• Stuttgart will face Freiburg for the fourth time in six months. The three previous games have all ended in a 2-1 win for the home team: After wins for Stuttgart in the league and the cup semi-final, Freiburg recently got their revenge in the second round of the Cup this season.
  • Of all the current Bundesliga teams, Stuttgart only have a better win percentage against Augsburg (60%) than they do against Freiburg, having won 57% of their 28 Bundesliga games against SCF.
  • However, against no other Bundesliga club have Freiburg celebrated as many home wins than against Stuttgart (8) – most recently a 3-0 win in November 2012.
  • After seven league games without defeat (W3, D4), Thomas Schneider suffered his first loss as a Bundesliga manager in the 6-1 defeat to Dortmund. His first loss in a competitive match came back in September in the German Cup against Freiburg (2-1).
  • Stuttgart are currently without a win in four top-flight games (D3, L1). The last time this happened was a run from last season up until matchday 3 of this campaign (also 4), which saw Bruno Labbadia depart as manager.
  • Freiburg celebrated their first win of the season with a 3-0 victory over Nürnberg on matchday 11. SCF are without a league win at home in six attempts (D3, L3). Their last home win came on matchday 32 of the 2012/13 season against FC Augsburg.
  • Stuttgart have taken the lead in each their last five Bundesliga games, but have failed to win on four occasions (D3, L1). Only Augsburg (14) and Hoffenheim (12) have dropped more points from leading positions that Stuttgart (9, the same as Mainz).
  • After becoming the first Bundesliga goalkeeper to be at fault for three goals (in the 3-0 defeat against Hamburg) since Gladbach’s Logan Bailly in 2010/11, Oliver Baumann made 12 saves (a season’s best amongst Bundesliga keepers) against Nürnberg to make sure of the win.