• Leverkusen have won five of the last nine meetings between the two sides, while Hannover have won just one (D3). However, there hasn’t been an away win in the last 12 encounters.
  • Against no other side that Hannover have played at least 10 Bundesliga games against, do they have a worse win percentage than against Leverkusen (17%, five of 29).
  • After 96 won their first two games under Tayfun Korkut, three defeats and a 1-1 draw in Augsburg have followed. Four games without a win is Hannover’s second-worst run this season (they went seven games without a win between matchdays 7 and 13).
  • Leverkusen have lost their last five competitive games. The last time that happened to Bayer 04 was under Robin Dutt in March 2012.
  • Hannover have collected 21 of their 25 points this season at home (84%) – proportionally, a league-high.
  • With just 26 goals conceded, Leverkusen have the league’s second-best defence. However, they have conceded a total of 10 goals in their last four competitive games.
  • 96 have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last nine Bundesliga matches. The last time Hannover stopped their opponents from scoring was in their 2-0 win against Frankfurt at the start of December 2013.
  • Bayer 04 could celebrate their 500th Bundesliga win in the game against Hannover. Their record after 1,183 top-flight games stands at 499 wins, 332 draws and 352 defeats.
  • Hannover goal-scorer Mame Diouf has scored 96’s last three goals. Meanwhile, Leverkusen’s Stefan Kießling has found the back of the net just once in his last 13 competitive matches.
  • 96’s Lars Stindl and Bayer 04’s Ömer Toprak and Stefan Reinartz are suspended (all have five yellow cards). Emir Spahic and Gonzalo Castro return from suspension for Leverkusen though.
  • Leverkusen’s Philipp Wollscheid could make his 100th Bundesliga appearance.