Did you know that…
…Hoffenheim are unbeaten in four home games against Stuttgart?
The last time Hoffenheim lost at home to Stuttgart was in February 2013 (1-0 loss). The men from Kraichgau have since won three and drawn one against the Swabians at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena.
…TSG have a negative head-to-head record against Stuttgart?
Despite their recent unbeaten home run against VfB, TSG have only won five of the previous 19 matches contested between the two teams. They have lost nine times.
…Stuttgart have the third-worst defensive record in the division?
Stuttgart have already conceded 17 goals this season. Only Düsseldorf (18) and Nuremberg (19) have been more defensively vulnerable.
…goals are almost guaranteed in this fixture?
Only the first Bundesliga meeting between these two teams ended goalless. That was back in September 2008, and since then there has been at least one goal in every single game.
…TSG will face former player Andreas Beck?
Andreas Beck made 216 Bundesliga appearances for Hoffenheim – more than any other player in the club's history. He has been playing for VfB Stuttgart since 2017.