• Nine of the 10 Bundesliga meetings between these two sides have been won by Leverkusen (D1); who have scored 27 goals in the process (an average of 2.7 per game).
  • Hoffenheim have failed to beat only two of the teams they have faced in the top flight; Leverkusen and Bayern München. Against no other team in the Bundesliga have TSG suffered as many defeats as against Leverkusen (9).
  • 40 goals have been scored in TSG’s first eight games (an average of 5 per match). This is the highest average in the top five European leagues.
  • There have only been five previous occasions when more goals have fallen in the first eight games featuring one side than this season with Hoffenheim. The last time came in the 1984/85 season, as both Gladbach and Braunschweig had seen 41 goals in their games.
  • TSG have scored at least once in their last 12 Bundesliga games. The last time the side went on a similar run was between April and November 2010 (15 games at that time).
  • Hoffenheim have conceded at least one goal in their last 14 Bundesliga games; an unwanted club record.
  • Leverkusen’s 19 points after eight games is a record for a side in third. Only Werder Bremen in the 1993/94 season (adjusted to the three-points-per-win system) and the 2004/05 season also had 19 points.
  • Only once before have Bayer 04 had more points after eight games: In 2009/10, they had 20 – they finished in fourth and had to settle for a Europa League qualifying spot. In 2003/04, they also had 19 points and a +12 goal difference (currently +10) – they finished in third.
  • Between them, Stefan Kießling and Sidney Sam have been directly involved in 15 of Leverkusen’s 18 goals (83%).
  • With six goals and four assists, Sidney Sam is the sole top points-scorer (goals + assists) in the Bundesliga. Roberto Firmino (5 goals, 4 assists) is in second.