• Gladbach haven’t lost any of their last five Bundesliga games against Mainz and have collected 13 of a possible 15 points from those matches. FSV’s last win against Borussia came in April 2011 (1-0 at home).
  • Mainz have lost their last three away matches, conceding an average of three goals per game in that timeframe. FSV’s last six matches have alternated between home wins and away defeats.
  • Nine of Mainz’s last 11 goals have come before half time – FSV have only scored 10 times before the break in their first 26 league games this season.
  • Gladbach only committed one foul against Schalke – that has never happened before in a Bundesliga game since Opta started collecting detailed statistics in 2004/05. That solitary foul was committed by Roel Brouwers in the 90th minute.
  • Mainz’s tally of 11 clean sheets this season is only topped by Bayern (16) and Schalke (13).
  • Shinji Okazaki set a new record for Japanese players in the Bundesliga by scoring his 14th goal of the season last week against Nürnberg. 10 of his 14 goals have come away from home – only FCN’s Josip Drmic has scored as often on the road this season.
  • Okazaki is the only Bundesliga player to have scored five braces this season. Four of them have come away from home – no one has ever scored at least two goals in five different away games within a Bundesliga season before.
  • Max Kruse has assisted 94 shots this season – no other league player has assisted more than 83. He has equalled his personal high from last season – Tiffert and Sahin in 2010/11 were the last players to have more (104 each).
  • Branimir Hrgota scored three goals in Gladbach’s 4-2 win in Mainz on matchday 33 last season. He became the youngest Bundesliga player to score a hat-trick on their starting debut (20 years, 3 months and 29 days old back then).
  • Loris Karius has saved 88 shots in his 21 appearances this season, more than any other Bundesliga goalkeeper in that timeframe. Only Manuel Neuer and Ralf Fährmann (both 79.3%) have a better save percentage than Karius (76.6%, the same as Marc-Andre ter Stegen).