• Schalke have won each of their last four competitive matches against Braunschweig. They secured a last-minute victory earlier this season (3-2).
  • Against no other team in the Bundesliga have Eintracht scored as often as against Schalke – they have netted an impressive 64 goals in 37 top-flight meetings with S04.
  • In Bundesliga history, all eight teams that have had Braunschweig’s current record of 18 points after 25 games ended up being relegated (partially converted to the 3-points-per-win system). Bundesliga survival has never been achieved with fewer than 19 points.
  • Schalke are in the top three in the table for the first time under Jens Keller. S04 have moved above Bayer 04, having collected 16 points more than them over the last 10 matchdays.
  • With 19 points to their name, Schalke are the second-best team in the second half of the season after Bayern (24).
  • Schalke are unbeaten in seven straight Bundesliga home games for the first time this season and have collected 19 of a possible 21 points in that run. The last time they went on a longer unbeaten run at home in the top flight was in 2011/12 (10 games).
  • Braunschweig are the worst away team in the Bundesliga this season (an average of 0.5 points per away game) and have now been waiting longer for an away win than any other Bundesliga team (8 matches).
  • The Royal Blues have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three Bundesliga home games, meaning Schalke have now gone almost five hours (295 minutes) without conceding a single goal at home.
  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has scored nine goals in just 10 Bundesliga games this season and is Schalke’s best goalscorer in the top flight. He has netted five of S04’s last six Bundesliga goals and on average has scored every 91 minutes in the league in 2013/14.
  • One of Karim Bellarabi or Domi Kumbela has been involved in 13 of Braunschweig’s 20 goals this season (65%). Last weekend against Wolfsburg, one of them assisted the other for the first time this season – Kumbela’s cross was converted by Bellarabi.
  • Braunschweig’s top assister, Mirko Boland (4), was in Schalke’s youth setup from 2002-04. His teammate Jonas Erwig-Drüppel played in S04’s reserves from 2010-12.