• The meeting earlier this season ended 3-3. Alongside six goals, the spectators also saw three red cards (Salihovic, Coquelin and Mehmedi) – a league high in 2013/14, together with Hannover's 2-1 win over Schalke (also on matchday 3).
  • Hoffenheim have won just one of their last eight meetings with Freiburg (D4, L3) – a 2-1 home victory in February 2013. SCF have collected seven of the last possible nine points at home against TSG.
  • After three games without victory, Hoffenheim got back to winning ways against Hamburg (3-0). However, TSG are yet to win back-to-back Bundesliga games under Markus Gisdol. The last time Hoffenheim managed that was in September 2012.
  • SC Freiburg have won their last two home games. The last time they won more than three successive home matches was between March and May 2013, under Christian Streich.
  • However, SCF haven't kept a clean sheet in their last 10 home matches – Stuttgart are the only other side without a clean sheet at home this season. If SCF concede in their 11th successive home game, it would be a new club record.
  • After 24 games without a clean sheet, Hoffenheim ended their longest ever run of conceding in consecutive Bundesliga games in their 3-0 win over Hamburg. TSG were the last team to record a clean sheet this season.
  • Hoffenheim have failed to score in the last two away games. If they draw a blank on the road again, it would match their club record set in early 2011.
  • There have been 81 goals scored in games involving Hoffenheim this season – the last time there were more goals in the first 19 matches featuring one side was Fortuna Düsseldorf in 1986/87 (82).
  • Roberto Firmino has been involved in 16 goals this season scoring nine and assisting seven (level with Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski). He has been directly involved in five of the last seven TSG goals (two goals, three assists).
  • Sejad Salihovic is set for his 150th Bundesliga appearance. Only fellow Bosnian Vedad Ibisevic (43) has scored more Bundesliga goals for TSG than Salihovic (39).