• Nürnberg have won their last three home games against Schalke – with a goal record of 9:2.
  • This is the first late Saturday kick-off to take place in Nürnberg since February 2010 (2-1 loss to Stuttgart). Schalke are playing in this timeslot for the 26th time (the same as Dortmund). Only Bayern (28 times) have played in more late Saturday kick-offs.
  • Schalke have won four of their last six Bundesliga games (D1 L1).
  • Schalke have lost their final Bundesliga game of the year just once in the last seven seasons (W5 D1). They suffered a 3-1 home defeat to SC Freiburg on matchday 17 last season. Huub Stevens was relieved of his duties soon afterwards.
  • Nürnberg are the first team in Bundesliga history to be without a win after 16 matchdays (D10 L6). FCN are also the only team in Europe’s top five leagues without a win this season.
  • FCN have conceded at least once in their last 24 Bundesliga games – no other team in the league has been waiting for a clean sheet as long as Nürnberg. Their last clean sheet was in a 3-0 win against Schalke on March 16th.
  • Nürnberg let a three-goal lead slip for the first time in their Bundesliga history on the last matchday in the 3-3 draw with Hannover.
  • Schalke’s tally of nine goals scored in the final 15 minutes of games is a league high together with FC Bayern. Nürnberg have conceded the most goals in the league in this timeframe (9).
  • FCN have hit the woodwork 15 times this season – the highest amount in Europe’s top five leagues.
  • Jefferson Farfan has scored four of Schalke’s last six Bundesliga goals. He is also S04’s leading goalscorer in the top flight this season with six goals in total.
  • Apart from Gertjan Verbeek, Thomas von Heesen (2008) is the only other FCN manager that has failed to win any of their first seven games (both D4 L3). Von Heesen won his eighth game 3-1 in Frankfurt.