• Hertha BSC haven’t lost any of their last seven Bundesliga matches against Leverkusen. Four draws have followed three consecutive wins. Berlin have never been unbeaten for a longer spell against Bayer 04.
  • Berlin haven’t won even a quarter of their Bundesliga home games against Leverkusen (4 of 17, 24%). They haven’t got a worse home-win percentage against any other side (at least 2 home games required).
  • Hertha have failed to score in just one of their last 21 Bundesliga matches against Bayer 04, a 3-0 home defeat in December 2007. Berlin have scored in each of the last seven meetings.
  • Leverkusen have 28 points after 12 games – the club have only had a better record after the same amount of games in 2003/04 (29 points) and 2001/02 (30 points).
  • A third-placed side has never had more than Leverkusen’s 28 points after 12 matchdays in Bundesliga history (partially converted to the 3-points-per-win system). Only Werder Bremen also had 28 points as a third-placed side in 2003/04.
  • Hertha have kept a clean sheet in just two of their 14 competitive matches this season, both in 1-0 home wins – on matchday 3 against HSV and on matchday 9 against Gladbach.
  • Heung-Min Son scored three goals and assisted a further one in the 5-3 win against his former club Hamburg on matchday 12. A South Korean player had never scored more than two goals in a game before.
  • Adrian Ramos, Sidney Sam and Stefan Kießling share fifth place in the goalscoring charts with seven goals each. Berlin’s Colombian has also been involved in the last six Hertha goals (4 goals, 2 assists).
  • Hajime Hosogai moved to Hertha from Bayer 04 this summer. He joined Leverkusen in January 2011, but spent one and a half years on loan at Augsburg.
  • Jos Luhukay played two Bundesliga games for Bayer Uerdingen, the first of which was against Leverkusen. He lost 2-1 in 1995/96 after being brought on, while Rudi Völler was a starter for Bayer 04.