• There were seven home wins and two draws in the first nine games between these two sides and only two goals were scored by the away team – more recently, however, there have been two impressive away wins (4-1 for HSV in May 2013, 5-1 for Hoffenheim in August 2013).
  • Apart from their 4-1 defeat in May 2013, TSG’s home record against HSV is strong (W3, D1). All three victories have been secured by a margin of at least three goals.
  • TSG have won eight Bundesliga games by a margin of four goals, never more. Three of these eight games have been against Hamburg, including the two most recent ones.
  • Hoffenheim (42 conceded goals) and Hamburg (41) have the leakiest defences in the league. The other teams in the division conceded an average of just 27 goals so far. Also, games involving TSG (78 goals) and HSV (74) have provided the most goals so far.
  • Hoffenheim are without a win in three games and have also lost their last two matches. It’s the first time since Markus Gisdol was appointed manager that TSG have failed to score a goal in two consecutive Bundesliga games.
  • TSG have not won at home in the past six games (D3, L3) – their last home victory was a 2-1 win against Gladbach in mid-September. They failed to win against Bremen (4-4) and Dortmund (2-2) in their most recent home games despite having taken a two goal lead.
  • Hoffenheim have dropped 16 points from winning positions this season – a league high together with Augsburg. They also lead the home statistics in this regard – 11 points dropped after leading in their own stadium.
  • After 12 points from 12 games with Bert van Marwijk in charge, Hamburg are back where they started when the Dutchman was appointed, in 16th place.
  • Roberto Firmino had a hand in all five TSG goals in the meeting earlier this season (2 goals, 3 assists). No other player has been involved in five goals in one game so far in 2013/14.