• Against no other current Bundesliga side have Hannover won more games than against Stuttgart (18).
  • Stuttgart beat Hannover 7-0 at home on matchday 22 of the 1985/86 season. VfB have never celebrated a bigger Bundesliga win and 96 have never lost by a bigger margin in the top flight.
  • Stuttgart have won just three of their 15 home matches in their own stadium so far (D5 L7) – their lowest ever tally of home wins in a calendar year (their current record low is 4 home wins in 1975).
  • Hannover 96 have lost their opening six away games this season (with a goal record of 3:14). Their last similar run was 41 years ago.
  • After staying unbeaten in his first seven Bundesliga matches, VfB manager Thomas Schneider has lost three times in his last four games.
  • Stuttgart are the most prolific side in the opening quarter of an hour – they have scored seven goals in the first 15 minutes of games.
  • Proportionally, Hannover have scored the most goals from dead-ball situations (47.1%), followed by VfB Stuttgart (41.7%).
  • Three Stuttgart players were in Hannover’s squad last season; Karim Haggui, Konstantin Rausch and Mohammed Abdellaoue.
  • Mame Diouf has scored just two of his 21 Bundesliga goals away from home.
  • Stuttgart coach Thomas Schneider ended his playing career at Hannover 96.