011/12; 4 points). HSV have been in 16th (relegation play-off spot) for the last two matchdays, their worst position so far this season.
  • Along with Freiburg and Braunschweig, Nürnberg are yet to win a league game. That has happened to FCN four times before in the Bundesliga, but they always avoided relegation.
  • HSV have won just one of their last eight Bundesliga matches (D2, L5); a 4-0 victory over promoted side Braunschweig. That win was the only time that they have kept a clean sheet in their last 16 matches.
  • FCN have won just one of their last six Bundesliga home games (D2, L3); a 3-2 win against Bremen on the final matchday of last season. They have also kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 home matches (3-0 win over Schalke).
  • Nürnberg have faced the most shots this season (142). Hamburg are in third place (128).
  • FCN trailed for the sixth time this season against Bremen (only Braunschweig have done so more; 7 times), but they have turned four of those into draws. Only Hertha (5) and Hannover (6) have won more points from losing positions than Nürnberg (4).