• HSV have won 25 of their last 45 Bundesliga home games against Gladbach, losing just 10 times (10 draws). However, Hamburg have only won one of their last four home games against Borussia (1-0 in February 2013).
  • Hamburg are unbeaten in four games under Bert van Marwijk and have picked up twice as many points this season (8) as they did in the six games under his predecessor, Thorsten Fink (4).
  • Under their new manager, HSV are the most prolific side in the league (13 goals). On top of that, their average number of goals conceded per game has more than halved (1.3 from 2.8).
  • Gladbach haven’t won two consecutive Bundesliga games within one season for 20 months (February 2012). Their last match was a 4-1 win against Frankfurt.
  • Poor at home vs. poor away: HSV have claimed just one win and four points at home this season (14th in the home table). Gladbach are 17th in the away table (1 point in 5 games).
  • Rafael van der Vaart is unbeaten against Gladbach in the Bundesliga (W3, D2). The Dutchman has already scored more goals in the first 10 games of this season (6) than in his 27 appearances in the last campaign (5).
  • Pierre-Michel Lasogga is HSV’s top goalscorer alongside van der Vaart (both 6 goals). The man on loan from Hertha averages just 61 minutes per goal for the club.
  • At least one of Arango, Raffael or Kruse has been involved in Gladbach’s last 12 goals and 18 of Gladbach’s 23 league goals in total. Remarkably, two of them are new signings (Raffael and Kruse).
  • Including all three goals in their 3-0 win over Freiburg, six of the last eight HSV goals have come from an individual mistake by the opponent – a league high.
  • Only good against the bottom sides? HSV’s three league wins have come against Braunschweig (currently 18th), Freiburg (17th) and Nürnberg (16).
  • Lucien Favre turns 56 years old on the day of the game against Hamburg. Only Bert van Marwijk is older amongst the current Bundesliga managers (61).