• Gladbach have won just two of their last 33 Bundesliga games against Leverkusen (D15, L16). Borussia have collected just two points from the last three meetings.
  • Borussia haven't beaten Bayer 04 in 21 Bundesliga home games (D16, L5) – their last home win was in February 1989 (2-0). No home side has ever waited longer for a win against a particular club.
  • Gladbach last topped their current tally of 36 Bundesliga goals scored after 19 games in 1994/95 (41 goals).
  • Borussia have lost back-to-back games for the first time this season and are now without a win in four – they have never lost more than two successive games under Lucien Favre.
  • Leverkusen have lost their last two Bundesliga away games, something that last happened in August/September 2012. Their previous longer run of consecutive away defeats was in March/April 2010, when Bayer 04 lost four successive away games.
  • In Gladbach (52.0% of challenges won) and Leverkusen (52.5%), two of the league's best tackling sides will meet in this game – only Wolfsburg (53.7%) have a better percentage.
  • Christoph Kramer wore Bayer 04 colours for 10 years (1999-2006 and 2008-11) and played in the reserves together with Stefan Reinartz amongst others.
  • With 5 assists (the same as Max Kruse), Patrick Herrmann is Gladbach's best assist provider and is set to face his favourite opponents. He has scored five goals in seven Bundesliga matches against Bayer 04, something he hasn't managed against any other Bundesliga side. He also scored his first-ever top-flight brace against Leverkusen.
  • For the first time this season, there have been two successive Gladbach games in which the strike partnership of Kruse/Raffael hasn't been involved in a goal – Kruse hasn't scored in four games, Raffael in two.
  • Kießling scored again after a run of four games without a league goal, while Derdiyok scored a Bundesliga goal for the first time in over 13 months. It was also Leverkusen's first goal from a substitute this season.