• Leverkusen are unbeaten in 13 competitive meetings against Augsburg (W8, D5). However, they have drawn the last four, having won each of the first seven Bundesliga encounters.
  • FCA have a worse points-per-game average against B04 (0.4) than against any other side Bundesliga side they’ve met at least four times.
  • Augsburg have taken 10 points from six games under Manuel Baum – only Wolfsburg (12) and FC Bayern (16) have claimed more in that period.
  • Despite beating Frankfurt 3-0 last weekend, Leverkusen have just 27 points - their worst tally after 20 games since 2005/06 (25; finished fifth).
  • The Swabians haven’t won any of their last 10 Friday night fixtures (D3, L7). Out of all the sides to have played at least 10 times on a Friday, only FC Homburg (0.47) average fewer points than FCA (0.53).
  • Both sides have won 11 points from losing positions this season – a joint league high.
  • The first goal in this game will be the 50,000th in the history of the Bundesliga.
  • Marwin Hitz made Bundesliga history in February 2015 when he scored to make it 2-2 in injury time against B04. His goal made him just the third goalkeeper to score in the top flight (excluding penalties).
  • Halil Altintop has not had a hand in a goal in 1,282 minutes of league action against Bayer 04 – his longest barren run against any Bundesliga side.
  • Karim Bellarabi has recorded 12 assists in his last 13 Bundesliga appearances. No other player has reached double figures since March 2016 (9 each for Yunus Malli and Julian Brandt).