• This is the 50th Bundesliga meeting between the two sides. Leverkusen (24) have recorded twice as many wins as Nürnberg (12; 13 draws).
  • Bayer 04 have won each of the last four meetings (with a goal record of 10:1); winning the last three encounters without conceding a single goal.
  • The only time Nürnberg have had fewer points after 30 Bundesliga games than they do currently (26) was in 1983/84 (20, assuming three points for a win). That campaign ended in relegation for FCN.
  • Nürnberg have recorded the most draws in the Bundesliga this season (11). However, they haven't drawn any of their last 13 matches; the longest run in the league.
  • After four wins in their first five games after the winter break (L1), FCN have only won one of their last eight matches (L7).
  • FCN have lost their last two Bundesliga home games on a Sunday, conceding five goals each time (5-0 against Hamburg, 5-2 against Frankfurt).
  • Leverkusen (51) have collected almost twice as many points as FCN (26), although Nürnberg have gathered more points in the second half of the season (15) than Bayer 04 (14).
  • Stefan Kießling was a Nürnberg player from 2002 to 2006 and scored 13 times in 59 Bundesliga appearances. He has scored six times in his last four games against his former club.
  • Philipp Wollscheid left Nürnberg for Leverkusen in summer 2012 after 52 Bundesliga games for FCN. Jens Hegeler was on loan at Nürnberg from Bayer 04 between 2010 and 2012 (65 Bundesliga appearances). Roberto Hilbert spent five years in FCN's youth setup.
  • Hanno Balitsch spent a total of five years at Leverkusen with spells from 2002 to early 2005 and from 2010 until the start of 2012 (96 Bundesliga games), before linking up with FCN.
  • Bayer 04 have won their last six Bundesliga games with Sascha Lewandowski in the dugout and are unbeaten in their last nine top-flight matches under him (W7, D2).
  • Javier Pinola is set to make his 200th Bundesliga appearance. He was missing in Wolfsburg due to the birth of his daughter. Only two Argentines have featured more often in the top flight; Rodolfo Cardoso (220 games) and Diego Klimowicz (213).