• This is the fifth meeting between Stuttgart and Freiburg in the space of around 12 months. Alongside two Bundesliga games, VfB also won the 2012/13 German Cup semi-final. SCF got their revenge in the second round of the competition this season though. (2-1 win).
  • Against no other current Bundesliga side do VfB have as good a points-per-game average at home (2.43) or as high a win percentage (78.6%) as they do against Freiburg.
  • Stuttgart have won 11 of their last 13 Bundesliga home games against Freiburg – the only SCF win was a 1-0 victory in January 2011 (1 draw).
  • Freiburg have collected 10 points from their last four games and lead a table representing the last four matchdays. They are now unbeaten in four straight matches for the first time since February/March 2013 (also a run of 4 games).
  • VfB have claimed just five points since the winter break – every other team has collected at least eight points. On top of that, only Hoffenheim have conceded as many goals in the second half of the season as Stuttgart (both 24).
  • Stuttgart have the worst home record in the league and have never had as bad a home record in their Bundesliga history (13 points after 14 games). However, they have scored in each of their last eight home matches.
  • VfB have dropped 28 points from winning positions this season (19 since the winter break alone) – a league-high by far. The record since the three-points-per-win system was introduced is held by Schalke: 34 points dropped in 1999/2000.
  • With 24 points after 28 games, VfB are having their worst ever Bundesliga season. On top of that, the only time they have conceded more goals at this stage of a season was in 1974/75 (63 goals conceded), a campaign that ended in relegation.
  • A third of SCF’s 33 goals this season have come in their last four games (11). The last time Freiburg had a goalscoring run in the Bundesliga like that was 13 years ago (13 goals in 4 games in March/April 2001).
  • Freiburg are without former Stuttgart player Julian Schuster through suspension (2005-08 at VfB), while Georg Niedermeier is out for VfB following his red card last week.