• Bayer 04 Leverkusen have won each of their last three Bundesliga meetings with Nürnberg while conceding just one goal.
  • Leverkusen have lost just one of their last 13 Bundesliga matches against sides from Bavaria (W10 D2) – a 2-1 defeat to FC Bayern in March 2013.
  • Bayer 04 haven’t lost any of their last 11 Bundesliga home games (W9 D2) – the last time they went on a similar run was between April 2012 and January 2013 (12 games).
  • 1. FC Nürnberg are the only team in Europe’s top five leagues without a win (D8 L5). FCN have never had fewer points after 13 matchdays before.
  • Three teams have also suffered a run of 13 games without a win at the start of a Bundesliga season. Only 1. FC Köln (1991/92 – although there were 38 matchdays back then) managed to avoid relegation.
  • Pep Guardiola (35 points) is the only manager to have had a better start to their Bundesliga career than Sami Hyypiä (31 points).
  • The only time Bayer 04 have had more points after 13 games was in the 2001/02 season (33). That season ended with them as runners-up in the Bundesliga, the German Cup and the Champions League.
  • Stefan Kießling was an FCN player between 2002 and 2005 and scored 13 times in 59 Bundesliga games. He has scored five times in his last three matches against his former club.
  • Philipp Wollscheid joined Leverkusen from Nürnberg in the summer of 2012. He played 52 Bundesliga games for FCN and scored five goals.
  • Bayer 04 will most likely be without joint-top Bundesliga points-scorer (goals + assists) Sidney Sam because of a muscle tear (7 goals, 5 assists).
  • Together, Kießling (8) and Sam (7) have scored two goals more this season than the whole of the FCN squad (13).