Top facts for the game against Dortmund
We have all the important facts and figures for you statistic lovers ahead of our game with Borussia Dortmund:
Did you know, that…
…the three top points-scorers in the Bundesliga will grace the pitch on Saturday?
Marco Reus, TSG attacker Roberto Firmino and Robert Lewandowski occupy places one to three in the Bundesliga points-scorer charts after matchday 32. Reus has 28 scorer-points to his name (16 goals + 12 assists), Firmino has 25 on the board (14+11) and Lewandowski lies in third place with 24 scorer-points (18+6).
...Markus Gisdol boasts an even record after 39 games in the Bundesliga?
Since Gisdol took over as TSG manager in April 2013, his team has recorded 13 wins, 13 draws and 13 losses in 39 games. The goal record is also almost equal (79:81). Among those results are two wins over Kaiserslautern in the relegation play-offs.
...BVB have actually created more clear-cut chances than TSG?
Both teams are amongst the top three in the league in this respect. Borussia (108) and TSG (102) are behind Bayern Munich (116). The 3,500 travelling fans should expect lots of goalmouth action in the game - both teams have converted over 40% of those chances.
…a quartet who have an eye for goal will line up against one another?
Robert Lewandowski, Marco Reus, Roberto Firmino and Kevin Volland are all amongst the top five players who have had the most shots on goal this Bundesliga season. Lewandowski (109) tops this list ahead of Reus (105). Adrian Ramos (90) is behind them, followed by Firmino (88) and Volland (85) in fourth and fifth place respectively.
...the most successful teams from dead-ball situations will face one another?
TSG have scored 23 times from set-pieces this season – second in the league in this respect. Only Dortmund have scored more goals from dead-ball situations (32).