• This will be Leverkusen’s 12th Bundesliga meeting with Hoffenheim and they have an almost flawless record against TSG so far: Bayer 04 have won 10 of the 11 top-flight encounters so far (1 draw).
  • Stefan Kießling scored a ‘ghost goal’ during his side’s 2-1 win over Hoffenheim earlier this season, heading a corner through a hole in the side netting. However, the match officials led by referee Dr. Felix Brych weren’t aware and awarded the goal.
  • Hoffenheim have dropped 19 points from winning positions so far this season (the same as Augsburg) – only Stuttgart have dropped more (25). In the match against Mainz (4-2 defeat), TSG lost after having a 2-0 lead for the first time in their Bundesliga history.
  • Bayer 04 have collected just one of a possible 15 points from their last five league matches and have dropped out of the top three for the first time this season (currently 4th). Only Stuttgart have been waiting longer for a win (10 games).
  • Leverkusen have lost seven of their last eight competitive matches, only avoiding defeat in that timeframe in their 1-1 draw with Hannover. The last time Bayer 04 failed to win in eight successive competitive matches was between December 2002 and February 2003.
  • Bayer 04 have scored just nine goals in the last 10 Bundesliga games, a league-low.
  • There have been 110 goals in the 25 matches involving Hoffenheim – the last time a team’s games produced more goals was 28 years ago (Hannover 1985/86, 111 goals). TSG have the third-best attack (54 goals scored) and the league’s worst defence (56 goals conceded).
  • For the third time in their history, Hoffenheim have conceded at least four goals in back-to-back Bundesliga games. They have never conceded at least four goals in three successive matches before.
  • Hoffenheim have collected just two of a possible 15 points from their last five away matches (D2, L3). On top of that, TSG have conceded at least one goal in each of their last 17 away games, a club record.
  • Bayer 04 could record their 500th Bundesliga win (currently 499 in 1,185 games).
  • Philipp Wollscheid is set for his 50th Bundesliga game for Leverkusen. In total, he has made 101 appearances in the top flight (49 for Bayer 04, 52 for Nürnberg).