• Stuttgart are unbeaten in the Bundesliga under Schneider (W3 D2), as are Hamburg under van Marwijk (W1 D1), which includes their recent 5-0 victory over Nürnberg.
  • Stuttgart have won their last two away games at HSV without conceding (4-0 win in March 2012, 1-0 win in October 2012). The last home win for Hamburg against VfB was on November 27th 2010 (4-2).
  • Hamburg have won 42 Bundesliga matches against Stuttgart (96 meetings in total); a league-best for HSV. The only side that VfB have lost to more often is Bayern (55 times).
  • The last draw between the two sides was almost ten years ago (0-0 in December 2003). Since then there have been ten wins each (19 Bundesliga games, 1 German Cup match).
  • Pierre-Michel Lasogga scored the quickest hat-trick by an away player in Bundesliga history during Hamburg’s 5-0 win over Nürnberg on matchday 8.
  • Lasogga, on loan from Hertha, has scored five goals in five competitive matches or 274 minutes for HSV, meaning he has scored a goal every 55 minutes.
  • Rafael van der Vaart set up two of Lasogga’s three goals against FCN and even scored the opening goal himself. The Dutchman is HSV’s top points-scorer (goals + assists) with four goals and four assists in eight appearances so far in the Bundesliga this season.
  • Vedad Ibisevic is the most prolific Bundesliga player this season (11 goals in 14 competitive matches). The Bosnian has netted in three of his side’s four Bundesliga away games.
  • Bert van Marwijk only won one of his five meetings with Stuttgart as the Dortmund manager (D2 L2). He was also knocked out of the 2000/01 UEFA Cup against Stuttgart (then with Thomas Schneider as a player) as manager of Feyenoord.
  • HSV and VfB are the set-piece specialists of the division (7 goals each from dead-ball situations; a league-high). Stuttgart’s haul of five headed goals is also a league best, with HSV in second together with Leverkusen (4 headers each).