• On matchday 3 of the 2011/12 season, Augsburg were beaten 2-0 by Hoffenheim - their first ever Bundesliga defeat. The overall head-to-head record after six BL games is even (2 wins each plus 2 draws).
  • There were 49 shots in this fixture on matchday 30 last season; a BL record since Opta started collecting detailed statistics in 2004/05.
  • Hoffenheim secured a 9-0 win in the DFB Cup first round against USC Paloma, with Sven Schipplock bagging five goals in the process. FC Augsburg suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Regionalliga side 1. FC Magdeburg.
  • 2013/14 was FCA’s best Bundesliga season in their history. Their tallies of 52 points, 47 goals scored and 47 goals conceded were also club records. On top of that, their eighth-place finish was a new best too (previously 14th in 2011/12).
  • Only Stuttgart (30) dropped more points from winning positions than Hoffenheim (27) and Augsburg (21) last season.
  • Augsburg have won their last three Bundesliga games – four BL wins in a row would set a new club record. However, FCA have never recorded a victory on matchday 1 of a Bundesliga season before (D1, L2).
  • Hoffenheim have lost just one of their last 10 home games in the Bundesliga (4-2 against Mainz) and are unbeaten in their last four matches at home (W3, D1).
  • There were 142 goals in Hoffenheim’s 34 Bundesliga games in 2013/14. The last time there were more goals in BL matches involving a single team was in 1983/84 (Offenbach: 154, Uerdingen: 145).
  • Markus Weinzierl and Markus Gisdol completed their DFB coaching course together in 2010/11.
  • Hoffenheim’s director of football, Alexander Rosen, was born in Augsburg and played for the club’s youth side, as well as for the first team during the 1999/2000 Regionalliga campaign.
  • After having a hand in 27 goals, Roberto Firmino finished the 2013/14 season as the second top points-scorer behind Dortmund’s Marco Reus (29 scorer-points). Augsburg’s top points-scorer, Andre Hahn (19 scorer-points), transferred to Gladbach in the summer.