• Mainz have only lost more Bundesliga games against Schalke (9) and Bayern (10) than they have against Bremen (8). Bayern (41) are the only side that FSV have conceded more goals against than they have against Werder (27, the same as Stuttgart).
  • Mainz have scored in their last seven meetings with Bremen, but have won just two of those (D2 L3).
  • FSV have lost each of their last four away games and are in 16th in the away table with just three points to their name. Nevertheless, they have scored in each of their last seven away matches, equalling their club record.
  • Bremen have scored just 13 goals, giving them the third-worst attack in the league. The last time Werder had as few goals after 12 matchdays was in 1989/90 (also 13).
  • Only Braunschweig have had less possession (42.3%) and a worse pass accuracy (73.0%) than Bremen (42.9% possession, 73.2% pass accuracy).
  • Bremen haven’t lost any of their last 20 home matches on a Sunday (W11 D9). Their last home defeat on a Sunday was against Bielefeld in February 2009 (2-1).
  • Mainz 05 have conceded just two goals from set-pieces, a league best together with Champions League participants Bayern and Leverkusen. Mainz also conceded the fewest goals from set-pieces last season (9, the same as FC Bayern).
  • Mainz could suffer their 100th Bundesliga defeat. FSV have lost 99 times in 250 top-flight matches (W83 D68).
  • Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has scored two goals as a sub in his last two games and, together with Hertha’s Ronny, is the most prolific substitute in the league with three goals from the bench. He has also been involved in four of Mainz’s last eight goals (3 goals, 1 assist).
  • Santiago Garcia will be missing for Bremen after picking up his fifth booking of the season. Mainz’s Christian Wetklo has to watch on for two more games following his red card.