• Dortmund have won seven of their last nine competitive matches against Hannover (D1, L1). 96 have won just one of the last 12 competitive meetings between the two sides (D4, L7), a 2-1 victory in September 2011.
  • However, Hannover have lost just one of their last seven meetings with Dortmund at home (all in the Bundesliga) – a 4-0 defeat in November 2010 (otherwise W3, D3).
  • There have been 44 goals in the last 11 meetings between the two teams, 10 of which have been in the Bundesliga and one in the German Cup (4.0 goals per game).
  • After five games without a win (D2, L3), Hannover got back to winning ways on the last matchday with a 3-0 victory over Berlin. It was also their first clean sheet in 10 games.
  • Hannover are now unbeaten in three Bundesliga games (W1, D2) – that last happened in February 2013. Their last defeat was a 4-0 loss to FC Bayern at the end of February 2014.
  • With 56 goals scored after 25 matches, the Bundesliga is seeing the best Dortmund attack in 18 years (61 goals in 1995/96).
  • Ron-Robert Zieler is the only Bundesliga player that has played every single one of the 8,910 minutes over the last 99 matchdays. The last game he missed was a 4-1 loss in Dortmund on matchday 28 of the 2010/11 season.
  • Milos Jojic has been substituted on three times this season and he has scored in two of those appearances. The Serb has needed just three shots for his two goals. He celebrated his 22nd birthday three days before the match in Hannover.
  • Leonardo Bittencourt assisted two goals in one Bundesliga game for the first time in his side’s 3-0 win in Berlin last week. He had only assisted three goals in his 27 Bundesliga appearances before that. He played for Dortmund in 2012/13 (5 Bundesliga appearances, 1 goal, 1 assist).
  • Of the current Bundesliga managers, only Armin Veh (5 times) has been sent to the stands more often than Jürgen Klopp (4 times).