• Bayer Leverkusen are unbeaten in their last six matches against Hertha. After a run of four successive draws, they won both meetings during the 2013/14 season. Berlin's last win over Leverkusen was a 1-0 home victory in March 2009.
  • Leverkusen lead the Bundesliga table together with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Bayer 04 last topped the standings on matchday 23 of the 2009/10 season.
  • Bayer 04 are unbeaten in their last six Bundesliga games (W5, D1). The last time they put a longer undefeated run together was between March and August 2013 (11 games – W9, D2).
  • Berlin haven't won any of their last six away games in the top flight (D2, L4). Their last victory on the road was a 2-1 win over Stuttgart in February.
  • Karim Bellarabi's opening goal against BVB after nine seconds was the quickest goal in Bundesliga history. Bayer 04 also scored the fastest goal last season, when Kießling netted after 40 seconds in their most recent meeting with Hertha.
  • All four goals that Hertha have conceded in competitive games this season have come between the 53rd and 67th minute.
  • Hertha are on the verge of their 400th Bundesliga defeat. Alongside 399 losses, they have also recorded 383 wins and 265 draws in their 1,047 top-flight games.
  • Berlin manager Jos Luhukay has faced Bayer 04 in five Bundesliga games and has ended up on the losing side each time – with a goal record of 3-12.
  • Julian Schieber was the only Bundesliga player to score two goals on
    matchday 1. The former BVB striker went without a goal in 12 appearances for Dortmund last season.
  • Jens Hegeler switched Leverkusen for Hertha during the summer. Hegeler made 48 Bundesliga appearances over four seasons for Bayer 04 (three goals, three assists). Johannes van den Bergh and Hajime Hosogai are also former Leverkusen players.
  • Stefan Kießling didn't just score the final goal in Leverkusen's 2-0 win in Dortmund on matchday 1, but he was also involved in the most challenges on the opening weekend (60, winning 50% of them) and had the most touches of the ball of all Bayer 04 players (70).