Did you know that…
…Julian Nagelsmann is about to reach a landmark?
The match will be Nagelsmann's 100th in the TSG dugout. It will be his 86th Bundesliga game, making him Hoffenheim's record coach outright.
…TSG haven't lost to Borussia Dortmund at home for almost six years?
TSG last lost a home game against Borussia Dortmund on 16 December 2012. Since then there have been four draws, as well as one Hoffenheim victory, in the five meetings between the sides at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena.
…BVB have the second-best goalscoring record in the Bundesliga this term?
With seven goals in their first three matches, Dortmund have the second-best attack in the Bundesliga. Only Bayern Munich, who have found the net nine times, have more goals. TSG have five.
…meetings between TSG and BVB are always eventful encounters?
There have already been eight sending-offs and seven penalties in their 22 competitive meetings.
…Borussia Dortmund pose a real threat from set-piece situations?
Lucien Favre's charges have already scored four goals from set-pieces this season – more than any other club. TSG, meanwhile, are the division's most vulnerable club from set-pieces, having conceded five.