• Mainz have won five of their 10 competitive meetings with Hoffenheim (including second division games), with TSG winning just twice (D3). FSV are also unbeaten in the last three encounters (W1, D2). Hoffenheim’s only Bundesliga win over Mainz was a 4-0 away win in September 2011.
  • Mainz have a better win percentage against Hoffenheim than against any other side in the Bundesliga (63%). They have picked up an average of 2.1 points per game in Bundesliga matches against TSG.
  • After winning their first three games of the season, Mainz have now lost their last four Bundesliga fixtures. It’s the first time that has happened under Thomas Tuchel (the first instance since March/April 2007 under Jürgen Klopp). Mainz’s worst record is seven consecutive top-flight defeats (winter 2004/05).
  • FSV have conceded a total of 12 goals in their last four league games. TSG have also conceded 12 times during that timeframe.
  • There have been a total of 36 goals in the seven league matches involving TSG so far, an average of 5.1 goals per game; the highest average across the top five European leagues.
  • The last time there were more goals in games involving a particular side was in the 1976/77 campaign for FC Bayern (41) and TeBe Berlin (45). The side from Berlin still hold the record after seven games.
  • Hoffenheim have scored at least once in their last 11 Bundesliga games, something they last managed in early 2012 (12 consecutive games). However, they have also conceded in each of their last 13 top-flight fixtures; an unwanted club record.
  • Mainz have taken the lead in five of their matches this season, but have lost two of them; the latter is a league high. Opponents Hoffenheim have lost seven points from winning positions; a joint-league-high.
  • Nicolai Müller has scored six of Mainz’s 10 Bundesliga goals in 2013/14, he has scored the opener three times (league high). He is the joint-top-scorer so far this season, with Robert Lewandowski, Vedad Ibisevic and Hoffenheim’s Anthony Modeste.