• The last meeting between these two sides was won by Hoffenheim: TSG’s 2-1 victory in Dortmund on matchday 34 last season secured them 16th place, before they went on to ensure their Bundesliga status via the relegation play-offs.
  • Dortmund have lost four of their first 15 league matches for the first time under Jürgen Klopp (in charge since 2008). It’s also the first time with Klopp as manager that BVB have failed to score in successive Bundesliga home games.
  • TSG have won two competitive games in a row for the first time this season (3-1 at Schalke, 2-1 in Frankfurt). They last managed successive wins at the end of the previous campaign.
  • Dortmund have had the most shots (284) and have the second-best attack (35 goals scored). However, BVB have only scored four times in their last four Bundesliga games.
  • With 35 goals conceded, Hoffenheim have the league’s leakiest defence, although they have the third-best attack (34 goals scored). 69 goals scored in games involving TSG is the highest amount in Europe’s top five leagues.
  • TSG haven’t kept a clean sheet in 21 Bundesliga games since their 3-0 win over Düsseldorf in April (a total of 50 goals conceded in 21 matches) – an ongoing club record. Nürnberg are the only side currently on a longer run (23 games without a clean sheet).
  • Dortmund have failed to score in just one of their last 28 Bundesliga away games – a 2-0 defeat to Gladbach on matchday 8.
  • Hoffenheim have won just one of their last nine Bundesliga home games (D4, L4) – a 2-1 victory over Gladbach on matchday 5.
  • With 13 scorer-points (goals + assists) to his name, Roberto Firmino shares second place in the standings with Thomas Müller and Franck Ribery, behind only Robert Lewandowski (14).
  • Dortmund will be without the suspended Sokratis against Hoffenheim. His teammate Jakub Blaszczykowski celebrates his 28th birthday on the day of the game.