• This is the 23rd top-flight meeting between Nürnberg and Wolfsburg, with FCN leading the head-to-head record (W10 D7 L5). Nürnberg also won 1-0 in the first half of last season, with current Wolfsburg manager Dieter Hecking in the FCN dugout.
  • The meeting on matchday 27 last season saw Wolfsburg throw away a 2-0 half-time lead at home, to draw 2-2 with FCN.
  • Bayern are the only side (apart from Wolfsburg) not to have dropped any points in the last four matchdays. The last time the Wolves had a winning streak this long within one season was in their title-winning 2008/09 campaign (10 games).
  • 1. FC Nürnberg are currently the only team without a win in Europe’s top five leagues. FCN had never gone 12 games into a season without a win before.
  • FCN are bottom of the Bundesliga table for the first time since matchday 26 in the 2007/08 season. Nürnberg finished that campaign in 16th and were relegated.
  • Wolfsburg are the best tackling side in the league; having won 54.9% of their challenges.
  • Nürnberg have hit the woodwork 11 times already (once more than in the whole of last season); a league high.
  • Dieter Hecking was in the dugout at Nürnberg between January 2010 and December 2012 for 112 competitive matches (102 Bundesliga fixtures, 2 relegation-playoff games, 8 German Cup encounters). This is his first return to Nürnberg.
  • Nürnberg’s Alexander Esswein, Emanuel Pogatetz and Makoto Hasebe all used to play for Wolfsburg.
  • Wolfsburg’s Jan Polak (2005-07) and Timm Klose (2011-13) are both former FCN players.
  • Ivica Olic has scored six goals in his last nine league matches, the Croat also made his Bundesliga debut against FCN.