• Along with Bayer 04 (D1, L10), FCB are the only Bundesliga side TSG are yet to beat (D3, L7).
  • TSG have only scored in one of their last five meetings with FCB – in their 7-1 away loss in March 2012, which was also Hoffenheim’s biggest Bundesliga defeat.
  • Bayern are unbeaten in 35 Bundesliga games (W29, D6) and could equal a league record in the match against Hoffenheim (HSV went 36 games unbeaten between 1982 and 1983).
  • Hoffenheim have the best attack in the league (25 goals scored, the same as BVB), but also have the worst defence in the division (23 goals conceded, the same as Braunschweig).
  • Hoffenheim and Bayern are the only sides to have scored in each of their 10 league games.
  • However, Bayern have conceded the fewest goals this season (6), while Hoffenheim are the only side yet to keep a clean sheet along with Nürnberg.
  • Tom Starke (58 Bundesliga appearances, 2010-12) and David Alaba (17 appearances, 2010/11) used to play for TSG, with Alaba’s first top-flight goal coming for Hoffenheim.
  • Rafinha could make his 200th Bundesliga appearance and van Buyten his 150th for Bayern.
  • Ribery set a new Bundesliga record in the game against Hertha BSC (39 consecutive top-flight matches unbeaten) – he is even unbeaten in his last 50 competitive matches.
  • Roberto Firmino (7), Anthony Modeste (6) and Kevin Volland (5) have scored 18 goals between them, making them the most prolific attacking trio in the league.
  • Just like his first Bundesliga goal for BVB, Mario Götze’s first top-flight goal for Bayern was a header. The youngster has been involved in five of Bayern’s last 12 goals (2 goals, 3 assists) – the best record at FCB in that timeframe.
  • Mario Mandzukic scored two headers against Hertha. 20 of his 42 Bundesliga goals have been with his head, more than any other top-flight player since his 2010 move to Wolfsburg.