• The last competitive match between these two sides was in April 1985. Leverkusen won 2-0 in Braunschweig. Bayer 04 have won six of the 10 Bundesliga meetings overall (D1, L3).
  • Leverkusen’s game against Hoffenheim from Matchday 9 will not be replayed. Bayer 04’s 2-1 win remains in place, as well as Kießling’s phantom goal.
  • Before Braunschweig, only seven teams have had four points or fewer after the first 10 games – six of them were relegated. Energie Cottbus were the only one of those sides to avoid relegation after registering just four points from 10 games in the 2007/08 season.
  • The only other time Leverkusen have had 25 points after 10 games was in 2003/04, though they had a better goal difference back then (+16, currently +12).
  • Bayer 04 have won 12 of their 15 competitive matches this season. The only games where they have failed to win have come against Schalke (2-0), Manchester United (4-2) and Bayern (1-1).
  • Eintracht have scored the fewest goals (7), the worst chance-conversion rate (8.0%), the fewest clear-cut chances (6) and have conceded the most goals (23, the same as TSG) in the league.
  • Braunschweig have won just one of their last 14 competitive matches (D3, L10). That victory was against Wolfsburg on Matchday 8 (2-0).
  • Only four managers, including Pep Guardiola (26), have collected more points than Sami Hyypiä in their first 10 Bundesliga games as a manager (25).
  • Leverkusen’s Ömer Toprak is set to make his 100th Bundesliga appearance, while Eintracht’s Torsten Oehrl could make his 50th.
  • Karim Bellarabi joined Braunschweig on loan from Leverkusen in August. He moved to Bayer 04 from Eintracht in the summer of 2011, but couldn’t establish himself (18 Bundesliga games, 1 goal).
  • Braunschweig’s Ermin Bicakcic and Leverkusen’s Emir Spahic have played in central defence for Bosnia-Herzegovina in their last five games and have qualified for the 2014 World Cup.