• Hannover have lost just one of their last 11 home games against HSV (1-0 in the 2007/08 season). 96 beat Hamburg 5-1 at home last season – Mirko Slomka was in the Hannover dugout back then.
  • 96 have lost their last four Bundesliga games – they last suffered a run like that over four years ago, when they lost as many as nine straight matches in the 2009/10 campaign.
  • HSV have lost six consecutive Bundesliga away games for the first time in almost 12 years. Mirko Slomka has now suffered 12 successive away defeats – the first nine of those came as Hannover manager.
  • Four of Hannover's five remaining opponents are fighting for survival. HSV, on the other hand, will face only sides from the top half of the table after their meeting with 96.
  • 96 have the second-worst chance-conversion rate in the league (11.9%). They were the best in this regard last season together with Bayern (20.8%).
  • In Ron-Robert Zieler and Rene Adler, the two keepers that have made the most mistakes leading to goals will meet in this fixture (5 each).
  • Hakan Calhanoglu has scored the most goals from distance this season (five – three of them have come from direct free kicks). However, eight of his nine goals have come at home.
  • Andre Hoffmann is out after his sending off in Braunschweig, while Szabolcs Huszti is unavailable having now collected 10 yellow cards. It's already the third suspension this season for the Hungarian midfielder.
  • Johan Djourou played for Hannover in the second half of the 2012/13 season. Artjoms Rudnevs moved from Hamburg to Hannover during the winter break and has made significantly more starting appearances for 96 (11) than he did for during the first half of the season for HSV (1).
  • Tayfun Korkut has collected an average of just 0.92 points per game. Of the Hannover managers that have been in the dugout for at least 12 Bundesliga games, only Reinhard Saftig (0.58 in 1988/89) has a worse points-per-game average than him.