• The 0-0 draw in the meeting earlier this season was the 1,000th goalless draw in Bundesliga history. Braunschweig haven’t lost any of their last five competitive derby matches against Hannover (W3, D2).
  • On top of that, Eintracht have won their last three Bundesliga home matches against 96, scoring exactly three goals each time. The last top-flight meeting between the team in Braunschweig was a 3-2 home win on October 25th 1975.
  • Braunschweig have been bottom of the table since matchday 13, but they could finally climb a place or two with a win – they are just two points behind both Hamburg (17th) and Stuttgart (16th).
  • Hannover have a five-point lead over Hamburg and Stuttgart and will face all five teams below them in the table over the last six matchdays.
  • Braunschweig took four points from European hopefuls Mainz (3-1 win) and Leverkusen (1-1 draw) and have lost just one of their last six games (W1, D4). Eintracht are unbeaten in four games at home (W2, D2) – that last happened in 1984/85 (a 6-game run).
  • Hannover have lost each of their last three games and have collected just five points from their last nine matches. Eintracht have claimed twice as many points in that timeframe (10).
  • 96 have already lost five games after going in front (as have Augsburg) – only Stuttgart have lost more (6). Hannover have lost after taking a 1-0 lead in each of their last two games (3-1 loss to Hoffenheim, 2-1 defeat against Bremen).
  • Braunschweig have conceded at least one goal in each of their last 10 games, while Hannover have done the same in 13 of their last 14 matches. However, the meeting earlier this season ended goalless.
  • Eintracht have scored at least once in each of their last eight matches. The last time they had a run like that in the top flight was in 1981/82 (a run of 11 games).
  • Marco Caligiuri (Braunschweig) could make his 100th Bundesliga appearance in the match against Hannover (so far: 14 for Duisburg, 74 for Mainz and 11 for Eintracht – 6 goals).