• Schalke are unbeaten in their last nine games against Hertha (W8, D1). Berlin’s last win dates back to September 17th 2006 (2-0 at home) – Kevin-Prince Boateng featured for Hertha in that game.
  • Hertha BSC have won four of their five home matches this season (1 defeat - 1-0 against Stuttgart), already as many home wins as they had in 2011/12 when they were relegated.
  • The last time Schalke conceded as many goals after 10 games as they have this season (22, only Hoffenheim and Braunschweig have more – both 23) was 26 years ago – in the 1987/88 season, they conceded 27 goals after 10 games and were relegated.
  • Luhukay’s side have won six points from losing positions this season (the same as Bayern, Hannover, Nürnberg and Wolfsburg) – only Schalke have more (7).
  • Adrian Ramos scored his fifth goal of the season on the last matchday – he only scored six times in the whole of the 2011/12 campaign. The Colombian has scored a header in each of the last two games (against Gladbach and the opener against Bayern).
  • Schalke’s youngster Max Meyer is becoming something of a goal-getter. He has scored in each of his last three Bundesliga games, despite being used as a substitute in two of those.
  • Roman Neustädter could make his 100th Bundesliga appearance in the game against Hertha (currently: 59 appearances and 1 goal for Gladbach, 40 appearances and 4 goals for S04).
  • On average, Timo Hildebrand has only saved every other shot in his goal (53.5%) – a record that puts him in 19th place amongst all Bundesliga keepers that have appeared in at least 30% of their side’s league games this season.
  • During his managerial career, Jos Luhukay has faced Schalke four times at first-team level (once with Gladbach, 3 times with Augsburg), but has never won (D1, L3).
  • During his playing career, Jens Keller played against Hertha 12 times at first-team level (Bundesliga, 2. Bundesliga, German Cup) – more often than against any other side. This is his managerial debut against Berlin.