• With 37 points from 15 games, Leverkusen are the best second-placed side in Bundesliga history. Bayer 04 have never had as many points at this stage of the season (previous record: 36 in 2001/02).
  • Bayer 04 would have led the table with the same amount of points at this stage in all but five of the Bundesliga seasons prior to 2013/14.
  • None of the 56 Bundesliga meetings between these two sides have ended goalless, with an average of 3.2 goals being scored per game. There have been at least two goals in each of the last 17 encounters.
  • Frankfurt are without a win in 10 Bundesliga games (D5, L5) – only Nürnberg have been waiting longer for three points (15 games). Eintracht have collected just one point from their last six Bundesliga games.
  • Hyypiä’s side have won seven of their eight Bundesliga home games this season (1 draw) and have scored the most home goals alongside Gladbach (both 23).
  • Leverkusen are the only Bundesliga side yet to drop points after taking the lead this season. They have won all 12 games in which they have led.
  • Heung-Min Son has scored six goals in his last four Bundesliga games and has also scored the all-important opener in three of his last four matches. The South Korean only scored once in his first eight Bundesliga games for Bayer 04.
  • Gonzalo Castro has set up six of Bayer 04’s last 14 Bundesliga goals and is the joint-best assist provider in the league together with Bayern’s Franck Ribery (both 7 assists).
  • Joselu has scored Frankfurt’s last three Bundesliga goals and fired his side into the quarterfinals of the German Cup with a hat-trick in Eintracht’s 4-2 win over Sandhausen.
  • Sami Hyypiä will be without defender Emir Spahic, who was sent off in the 1-0 win over Dortmund. The Bosnian is Leverkusen’s second-best tackler having won 65.2% of his challenges (Philipp Wollscheid: 66.7%).