• Gladbach have won just two of their 30 Bundesliga meetings with Stuttgart since 1995/96 (D11 L17).
  • Favre’s men have won each of their last three Bundesliga games; the last time Gladbach managed that, was between December 2011 and January 2012 (W3).
  • Only Borussia Dortmund have been better offensively than Gladbach this season; the last time they scored more goals after 12 Bundesliga games (28) was 29 years ago (37 goals in 1984/85).
  • Gladbach also have the best big chance conversion rate; finding the back of the net with 18 of their 26 clear-cut chances (69%).
  • Stuttgart have scored the most goals in the opening 15 minutes of games (7), all of which have come with Thomas Schneider as manager.
  • Thomas Schneider has lost just one of his nine Bundesliga games as VfB manager (W4 D4) and has an average points haul of 1.78 per game – together with Helmut Benthaus (1982-85), the best rate of all Stuttgart managers in the top flight (at least two games required).
  • After his two goals in Freiburg, Timo Werner became the youngest player to score a brace in Bundesliga history (17 years, 8 months, 4 days).
  • Vedad Ibisevic (along with Robert Lewandowski) is the Bundesliga player with the most goals in competitive matches (13).
  • Alexandru Maxim is the Bundesliga player with the most assists in competitive matches this season; the Romanian has set up nine Stuttgart goals, eight of which have come from set-pieces.
  • Christian Gentner hasn’t lost any of his 11 Bundesliga games against Gladbach (W8 D3). He has only scored more goals against Köln (4) than he has against Borussia (3 Bundesliga goals, the same as against three other clubs).