• This is the 14th Bundesliga meeting between Hannover 96 and Sport-Club Freiburg. SCF haven't lost any of the last five encounters (W3 D2), winning each of the last three.
  • Both teams have secured a mid-table finish. Should SCF (14th) win by a two-goal margin, they would move above Hannover (11th) in the table.
  • Hannover have only won one of their last six home matches (D2 L3) – a 2-1 victory against Hamburger SV on matchday 30. 96 have scored just four goals in that timeframe, failing to find the back of the net in three of those games.
  • However, 96 have won three of their last four games (one draw) – their last defeat was on matchday 29 (3-0 in Braunschweig).
  • SCF have recorded just one win in their last nine away games (D3 L5) – a 4-1 victory in Frankfurt on matchday 25. Freiburg have failed to score in six of those matches.
  • Freiburg (47.3% won) and Hannover (47.4% won) are the worst tackling sides in the top flight.
  • SCF have conceded 11 goals in the opening 15 minutes of games – only Bremen have conceded more (12). Freiburg have conceded a goal in the first quarter of an hour in four of their last six games, including in the recent match against Schalke.
  • Manuel Schmiedebach scored his first Bundesliga goal in his 120th top-flight appearance last weekend in Nürnberg. Of the current outfield players in the Bundesliga, only Stuttgart's Daniel Schwaab has made more appearances without scoring (128).
  • Freiburg forward Mike Hanke wore Hannover colours from July 2007 until January 2011. Hanke scored 19 goals in 81 Bundesliga games for 96.
  • Hannover's sporting director Dirk Dufner held the same position at SCF for six years before joining 96 in April 2013. Freiburg celebrated their promotion to the Bundesliga during Dufner's spell there.