• Stuttgart have won 16 of their 28 Bundesliga home games against Hertha, suffering only four defeats (eight draws).
  • VfB have won four of the last six meetings between the sides, including the last two (D1, L1). Stuttgart have kept a clean sheet in each of those four wins.
  • Only in 1974/75 (relegated) and 2010/11 (survived) have VfB also had just 19 points after 21 games. They have never had fewer at this stage of the season. The only time they have conceded more goals than they have now (45) was in 1974/75 (46).
  • Stuttgart have lost each of their last six matches. They are now just one defeat away from matching their club record (7 defeats in a row at the end of 1986/87).
  • Alongside HSV, Stuttgart are one of just two sides yet to collect a point in 2014.
  • VfB have only collected nine points from their 10 home games this season (the same as in 1966/67). They have never collected fewer points after 10 home matches.
  • Stuttgart have conceded at least once in their last 14 matches. No other side has been waiting as long for a clean sheet.
  • Hertha have won four of their last five Bundesliga away games – they have only dropped points in their 1-0 loss away to Eintracht Frankfurt on matchday 18 in that period.
  • Fredi Bobic played for Hertha between 2003 and 2005 (54 Bundesliga games, eight goals), where he took over goalscoring duties from Michael Preetz, who ended his career in 2003.
  • On average, VfB have conceded 2.17 goals per game under Thomas Schneider, the highest amount of all Stuttgart managers in Bundesliga history.
  • A VfB player has been sent off in each of their last two games. Top scorer Ibisevic (10 goals), who saw red against Augsburg, is suspended until matchday 26, while Leitner picked up two yellow cards in last week's meeting with Hoffenheim and is out of the Hertha match too.
  • Jos Luhukay has faced Stuttgart five times as a Bundesliga manager and has lost all five games. Against no other side has he suffered more top-flight defeats.