• Mainz have lost just one of their last seven competitive games against Hannover 96 (W3, D3). The only defeat came exactly one year ago, on 31st August 2013 in Hannover (4-1).
  • Hannover have started the campaign with two competitive wins for the fourth season in a row.
  • 96 have won each of their last two Bundesliga away games. Another win in Mainz would see them equal their club record in the BL from the 2006/07 season.
  • The 05ers are also set to match a club record: Mainz have won their last four home games. The only time they have won more on the spin was between August and September 2009.
  • Hannover have collected 16 of a possible 18 points from their last six BL games – only Bayer 04 Leverkusen can boast the same record.
  • Mainz have already conceded 10 goals in their four competitive matches this season, all of which have come from the 30th minute onwards.
  • With an average of 1.5 points per game, Tayfun Korkut is the most successful manager in Hannover 96's Bundesliga history.
  • New signing Joselu has scored three of Hannover's five competitive goals this season.
  • Shinji Okazaki is only the second Japanese player to score 26 BL goals. Yasuhiko Okudera is the only Japanese player to reach that tally in Germany's top flight (for 1. FC Köln and Werder Bremen between 1977 and 1986).
  • Leon Andreasen was on loan at Mainz from Bremen during the second half of 2006/07 and played 15 games for the 05ers (4 goals).