• Frankfurt have won just one of their last 14 Bundesliga games against Schalke – a 1-0 victory on April 20th earlier this year. There were four draws and nine defeats against the Royal Blues in the 13 games prior to that.
  • Eintracht are without a Bundesliga win in seven attempts (D4 L3). The last time that happened, was in the final seven games of their relegation season in 2010/11. Back then, they ended the campaign with three successive defeats, a run they’re also currently on.
  • Frankfurt haven’t won any of their opening five home games this season. That has only happened to them once before, in 1964/65. Back then, their first home win came at the sixth attempt (1-0 against Bor. Neunkirchen) – a new negative record looms.
  • Schalke have won four of their last five Bundesliga matches (L1) and are unbeaten in their last four away games in the top flight (W3 D1).
  • Frankfurt have conceded six goals in the last 10 minutes of games – a league high. Five of these six late goals have cost points and they have also conceded five of them in the last six matchdays, most recently Mainz’s 88th-minute goal in a 1-0 defeat.
  • Eintracht are the only Bundesliga team yet to claim a point after trailing this season. Frankfurt have been behind in six games this season and all of them have ended in defeat. Schalke, on the other hand, have collected 10 points from losing positions – a league high.
  • Frankfurt could celebrate their 400th Bundesliga home win. Meanwhile, Schalke’s Christian Fuchs and Jefferson Farfan could make their 150th Bundesliga appearances.
  • Both Schalke’s manager Jens Keller (2004) and sporting director Horst Heldt (2001) were relegated with Frankfurt – Keller was also promoted with them twice (2003, 2005). Keller will also celebrate his 43rd birthday on the day after the match.
  • Heribert Bruchhagen (sporting director at S04 from 1988 to 1992), Tranquillo Barnetta (on loan at Frankfurt from Schalke), Carlos Zambrano, Jermaine Jones and Ralf Fährmann all have ties with their opponents.