• Schalke have won five of the last seven meetings between these two sides (2 Freiburg wins), including the last two. On matchday 34 last season, Schalke secured fourth place after a 2-1 win in Freiburg. This time, S04 could wrap up third place.
  • Freiburg have only won one of their last five home games against Schalke (D1, L3).
  • FC Schalke 04 celebrates its 110th anniversary on the day after the match. The club was founded on May 4th 1904 under the name “Westfalia Schalke”.
  • Freiburg have collected the most points from the last eight games (17, the same as Dortmund) and have scored the most goals (19). Their current ranking of 12th is their best of the season.
  • SCF have won their last four home games, something they last did between April and July 2001.
  • Freiburg have been 1-0 down at half time in each of their last two games but have gone on to win four points. SCF have collected 13 points from losing positions this season, the fifth-best amount in the league and more than they did in the whole of the last campaign (12).
  • Schalke have lost their last two games, a run they last suffered on matchdays 2 and 3. The last time they had a longer string of defeats was from April to August 2011 (5 defeats).
  • Julian Draxler can become the youngest player in Bundesliga history to make 100 appearances in the game against Freiburg (would be 20 years, 7 months and 13 days old). The current record holder is Charly Körbel (20 Y, 11M, 28D), who is the Bundesliga’s record appearance holder with 602 top-flight games under his belt.
  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is set for his 100th Bundesliga game too (58 goals in 99 games). Freiburg’s Karim Guede could also make his 50th appearance in Germany’s top flight.
  • The Freiburg game will be Jens Keller’s 50th as Schalke manager. Only Mirko Slomka (1.85) and Ralf Rangnick (1.82) have averaged more points per game than Keller (1.80; managers with at least 20 games in charge).
  • Admir Mehmedi scored his 12th goal of the season in the match against Augsburg. Only Uwe Spies (13, 1994/95), Rodolfo Esteban Cardoso (16, 1994/95) and Papiss Demba Cisse (22, 2010/11) have scored more goals in a Bundesliga season for Freiburg.