• This is the 50th Bundesliga meeting between FC Bayern München and Hannover 96. The current champions have won 32 of the matches so far (D8 L9).
  • Hannover have lost their last four Bundesliga matches against Bayern with a goal record of two scored with 15 conceded – 96 have never suffered five consecutive Bundesliga defeats against FCB before. Their current run against Bayern in competitive games is already five successive losses.
  • Nevertheless, Bayern have lost two of their last three away games in Hannover – FCB don't have a run like that against any other Bundesliga side at the moment. However, the last game in Hannover ended in a 6-1 win for Bayern (April 2013).
  • Only FC Bayern (0) have suffered fewer home defeats than Hannover (1). 96 lost 4-1 to Hoffenheim back in October.
  • Bayern have won their last 13 Bundesliga games and are heading for another record: FCB themselves secured 15 consecutive wins in 2005.
  • FCB have already allowed 51 shots since the winter break (in 5 games) – eight teams have allowed fewer. Hannover have allowed the most shots in that timeframe (71).
  • Mario Mandzukic and Mario Götze are both set for their 100th Bundesliga appearances, while Dante could make his 50th top-flight appearance in Bayern colours.
  • Arjen Robben scored the first of his so far three Bundesliga hat-tricks in a match against Hannover back in April 2010 – FCB were 7-0 winners in the Allianz Arena.
  • The two managers Pep Guardiola and Tayfun Korkut were on opposing sides as players almost exactly 13 years ago - on February 25th 2001, Pep's FC Barcelona beat Korkut's Real Sociedad 3-0.
  • Claudio Pizarro celebrated his 200th Bundesliga win in the match against Freiburg – that is the highest amount amongst current top-flight players. Schweinsteiger could also reach this milestone in the meeting with Hannover (currently on 199 wins).
  • Mame Diouf has scored 23 of his 25 Bundesliga goals in home matches.