• Mainz have won each of their last six Bundesliga home games against Nürnberg – FCN’s only top-flight win in Mainz came in the first Bundesliga meeting between the two in December 2004 (1-0). The last seven competitive meetings have all ended in an FSV victory.
  • If Stuttgart win in Hannover on Friday, Nürnberg need to beat Mainz in order to keep their chances of guaranteed Bundesliga survival alive.
  • Mainz can confirm their involvement in Europa League qualification with a win against Nürnberg, provided Augsburg then lose to HSV on Sunday.
  • FSV have taken a 1-0 lead against FCN on seven occasions in the Bundesliga and have gone on to win all seven matches. However, Nürnberg have never lost to Mainz after taking a 1-0 lead (W4, D3).
  • Mainz have lost four of their last six Bundesliga games (2 wins). 1. FC Nürnberg have lost eight of their last nine matches, collecting just three of a possible 27 points. The 2-0 win over Stuttgart on matchday 27 has been their only positive result in this run.
  • With 26 points after 31 games, this is Nürnberg’s second-worst Bundesliga campaign. The only time they have had fewer points at the same stage (20) was in 1983/84, when they were relegated in last place.
  • With 62 goals conceded after 31 games, Nürnberg also have their worst defensive record for 30 years – only in 1983/84 (73 goals conceded) and 1981/82 (70) had they conceded more goals at the same stage.
  • Shinji Okazaki has equalled the season goalscoring record by a Japanese player in the top flight held by Shinji Kagawa (13 goals for Dortmund in 2011/12).
  • Josip Drmic hasn’t been involved in a goal in any of his last three Bundesliga games. That has now happened to him three times this season – he has yet to go four Bundesliga games without scoring a goal or providing an assist.
  • Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting wore Nürnberg colours in the 2009/10 season. The attacker made 25 Bundesliga appearances for FCN and scored five goals.