Top Facts for the match against Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern vs. Hoffenheim. is here to provide the important facts and stats for the Bundesliga clash that starts on Saturday at 15:30, in the Fritz-Walter-Stadion.

• These teams are meeting for the first time in the top flight. Hoffenheim won both matches to nil in the 2nd division when they met during the 2007/08 season.

• Top match in Batzenberg: As leagues leaders 1899 Hoffenheim face fifth place Kaiserslautern.

• In the last 13 home matches, Kaiserslautern have only lost once (8 wins, 4 draws) - including a 2:0 win over reigning champions, FC Bayern München, on Matchday 2.

• Hoffenheim, as well as Mainz, are the only teams in the Bundesliga to take maximum points from their first three games.

• 1899 have never started their season with 3 wins from 3 in their Bundesliga history. A streak of 4 wins in a row was achieved by the club last season between the 4th and 7th matchdays.

• The Kraichgauer have not conceded a goal in 4 hours 27 minutes of play. They have only conceded one goal this season, meaning they have the best defensive record in the league.

• When Kaiserslautern won the Bundesliga title in the 1997/98 season - having just been promoted - they had won 1 more point (7) in their first 3 games than they have so far this season (6).

• Goals galore for 1899: Hoffenheim have scored a total of 15 goals in their last 6 Bundesliga matches.

• The last four goals scored by the men from Kraichgau all came from dead-ball situations: Vorsah scoring twice from a corner, while Salihovic has scored 2 goals from free-kick situations.

• Battle of the long range shooters: Kaiserslautern (4 goals) and Hoffenheim (3 goals) are the most accurate teams in the league when shooting from outside the penalty area.

• Tom Starke is the strongest first team goalkeeper in the Bundesliga saving 90.9% of attempts on his goal. His predecessor, Timo Hildebrand, saved 69.1% during the whole of last season.

• Srdan Lakić of Kaiserslautern, has had a direct part to play in 7 of the 9 goals scored by Kaiserslautern so far this season (5 goals, 2 assists).

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