• Out of the previous 17 games played at Braunshweig, the home side have won 10 and suffered only four defeats (3 draws). Only in three of these games have Dortmund scored more than one goal (an average of 0.9 goals per game).
  • Dortmund have not won any of their last four Bundesliga games and have picked up only two of a possible 12 points during this period. The last time the club went four games without a win was four and a half years ago (six games between August and September 2009).
  • For the first time in Klopp’s era at the club, BVB have conceded in nine successive league games – their last clean sheet was on matchday 9 in a 1-0 win over Hannover 96.
  • Braunschweig haven’t conceded in two games or 195 minutes. This is something Lieberknecht’s men last managed on matchdays 11 and 12. A clean sheet against BVB would be the first time the club have kept three consecutive clean sheets in 31 years.
  • The only sides to have scored fewer than 10 goals (Braunschweig’s current haul) after 18 Bundesliga games are Frankfurt in 1970/71 and Tasmania Berlin in 1965/66 (both 8). Tasmania were relegated, while Frankfurt managed to survive in 15th.
  • Dortmund have suffered as many defeats in their first eight away games this season as they did in the whole of last season (2).
  • Bottom-of-the-table Braunschweig have kept more clean sheets this season (5) than Champions League last-16 side Dortmund (4).
  • Torsten Lieberknecht and Jürgen Klopp were both at FSV Mainz 05 between 1995 and 2001. In fact, Lieberknecht’s last five games at the club came under manager Jürgen Klopp.
  • Battle of the longest-serving managers: Torsten Lieberknecht has been at Braunschweig since May 2008, making him the longest serving manager of all current Bundesliga teams. Jürgen Klopp took over at BVB in July 2008.