• Stuttgart haven’t beaten Dortmund in their last six attempts (D4, L2). The only side they have been waiting longer to win against is Leverkusen (7 games – also 6 against Bayern).
  • BVB have won all five of their opening home matches. The last time they managed that was in 2003/04. Their record is six opening home wins (1994/95 and 2003/04).
  • 25 points and a +17 goal difference (25 scored, eight conceded) is Dortmund’s best Bundesliga record after 10 games. The only other time they have had 25 points at this stage was in 2010/11 with goal difference of +16 (23 scored, seven conceded) – Klopp’s side finished that season as league champions.
  • Stuttgart have already scored nine times from set-pieces – a league high. No side has scored more goals from headers than VfB either (6, the same as Bayern and Leverkusen).
  • No team has scored more goals than BVB (25, the same as Hoffenheim). Dortmund have also had the most shots this season (219, no other side has had more than 189).
  • Thomas Schneider is still unbeaten after seven Bundesliga matches in the Stuttgart dugout (W3, D4). The last VfB manager to do that was Markus Babbel, who remained unbeaten in his first nine matches from November 2008 – a club record.
  • Two of the Bundesliga’s top goalscorers meet: Stuttgart’s Vedad Ibisevic leads the goalscoring charts (together with 3 other players), just ahead of Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (both 6).
  • The two top assist providers meet in this game. Stuttgart’s Alexandru Maxim has already assisted five goals (the most in the league‘s – all from set-pieces), while Marco Reus has provided four assists and has set up 36 shots (league high).
  • Roman Weidenfeller, who saved a penalty from Kevin-Prince Boateng in the derby with Schalke, is set to make his 300th Bundesliga appearance in the match against VfB.
  • Stuttgart‘s sporting director Fredi Bobic played for both clubs. Julian Schieber (moved to BVB from VfB in 2012), the suspended Antonio Rüdiger (Dortmund youth player) and Moritz Leitner (on loan at Stuttgart from BVB) have also featured for both sides.