• Bremen have lost just one of their 12 competitive matches against Hoffenheim (W7, D4); a 4-1 Bundesliga defeat in Sinsheim on August 21st 2010.
  • Hoffenheim have 40 points to their name; they only had 24 at this stage last season. As a result, TSG are the Bundesliga side that have made the biggest improvement compared to 2012/13 (16 points more, ahead of Augsburg with 15 and Wolfsburg with 13).
  • TSG are unbeaten in five games (W3, D2); they have never gone longer without losing within a single Bundesliga season. Hoffenheim also went on a five-game unbeaten run under Gisdol between matchdays 19 and 23.
  • With 66 goals scored, Hoffenheim have the third-best attack in the top flight after Dortmund (67) and Bayern (82). However, they have conceded the most goals in the league (63).
  • There have been 129 goals in TSG's 30 matches this season, an average of 4.3 per game. The Bundesliga record is held by Frankfurt, whose matches in 1981/82 produced 155 goals (83 scored, 72 conceded), an average of 4.6 per game.
  • Bremen's passing accuracy of 69.9% is the worst record for a Bundesliga team in three years (2010/11: St. Pauli 68.7% and Hannover 67.9%).
  • Only Braunschweig (41.7%) have had less possession on average than Bremen this season (42.1%). Werder haven't ended a season with less than 50% possession since Opta starting collecting these details in 2004/05.
    Sejad Salihovic scored his 10th Bundesliga goal from a direct free kick in last week's game against FCA.
  • Roberto Firmino has scored 14 goals and assisted another 10 this season. No player has played a hand in more goals than him (level with Marco Reus).
  • TSG captain Andreas Beck is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card and will miss a competitive game for Hoffenheim for the first time this season. Bremen's Zlatko Junuzovic is also absent due to suspension.