• Hertha and Leipzig met for the first time competitively earlier this season. RBL won 2-0 in front of their own fans thanks to goals from Werner and Orban.
  • This is Leipzig’s shortest away trip of the season – just 144km separate the two grounds.
  • The Roten Bullen have 63 points – only one promoted side has had more after 31 matchdays: FC Bayern (equivalent of 65 in 1965/66).
  • Hertha have lost five of their last seven games (W2). This alarming drop off is reminiscent of last season, when they picked up just two points from their final seven league games, slipping from third to seventh in the process.
  • Leipzig require just two more points to secure a top-three finish and a spot in the Champions League group stage – they would be the first Bundesliga debutant to reach the competition.
  • Hertha have collected 37 of their 46 points this season at home (80%). They have won 12 of their 15 at the Olympiastadion this term.
  • RBL have picked up just eight points from their last eight away games (W2, D2, L4) – they collected twice as many points from their first seven matches on the road this term (17).
  • The Berlin natives could claim their 300th Bundesliga home victory this weekend, in what would be their 573rd top-tier match in front of their own fans.
  • Hertha’s top scorer this season Vedad Ibisevic (12 goals) has netted against 17 of the 18 sides currently in the top flight – RB Leipzig are the only exception.
  • Emil Forsberg is on a two-game assist drought but has still recorded a league-high 15 this term. Thomas Müller and Ousmane Dembele shared second spot (11 each).
  • Pal Dardai and Leipzig assistant coach Zsolt Löw played alongside each other for Hungary between 2002 and 2008.