• Mainz and Braunschweig have both won four times in competitive meetings between the two sides (one draw). However, FSV have won the last three encounters, including the first ever Bundesliga meeting between the teams earlier this season (2-0 H).
  • Eintracht haven’t won in their last five games (D3, L2) and are the only side of the teams down at the bottom of the table not to have claimed a victory in that timeframe.
  • However, Lieberknecht’s men are unbeaten in three home games (W1, D2). This is their longest run of the season. Braunschweig have claimed three of their four wins at home and have also collected 12 of their 18 points so far this season in their own stadium.
  • The Lions scored a goal for the sixth game in a row in their 3-1 loss to Schalke – the last time they had a run like that was in August/September 1983, when Eintracht scored in seven consecutive Bundesliga matches.
  • Mainz have won six of their last 10 Bundesliga matches, only losing twice in that timeframe (two draws). With 17 points to their name, FSV sit fourth in the table representing the second half of the season.
  • Tuchel’s side have won five, drawn two and lost just one of their last eight away matches (3-0 defeat in Wolfsburg). With 20 points to their name, the 05ers are also fourth in the away table.
  • All six teams in Bundesliga history that have had 18 points after 26 matches (partially converted to the 3-points-per-win system) were relegated at the end of the season. No side has ever survived with fewer than 19 points.
  • Shinji Okazaki scored the first brace of his Bundesliga career in the meeting with Braunschweig earlier this season. The Japanese striker is FSV’s top scorer with 11 goals.
  • Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has scored three goals in his last four Bundesliga games.
  • Torsten Lieberknecht was a Mainz player between 1995 and 2002 and made 89 second-division appearances for them (3 goals). After a year in Saarbrücken, he made the move to Braunschweig in 2003.