• Gladbach have won just two of their 14 competitive matches against Hoffenheim and have lost eight of them (four draws). TSG won the meeting earlier this season 2-1.
  • Hoffenheim have collected seven points from their last three games, their best run since the summer (eight points from four games including last season). However, TSG are yet to secure back-to-back wins under Markus Gisdol (something they last did in September 2012).
  • Gladbach are without a win in six games (D3 L3) - a run that has never happened under Favre previously. This last happened between September and November 2010 (a run of nine winless games).
  • With 44 goals scored, Hoffenheim have the third-best attack, although they also have the fourth-worst defence with 44 goals conceded. The last time that there were 88 goals scored in 21 games (an average of 4.2 per game) involving a particular side was 27 years ago (Fortuna Düsseldorf's games provided 89 goals).
  • TSG have conceded at least once in each of their last 15 Bundesliga away games (a club record). Their last clean sheet on the road was a 3-0 win in Fürth (March 2013).
  • Hoffenheim have conceded 299 goals in the top flight. If Gladbach score in this game, it would mark a unwanted milestone for TSG.
  • TSG's Roberto Firmino has been involved in 18 goals only second to Lewandowski in the league (20). He has scored 10 goals and provided eight assists (joint-league best). Firmino was only involved in seven goals in the whole of last season.
  • Gladbach's Max Kruse has yet to score or register an assist in 2014 and has only found the net once in his last 10 Bundesliga games (from the penalty spot).
  • Having won 69.7% of his challenges, TSG's David Abraham is the Bundesliga's best tackler.
  • Hoffenheim's Eugen Polanski is suspended for the match against his former club after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season.