• Mainz have lost just one of their last nine Bundesliga meetings with Hoffenheim (W5 D3) and are unbeaten in the last four, with the last two both ending in draws. Hoffenheim's only Bundesliga win over FSV was a 4-0 away victory in September 2011.
  • Hoffenheim have lost just one of their last six Bundesliga games (W3 D2) – that was a 4-0 thumping at Schalke though. TSG have won each of their last three home matches, something they last did in September/October 2009.
  • Mainz have only suffered one defeat in their last 10 Bundesliga games (W5 D4) – a 3-0 loss in Wolfsburg on matchday 20 – and are unbeaten in four matches.
  • TSG have scored 52 goals (third-best attack in the Bundesliga) but have also conceded 52 goals (only HSV have conceded more). That's a total of 104 goals in 24 games, Only in 1985/86 have we seen more goals in a team's matches - Hannover games had produced 109 goals after 24 league games (Bremen 105).
  • Mainz have kept a clean sheet in each of their last two away games (at Schalke and Leverkusen) and would match their club record from April/May 2006 with another in Hoffenheim.
  • TSG have kept a clean sheet in just one of their last 30 Bundesliga matches and have conceded a total of 67 goals in that timeframe (an average of 2.2 per game).
  • Thomas Tuchel has been in the Mainz dugout for all nine Bundesliga meetings between these two sides, while Hoffenheim have had six different managers (Ralf Rangnick, Marco Pezzaiuoli, Holger Stanislawski, Markus Babbel, Marco Kurz and Markus Gisdol).
  • Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has scored FSV's last three goals. Five of the eight goals he has scored this season have come as a substitute (league-high).
  • Sejad Salihovic is set for his 150th Bundesliga game for TSG (also five for Hertha BSC). He has been involved in 68 Bundesliga goals during his time with Hoffenheim (scoring 41, assisting 27), more than any other player at the club.
  • Eugen Polanski made a total of 87 Bundesliga appearances for Mainz (October 2009 – January 2013, four goals) before moving to TSG.
  • Sven Schipplock (5 yellow cards) is suspended for the clash with FSV, while Mainz's Sebastian Polter could make his 50th Bundesliga appearance.