• These two sides have met twice before in competitive fixtures, both times in the first round of the DFB Cup. HSV won 3-1 in Paderborn in 1996/97. The second meeting was won 4-2 by SCP in 2004/05. However, referee Robert Hoyzer later admitted to match fixing.
  • Hamburger SV have been waiting nine competitive matches for a win. Their last four games have ended in draws.
  • Paderborn haven't lost any of their last six league games (W4, D2), scoring twice in each match. Their last defeat was on matchday 29 at home to Düsseldorf (2-1).
  • HSV kept a clean sheet on matchday 1 after a run of conceding in 12 consecutive BL games.
  • Only Hannover 96 (40.0%) have a better chance-conversion rate than SC Paderborn 07 (33.3%).
  • Rafael van der Vaart assisted the most shots on matchday 1 (5). There was also no player involved in more shots than him on the opening weekend (9).
  • SCP manager Andre Breitenreiter played for HSV between 1994 and 1997, scoring 12 goals in 71 BL appearances.
  • If Mirko Slomka loses the home game against Paderborn, he will have a record of three wins, three draws and nine defeats after 15 BL games in the HSV dugout – his predecessor Bert van Marwijk was fired in February with the exact same record.
  • Slomka has never waited as long for a competitive win during his managerial career in the BL. He went eight competitive matches without a win at 96 between September and November 2013 – his current run of nine successive winless games is his worst ever.
  • Mirko Slomka didn't make a single change on matchday 1. The last time that a Bundesliga manager played through 90 minutes with his starting XI was on matchday 10 of the 2011/12 season – Robin Dutt's Leverkusen side lost 1-0 to Schalke back then.