For all statistic enthusiasts, here are all the match facts ahead TSG's meeting with Werder Bremen:
Did you know that…
… Werder and TSG were the specialists in quickfire doubles on the first matchday?
Werder came back from 2-0 down in 125 seconds thanks to goals from Assani Lukimya and Franco Di Santo. TSG were a bit faster with their two goals though, with the strikes from Adam Szalai and Tarik Elyounoussi just 97 seconds apart. What can we learn from this? Switching off after conceding a goal is not an option.
… Werder hardly take shots on goal?
Werder only took 371 shots last season – on average eleven per match. They only took nine shots during their first match this season. However, 63% of them were on target, which means that TSG goalkeeper Oliver Baumann will have to maintain a high level of concentration, even if there's not much work to do.
… TSG's clear-cut-chance-conversion rate is perfect?
Perfection is a strong word. Some say, it's something that is impossible to achieve. TSG proved this wrong in the match against Augsburg. Markus Gisdol's team had two clear-cut chances and they converted them both. The stats speak for themselves – a 100% success rate.
… Werder grant the opposition too many opportunities despite staying compact?
Hertha had 19 shots on Werder's goal on the first matchday – only two other teams allowed as many. TSG are much more solid in comparison, allowing Augsburg just twelve shots.