• Of their last five Bundesliga games against Schalke 04, HSV have only won one (D1, L3) – 3-1 at home in November 2012.
  • In the last four Bundesliga games between these two sides there have been at least four goals – a total of 19 (an average of 4.8 per game).
  • Only twice before in their Bundesliga history have HSV had fewer points after 17 games (1972/73 they had 11 and in 2006/07 they had 13). In 2006/07, they even had fewer home points (6) after eight games than they currently do (7).
  • Hamburg have lost three Bundesliga games in a row for the first time since last March/April and have been without a win in four league matches overall (only Nürnberg are on a longer winless streak – 17 games).
  • Schalke have only lost one of their last seven Bundesliga games (W4, D2) and only one of their last seven Bundesliga away fixtures (W3, D3) – on matchday 15, they lost 2-1 to Gladbach.
  • HSV have picked up only four points out of the last possible 21 – three of a possible 12 at home in that timeframe.
  • Hamburg have the leakiest defence in the league together with Hoffenheim (both 38 goals conceded) and have only once conceded more goals after 17 games before; in 1987/88, they conceded 39.
  • HSV have not lost any of their last six Sunday games in the top flight (W3, D3). Schalke haven’t lost in nine (W5, D4).
  • Schalke have celebrated twice as many wins (8) as HSV (4), despite scoring one goal fewer (32) than them (33) in the process.
  • Hamburg set a new negative home record for this season in their 3-2 defeat to Mainz, having just 40.8% of possession. Schalke followed suit having an away game, record-low for 2013/14 of just 39.7% of possession at Nürnberg.
  • Bert van Marwijk has only picked up half as many points (4) in his last six league games as he managed in his first four (8).