• Only against FC Bayern (37 times) have Nürnberg lost more often in the top flight than against Hamburg (33 times). Against no other Bundesliga club have FCN conceded more goals than against HSV (127).
  • Nürnberg have failed to score a goal before half time in their last 16 Bundesliga matches against HSV. Their last first-half goal against Hamburg was scored by Marek Mintal in a 4-3 defeat in August 2004. The current FCN assistant coach scored all three of his side's goals in that game.
  • With just 20 points after 24 games, HSV are having the worst Bundesliga season in their history. Their tally of 53 goals conceded is also a club record.
  • HSV have collected four points in two home games under Mirko Slomka, as many as they collected in their seven home matches under Bert van Marwijk. Hamburg have never had fewer than their current tally of 11 home points in their Bundesliga history.
  • After previously winning four of their five games in the second half of the season, Nürnberg suffered their second successive defeat last weekend against Bremen – that last happened in November 2013. FCN haven't lost three consecutive games this season.
  • Hamburger SV trailed in a game for the 19th time last weekend against Frankfurt, a league-high together with Braunschweig. HSV's only win from a losing position was their 3-1 victory over Hannover (D4 L14).
  • Nürnberg hit the woodwork for the 21st time this season last weekend against Bremen, a league-high by far. Since Opta started collecting detailed statistics in 2004/05, the record high for an entire season is 23 shots against the woodwork (Dortmund 2011/12).
  • Nürnberg have been waiting 223 minutes for a goal, their longest drought this season.
  • Dennis Diekmeier played for FCN between January 2009 and June 2010 and made 30 Bundesliga appearances for them.
  • Mike Frantz is set for his 100th Bundesliga appearance. All 99 of his games so far have come for FCN. Pierre-Michel Lasogga could play his 50th Bundesliga match this weekend – 17 of his 49 appearances have been for HSV (32 for Hertha BSC).