• Hertha BSC haven’t lost to Mainz in four games (W2 D2). FSV have celebrated just two wins in 11 Bundesliga meetings with Berlin (D5 L4).
  • Mainz have won five of their last seven matches – only Bayern (21) have collected more points in that timeframe than Tuchel’s men (16). FSV are just four points short of fourth place.
  • Hertha have won five of their last six away matches, only losing in Frankfurt (1-0) since the end of October. The Berlin club are third in the away table.
  • Mainz haven’t conceded in three games or for 285 minutes – only once in their Bundesliga history have they managed four consecutive clean sheets (in April 2012).
  • Mainz have never had more points after 23 games than they currently have (37). They also had 37 in their best Bundesliga season in 2010/11, a campaign they ended in fifth place.
  • Tuchel’s men are unbeaten in their last three home games (W2 D1) and also haven’t conceded a goal in those matches. FSV have lost only once in their last seven home games (W4 D2) and have kept clean sheets in five of those.
  • Adrian Ramos might not have scored in his last three games, but he has been involved in 15 of Hertha’s last 20 Bundesliga goals (11 goals, 4 assists). With 14 goals to his name (the same as Mandzukic), he is the league’s second-best goalscorer (Lewandowski has 15).
  • In 2012, Sami Allagui left first-division Mainz for the then second-tier Hertha. The Tunisia international scored the equaliser in the meeting earlier this season – his first Bundesliga game against FSV – before putting his side 2-1 in front (3-1 final score).
  • Loris Karius’ save percentage (79.7%) is only bettered in the league by Manuel Neuer (84.1%). The 20-year-old Mainz keeper has kept a clean sheet in six of his 12 league games and has helped his side collect 24 points.
  • Jos Luhukay has won in all three meetings with his counterpart Thomas Tuchel. He was victorious with Augsburg in 2011/12 (1-0 A, 2-1 H), as well as earlier this season (3-1 H).