• There were clear home wins in the two meetings between these two sides last season - Frankfurt won 4-2 on matchday 12 while Augsburg secured a 2-0 victory on matchday 29.
  • Frankfurt’s surprising 1-0 win on the last matchday against Leverkusen ended their run of 10 league games without a win – their previous victory came before the Europa League campaign kicked off (3-0 in Bremen on matchday 5).
  • Before this season, the earliest Augsburg had reached the 23-point mark (W7 D2 L7) in a Bundesliga season before was on matchday 25.
  • Frankfurt are one of three sides (with Freiburg and Nürnberg) yet to win a league home game this season (D3 L4). In the Europa League however, they have won all three home matches.
  • FCA are unbeaten in their last four Bundesliga matches (W3 D1), also keeping a clean sheet in three of those four games.
  • Frankfurt will go into the winter break in three competitions for the first time in 34 years (Bundesliga, Europa League, German Cup). In the previous instance, Eintracht won the UEFA Cup (a 3-2 away loss and 1-0 home win in the final against Mönchengladbach).
  • Frankfurt’s Bastian Oczipka (59) and Augsburg’s Andre Hahn (60) have made the most crosses in the league.
  • Augsburg’s defence (including keeper Hitz) has been the same for the last seven competitive games: Ostrzolek, Klavan, Callsen-Bracker and Verhaegh – FCA’s only defeats in this timeframe have come against FC Bayern (3-0, 2-0).
  • FCA’s stand-out player so far this season is Andre Hahn, who was playing for Offenbach in the third division as recently as December 2012. With six goals to his name, he is Augsburg’s top goalscorer.
  • Armin Veh’s 250th Bundesliga game as a manager will be against his former club FC Augsburg – his overall record is a negative one (W96 D55 L98).