• Against no other current BL team have Frankfurt secured as many points on average as they have against Freiburg (1.5 per game). SCF and Gladbach are the only current Bundesliga sides that the Eagles have a positive head-to-head record against.
  • Thomas Schaaf will celebrate his Bundesliga debut in charge of Eintracht. Schaaf was last in the dugout at a BL game on 11th May 2013 for Bremen. His final game in charge of Werder was a 1-1 draw against Frankfurt.
  • Freiburg are entering their sixth Bundesliga campaign since being promoted in 2009. SCF had previously failed to spend more than four consecutive seasons in the top flight.
  • Frankfurt suffered a 6-1 loss at Hertha BSC on matchday 1 last season and consequently sent them to the bottom of the league. It was the heaviest opening-day defeat in their club history and was also the biggest ever win for a promoted side on the opening matchday.
  • The last time Freiburg won their first game of a Bundesliga season was in 2001, when they secured a 3-0 victory against a Bremen side coached by Thomas Schaaf. Since then, they have recorded four draws and three defeats on the opening day in the top flight.
  • SCF had to wait until their game vs. Nürnberg on matchday 11 last season before they could celebrate their first victory of the campaign – they had never had to wait as long before.
  • Freiburg have collected just six of a possible 30 points from their last 10 away games. Their only victory in that run was a 4-1 win at Frankfurt in March.
  • Schaaf failed to win any of his last 12 Bundesliga games with Werder (D6, L6). His last win in the top flight was a 4-1 victory at Stuttgart on 9th February 2013. It’s the longest winless run of his managerial career.
  • Matthias Ginter has joined Borussia Dortmund for 10 million euros, making him the second-most expensive sale in Freiburg’s history. More money has only been paid for Papiss Demba Cisse (signed by Newcastle United for 12 million euros).
  • Marc-Oliver Kempf switched sides in the summer, the Germany U19 international made five Bundesliga appearances for Eintracht and all five games ended in defeat.