• Mönchengladbach have won each of their last four meetings with Mainz 05. Prior to that, Borussia had only ever put two consecutive wins together in competitive games against FSV.
  • Gladbach have won their last six consecutive Bundesliga games for the first time in 26 years (they won 12 league games in a row between April and August 1987). The last time they dropped points was their 1-0 loss in Berlin on matchday 9.
  • Borussia have won their last two away games without conceding, something they last managed in January 2011. The last time Gladbach won three consecutive away games without conceding was early 1985. A win without a Mainz goal would be a new club record.
  • Gladbach have 31 points after 15 matches – the last time Borussia had as good a record at the same point in a season was 37 years ago. When converted to the three-points-per-win system, the 1976/77 season saw them collect 36 points after 15 games.
  • Gladbach’s record of 31 points and a +16 goal difference is the best ever for a fourth-placed Bundesliga side after 15 matchdays.
  • Mainz have scored at least once in each of their last 10 Bundesliga matches. The last time FSV put a similar goalscoring run together was between January and April 2012 (13 consecutive games). Only Bayern (52 games) are currently on a longer run.
  • However, Mainz have never conceded more goals in their first 15 Bundesliga games than they have this season (29).
  • Gladbach have won all six matches in which Tony Jantschke has played at centre back (he moved there after Stranzl’s suspension and Dominguez’s injury). Jantschke is set to make his 100th Bundesliga appearance.
  • Julian Korb, Jantschke’s replacement at right back, has won all seven of his Bundesliga games. Only Leverkusen’s Dominik Kohr (8) is yet to drop a point after more games than Korb – Dortmund’s Mitchell Langerak is the only player with the same record as Korb.
  • Shinji Okazaki scored his sixth goal of the season in the match against Nürnberg and has scored three of Mainz’s last four goals. Only Nicolai Müller has scored more for FSV (7). Okazaki needs just one more goal to match his personal Bundesliga record from 2011/12.