Did you know that…
…TSG have a positive record against Hannover 96?
TSG Hoffenheim have won 11 of their 18 previous meetings with Hannover 96. In addition, there have been two draws and five defeats.
…Hannover 96 are Hoffenheim's favourite foe?
The 11 victories over Hannover 96 are a Bundesliga record for TSG. There is no other team Hoffenheim have beaten in the Bundesliga more often.
…the TSG attack has had the second-highest number of shots in the division?
With 67 shots this season, TSG occupy second place in the Bundesliga ranking list for shots. Only Bayern Munich (71) have had more shots.
…this will be a meeting between two hard-running teams?
Both Julian Nagelsmann's charges and their opponents from Lower Saxony are among the most hard-running teams in the division. Hoffenheim sit in third spot, having covered 480.06km, while Hannover are two places below in fifth with 477.29km.
…Andrej Kramaric bagged a hat-trick against Hannover last season?
The World Cup silver medallist scored all three goals in a 3-1 win over the 96ers on Matchday 32 of the 2017/18 season. It was the striker's first-ever Bundesliga hat-trick.
…TSG will be reunited with a familiar face?
Pirmin Schwegler joined Hannover 96 from Hoffenheim last season. He had previously spent three seasons playing for TSG and even wore the captain's armband. Meanwhile, Leonardo Bittencourt (2013-2015) and Adam Szalai (2016) have previously enjoyed spells at Hannover.