• Frankfurt have won just one of their last 15 Bundesliga games against Schalke (D5 L9). However, Eintracht are unbeaten in their last three meetings with S04 (1-0 win April 2013 and two draws, including a 3-3 draw earlier in the season).
  • Eintracht haven't won at Schalke since a 3-2 victory in May 1999. They have recorded four draws and six defeats in their 10 trips there since then.
  • Schalke have collected 25 of a possible 27 points at home since a 3-1 loss to BVB at the end of October (W8 D1). They have kept a clean sheet in six of those nine games.
  • Veh's side have won three of their last four games, with their only defeat in that timeframe a 2-1 loss to Wolfsburg. They are now eight points clear of the relegation zone.
  • Schalke (27) have collected the second most points since the winter break after Bayern (31). Frankfurt (20) sit fifth in a table representing the second half of the season.
  • Alexander Meier is set for his 300th competitive game for Frankfurt. The 31-year-old has scored 98 goals in 299 appearances for the Eagles.
  • Ralf Fährmann was a Frankfurt player from 2009-11 and made 18 Bundesliga appearances for them. Schalke's number one is second in the league this season in terms of save percentage, with an impressive 81.3% (Manuel Neuer: 82.1%).
  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has scored eight of Schalke's last 14 goals. Only Nürnberg's Josip Drmic (10) has scored more goals since the winter break than the Dutchman (9).
  • Joselu has scored five goals in his last five Bundesliga games and is Frankfurt's top scorer with eight goals. His teammate Stefan Aigner is also in good form, having been involved in five of the Eagles' last seven goals (1 goal, 4 assists).
  • Jens Keller made 50 league appearances for Frankfurt as a player (2002-2005). He captained Eintracht during their promotion to the Bundesliga in 2002/03 (33 games, 3 goals). He had to end his playing career due to injury in 2005.
  • Schalke's sporting director Horst Heldt was an Eintracht player from 1999-2001 (64 Bundesliga games, 9 goals). He celebrated winning the German championship together with manager Armin Veh as VfB Stuttgart's sporting director in 2007.