• HSV haven’t lost any of their last four games against Mainz (W2 D2) – their longest unbeaten run against any of the current Bundesliga sides.
  • Hamburg won both of the meetings last season - 1-0 at home and then 2-1 in Mainz in April.
  • Of their seven home games, HSV have only won two and drawn one (4 defeats), putting them 14th in the home table. Mainz have the exact same record away from home and are 14th in the away table.
  • Both sides have conceded just five goals from set-pieces. Only Bayern (2) and Leverkusen (3) have conceded fewer. Proportionally, HSV have conceded the lowest share of goals from set-pieces (14.3%), followed by Mainz (17.2%).
  • HSV have by far the best shot accuracy in the league (56.1%).
  • On average, Mainz have the least amount of possession in the Bundesliga this season (42.1%). This statistic is at just 38.3% in away games – that is also a league-low.
  • During his time at Dortmund, Bert van Marwijk faced Mainz five times and was unbeaten (W1 D4). Of the current Bundesliga sides, Nürnberg are the only other team he has faced as often in the top flight without losing.
  • Pierre-Michael Lasogga has scored just one of his nine Bundesliga goals for HSV at home (with 8 goals away from home, he is the best goalscorer on the road in 2013/14).
  • Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was born in Hamburg and also played for HSV from 2004 to 2009 and in 2010/11. He made his Bundesliga debut while playing for them in August 2007 and made a total of 23 league appearances for Hamburger SV, scoring two goals.
  • Nikolce Noveski made his Bundesliga debut in a 1-0 loss to HSV while playing for former club Rostock in March 1999. With 68.0% of his challenges won, the Macedonian is the third-best tackler in the league.