• Leverkusen are undefeated in seven against Stuttgart (5 wins, 2 draws). The last victory for Stuttgart happened four years ago; in April 2010 they won 2-1 in Stuttgart.
  • Leverkusen have beaten Stuttgart more times than any other side in the Bundesliga (29 wins in 69 matches).
  • Bayer 04 lost the last three Bundesliga-games in a row, the last time they lost that often in a row was in March 2012, at that time even four matches consecutively.
  • VfB have also lost three games in a row, for the first time with Thomas Schneider as head coach. The last time they lost that often consecutively were the first three matchdays with Bruno Labbadia as the head coach.
  • In the last five away-games, Stuttgart have conceded 16 goals (3.2 on average). In four of those five matches, Stuttgart shipped three or more goals.
  • With eight assists so far, Leverkusen’s Gonzalo Castro has the most of all players in the Bundesliga; he has only managed to achieve this once before, in the season of 2010/11.
  • Against Stuttgart, Simon Rolfes and Gonzalo Castro could have their 250th appearance in the Bundesliga.
  • Gonzalo Castro would be the youngest player of Leverkusen who reaches 250 appearances in the Bundesliga (on the matchday he will be 9732 days old). In the history of the Bundesliga, there have only been 13 players that have hit that milestone even earlier. The youngest was Eike Immel at the age of 9400 days.
  • Stefan Kießlings favourite opponent is the VfB Stuttgart; against no other team has he managed to score that often (13 goals in 16 matches).
  • With 15 goals in official games in this season, Vedad Ibisevic is currently in third place of all Bundesliga-players behind Thomas Müller (17) and Robert Lewandowski (16).
  • Leverkusen’s Bernd Leno (like Roberto Hilbert) played for the VfB Stuttgart yet, Stuttgart’s Daniel Schwaab and Karim Haggui already had already won the Bayer 04 Leverkusen colours.