• Nürnberg have only won one of their last 27 Bundesliga meetings with Dortmund (D10 L16) – a 2-0 victory in November 2007.
  • FCN have been waiting 14 Bundesliga games or over 23 years for a win in Dortmund (D3 L11).
  • Nürnberg have been waiting six games or 601 minutes for a goal in Dortmund. FCN have never had a longer away goal drought against any other side.
  • Verbeek's side are in third place in the table representing the second half of the season and have already collected more points after the winter break (12) than they did in the first half of the season (11). Only in 2007 have Nürnberg collected more points from their first five games of the year (13).
  • With just four goals conceded, FCN have the third-best defence in the second half of the season (together with Mainz). Only Bayern (0) and Schalke (2) have conceded fewer goals.
  • BVB's only clean sheet in their last 13 games came in their 4-0 win over Frankfurt.
  • Nürnberg's win against Braunschweig was the third time in their Bundesliga history that they have managed to turn a game around despite having fewer players. Raphael Schäfer saved two penalties in that game – three of the last eight penalties he has faced have been converted.
  • Marco Reus picked his fifth card of the season in the match against HSV, which was also his 150th Bundesliga game. He is the first Dortmund player since Kehl to pick up a yellow card suspension – Kehl picked up his fifth yellow card of the 2011/12 season on matchday 23.
  • Ilkay Gündogan played for FCN from 2009-11. Julian Schieber was on loan at Nürnberg from VfB Stuttgart in 2010/11. Nürnberg players Markus Feulner (2009-11) and Daniel Ginczek (moved to FCN from BVB in 2013) have history with Dortmund.
  • Against no other side has Jürgen Klopp won more Bundesliga games than he has against Nürnberg (10, the same as against Freiburg and Bremen). He has been the BVB manager since 2008/09. He has won all four home games against FCN in that timeframe without conceding a single goal.