• Stuttgart have now lost eight Bundesliga games in a row after their 2-1 defeat in Frankfurt last week – the longest losing streak in their 48-year Bundesliga history. The last Bundesliga side to lose more successive games was Hannover (nine matches between December 2009 and February 2010).
  • VfB have lost their first seven games of the calendar year. Only Hannover have done the same before (1986 and 2010).
  • Never before have Braunschweig claimed fewer victories (4), collected fewer points (16) or scored fewer goals (17) after 23 games than they have currently.
  • 11 of the 13 teams in Bundesliga history that had 16 points after 23 games (partially converted to the 3-points-per-win system), as Braunschweig currently do, ended up being relegated. The last team to survive with this record was Hoffenheim last season.
  • 19 points after 23 matchdays is a record VfB have had just twice before; in 1974/75 and 2010/11. They have never had fewer points at this stage of the season. Stuttgart stayed up in 2010/11, finishing the season in 12th, while they were relegated in 16th place in the 1974/75 campaign.
  • Stuttgart haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last 16 Bundesliga games, currently the longest run without a clean sheet in the league. The only time VfB have waited longer for a clean sheet was in 1969, although that run was spread across two seasons (21 games).
  • VfB have dropped 21 points from winning positions this season, a league-high. They have lost 2-1 after leading 1-0 on four occasions since the winter break alone, with the decisive goal coming inside the last seven minutes of the game each time.
  • Six of the last eight Eintracht goals have come from set-pieces. Braunschweig only scored one goal from dead-ball situations in their first 16 league games. The Lions have now scored the highest share of their goals from set-pieces in the division (41%, the same as Hertha).
  • Ermin Bicakcic was a VfB youth player and made six first-team appearances for them between 2010 and 2012. Marco Caligiuri was also a Stuttgart youth player.
  • Mirko Boland – the only Braunschweig player to have featured in all 23 league games so far – will be missing in Stuttgart due to a yellow-card suspension. Meanwhile, VfB’s Vedad Ibisevic also misses out because of a suspension.