• These two sides have met 14 times in the Bundesliga, with Mainz winning seven of those encounters. Against no other side have Mainz celebrated more wins and collected more points (24) than they have against Nürnberg.
  • Mainz have won six of their last 12 competitive matches against FCN, losing just two of those (4 draws). However, Nürnberg are unbeaten in their last seven competitive matches at home against FSV (W3 D4).
  • Mainz 05 have opened the scoring against FCN on seven occasions, winning all seven games. FCN, on the other hand, have never lost against FSV after going 1-0 in front (W4 D2).
  • 1860 München (1977/78) and MSV Duisburg (1994/95) are the only other sides to have not won in their first 14 Bundesliga games. Both Duisburg and 1860’s first victory came on matchday 15, meaning FCN would set a new Bundesliga record if they fail to beat Mainz.
  • It’s the first time in their history that Nürnberg have failed to win in 14 consecutive Bundesliga games. They are also the only side in Europe’s top five leagues not to have won.
  • Nürnberg have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 22 Bundesliga games, currently the longest run of its kind in the league.
  • Mainz conceded just two goals from set-pieces in the first 13 matchdays. However, all three of the goals they conceded against Dortmund on matchday 14 came from set-pieces (2 penalties, 1 direct free kick).
  • Only Dortmund (80%) have conceded a higher share of their goals after the break than Nürnberg (72%) and Mainz (64%). FCN’s tally of 21 goals conceded in the second half is a league-high.
  • Nürnberg have conceded the most goals from outside the penalty area (8), with Mainz following in second (6).
  • Sebastian Polter played for Nürnberg last season (5 goals in 26 Bundesliga games). Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, the most prolific substitute with four goals, was on loan at FCN from Hamburg in 2009/10 and scored his first Bundesliga goal.