• Gladbach are without a win at Schalke in almost 22 years and 17 Bundesliga games (D6, L11). Their last away victory against S04 was in August 1992 (2-1).
  • Nine of the 81 Bundesliga meetings between these two sides have ended goalless – no other Bundesliga fixture has ended 0-0 more often. A goalless draw this time would be Gladbach’s 100th in the top flight.
  • Schalke are unbeaten in 10 Bundesliga home games and have collected 28 of a possible 30 points in that timeframe with a goal record of 23:3. Their last home defeat in the top flight was a 2-1 loss to Dortmund at the end of October.
  • Schalke have won seven of their last eight home games on a Sunday (1 draw), while Gladbach have lost three of their last four Sunday games away from home (1 draw).
  • Favre’s side squandered four points from winning positions in the first half of the season. That figure is already 12 in the second half of the campaign.
  • Gladbach were five points ahead of Schalke at the winter break. However, the Royal Blues have collected almost twice as many points (30) as Borussia (16) in the second half of the season.
  • Borussia’s top scorer Raffael (15 goals) played for Schalke in the second half of the 2012/13 season (16 games, 2 goals, 5 assists). The Brazilian scored a goal against his former club in Gladbach’s win earlier in the season (2-1).
  • Roman Neustädter made 59 Bundesliga appearances for Gladbach between 2009 and 2012. While he only scored one goal for Borussia, Neustädter has already scored four times for Schalke in 60 Bundesliga games.
  • Schalke keeper Ralf Fährmann’s save percentage in Bundesliga home matches in an impressive 93% - no other goalkeeper has saved more than 83% of shots at home.
  • Granit Xhaka is suspended after being sent off last week – it’s the Swiss midfielder’s third suspension this season (two yellow-card suspensions). Only Wolfsburg’s Luiz Gustavo has been suspended more often in 2013/14 (4 times).