• Nürnberg have won five of their last six home games against Gladbach (the only exception is a 1-0 loss in January 2011). Against no other side have FCN celebrated as many Bundesliga home wins (18) or as many top-flight wins in total (23) as against Borussia.
  • No Bundesliga side has gone as long without a draw as Nürnberg (11 games) – the last time they shared the points was against Schalke on December 21st (0-0). Nevertheless, FCN have still recorded the most draws in the league this season (11).
  • Nürnberg have already hit the woodwork 22 times this season. The Bundesliga record since Opta started collecting detailed statistics in 2004/05 is held by Dortmund after they hit the post or crossbar on 23 occasions in the 2011/12 campaign.
  • With 10 goals in 2014, Josip Drmic is the top goalscorer in the second half of the season. The Swiss striker has scored 16 of Nürnberg’s 34 goals this season – no other player has been involved in as big a share of a side’s goals (47%).
  • The last Nürnberg player to score as many goals as Drmic has in a Bundesliga season was Robert Vittek in 2005/06. The last FCN player to net more than 16 goals in the top-flight was Marek Mintal, who was the league’s top scorer nine years ago with 24 goals (2004/05).
  • Raphael Schäfer (125) has made the most saves this season. Marc-Andre ter Stegen is in third with 113 (Oliver Baumann is second with 124). Schäfer made his Bundesliga debut in a 1-0 loss to Gladbach in March 2002.
  • Patrick Herrmann has been brought off 25 times this season – no other player has been subbed off more than 20 times. Herrmann has now matched the Bundesliga record held by Rene Eijkelkamp, who was brought off 25 times in the 1997/98 campaign.
  • Havard Nordtveit was on loan at FCN in the 2009/10 campaign and made 19 Bundesliga appearances for them (0 goals).
  • Niklas Stark (fifth yellow card in Freiburg) is suspended for the match against Gladbach, as is Emanuel Pogatetz, who was sent off against SCF.
  • Juan Arango is set for his 150th Bundesliga game (23 goals, 38 assists). Thorben Marx could make his 100th top-flight appearance in Gladbach colours (3 goals, 4 assists).