• Hamburg have lost just one of their seven Bundesliga games in Mainz and are unbeaten there in six matches (W3 D3).
  • HSV, Nürnberg and Braunschweig have each collected zero points from their last four games. Hamburg still have a one-point advantage over 17th place and thus are in control of their own destiny.
  • Hamburger SV have lost nine of their last 10 away games and each of their last eight. Mirko Slomka has lost his last 14 Bundesliga away games as a manager. Only Udo Klug has suffered more successive away defeats in the top flight (21 from 1982 to 1986).
  • With 27 points after 33 games, HSV are certain to have their worst ever Bundesliga season. They had always recorded at least 36 points at the end of each season before this campaign.
  • With 72 goals conceded, Hamburg have the league's leakiest defence. Never before have HSV conceded as many goals in a Bundesliga season as they have so far this campaign. Their previous record tally was 68 goals in the 1987/88 season.
  • Mainz have won each of their last three home games without conceding a goal. The last time they won more home matches on the spin was in the first half of the 2012/13 season (four straight home wins between September and November 2012).
  • Mainz could qualify for Europe via their league finish for the second time in the club's history after 2010/11. They also reached Europe in 2004/05 through the Fair Play ranking.
  • Rene Adler is set for his 200th Bundesliga appearance – 61 of his 199 games have come for HSV. No player has made as many individual mistakes that have led to goals this season as Adler (seven, a record since Opta started collecting this statistic in 2007/08).
  • Born in Hamburg, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting made 23 Bundesliga appearances for HSV between 2004 and 2011 (two goals, on loan at Nürnberg in 2009/10). His goal in Gladbach saw him match his personal record of 10 goals in a season.
  • Ola John has lost each of his eight Bundesliga matches. Only Peter Kursinski (1975-78 for VfL Bochum) has made more top-flight appearances without claiming a single point (10 games, 10 defeats).